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Tag Archives: Broadway

Theater Review (Broadway): ‘The Present’ with Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh

Blanchett's Anna is as complex a lost soul as Broadway is likely to host this season, her yellow-hot energy as vital and clamorous when she's fuming in silence at the dinner table as when she's swooping in desperate high spirits from friend to friend in Act I. Roxburgh, in the most central role, is just as compelling.

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EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Director Courtney Laine Self on Presenting Mae West’s 1927 Broadway Hit ‘SEX’

Mae West wrote 'SEX' in the mid-1920s, just after the peak of first-wave feminism hit with the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. First-wave feminism was about suffrage and other basic political inequalities. 'SEX' more directly challenges gender roles and expectations and illustrates the hypocrisy and tragic consequences of societal gender inequities. So, West was more in line with second-wave feminism – which didn’t happen until the 1960s!

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Language Matters in Life – and on Broadway: ‘Hamilton’ and the Triumph of the Tongue

The astounding part of the 'Hamilton' phenomenon has been the tremendous popular success of such a language-heavy show. In a cultural and political environment of violence and hollering, it's easy to forget that poetry and rhetoric – words – still matter. A lot.

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Interview: Saycon Sengbloh, Tony Award Nominee for ‘Eclipsed’ on Broadway

The cast, director and writer of of Eclipsed on Broadway (see my review) appeared at Sardi’s Restaurant a few weeks ago as star Lupita Nyong’o star was celebrated with a caricature of herself, now gracing the walls of the iconic eatery. The sketch signifies informally that an actor has been …

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