Durang wrote for stage from early age; to talk at UAlbany Monday

Durang wrote for stage from early age; to talk at UAlbany Monday

Saturday, March 8, 2014
As a young boy, Christopher Durang had no interest in short stories or novels. His passion was to write for the stage.
 
'Colored Girls' actress makes parts of story her own

'Colored Girls' actress makes parts of story her own

Thursday, March 6, 2014
When Shauntay Brandon walks out on stage these days, nerves are not a problem.
 
Don Quixote inspires Jack Curenton, the busy star of 'La Mancha'

Don Quixote inspires Jack Curenton, the busy star of 'La Mancha'

Thursday, March 6, 2014
Jack E. Curenton’s second career is keeping him quite busy these days.
 
Upstate theaters seek tax credit
ALBANY

Upstate theaters seek tax credit

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
In Philip Morris’ mind’s eye, Broadway extends north far beyond the borough of Manhattan, and his colleagues in upstate New York feel the same way.
 
SPAC sojourn: New choreography to highlight City Ballet residency

SPAC sojourn: New choreography to highlight City Ballet residency

Sunday, March 2, 2014
The New York City Ballet returns to Saratoga Performing Arts Center for five days in July, showcasing 14 ballets, including the newest collaboration between choreographer Justin Peck and singer and composer Sufjan Stevens.
 
Acting company turns to classic Euripides play

Acting company turns to classic Euripides play

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
Kat Broadus loves working with artists such as Shakespeare and others like him; writers whose material has withstood the test of time.
 

Review: Aszure Barton's dance 'Awáa' pulls life and nature together

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014
Nature called and choreographer Aszure Barton answered in her evening length-work “Awáa.”
 
For the timeless ‘Figaro,’ a timely 21st century vision

For the timeless ‘Figaro,’ a timely 21st century vision

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
Kris Anderson says he’s a big fan of Charles Morey’s “Figaro,” but he’s not quite sure exactly in which genre the play belongs.
 

Schuyler Mansion to dramatize 1793 fire, slave hangings for arson

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
“The Accused: Slavery and the Albany Fire of 1793,” a theatrical look at the events following a blaze at Schuyler Mansion, will be staged at the Albany landmark on Saturday.
 
‘Sister Act’ delivers satisfying songs and shenanigans
SCHENECTADY

‘Sister Act’ delivers satisfying songs and shenanigans

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
Just what kind of night you’ll have at “Sister Act” is apparent from the winking curtain speech: “The use of recording devices is a sin.” And we’re off and running through nearly three hours of silly and satisfying shenanigans offered up by an expert cast and a wow-wow pit band.
 
Moniz says performing in ‘Sister Act’ is divine experience

Moniz says performing in ‘Sister Act’ is divine experience

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014
“There are so many wonderful characters in this show, and it doesn’t matter what religion you are,” actress Ashley Moniz says of "Sister Act: A Divine Musical Comedy." The show comes to Proctors beginning Tuesday.
 
Yiddish dancing just one of many events at Spa Flurry Festival

Yiddish dancing just one of many events at Spa Flurry Festival

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014
So you think you can’t dance. But have you tried Yiddish dancing?
 
Maybe it’s time to ground aging ‘Boeing’

Maybe it’s time to ground aging ‘Boeing’

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014
An attractive set and good actors cannot mask the fact that "Boeing Boeing" is a theatrical “Spruce Goose.” Yes, it flew once, but it’s now in a museum for a reason.
 
ALBANY

Review: Mason shows limitless range of contemporary black dance

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014
Review: In “No Boundaries: Dancing the Visions of Contemporary Black Choreographers” on Saturday night at the Performing Arts Center at the University at Albany, Gesel Mason expressed that “black dance” is elusive. It’s not one thing.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Home Made Theater's tame version of Christie play worth seeing

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014
An Agatha Christie play is a safe choice for a theater — people will always come out for her work because they know what they’ll get.
 
 

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