Have you ever wondered how a play gets turned into a movie? Or do you just want to hear your favorite stars talk about filmmaking?
The next episode of Offstage, The New York Times streaming event series on theater, will feature actors, directors and producers talking with Times journalists Jesse Green, Michael Paulson and Reggie Ugwu about several of the most anticipated, and most promising, projects nearing release.
Hillary Clinton Misses Theater Too
Hillary Clinton is a lifelong theater-lover who, in the years since the 2016 election, has seen 39 plays and musicals in New York City (plus “Hamilton” in Puerto Rico). Now she misses theater, and she joined us on Oct. 1 for a conversation about theater’s meaning, its absence, and its future.
We also talked with the actors Audra McDonald, Neil Patrick Harris, Jessie Mueller and Danielle Brooks about their own lives in the theater, as fans and performers, and about their concerns during this protracted shutdown. McDonald is a six-time Tony Award-winning actress and a co-founder of Black Theater United; Harris is a Tony winner for “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” Mueller is a winner for “Beautiful,” and Brooks is a nominee for “The Color Purple.”
You can still see the event here:
A century ago, women won the right to vote in the United States. But that victory came only after a long-fought battle, and that battle is the subject of a new musical, “Suffragist,” now being developed by the songwriter Shaina Taub.
On Aug. 13, Taub, accompanied by members of the show’s creative team and cast talked with New York Times journalists about the show’s pandemic-interrupted journey, and shared songs from the work in progress.
You can watch the event here:
The first episode of Offstage, which streamed on June 11, began with a conversation about racial justice, moderated by Times critic-at-large Wesley Morris, with four Black artists who worked on Broadway last season: the director Kenny Leon (“A Soldier’s Play”); the actress Celia Rose Gooding (“Jagged Little Pill”); and co-stars Adrienne Warren and Daniel J. Watts (“Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”).