Ellis Nassour will never forget one of the New York theater's greatest sketch artists.
Arts journalist and Drama Desk board member Randy Gener is still recovering from an incident in which he was violently assaulted on his way home on the morning of January 17, 2014. According to family and friend sources, he is scheduled to have further brain surgery at St. Luke's Hospital to address injuries from the attack. News reports have cited an arrest in the case.
For several years now, longtime Drama Desk member and past President David Sheward has offered members a handy and helpful list of each season's major New York openings. Sheward offered to answer a few questions and share his list with DramaDesk.org, a list that he updated in December (see below or visit thedaviddesk2.blogspot.com).
John Istel kicks off a series of interviews with Drama Desk Award recipients whose work has returned to a New York City stage.
For a satchel of seasons now Jayne Houdyshell performances have imbued all manner of matriarch with a heart-charming mix of comic machismo and easy empathy. Let's just say Houdyshell's characters never lack for mendacity.
Drama Desk board member Elysa Gardner shares her sneak peak at three new Broadway musicals that was first published in USA Today, for whom she is a reporter and critic. To read the original piece, click here.
John August and Andrew Lippa knew that they were on to something when they both broke down in tears.
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.
For several years now, longtime Drama Desk member and past President David Sheward has offered members a handy and helpful list of each season's major New York openings. Recently, Sheward offered to answer a few questions and share his list with DramaDesk.org (see below or visit thedaviddesk2.blogspot.com).
1. How long have you been a Drama Desk member?
I joined in 1991, so 22 years.
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.