Sylvia Khoury and Tyne Rafaeli Make Global Trauma Personal in Power Strip

Originally published on Theatermania View this story online  Calling Sylvia Khoury busy is an understatement. The fourth-year medical student is also a playwright with two productions opening during the 2019-20 season. Both works tackle hard-hitting political topics, exploring them through … Continue reading


Why Mitchell Jarvis Will ‘Rock’ Till He Drops

Originally published on TDF Stage View this story online  The actor on reprising his role as Lonny in Rock of Ages Mitchell Jarvis credits Shakespeare with inspiring him to revisit his best-known stage role, Lonny, the cheeky narrator of Rock of Ages for … Continue reading


How a Planned Rom-Com Transformed Into a Serious Exploration of Captivity

Winter Miller on the unexpected trajectory of her world-premiere play No One Is Forgotten Originally published on TDF Stages View this story online — For years Winter Miller has been telling her playwriting students to “follow your yes,” encouraging them to trust their … Continue reading


How Hadestown Turned an Ancient Story Into This Year’s Best Musical

Originally published on Electric Literature View this story online The road to hell is a lengthy passage in Hadestown, but the journey of Anais’ Mitchell’s re-envisioning of ancient Greek myths to Tony-winning victory on Broadway seems even longer and more transformative. Somehow … Continue reading


He’s the Only Director Who Makes Her Comfortable Enough to Bare All

Originally published at TDF Stages View this story online   Halley Feiffer and Trip Cullman discuss collaborating on The Pain of My Belligerence at Playwrights Horizons — “We joke that this is the healthiest relationship in our lives,” says Halley Feiffer, gesturing … 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