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After it’s sold out run concludes on January 22, Maria Friedman’s acclaimed production of Merrily We Roll Along will transfer to Broadway in the fall of 2023. This will be the first revival of Merrily on Broadway since the original production infamously flopped, playing only 16 performances in 1981.
Today, we’re excited to announce NYTW Usual Suspect and Obie Award winner Taibi Magar as the director of Hay Festival Medal for Poetry winner Inua Ellams’ The Half-God of Rainfall, coming later this season!
Elia Monte-Brown, our very own Maria Ximena, takes readers inside AMERICAN (TELE)VISIONS, and her transformation into Maria Ximena: how cues help her navigate the role’s emotional shifts, preparing for the emotional whiplash with heart-openers, and the repetition that helped it all become instinct.
Vinson Cunningham dives head first in the “intricate marvel” of AMERICAN (TELE)VISIONS and points to another character who was also visiting New York this month, seeking a home and representing a greater purpose.
October 3, 2022 by Vinson Cunningham for THE NEW YORKER
As we wrap up with our incredible cohort of 2021/22 Season 2050 Administrative Fellows, we want to take a moment to shine the spotlight on them. We wish them all the best of luck and happiness for their futures! Before their departure, we asked a few of them a few questions about their lives, their work at NYTW, and what lies ahead. Read below some excerpts of our conversations with them!