Director’s Brief: Santa and His Elves Working Overtime

So sorry I didn’t report in last week—it’s been all Newsies all the time! I think Santa and his elves have nothing on PTC and our production of Newsies. Every corner of the building is humming. It’s so exciting. Rehearsals are flying by. We’ve finished act one, including “Seize the Day,” that gigantic show-stopping dance … Continued

Director’s Brief: Auditions and Light Bulbs

by Karen Azenberg Just got back from New York at midnight! It was an astonishing few days of auditions. We saw some really extraordinary actresses for “i.” Besides getting to know more of the incredible talent that’s out there for this play (and others in the future), auditions help me learn about the play. There … Continued

Doppelgänger Tenors

by Lansia Wann Is it a play? Is it a musical? I had no idea. I even googled it and still couldn’t find a definitive answer. The closest I found to an answer was an old New York Times review where the only words that registered in my head were, “The first is a comedy; … Continued

“Dying is easy, comedy is hard.”

by Karen Azenberg Opening night! It’s been a fun week watching this crazy play come together. I owe kudos to Wes Grantom, director of A Comedy of Tenors. As they say, “dying is easy, comedy is hard”—and it is true! Directing a comedy is meticulous, painstaking work and Wes has done a beautiful job of … Continued

Play-by-Play News

Play-by-Play News  The Play-by-Play new play reading season began this month with Wendy Weiner’s new play Perpetual Girl. Our remaining readings in the season include The Envelope by Alex Lewin, Feb. 2 & 3, 2018, and ASS by Ellen Simon, April 20 & 21, 2018. This season, PTC is producing on the mainstage its second play from an early Play-by-Play … Continued

Comedy Comedy

by Madeleine Rex, Assistant Marketing Director A Comedy of Tenors is full of zingers and laughs, so we asked our top-notch comedic performers to tell us what their favorite comedic lines are – from anything, whether Ghostbusters or A Comedy of Tenors itself. “You leave me little notes on my pillow. I told you 168 … Continued

The World of “Newsies”

  I am sitting at my desk surrounded by the pieces from the model set of Newsies….. Little people and scenic pieces galore. It reminds me of the dollhouses of my youth. Our genius resident scenic designer George Maxwell has created a wonderful world for our Newsies, and while I don’t want to give it away … Continued

Director’s Brief

by Karen Azenberg, artistic director Tonight begins the first of our new-play readings for this season with Perpetual Girl—a modern fairy tale about the most taboo thing a woman can do in Hollywood: age This is our fifth season of Play-By-Play—hard to believe that! I’m so proud of the success and the growth of this … Continued