Backstage kicks off the 2014–2015 season with info on nine plays—and one unusual musical—to check out Off-Broadway this fall!
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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.
Overwhelmed by the New York theater offerings in the 2015–16 season? Here are 14 recommendations from the likes of MCC Theater, the Public Theater, and Lincoln Center.
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.
Since 1979 New York Theatre Workshop has been engaging members of the community with challenging, multi-layered theater and a variety of educational programs.