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The Unparalleled Magic of City and Stage

written by Rami G. Khouri NEW YORK—Many significant things related to the Middle East and its relations with Western societies happened on Monday of this week, some more significant than others. Benjamin Netanyahu squaring off with Barack Obama. Egyptian policemen sentenced to jail for torturing to death Khalid Saeed three and a half years ago. […]

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Anita Rákóczy On “Theatre as Civic Response: Hungary’s Árpád Schilling (Krétakör) and Critic Andrea Tompa ”, 3/07/2012

On March 7, the Martin E. Segal Theatre Centre hosted a Hungarian event, Theatre as Civic Response, by inviting the renowned Hungarian independent theater maker and director Árpád Schilling, and Andrea Tompa, critic and President of the Hungarian Theatre Critics’ Association. Unfortunately, Árpád Schilling could not make it to New York due to last minute […]

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Joe Heissan On “Celebrating Daniel Gerould’s Quick Change”, 3/14/2011

The Segal Center’s celebration of Prof. Daniel Gerould’s Quick Change:  Theatre Essays & Translations proved to be a justifiably crowded event.   If you didn’t reserve tickets in advance, chances are you didn’t get in. The evening was divided into three parts.  It began with a staged reading of the English-language premiere of Andrzej Bursa’s one-act play, Count […]

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The Last Uncharted Territory—an Evening with John Guare

“American history,” I recently heard George C. Wolfe, director of John Guare’s latest play A Free Man of Color, say, “is not a well-made play.”  Last Monday before an enthusiastic audience at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center John Guare continued this thought in a free flowing dialogue with David Savran about his play, the […]

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Prepare to Get Made

This is the true story of forty performing artists, picked to live in a house…OK, not exactly. But if the idea of a behind-the-scenes look at the “challenging and eclectic lives” of performing artists in New York City peeks your interest, the upcoming (and FREE!) Segal Center program, MADE HERE should be high on your […]

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The Lowdown on “Highbrow/Lowdown”

Tuesday night’s colloquium on David Savran’s new book was simply a gas–as a jazzman might say.  Upon walking into the Segal Theatre we were greeted by William McNally’s live piano ragging of Gershwin (who figures prominently in the book) and other tunes from the era.  So the party had started long before the reception… That […]

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New Voices in Croatian Drama (a follow-up)

For those avid readers of the Segal Center blog, my apologies for not following up until today on the New Voices in Croatian Drama event that took place on May 13. End of the semester madness led to some delays. If you didn’t know anything about contemporary Croatian theatre and its place within the broader […]

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“It’s not about the cult of personality… well, ok, tonight it is!” –Joe Melillo

Last night’s tribute to Joe Melillo at the Segal Center was a real treat. Roselee Goldberg proved an excellent moderator for the evening as she, with great finesse and having prepared for the event by “interviewing” each of the panelists beforehand, guided us through the interstices of Joe’s professional and personal connections. It became immediately […]

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David Savran’s “Highbrow/Lowdown”: A Preview

In anticipation of METC’s May 18 evening with Professor David Savran… One of the many privileges of studying at the CUNY Grad Center Theatre department has been to work closely and frequently with a scholar as at the top of his game as is David Savran.  Having already made an estimable reputation in the 80s […]

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Prepare to Honor Joe Melillo

Since 1999 Joseph Melillo has been Executive Producer at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). In that time—and even before that as he pioneered the Next Wave Festival—his impact on the New York theatre scene has been monumental. Where do you go to see Peter Brook when he’s in the US? BAM. Where do you […]

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