Eric Rosen http://kcur.org en KC Rep Awarded Playwright Residency Grant http://kcur.org/post/kc-rep-awarded-playwright-residency-grant <p>The <a href="http://www.kcrep.org/">Kansas City Repertory Theatre</a> on Thursday announced a $174,000 three-year playwright residency grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.</p><p>The award is one of 14 Mellon residency grants. The Rep tapped award-winning playwright Nathan Louis Jackson, a native of Kansas City, Kansas, to join the artistic staff.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 18:54:13 +0000 Laura Spencer 29892 at http://kcur.org KC Rep Awarded Playwright Residency Grant Kansas City Rep Brings 'Pippin' Into The 21st Century http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-rep-brings-pippin-21st-century <p>The journey of a young prince is the subject of the musical Pippin, which opens the Kansas City Repertory Theatre's 48th season this week. It’s been 40 years since the original Broadway production – and the creative team behind the Rep’s show is hell-bent on bridging the cultural gap between the music and dance of the early '70s and the contemporary styles of today.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Steve Walker 24609 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Rep Brings 'Pippin' Into The 21st Century Moises Kaufman Tackles "Into the Woods" At The Rep http://kcur.org/post/moises-kaufman-tackles-woods-rep <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d7a2f81e716-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d7a2f81e716-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d7a2f81e716-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-859546.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – When Eric Rosen, the artistic director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre, asked noted playwright and director Moises Kaufman to pick a musical he'd like to direct here, at the top of the list was Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods."</p> Fri, 11 Sep 2009 19:58:00 +0000 Steve Walker 1571 at http://kcur.org Moises Kaufman Tackles "Into the Woods" At The Rep An Interview With Tony Award Nominee Moises Kaufman http://kcur.org/post/interview-tony-award-nominee-moises-kaufman <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d78884d700a-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d78884d700a-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d78884d700a-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-859807.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – From a glance at the cast of characters who populate the Stephen Sondheim musical "Into the Woods" - among them, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack in the Beanstalk - one could assume that the show is a romp for audiences of all ages. But a deeper look reveals that its inspirations include Bruno Bettleheim and Carl Jung, both of whom defined classic fables and fairy tales with a much darker palette.</p> Fri, 11 Sep 2009 19:34:00 +0000 Steve Walker 1570 at http://kcur.org An Interview With Tony Award Nominee Moises Kaufman