From Our Desks

Puttin' on the Hits: PR Panel Compares Scars

The transcript of Drama Desk's panel, "You Gotta Have a Gimmick," was transcribed by David Kaufman and edited by Edward Karam.

The panel took place on February 10, 2014, at Stage 72/Triad. It was moderated by Randie Levine-Miller and included critic Peter Filichia (a former Drama Desk President); veteran theater publicists Josh Ellis and Susan Schulman, as well as Leslie Badden Pappa.

Randie Levine-Miller: Today's theme is “You’ve Got to Have a Gimmick... or a Star.”

The Great Beyond: An Off- & Off-Off Broadway Preview

Edward Karam reminds us that much of each season’s theatrical magic occurs away from Time Square in dazzling Off- and Off-Off Broadway productions. Here are a few of Karam’s highlights.

In a Broadway season that promises to be memorable—four Shakespeare productions, when one is a rarity—it’s possible to overlook the vast riches to be found Off- and Off-Off-Broadway.

Rising Projections: Drama Desk's Newest Award

Bob Cashill Looks Behind the Slides

Projections are now an essential part of the theatrical landscape. We’ve been seeing them all season, used in different ways—as a backdrop to a seamy New York in Lucky Guy, as a playground for Bill Irwin and a mini-Bill Irwin to romp in Old Hats, as a tapestry for empowerment in Emotional Creature, and as a comic fantasia for P.S. Jones and the Frozen City. Courtesy of the Drama Desk, they’re now part of the theatrical awards arena, too.