Tag Archive | broadway

In Defense of Commercial Theatre

I confess: I love commercial theatre. The fancy sets, the lavish costumes, the indomitable divas, I can’t get enough. Death of a Salesman? Love it. Wicked? I’ve seen it eight times. Angels in America? It’s like my Bible. So why do I feel like a traitor? Why do I feel like I’m betraying the artform […]

“No Brits. No Chekhov translations. No classics.”

“No Brits. No Chekhov translations. No classics,” that was the line spoken by Carole Rothman as she unveiled next years season for Second Stage. As the Artistic Director of Second Stage, Ms. Rothman is now also in charge of programming a nonprofit, Broadway house, as the company just acquired the Helen Mills Theatre. Although the Mills is […]

Thoughts on Rob Askins’ Play Hand to God, From a Fellow Byproduct of America’s Bible Belt

Recently, I got to see SpeakEasy’s production of HAND TO GOD by Rob Askins. I had been looking forward to seeing the show for months! It’s one of the most “in advance” tickets I’ve bought in some time. I wasn’t excited for the show because of it’s recent hype and popularity, but more so because the playwright […]

Copyright and Theatre

Copyright and Theatre

  Recently the creators of Jersey Boys (a popular show that has been running on Broadway since 2005 and the West End since 2008) have been found guilty of copyright infringement. A federal court in Nevada ruled that approximately 10% of the show can be linked back to text from an autobiography written by Tommy […]

The Curious Incident of the Commodification of the Alternative

While I was in London this past semester, I spent an evening in the West End watching Simon Stephens’ stage adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. The play centers around Christopher, a young boy on the Autism Spectrum, as he solves the mystery of who killed his neighbor’s dog. Visually […]

This Is (in fact) Our Youth (of today)

In inspiration through a guest workshop with Bill Marx today, I look at this drama criticism article of “This Is Our Youth” directed by Anna Shapiro with star name Michael Cera in the role of Warren. This article posted on the Village Voice website utilized two voices of criticism “One Veteran, One Youth”. I understand […]

Mission: Accomplished (Maybe?)

Since arriving back at school, I have been focused (nay, determined) on  trying to find time to mosey on down to the American Repertory Theatre to see their production of “Finding Neverland”, the new musical full of Broadway stars that has already announced it is heading to the Great White Way this season. Despite the fact […]