A Write Teacher(s) Spotlight: Hadestown

New York Theatre Workshop has long been heralded as one of the city’s top incubators of imaginative, inventive musical theatre. After the spectacular success of last fall’s glittering, cerebral Lazarus (the Ivo van Hove/Enda Walsh/David Bowie collaboration), NYTW is shifting gears to offer something a little more down-home.  The final show in their 2015/16 season, Hadestown, translates singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s 2010 eponymous concept album into a celebration of community and communalism. Under the scintillating direction of Rachel… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Review: Blackbird

A 40-year-old man has sex repeatedly with a 12-year-old girl.  12-year-old girl loves that man. Man goes to jail for three years. Fifteen years later, the girl, now a grown woman, comes to find the man. What could possibly happen after that? Blackbird. Blackbird on Broadway is what happens. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this show, allow me to recap: At his workplace, 55-year-old Ray is shocked to be visited… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Review: Sylvia

Hey, Hey, HEY! Sylvia is alive and well on Broadway, and it’s absolutely fantastic. A bit about the show – Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Daryl Roth proudly present the Broadway revival of SYLVIA, a play by two-­‐time Pulitzer Prize-­‐nominee A.R. Gurney (The Dining Room, Love Letters), directed by Tony Award-­‐winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof). SYLVIA stars two-­‐time Tony Award-­‐ winner Matthew Broderick (Brighton Beach Memoirs, How to Succeed in Business Without Really… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Spotlight: Ruby Manger

Hello Beautiful People!  While I wish I could’ve been there with Ruby, rehearsal called. And so, our newest guest contributor, TJ Newton so graciously was able to attend the evening, and let all of our Write Teach Readers in on the whirlwind that is Ruby Manger!  xo Megan  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ On Monday, October 27th I was given the opportunity to see Ruby Manger: The Farewell Engagement at 54 Below. Immediately as I walked… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Review: CONVICTION

Hello Beautiful People, I distinctly remember driving to school one day in the pouring, I’m talking POURING rain, and seeing one of my students walking to school. With no umbrella. Soaked to the bone.  And I distinctly remember thinking, gee, I wish I could give them a ride the rest of the way, a mere mile. But, the sad part is, I couldn’t. And as Carey Crim so gracefully points out in… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Spotlight: An Evening With Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer

Hello Friends, The theater is beautiful and intricate, but small. Some might call it quaint, others would say humble. Me, I’m too busy being mangled in my cramped seat to think about anything other than how I was going to scratch my ankle with such circumstantial T-Rex arms. And all I smell is Chipotle Grill. Not because the theater smells like it, or those sitting near me, but because I had it… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Spotlight: Romeo and Juliet on Broadway

Hello Beautiful People, It’s been over twenty years, but Romeo and Juliet is back on Broadway.  Recently, I was invited to see this production, and had a very memorable evening, to say the least. Here’s what the official site will tell you: Orlando Bloom(Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings) and two-time Tony Award® nominee Condola Rashad(Stick Fly, The Trip to Bountiful) turn up the heat this fall as Broadway’s hottest, rule-breaking, heart-aching… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Spotlight: Once Upon a Time in NYC 3

Hello Beautiful People, If I may be frank, today was a day where everything, and I mean EVERYTHING was going wrong. Everything. But, I made it to 54 Below to see Once Upon a Time in NYC 3. And as I sat down, and as the music filled the room, well, I could breathe a bit easier. I forgot the sheer horror of my morning, afternoon, and early evening – and I… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Spotlight: The Diary of Anne Frank at Bay Street Theatre

Hello Beautiful People, “In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Spotlight: BENT at PACE University

Hello Beautiful People, On Sunday, I had the honor and privilege of seeing BENT at Pace University. Honestly, this wasn’t a work event.  I didn’t even have any intention of writing about the show – I just wanted to go to a piece of theater, and, for once, not write about it afterwards.  I just wanted to be there for my dear friend, Jesse James Keitel, and enjoy a night of theater…. Read More