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

A Real Peak at Rehearsal

by Lansia Wann It’s the evening. I’m at home. My fingers are on the keyboard. Ready. Um, let’s see… So. So. So… So! Why don’t I tell you what a true rehearsal scene looks like? I’m happy to report that I was able to sit in on a bit of rehearsal today and can now … Continued

(Perpetual) Girl Power

by Lansia Wann Ladies all across the world. Listen up. We’re looking for recruits. Did you know that women account for the majority of the movie-going public (52 percent) and the theatre-going audience (67 percent)? Yet, they only represented 4 percent of directors, 11 percent of writers, and 19 percent of producers in the top … Continued

The Inner-Workings of “Perpetual Girl”

by Lansia Wann Today is day two of rehearsals and things are coming along pretty well I hear! Ever wonder what goes on behind closed doors at rehearsal? Well, local actress Anne Brings, who plays Belle, spoke with me a little about the first day of rehearsals for Perpetual Girl and already, I sense there’s … Continued

Director Julie Kramer Gives Me a Play-by-Play of PTC’s Play-by-Play Series

by Lansia Wann Play-by-Plays! Never heard of them, you say? Well, neither had I, to be honest, but after speaking with the director of PTC’s first Play-by-Play of the season, Julie Kramer, I was completely intrigued. Perpetual Girl is Julie Kramer’s fourth project for Pioneer Theatre Company’s Play-by-Play series. She’s a veteran—of both the program and … Continued

Director’s Brief

Karen Azenberg It was a very busy week in New York! Newsies auditions. We saw about 250 actors over four days of auditions. Some truly incredible talent. I also had an exciting meeting with the design team for “i.” I think this will be a visually stunning and surprising production. I promise to share the … Continued