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Note from the Director

By Scott LaFeber Musical review are a tricky species. Typically a favorite for producers, they are usually small-cast, small orchestra, minimally designed and audience-popular. Revues available for production vary wildly in quality – some are simply juke-box conglomerations, some are…

The Weimar Republic and A Bright Room Called Day

By Sallie Bieterman Dramaturg A Bright Room Called Day September 22-30, 2017 – Greene Theater A Bright Room Called Day occurs during the final days of the first democratically-elected government in Germany’s history, the Weimar Republic. Characterized by political turmoil…

Conversation with ‘Titanic’ Costume Designer

By Clare Lockhart, Student Marketing Assistant   Titanic opens next Thursday, April 20! And we wanted to give you an inside look into the creative teams behind this amazing musical. We interviewed Costume Designer A.W. Nadine Grant about life in…

Get Ready for NewFest’s ‘Living Will’ with a Detective Game!

By Production Dramaturg Clare Lockhart This year’s selection for The Rod Parker Playwriting Award  is Living Will  by Renee Lafond. In Living Will married couple Roy and Amelia have committed a crime, and are forced to examine their lives and choices through the…

Illuminating the Themes in King Liz

For more from dramaturg Travis Amiel, see here! The quotes below serve to illuminate themes in King Liz such as racial oppression, sexism, spirituality, and the act of finding purpose or meaning in life. People such as Angela Davis and…

The NBA and Broadway Have More in Common Than You Think

By King Liz Dramaturg, Travis Amiel For Travis’s program note, see here!   They have hundreds of thousands, sometimes millions of fans. They are the best at what they do. They are the faces of industries that are known around…

Prison Narratives: What Have We Come to Expect?

By Dante Flores, Dramaturg   No one would blame you for having to curl up and sit with your own thoughts for a while after having watched the last season of Orange is the New Black. You’d be similarly blameless…