BroadwayWorld praises Barb Jungr and John McDaniel’s current engagement at Feinstein’s/54 Below as a reintroduction to the Beatles that is performed with “eloquence, sincerity, and freshness.” Jungr presents versions of Beatles classics with new arrangements by McDaniel, and it helps the audience “hear material we know by heart, as if for the first time.” Jungr and McDaniel celebrate the music of the Beatles at Feinstein’s/54 Below on October 30 and 31, and again on January 13 and 14. Check out the full review HERE.
The New York Times says Ballet Memphis brings an “unorthodox, peculiar, fresh and large-spirited” atmosphere to the stage in their New York City engagement. “Imaginatively breaking rules” with their pieces, the company performs at the Joyce Theater through November 1. Read Alastair Macauley’s review of how Ballet Memphis is breaking the rules of ballet HERE.
DIYdancer spoke to Dorothy Gunther Pugh, artistic director of Ballet Memphis, and some of the company’s choreographers for a discussion of Pugh’s artistic philosophy, choreographing for Ballet Memphis, diversity in ballet, and more. Ballet Memphis performs at the Joyce Theater through November 1. Read the full conversation on DIYdancer.
Daily Show correspondent and comedian Hasan Minhaj talked with The New York Times about working at The Daily Show and sharing his childhood experiences as a first-generation Indian-American in Homecoming King. The show is his off-Broadway debut, and runs through November 15 at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Check out the interview HERE.
Out Magazine talked to members of Ballet Memphis and artistic director Dorothy Gunther Pugh about ballet in Memphis, regional ballet companies, and performing in New York for the first time in eight years. Ballet Memphis returns to New York for an engagement at the Joyce Theater, October 27-November 1. Read the full article HERE.
Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland are coming to (off) Broadway with Oh, Hello On (Off) Broadway! The show will run at the Cherry Lane Theatre for a limited engagement, December 1-20. Oh, Hello On (Off) Broadway is a Nick Kroll and John Mulaney Production. Get the full story on Vulture.
Actress Julia Coffey has a personal connection to the subject of Perfect Arrangement: her father worked as an investigator during the Lavender Scare. She and her father sat down with The New York Times to discuss the play, his former job, and the play’s time period. Read the full story HERE.