Opening Act offers students in NYC’s lowest-performing schools the ability to create their own theater and acquire skills through improv, acting, and playwriting. A benefit was held April 21 to raise funds for programming.
Theatre Communications Group (TCG) celebrated its annual gala on Monday, Nov. 10 at 583 Park Avenue in Manhattan with guests including Jessica Hecht, Jules Fisher, Lynn Nottage, Eric Bogosian, Joseph Benincasa, and many others.
Vanessa Williams (of “New Jack City”) finds interesting shadings in the “I’m nobody’s doormat” heroine of “Intimate Apparel,” Lynn Nottage’s 2003 play about love, class, and isolation.
With a stellar Sanaa Lathan in the title role, the L.A. premiere of “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark,” Lynn Nottage’s satire of racial identity in the Hollywood studio system, is an enjoyable fusion of comedy and comment, at least until polemic overtakes the proceedings.