Owning Her Power: Reneé Rapp, Regina George, and Compassionate Strength

Originally published on Dramatics.org View this story online No one can accuse Reneé Rapp of method acting. The emerging star of Broadway’s Mean Girls, who brings the scheming Queen Bee Regina George to life onstage, wore a huge smile when she … Continue reading


I Lived Through the End of the World in a New York Basement

Originally published on Electric Literature View this story online One evening in late July, I huddled in a Manhattan basement, battling radioactive creatures and trying to stay alive in a post-apocalyptic world. Afterward, my fellow survivors and I recapped the … Continue reading


How Grief Helped Bring the Daughters of Two Theatre Luminaries Together

Originally published on TDF Stages View this story online  Playwright Lily Houghton and director Kylie M. Brown discuss their world-premiere collaboration — Artists often channel their grief into their work, and that’s just what playwright Lily Houghton and director Kylie M. Brown have done … 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


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