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Theater Feature

Last time I spoke to Luzer Twersky he had just starred in Felix and Meira which went on to become Canada’s official submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2015. Now he’s making his stage debut in the New Yiddish Rep’s production of Sh …Read more


Film

Samantha Isler’s onscreen breakthrough came in 2016’s Captain Fantastic in which she played one of the children of an eccentric man played by Viggo Mortensen. But a few years before starring in the Oscar nominated film, Isler shot the low budget horr …Read more


Theater Review

The current revival of Miss Saigon marks the triumphant return of the hit musical to Broadway, transplanted from a successful West End revival. The beloved show, written by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard …Read more


Theater Review

“Today, when the foundations of our democracy are under assault, we want to reconsider the promise and peril of radical activism and dissent.” Taking note of the political climate, theater collective the Assembly has remounted their enthralling ensem …Read more


Theater Feature

Mara Lieberman’s new play Beneath the Gavel (from Bated Breath Theatre Company) is an immersive theater experience in which the audience members become bidders in an art auction. When theater-goers arrive, they receive fake cash, bid paddles, and cra …Read more


Theater Feature

In the new musical based on Rick Riordan’s best-selling novel, Percy Jackson discovers that he is the son of Poseidon, the Greek god who rules the sea. Now, with a host of monsters on his trail, Percy must prove his worth by returning Zeus’s stolen l …Read more


Theater Feature

The year is 1893 and theatrical impresario Steele MacKaye (Rocco Sisto) is working on the finishing touches for The Spectatorium, a massive 12,000 seat theater designed for the Chicago World’s Fair. Complete with hundreds of light bulbs, pools and an …Read more


Theater Review

The grief surrounding a mass shooting affects us all, but none more than the victims’ families. Courtney Baron moves in a new direction with her play When It’s You, which wonders about the people directly impacted by a mass shooting not through the v …Read more


Theater Review

In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel, Tennessee Williams’s 1969 one-act (two scene) play, is such a dark, bitter work that it would seem wrong to call seeing it a “rare treat.” But the current production (at the tiny 292 Theatre in the East Village) will be a …Read more


Concerts

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in NoHo was the perfect setting for Tony and Grammy Award winner Michael Cerveris to display his musical talents on guitar and vocals. The former Fun Home star performed a set of original music spanning two …Read more


Theater Review

With electricity came not just practicality, but a whole new way to impress artistically. At least, that’s what Steele MacKaye (Rocco Sisto) thinks. With Hillary (Erik Lochtefeld) as his head electrician, Steele plans to build the Spectatorium, a 12, …Read more


Theater Feature

Despite what he’ll claim later in this interview, people know who Joe Tippett is. He’s the guy who’s been memorably stealing the scene by playing jocks-next-door, sensitive soldiers, and gentle creeps in shows like Airline Highway, Familiar and India …Read more


Film

Shelley Farmer is an accomplished performer, writer and director currently working on a queer musical called And the Moon, we spoke to her about what she hopes to accomplish with the film, songwriting, her visual influences and how we can help her re …Read more


Film

After 20 years and much anticipation Danny Boyle has followed up his 1996 ode to addiction Trainspotting with a sequel that is every bit as eclectic and vibrant as its predecessor, but doesn’t quite capture the sense of vitality and innovation that m …Read more


Theater Feature

Two young men, both named Michael, get to know each other over the course of a rainy Saturday afternoon, as they sit on the carpet discussing the achievements of the Omega Kids, the superheroes that give Noah Mease’s beautiful new play its name. Meas …Read more


Music Feature

Séverine Parent has truly lived life on the international music stage. From a career in classical opera in her native France to performing all over Europe and South America to eventually becoming the Lead Artistic Advisor for Vocal Talent for Cirque …Read more


Theater Review

Probably the most important thing to realize about Gino Dilorio’s Sam and Dede, or My Dinner with André the Giant is that it is really quite a lot of fun. This is a great service to the factual characters upon which this play is based. Sam and Dede, …Read more


Theater Feature

Jen Silverman has always had a curiosity about the world around her. The American playwright first became fascinated with storytelling as a child while she traveled to countries all over the world, including France, Sweden, Italy, and New Zealand. At …Read more


Theater Feature

Broadway’s Mike Faist has been a part of the groundbreaking musical Dear Evan Hansen since its inception and has been savoring the journey that has led to Broadway. Making its debut on the Great White Way in December 2016, Dear Evan Hansen, written b …Read more


Film

Screen romances are rarely as insightful as Joey Klein’s The Other Half, a film in which a boy and a girl fall in love, but fully understand that getting together isn’t the end-all, and that love never arrives without a modicum of pain. Emily (Tatian …Read more


Theater Feature

On March 10th The New York Pops will celebrate the 90th birthday of Broadway legend John Kander with an evening of songs he created with the late Fred Ebb. In Life is a Cabaret: The Songs of Kander and Ebb, the orchestra led by Steven Reineke will pl …Read more


Film

At this point, The Church of Scientology has been the subject of many a documentary, so it is refreshing to see a film take a new spin on the subject matter the way John Dower’s <em>My Scientology Movie</em> does. UK documentarian Louis T …Read more


Theater Review

Haram! Iran! is an emotional roller coaster well worth the ride. Based on a true story, the play by Jay Paul Deratany depicts the trial and conviction of two teenagers when they make a genuine connection with each other after being assigned as study …Read more


Film

It is 1919, and a distraught young Frenchman visits the grave of a German soldier. That scenario could mean many things, but in Frantz, the family of the titular departed take it he is an old friend of their deceased. The soldier’s mother and fiancée …Read more


Dance Feature, Theater Feature

There are people who wait for the world to give permission to create, and there are some people who create the world. Chelsea Ainsworth, Kyle Netzeband and Adrian Rosas are people who, together with their constantly growing community of artists, crea …Read more


Film

New Directors/New Films is celebrating its 46th anniversary with a lineup featuring over two dozen films by some of the world’s most exciting auteurs. Feature films from Argentina, Nepal and South Africa, will be presented alongside experimental shor …Read more


Theater Review

What happens when tragedy strikes a hitherto perfect life? When the privileged clash with those less fortunate? These are the questions that playwright Bruce Graham asks in his new play White Guy on the Bus, a social commentary now playing at 59E59 T …Read more


Theater Review

In their second production of The Emperor Jones, the Irish Repertory Theater retains the success of their original interpretation of Eugene O’Neill’s 1915 play. An experimental presentation playing with magic realism, The Emperor Jones tells the haun …Read more


Theater Review

Judas Iscariot is one of history’s greatest ciphers: no one seems to know what to make of him, and the Biblical portrait of the infamous traitor leaves many questions unanswered. In The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis pro …Read more


Theater Review

C. S. Lewis is arguably the most important Christian writer of the 20th century. His large number of works include The Chronicles of Narnia, The Great Divorce, and The Screwtape Letters, and his influence on modern Christian thought is incalculable. …Read more


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