Tag: Public Theater

Advice and Consent: Nia Vardalos Finds “Tiny Beautiful Things”

[article as originally published in The Clyde Fitch Report, October 3, 2017.] Tiny Beautiful Things has returned in quiet triumph to the Public Theater after last season’s sold-out engagement in the tiny Shiva Theater. Co-conceived with Marshall Heyman and director Thomas Kail, actress Nia Vardalos adapted novelist Cheryl Strayed’s anthologized advice columns (“Dear Sugar”) into a play of small moments.

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An Experimental Argument: Ethan’s Lipton’s Outer Space Odyssey Toward a Sustainable Life

[article originally published in HowlRound, September 8, 2017.] Ethan Lipton has assembled a creative family of musicians and designers who have worked with him on a series of projects in New York and around the country. David Zinn has designed sets and costumes and Leigh Silverman has directed Lipton’s plays for over a decade, from 100 Aspects of the Moon in 2005 to

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Why Does a Play About the Internet Have a Realistic Set?

[article as originally published at TDF Stages, December 13, 2016.] The meaningful space of Tiny Beautiful Things. It might be about strangers communicating on the vast and anonymous internet, but Tiny Beautiful Things is a play of personal moments and intimate environs. Now playing at the Public in their Shiva Theater space, the show adapts

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event musings: chance photo shoot (here lies love)

Photo Shoot: Chance and Here Lies Love Friday May 17, 2013 The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street Chance Magazine, discussed by our core staff in excited shouts and earnest whispers over the past year, inspiring articles on shoots in a Yonkers Mansion and the burlesque venue The Box, is now a real thing. Boxes of the first

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review: lea delaria

Lea DeLaria: Lea Sings, You Eat Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street January 6, 2013 artist web site Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee January 6, 2013 “I know every f*cking person in this room.” “Who doesn’t like a Boogaloo?” “I’ve never worked with so many f*cking lesbians before, and I’ve worked in

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event musings: industry talk: literary directors and managers

Industry Talk: Literary Directors and Managers Host and moderator Christie Evaneglisto with Kirsten Bowen, Adam Greenfield, Carrie Hughes, Annie MacRae, Elizabeth Frankel Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6pm Signature Theatre Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street event site Signature Theatre and its new home at the Pershing Square Signature Center has become a

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review: being harold pinter

Being Harold Pinter By Belarus Free Theatre Adapted and directed by Vladimir Shcherban Featuring Nikolai Khalezin, Pavel Gorodnitski, Yana Rusakevich, Oleg Sidorchik, Irina Yaroshevich, Denis Tarasenka, Marina Yurevich La MaMa E.T.C. Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 East 4th Street production web site:  http://lamama.org/ellen-stewart-theatre/belarus-free-theatre/ April 13, 2011 — May 15, 2011 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee April

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review: in the wake

In the Wake By Lisa Kron Directed by Leigh Silverman Featuring Jenny Bacon, Michael Chernus,  Marin Ireland, Deirdre O’Connell The Public Theatre, 425 Lafayette Street production web site: http://tinyurl.com/29w2e73 October 19, 2010  — November 21, 2010 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee October 30, 2010 Playwright Lisa Kron has taken risks with her current play In

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review: beowulf a thousand years of baggage

Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage By Jason Craig Music by Dave Malloy Directed by Rod Hipskind & Mallory Catlett Starring Banana Bag & Bodice Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street production web site Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee September 4, 2010 Saturday night in the Village.  Yes, table reservation.  Red plush sofas, happy clientele, seeing theatre with

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