Author Archives: carey

5 Theatres You Need to Know: Women’s Theatre Companies in NYC

Originally published in TDF Stages View this story online  Where to see female artists and women’s stories on stage — According to the Broadway League, women make up 66% of Broadway audiences, and we tend to be the overwhelming majority of … Continue reading


Singing the Praises of Chick Flicks on Stage

Originally published on TDF Stages View this story online A new musical comedy celebrates an unfairly maligned genre Fans of so-called chick flicks — cinematic stories centering on romance, family and female friendships — often defend their penchant for these … Continue reading


How Being a Dad Helped Tom Kitt Write His New Musical

Originally published in TDF Stages View this story online The co-creator of Next to Normal debuts Superhero Off-Broadway — Superhero at Second Stage Theatre is a homecoming for Tom Kitt. The composer’s breakthrough musical with lyricist Brian Yorkey, Next to Normal, about a family struggling with mental … Continue reading


Why Smashing the Patriarchy Is So Exhausting

Originally published in TDF Stages View this story online  Marin Ireland is all fired up in Abby Rosebrock’s Blue Ridge In 2015, Abby Rosebrock‘s mentor said he was worried about her due to “all this plasma hot rage” in the new play … Continue reading


Finally Centerstage and Singing: The Hello Girls at 59E59 Theaters

  Cathryn Wake, Skyler Volpe, Ellie Fishman, Chanel Karimkhani, Lili Thomas Photo by Richard Termine It was the phrase “unsung heroes” that captured Cara Reichel’s attention. The hour-long PBS documentary spotlighting women in the military only devoted about two minutes … Continue reading


Role Call: Executive Director: Robert Serrell

Originally published in American Theatre Magazine View this story online  “I’m such a nerd,” laughs Robert Serrell, executive director of the Barrow Group Theatre Company and School, then launches into a detailed explanation of search engine optimization techniques. This is hardly … Continue reading


Intimate Exchanges

Originally published in American Theatre magazine View this story online Adam Noble had been teaching an advanced scene study class for just one month when he faced a startling encounter with sexual assault in acting. A student came to him … Continue reading


How Do You Conjure a Feminist Icon Onstage?

Originally published on TDF Stages View this story online Breaking new ground for women in theatre is nothing new for Emily Mann. The 66-year-old playwright and director, who has served as the artistic director of New Jersey’s McCarter Theatre Center since 1991, … Continue reading


How Immersive Theater Is Bringing Intimacy Back to Entertainment

Originally published on Electric Literature View this story online  Where is Narnia?” I joked as I stepped through the back of the large wooden wardrobe featured in the center of a Lower East Side basement. I didn’t actually expect to … Continue reading


Be More Chill

“Welcome to the human social ritual known as theater,” intones the pre-recorded voice before the curtain rises on Be More Chill. But theater is just one of the social rituals featured in this new musical that skewers and satirizes societal … Continue reading