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We were so impressed with Seth Sikes’ Judy Garland show (read our review) that we just couldn’t resist picking his brain about all things Judy! Pick Your Top 5 Judy Garland songs: One wants to not pick the obvious for this, but then one would be neglecting the greatest songs ever recorded. So… “The Man That Got Away” “Zing Went the Strings of My Heart” “Come Rain or Come Shine” “The Trolley Song …Read more

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Recently, I saw Caroline V. McGraw’s The Bachelors at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, produced by guest company Lesser America. While I thoroughly enjoyed the play, it is certainly a complicated affair: the script utilizes the language of modern misogyny to ask some fairly dark questions about the treatment of women, but on the outside it remains a comedy about three 30-something “bros.” Afte …Read more


World-renowned dance company Pilobolus premieres Shadowland later this month at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. We talked to Executive Director Itamar Kubovy about the show, the company’s process, and what’s in store for the future. What was the inspiration for Shadowland? Was there something specific that sparked this idea? A number of years ago, I got a call from a guy who works …Read more

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The semi-autobiographical mixes with modern social issues in Fellipe Barbosa’s impressive, critically acclaimed feature film Casa Grande. Newcomer Thales Cavalcanti stars as Jean, a seventeen-year-old student from a wealthy family in Rio whose home life begins to unravel when his father secretly faces bankruptcy. Inspired by real events in Barbosa’s own life, the film, which also tackles modern is …Read more


There are few things more unsettling than watching an unsupervised young boy find a handgun while playing on a rooftop in New York City. On one hot summer day in Brooklyn, with various targets to train his angelic eyes on, no one is safe in director Frank Jerky’s short film SIX. Playing with fantasy and sound that heighten the tension and threat of violence, the film serves as part of a greater di …Read more

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Over 23,000 individuals have gone missing since 2007 as a result of drug-related violence in the Mexico-US border, and while the statistics are impressive in themselves, they’re even more powerful when we see the faces that go along with them. In Kingdom of Shadows, director Bernardo Ruiz has taken on the mission of humanizing the victims by telling the story of three people at the center of the d …Read more

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“…They pick the most dangerous enemy they can find…and its themselves. And all we need do is sit back…and watch.” Rod Serling, The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street A new internet game is disrupting the order (or rather, the appearance of order) of an unnamed neighborhood that somewhat resembles a mo …Read more


When Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus came out in 1993 and spent 121 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, it went from a self-help book for the relationship-challenged to an accepted pop psychology phenomenon. Though many of the claims in the book have been discredited, challenged and …Read more

The 2015 La MaMa Puppet Series continues through November 29.

The broad, vast stage of the Ellen Stewart Theatre cast in blue light, with huge fabric tubes standing upright like stalks of bamboo, a massive disembodied hand hovering mid-air over the musicians in the upstage corner. This was the striking image that set the stage for the world premiere of Undefin …Read more

The 2015 La MaMa Puppet Series continues through November 29.

Walking through the East Village, I found myself thinking about my bygone college days gallivanting down 4th Street for one-woman shows, drinking in dive bars and grabbing late-night fried chicken from the now shuttered Mama’s Food Shop. My wandering memory of this once wild neighborhood shifted abr …Read more