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BWW Blog: Meet Molly Garner of BIG FISH - Costume Fittings
by Molly Garner - October 01, 2014

Costume fittings aren't always a good time. I've been to fittings where I never once got to look in the mirror. I've been to fittings where I had to stand stock still for an hour at the risk of getting stuck by hundreds of pins. And I've been to fittings where literally nothing fit. (more...)


BWW Blog: Christopher Vo of ON THE TOWN - Previews, Choreography and More!
by BWW News Desk - September 30, 2014

We just finished our first full week of previews!!! After our shows here at ON THE TOWN, there is always a crowd of fans by our stage door anxious to get their programs signed by the cast and eager to share with us their favorite aspects of the show. For most, the top of their list is the dancing. (more...)


The Humans by Stephen Karam
by Roundabout Theatre Company - September 29, 2014

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BWW Exclusive: Exploring the Theatrical Richness of London with NTI
by National Theater Institute - September 29, 2014

The National Theater Institute Semester is a 14-week, credit-earning program, offering college-aged students intensive theater immersion at the two-time Tony Award-winning Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. (more...)


Interview with Director Sam Gold
by Roundabout Theatre Company - September 29, 2014

Director of The Real Thing, Sam Gold, discusses the play with Ted Sod. Ted Sod: Why did you choose to direct Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing? What would you say the play is about? (more...)


Interview with Tom Stoppard
by Roundabout Theatre Company - September 29, 2014

Ted Sod: Who makes a good director for your plays? ? Tom Stoppard: That's a really dangerous question. I don't know if it's a simple answer. Somebody who likes to do my plays is a good director for them. (more...)


Message from the Artistic Director about The Real Thing
by Roundabout Theatre Company - September 29, 2014

This week, The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard, directed by Roundabout's Resident Director, Sam Gold, begins preview as the first production at the American Airlines Theatre in this 2014-2015 Season. (more...)


Interview with Ewan McGregor
by Roundabout Theatre Company - September 26, 2014

Actor Ewan McGregor, who plays Henry in The Real Thing, speaks with Education Dramaturg Ted Sod about his role in The Real Thing. (more...)


BWW Blog: Christopher Vo of ON THE TOWN - First Preview Performance
by Christopher Vo - September 24, 2014

We had our first preview performance of ON THE TOWN this past Saturday! (more...)


We remember Polly Bergen
by Roundabout Theatre Company - September 22, 2014

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BWW Exclusive: Discover NTI's Moscow Art Theatre Semester
by National Theater Institute - September 22, 2014

The National Theater Institute has partnered with the Moscow Art Theatre for nearly 25 years and is the longest cultural and educational exchange between Russia and United States. NTI offers the only opportunity for U.S. undergraduates to train at the famed Moscow Art Theatre School. The 13-week, credit-earning program offered each fall allows students to study in the birthplace of modern theater. (more...)


BWW Blog: Christopher Vo of ON THE TOWN - Live Theatre
by Christopher Vo - September 22, 2014

One of the wonderful things about live theater is that each audience member's experience is different. For me, a favorite aspect of live theater is its ability to suspend disbelief and to transport the audience to the world being presented onstage. When it's done well, immersion into the story-telling and production can make the audience forget, at least for a moment, that they are watching a bunch of actors in a play. The experience envelopes them, and before long the audience is crying and laughing along with the characters on the stage. (more...)


BWW Blog: Christopher Vo of ON THE TOWN - Sitzprobe!
by Christopher Vo - September 17, 2014

I experienced my first Broadway Sitzprobe this past weekend! The nerdy Asian boy in me needs to explain what a sitzprobe is, for those who don't already know. Sitzprobe (pronounced zits-probe) is a German-derived term literally meaning 'seated test or seated trial.' Of course, the sitzprobe process is widely used across the various performing arts. In the musical theater world, it is when the orchestra members and the actors meet for the first time and do a seated run-through rehearsal of the show. Up until Saturday, we had been listening to our rehearsal pianists and drummer. From what I understand, the score is tremendously difficult to play on the piano, as it was written to be performed by a huge orchestra. So here's a shout-out to our talented rehearsal musicians who have been holding down the fort for us during the past several weeks. (more...)


BWW Blog: Jon Drake of DIRTY DANCING National Tour - Playing Mr. Schumacher
by Jon Drake - September 16, 2014

So we have just arrived in Durham, NC. We had our closing week in DC and with understudy rehearsals and a lot of different people being swung on. I made my debut as Mr. Schumacher. I haven't had that much fun in a while. I gotta say the cast, crew, and wardrobe were awesome as they helped direct me and guide me through my shows.Also, We had Alexendra Mateo, Nikki Spencer, and Joshua Keith all having debuts doing new bits in the show and they did great! In all DC was a success. (more...)


BWW Exclusive: NTI Changed My Life - John Krasinski
by National Theater Institute - September 15, 2014

The National Theater Institute includes a vibrant community of over 3,500 alumni. The many talents of these actors, writers, directors, and designers can be seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in films, television, London's West End, and at every major regional theater in the U.S. Today, in an excerpt from The O'Neill: Transformation of Modern American Theater, we hear from actor-writer-director John Krasinski (Promised Land, Away We Go, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Big Miracle, The Office) about why he calls his semester away at NTI "one the most influential moments of [his] life". (more...)


BWW Blog: Christopher Vo of ON THE TOWN - Getting 'Snipered'
by Christopher Vo - September 12, 2014

Things are moving along so quickly as the first preview performance of On The Town (September 20) approaches. We have completed teching almost half of our show. One of my favorite songs in the show is 'Lonely Town', performed by Tony Yazbeck (as the sailor Gabey). Tony's voice is hauntingly gorgeous, and the accompanying duet danced by Kristine Covillo and Stephen Hanna is stunning. On The Town is such a comedic show, so it is a refreshing change of pace when we get to the 'Lonely Town' number. I dressed up my dogs, Hugo and Banjo, in sailor outfits and took pictures of them. Enjoy. I imagine them howling out this tune while they are home alone. (more...)


BWW Blog: Jon Drake of DIRTY DANCING National Tour - Versatility
by Jon Drake - September 10, 2014

Hi guys! Last time we spoke I was headed into Johnny rehearsals, but due to some unforeseen circumstances I will be playing the 80 year old Mr. Schumacher first instead of the leading heartthrob for a few performances. This week, I guess versatility is a must! So to bone up on my more mature character, I've gone straight to our resident "old guys". First, I went to talk to Gary Lynch. This is his second time on tour with Dirty Dancing. I asked him how this show compares to the other US tour and he said it is sharper and more refined. "They've taken out a lot of extraneous material and made it more streamlined." Gary also originally played Moe, my role in the show. He told me how the character had a few more scenes, a song, and a lot more lines, but I sure am glad I don't have to do all that extra work with the insane amount of dancing and understudying I have to do in the show! (more...)


BWW Blog: Meet Christopher Vo of Broadway's ON THE TOWN
by Christopher Vo - September 09, 2014

Along with my Broadway debut in 'On the Town', I'm thrilled to be making my blogging debut. You can expect to hear about all the exciting happenings with our show leading up to our big opening night on October 16th. This has been an incredible journey. An exhilarating three-week whirlwind of rehearsals has led us to our first week of tech! We pretty much attempted our first stop and start run through of our show by the middle of our second week of rehearsals. The remainder of the time, our director John Rando and choreographer Josh Bergasse chipped at the bit, getting the show in tip top shape before we got into the theatre. (more...)


Complete casting announced for The Real Thing
by Roundabout Theatre Company - September 09, 2014

We are pleased to announce the complete cast for The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry,' Maggie Gyllenhaalas 'Annie,' Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' (more...)


Interview with Playwright Tom Stoppard
by Roundabout Theatre Company - September 09, 2014

Ted Sod, Education Dramaturg sat down with playwright Tom Stoppard and discussedIndian Ink. (more...)


Interview with Actor Firdous Bamji
by Roundabout Theatre Company - September 09, 2014

Actor Firdous Bamji spoke with Education Dramaturg Ted Sod about his role in Indian Ink. (more...)


Interview with Actor Rosemary Harris
by Roundabout Theatre Company - September 09, 2014

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Indian Ink: Read, Watch, Listen, Look
by Roundabout Theatre Company - September 09, 2014

Immerse yourself in the world of Indian Ink with our recommended reading, watching and listening and looking lists! WHAT TO READ (more...)


BWW Exclusive: National Music Theater Institute - Training Beyond the Triple Threat
by National Theater Institute - September 08, 2014

The National Music Theater Institute (NMTI) is the newest credit-earning, semester-long intensive from the National Theater Institute. Utilizing the O'Neill's experience and excellence in training young theater artists and history of developing new musicals (including Nine, Avenue Q, In The Heights, [title of show], and Violet), NMTI offers broad-based training in all areas of musical theater: acting, singing, directing, writing, dance, composition, and choreography. (more...)


BWW Blog: Paige Davis - Life's Dancing Lessons
by Paige Davis - September 05, 2014

I had intended this to be the blog entry I'd post immediately following the closing of Dancing Lessons, the play I just finished at Barrington Stage Company, but then the #IceBucketChallenge kind of took the spotlight on that day. Hard to top that moment! But now I can circle back. (more...)