Irene Gandy: Living History
Normally when we celebrate our history or historical figures, they are people of the past who have done amazing things to help build our society to where we are today. There are also those that we watch make history as they live their lives. One of those history makers is Broadway’s longest running African American Press Agent and Producer Irene Gandy.
STORIES FROM THE STAGE: Jerry Zaks
Beginnings Several months ago the producer, Jeffrey Richards asked me to write about “the play or musical that inspired me to become a director.” The problem was there was no one production that inspired me to think,”I’m going to be a director.” There was however, one musical that acted as a catalyst, and ignited my […]
Stories from the Stage Lois Smith
The role that escaped me – one that I would have loved to play. It’s a play I’m pretty sure hasn’t been written yet. There are significant roles for Vinie Burrows and for me. I’ve met Vinie only a couple of times and seen only a little of her work. But she impresses me, and […]
SCROOGES, SANTAS AND SONGS: Broadway Christmas Musicals
“Although it wasn’t identified then as such, Broadway got its first Christmas song on Oct. 13, 1903. In the 117 years since, the sweeping swirl of Victor Herbert’s “Toyland” from Babes in Toyland has come to epitomize the joyful spirit of the season.” – Harry Haun
Political Acts: The fascinating history of Broadway shows about American presidents
As we approach another election, it’s a good time to survey how dramatists have imagined the Commander-in-Chief, because no matter who wins in November, he’ll likely find himself in a play soon enough.