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Jonathan Mandell

Jonathan Mandell has written about the theater as a critic and journalist for a range of publications, including Playbill, American Theatre Magazine, the New York Times, Newsday, Backstage, NPR.com and CNN.com. He currently blogs at New York Theater and tweets as @NewYorkTheater.

Still from The Sound of Music Live.
9 Questions that August
Essay

9 Questions that August

Osage County and The Sound Of Music Provoke About Theater

6 January 2014

Regular contributor Jonathan Mandell delves into the worlds of August Osage County and The Sound of Music Live to discuss theater's relevancy – and whether we can count televised adaptions as theater.

Why Are So Many Stage Accents So Terrible?
Essay

Why Are So Many Stage Accents So Terrible?

20 December 2013

Jonathan Mandell sets out to figure out just why so many stage accents fall flat for him. What is it about the theater that breeds these mistakes? And what can we learn from the film industry?

8 Ways Television Is Influencing Theater
Essay

8 Ways Television Is Influencing Theater

16 October 2013

Jonathan Mandell shares insight on how television is influencing theatre.

Too Much Theater? The New Marathons
Essay

Too Much Theater? The New Marathons

4 September 2013

In this essay, Jonathon Mandell invesitgates theatre marathon and interviews Mike Daisy.

Skyline of New York City.
Is New York City part of America? Off-Broadway and the Regional Theater Tony Award
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Is New York City part of America? Off-Broadway and the Regional Theater Tony Award

26 July 2013

Jonathan Mandell writes about the inclusion of off-Broadway theaters in the Regional Theater Tony Award, and why we should end the rhetoric of us vs. New York.