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Culturadar Blog

June 28, 2019

A lost Irish gem finds new life at the Mint Theater Company

The Mountains Look Different, presented by The Mint Theater Company, is a stellar production of Micheál Mac Liammóir’s play about Bairbre Grealish's return home to rural Ireland after many years in London. We spoke with Brenda Meaney, whose portrayal of Bairbre has been called "stunning and magnetic" (NY Theatre Guide), about this show.

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Posted at 1:53 PM


June 27, 2019

Making a “Leap” into surrealism

New Georges presents Leap and the Net Will Appear, an “upward spiral” of a play that will turn the sure-fire narrative of a woman’s journey to find her true self on its head.  We spoke with director Tara Ahmadinejad, whose company Piehole is known for staging unique and collaborative live events, about the process of bringing this play to the stage.

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June 18, 2019

A DOOR OPENS

Culturadar blogger Ann Greer talks about Lucas Hnath's contemporary play “A Doll’s House, Part 2" as an articulate exploration of issues surrounding women’s place in the world and having to choose between self-realization and connection.  Called “smart, funny, and utterly engrossing” (The New York Times), this Round House Theatre production is now on stage at The Lansburgh Theatre through June 30.

 

 

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June 6, 2019

WHERE CREATIVITY INTERSECTS

The Phillips Collection presents Earth Songs for a Night Sky, a multi-faceted project by Ranjani Shettar (b. 1977, Bangalore, India). Culturadar blogger Ann Greer talks about this Intersections art project, now on view through August 25.

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May 23, 2019

DIRECTING “SPUNK”

Culturadar blogger Ann Greer talks with "Spunk" director Timothy Douglas about his work to accommodate for the realities of today in a play created 40 years ago by George C. Wolfe.

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May 8, 2019

Broadway’s song and dance man takes on political theater

Classic Stage Company’s The Cradle Will Rock is a Brechtian tale of a town banding together to fight corruption and greed.  Culturadar’s Nella Vera spoke with charismatic Broadway star Tony Yazbeck, who plays galvanizing union leader, Larry Foreman, about his role and the production.

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April 25, 2019

Paul Alexander Nolan's solo debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below

We spoke to celebrated leading man Paul Alexander Nolan about his solo debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below on May 3, 4, and 7, his dream roles, and his memorably vibrant Broadway appearances in Jesus Christ Superstar, Bright Star and more!

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April 23, 2019

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar at TFANA

Theatre for a New Audience’s production of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar takes a play that occurs in the year 44 BC, was written in 1599, and makes it feel more relevant to 2019 than any other play of the past couple of seasons. We had a chance to ask director Shana Cooper about her inspiration for this show, staging a theatrical war, and why Julius Caesar is a play for our time.

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