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Athol Fugard's Searing Play about South African Apartheid

Apartheid and succulents might seem like odd bedfellows, but centuries of racial oppression and violence can make metaphors reverberate. Athol Fugard’s 1980 three-character drama, A Lesson From Aloes, now playing through June 29th at San Francisco’s …Read more


This One's For You: Our Top 5 Moments from the 2018 Tony Awards

As any Broadway nerd can tell you, there’s simply nothing like live theatre, and nowhere was that more evident than the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. With everything from splashy musical performances to topical jokes and jabs, right down to that noteworth …Read more


Tonys 2018: Rachel Bloom, Glenda Jackson, Nathan Lane and More at the Tonys and After Party

The 2018 Tony Awards on June 2018 honored the beset on Broadway from the past year. We showed up to the event and after parties for a behind the scenes look at this year’s nominees. Check out our photos below! Photo credit: Rose Billings


Who Showed Up in Style for the 2018 Drama Desk Awards?

The 2018 Drama Desk Awards honored the best in New York theater from the past year. Check out our photos of winners and nominees from the event below. Photo credit: Rose Billings


Sara Fay George on Constructing a New Work Out of Shakespeare's Words

The Box Collective in collaboration with Piece of Yourself announces the premiere of Last Life: A Shakespeare Play, which will premiere on June 14 in New York City. A movement-based theatrical performance directed by Sara Fay George, the piece is cra …Read more


Preteen Dancers Fight to Win Nationals in the Hilarious 'Dance Nation'

Dance Nation is an incisive, hilarious play about the world of pre-teen dancers aiming to take home the top spot at Nationals in Tampa. Adding to the fun is genius casting of adult actors of all ages to portray these children in often heartbreaking r …Read more



In This Bold 'Lear', Every Actor Plays the King

Shakespeare’s King Lear is one of the greatest roles in the Western canon, and the true test of any Lear production is how convincingly (and how devastatingly) the lead actor can portray Lear’s fall from the first to final scene. So when I read in th …Read more


3 Electric Performances in Albee’s ‘Three Tall Women’

Long before Nas rapped the line, “Life’s a bitch and then you die,” Edward Albee percolated on similar sentiments, resulting in his Pulitzer Prize winning work Three Tall Women, which was first staged in New York in 1994. The, dare I describe it, tow …Read more


Why We’d Pay to See Lois Smith in Pretty Much Anything

I would pay to see any production that features 87-year-old actress Lois Smith, even if she were only reading the telephone book. In her latest role, Smith plays 90-year-old Mary Frances who, having lived a long good life, is now ready to die, surrou …Read more


Tonys 2018: Who Will Win on Sunday?

It’s that time of year again! The Tony Awards are just two days away, and the theatrical psychics are out in full force, each of them forecasting who they suspect will be bestowed with Broadway’s highest honors. Of course, we at StageBuddy couldn’t r …Read more


Why You Should Listen to These Women's Stories in the 'Me Too' Era

Women on Fire: Stories from the Frontline, produced by Royal Family Productions, has a vibrant message to impart to young women today — vibrant, but tricky too, because it is as complex as it is compelling. It’s an energizing evening, a well directe …Read more


A World of Beauty Made from Coke Cans and Glass Shards

We spoke to Tony-winning designer Clint Ramos about his spectacular work in the revival of Once on This Island. Ramos is nominated for another Tony for his layered costumes featuring dresses inspired by flowers, armors made out of soda cans, and head …Read more


Theatre production company Parity Productions has released its monthly list of Qualifying Productions for June—their pop …Read more



Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces The 2018 TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, with Jasper on June 11, 2018 a …Read more


Why This Play about the Sheffield Blitz is Essential Viewing

Operation Crucible by Kieran Knowles (who is also a cast member, playing the affable Tommy) is part of the Brits Off Broadway series at 59E59 Theaters.  Alternating between harrowing and charming, the play tells the story of a quartet of lads from Sh …Read more


How Dance Moms and Tween Angst Make for a Thrilling Play

As a former 13 year old girl myself, I was struck by “Dance Nation,” Clare Barron’s brash, bittersweet ode to the brief and awkward period of life that tends to have a profound impact on who we become as adults. The play, now onstage — and twice exte …Read more


Who Are the Women Who Inspire Liz Callaway?

Tony nominated performer Liz Callaway spoke to us about her shows at Feinstein’s/54 Below dedicated to all the women who inspire her. https://youtu.be/V5qtBwf3ek4


Is There Such a Thing as Too Much 'West Side Story'? We Asked Matt Doyle

Matt Doyle celebrates Jerome Robbins’ legacy at Feinstein’s/54 Below. We asked him if there’s such a thing as too much West Side Story. We think you all know the answer. https://youtu.be/L57Q4g4sx_c  


The Tony Winning 'Jersey Boy' Debuts His Album in NYC

Tony winner John Lloyd Young debuts his album in NYC, and we spoke to him about it. Plus he talks about living in Venezuela. https://youtu.be/36lAKEUOQJY


Darius Does Lenny

Darius de Haas celebrates Leonard Bernstein with a show dedicated to his incomparable legacy. https://youtu.be/pyBjmRbA1ro



From 'Orange' to 'Surfer Girl'

Leslye Headland’s Surfer Girl, about a young woman who “disappears in order to survive” is back in New York in a production by Animus Theatre Company in association with The Dirty Blondes. The one woman show is given a twist, by having eight differen …Read more


Is This New Play about Trump Too Scary to Be Funny?

It seems sometimes that every other entertainer working these days has a Trump impersonation at the ready, though many seem to miss the mark by a mile. I’ve never been especially enthused about either Alec Baldwin’s blustery turn on Saturday Night Li …Read more


Why Condola Rashad is the Best Part of 'Saint Joan'

Who was Saint Joan? Subject of many books, movies and plays, The Maid, as she was sometimes called, has been a fascinating historical figure. Defying her gender and station, she was able to rally the French troops and lead them to victory over the Br …Read more


Phoenix Theatre Ensemble's 'Judas': A Compelling Play of Ideas

Robert Patrick’s Judas comes to us from 1973, the same year in which his most famous drama, Kennedy’s Children, was first produced. Judas is a sort of modern-dress passion play—it traces Biblical events from the death of John the Baptist up to the cr …Read more


Becoming Tennessee Williams and William Inge

Juan Francisco Villa and Daniel K. Isaac, the stars of The Gentleman Caller, talked to us about playing legendary playwrights Tennessee Williams and William Inge, in Philip Dawkins’ sexy new play about the ways in which we grow into the people we wer …Read more


Suzan-Lori Parks' Spin on The Odyssey in her Brilliant 'Father Comes Home from the Wars'

Suzan-Lori Parks, one of the most original and creative voices in American theatre, likes to think big. Her latest work, Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts I, II, and III, the first part of a proposed trilogy, proves to be a mesmerizing, provocat …Read more


Alan Ayckbourn: 79 Years Old, 81 Plays, and Still Going Strong

The prolific English playwright and director Alan Ayckbourn is back at 59E59 Theaters. His funny and poignant new comedy A Brief History of Women is part of Brits Off Broadway 2018, with a cast of chameleonic character actors sporting an extravagant …Read more



Abby Stokes' Moving Solo Show

Starting off her sprightly one woman show A Good Girl Doesn’t by pulling a drugstore paternity test out of a plastic bag, writer and performer Abby Stokes sets up the journey she’ll take her audience on with this question: “Who is my biological fathe …Read more


When a Visual Story is More Rewarding Than Its Synopsis

Although it was obviously a cataclysmic tragedy, World War II has had many a kitschy film treatment (e.g. Indiana Jones, Inglourious Basterds) among the melodramas and earnest soldier stories.  Meanwhile, without the histrionic evil of the Axis, Worl …Read more


Was Christopher Marlowe the Real Author of Shakespeare's Plays?

Exhibit A: William Shakespeare. Arguably the greatest playwright who ever lived, he gave us masterpieces of English literature like Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Julius Caesar…or did he? Exhibit B: Christopher Marlowe. Shakespeare’s literary rival, …Read more


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