Anne Frank via Zoom

Theater | A new format heightens classic story's emotional impact
by Sharon Dierberger
Posted 5/22/20, 05:23 pm

Available free online only through May 24 is the most creative and emotional rendition of The Diary of Anne Frank you may ever see. Streaming has already been extended several weeks because of the international attention it has garnered, with no plans for further extensions.

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Joan Marcus

Shakespeare reimagined

Theater | An all-black Much Ado About Nothing in New York incorporates gospel music into the Bard’s work
by Emily Belz
Posted 6/25/19, 04:55 pm

On a rainy night last week I went with some friends to the Public Theater’s production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, performed in an outdoor theater in Central Park. Shakespeare in the Park is a free program every summer, designed to bring Broadway-quality shows to the masses. The actors gamely went on with the show through patches of downpours as attendants squeegeed the stage to keep them from slipping.

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Anton Volovsek

Behind the curtain

Theater | For a musical, the path to Broadway is long and winding
by Emily Belz
Posted 5/14/19, 05:56 pm

A New York moment: 

How does a musical make it to Broadway or to off-Broadway theaters (100-499 seats) in New York? Answer: It goes through extensive workshopping. I got a peek at one step in that process when I recently saw a workshop performance of a new musical, Medusa

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