Women Center Stage, NYMF Award Winners, Singing Truth to Power: The Week in NY Theater

Ruthie Anne Miles performed for the first time after her terrible loss, Julia Roberts visited the musical adaptation of the movie that made her a star, Rosie O’Donnell is leading a busload of Broadway performers to protest in front of the White House, and the theater community said goodbye to Charlotte Rae. Details below.

2018 New York Musical Festival Awards for Excellence

August theater openings

July theater quiz

All Disney concert at Bryant Park


The Week in NY Theater Reviews

The House That Will Not Stand Review: Free women of color face female slavery in 1813 New Orleans

Twelfth Night Review: Shakespeare as a Popcorn Musical

Mike Birbiglia’s The New One Review: Hating Kids, Having A Kid

NYMF Review Between the Sea and Sky: Two Sisters Lured and Trapped by a Mystery

NYMF Review Sonata 1962: A Lesbian Daughter, A Mother’s Mistake

Sonata 1962

The Week in NY Theater News

An 18-stop tour of Lynn Nottage’s play “Sweat” will travel through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota — all states with districts up for grab in the midterm elections (certainly not a coincidence) — the first project of the Public Theater’s Mobile Unit National.


Christopher Lloyd will portray Ezra Pound, the poet, critic and fascist collaborator, in new off-Broadway play “POUND.” October 4 to 28, 2018 at Theater Row

Steven Skybell as Tevya and Ensemble sing “Tradition” (“Traditsye” טראַדיציע)

Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish from National Yiddish Theater folksbiene directed by Joel Grey extends to October 25th. As entertaining a Fiddler as any I’ve ever seen — and fascinating too.

Lincoln Center’s TKTS booth will display ticket prices, rather than percentage discounts, on their boards. If all goes well, all TDF TKTS booths will adopt the practice.


Singing Truth to Power

Rosie O’Donnell and current and former cast members from more than a dozen Broadway shows are traveling to Washington D.C. to sing in protest outside the White House, their repertory ranging from “The People’s Song” from “Les Miserables: to “A Brand Ne Day from “The Wiz”

Speaking Truth to Power, part of BAM’s 2018 Next Wave Festival, co-sponsored with the Onassis Cultural Center, will present theater, film screenings, and talks
examining “the power of speech and the role of resistance”

Oct 3-6:The Bacchae
By Euripides
SITI Company

Dec 5-9: Greek
Scottish Opera/Opera Ventures
Libretto by Steven Berkoff from his play Greek

Oct 5: On Fear and Governance
With Anne Bogart and Monica Youn

Oct 20: On Confronting Silence
With Masha Gessen and Aja Monet

Nov 1: On the Force of Truth
With asha bandele, Tilde Björfors, and Anand Giridharadas

Dec 8: On the Economics of Fatalism
With Sarah Jaffe and Sanjay G. Redd

Lyrics and Lyricists 2019  at the 92nd Street Y

January 26, 27, 28
Conceived and Written by Santino Fontana

February 23, 24, 25
Artistic Director, Laurence Maslon

March 30, 31, April 1

May 4, 5, 6
Hosted by Ted Chapin

June 1,2,3
Created by Rob Berman and Chase Brock, Co-Artistic Directors
Hosted by Mo Rocca

1. Almost, Maine (John Cariani), Dramatists Play Service
2. Midsummer Night’s Dream (William Shakespeare), public domain
3. Peter and the Starcatcher (Wayne Barker, Rick Elice), MTI
4. Alice in Wonderland (various)
5. Our Town (Thornton Wilder), Samuel French
6. 12 Angry Jurors (Reginald Rose), Dramatic Publishing
7. The Crucible (Arthur Miller), Dramatists Play Service
8. Arsenic and Old Lace (Joseph Kesselring), Dramatists Play Service
9. A Christmas Carol (various)
10. Radium Girls (D.W. Gregory), Dramatic Publishing

RIP Charlotte Rae, 92, portrayed Mrs. Garrett from TV’s ‘The Facts of Life’ and ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ , but she was also a ten-time veteran of Broadway, from 1952 to 1973.

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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