Backstage kicks off the 2014–2015 season with info on nine plays—and one unusual musical—to check out Off-Broadway this fall!
New York Theatre Workshop
Carmen Zilles used to fetch Ivo van Hove’s coffee. Now she’s onstage in his Off-Broadway show. The actor chats with Backstage about her NYTW Cinderella story.
Paula Vogel’s “A Civil War Christmas,” at New York Theatre Workshop, set on Christmas Eve 1864, is a gorgeous tapestry of interconnected stories inventively staged by Tina Landau.
Kathleen Chalfant delivers a spellbinding performance as a troubled Armenian woman coping with a haunting past in Alexander Dinelaris’ play about a man and his long-lost grandmother navigating their shared history.
The talented Amy Herzog hits a snag with “Belleville,” at New York Theatre Workshop, which falls uneasily between thriller and drama and doesn’t resonate beyond its specifics.