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A Brit-off-Broadway: Doran and the Journey of Writing

A Brit-off-Broadway: Doran and the Journey of Writing

April 15, 2015

By Richard Bordelon Writer Bathsheba Doran, who has written for TV, radio and the stage, admits that if someone were to “put a gun to [her] head” and force her to choose only one of the art forms t...

Shakespeare Play Offers a Modern Take on Timeless Vices

Shakespeare Play Offers a Modern Take on Timeless Vices

March 11, 2015

By Simek Shropshire Envy, accusation and sensuality — all essential, spectacular elements of the most fantastic Shakespearean plays. The Pearl Theater Company’s rendition of William Shakespeare’s ...

From Boston to Broadway, With a Stop at Fordham

From Boston to Broadway, With a Stop at Fordham

March 4, 2015

By Richard Bordelon When Moritz von Stuelpnagel first described the play Hand to God to his wife, she said, “I know this is going to Broadway.” In March, his wife’s prediction will be confirm...

‘Rent’ Ends Mimes and Mummers’ Season of Love

‘Rent’ Ends Mimes and Mummers’ Season of Love

March 4, 2015

By Nicole Horton The newest Mimes and Mummers production, an emotional adaptation of Rent, graced the Collins Auditorium stage from Feb. 26 to March 1. This Tony Award winning musical, described by...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Laughter by the Lamplight

March 3, 2015

Filed under Culture, Theatre

By Jasmine Ting The line was long on a terribly snowy night for Fordham Experimental Theater's (FET) final showing of their rendition of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. With this turnout, I had nothing but high expectations for this rendition of a classic Shakespearean comedy. You can only imagine how taken aback I was by the bare stage — save a few platforms and a single, skinny streetlamp on wheels in t...

With ‘Rent’ Opening This Week, Mimes and Mummers Gear Up to Put On Dream Show

With ‘Rent’ Opening This Week, Mimes and Mummers Gear Up to Put On Dream Show

February 25, 2015

By Matt Moro Some kids who grow up in the theater world decide that when it comes time to head to college, studying theater is the obvious choice. But for those who choose not to study theater, the decision does not mean they have forgotten abo...

‘Beautiful’ Celebrates Renowned Talent

‘Beautiful’ Celebrates Renowned Talent

February 18, 2015

By Delaney Benison Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is a celebration of talent that crossed decades and music that has stood the test of time. It is a story following the rise of Carol King’s m...

Marketing on Broadway

Marketing on Broadway

February 11, 2015

By Richard Bordelon There is only one way that Broadway shows make money: putting people in seats in the theater. Shows depend on press, marketing and advertising agencies to spread the word about the s...

Can Other Genres Thrive on Broadway?

Can Other Genres Thrive on Broadway?

January 28, 2015

By Richard Bordelon This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to see a preview performance of Hamilton at the Public Theater, which stars composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, as the title character. Hamilton, like ...

Andrew Jackson Draws Blood And Applause

Andrew Jackson Draws Blood And Applause

November 5, 2014

By Liam Paris  Fordham Experimental Theater’s Blackbox is a tricky space to maneuver. It is small, the light board is from the 1800s and the audience can get tired of being cramped during a 20-minute improv set, let alone a five-act play. Despite all of this, FET’s Production of “Bloody B...

Our Town: A Contemplative, Relatable Production

Our Town: A Contemplative, Relatable Production

October 22, 2014

By Amanda Giglio Theatrical Outreach Program’s production of Our Town gave me more to contemplate than my midterms. Based on Thornton Wilder’s 1938 play, Our Town tells the story of the lives a...

Copyright Struggle Keeps Curtains Shut on Student Show

Copyright Struggle Keeps Curtains Shut on Student Show

October 22, 2014

By Laura Sanicola The show must go on, except when it legally cannot. James Demetriades, FCRH ’15, learned this truth two hours before the opening night of Fordham Experimental Theater’s (FET) ...

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