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Vivian Reed celebrates the legendary Lena Horne’s centennial with a series of shows at Feinstein’s/54 Below. We spoke to her about Horne’s legacy, her favorite recordings, and how she influenced the way she performs. https://youtu.be/RYJaoYgkUBg For …Read more


Access Theater in Tribeca welcomes you to the rundown social club Caballeros Divinos in Spanish Harlem. Here you will find its proprietor is a petty criminal, and its regular customers are a down-and-out dreamer and a washed up ex-major league baseba …Read more


British playwright Stanley Houghton’s Hindle Wakes (currently at the Mint Theater Company) was written and first performed in the era when Sigmund Freud’s ideas on sexuality were becoming known, and when the question of women’s suffrage was on people …Read more


What to do when guests bring the unwanted into your home? Especially when the unwanted is undefinable but very real and visceral, terrifying, yet unnamable. This is the terrain presented to the audience in Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party, presente …Read more


The Train Theater brings a puppet show based on the beloved, Caldecott-winning children’s book A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead, now playing at the New Victory Theater. Every day Morris McGee gets up and takes the No. 5 bus to the zoo whe …Read more


Directed by Lori Petty in her New York debut, Trial opens with a young woman in a stark white room, who is overly enthusiastic when another woman briefly joins her before being whisked away to meet with some unseen “management”. It turns out the whit …Read more


Fellow Travelers explores the romantic relationship between two men working for the US government in the midst of the Lavender Scare, an extension of Joseph McCarthy’s witch hunts that alleged that gay men could be blackmailed to avoid having their “ …Read more


I’m still not sure what to make of Ballyturk, Enda Walsh’s play currently making its American debut at St. Ann’s Warehouse. I’d also maintain, however, that while there is an often frustrating incoherence, this does not diminish the emotional punch t …Read more


“What do we want to be?” This is the central question asked by the character Runt in Enda Walsh’s Disco Pigs. Runt was born in the same hospital at the same time as her best friend, Pig, with whom she has through childhood built an inseparable bond—i …Read more


Kyoung H. Park’s PILLOWTALK centers on Buck (JP Moraga) and Sam (Basit Shittu), interracial newlyweds who are trying to find their space in a society where their existence is still a political matter. One night after work they find themselves negotia …Read more


Playwright Lucy Kirkwood’s vivid, thought-provoking West End hit The Children has also made a big impact in New York. Now playing on Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club with the original British cast of brilliant theater veterans that includes Frances …Read more


Politics. Sex. Love. Secrets. Intrigue. Power. Betrayal. All elements you’d find in a good spy thriller are also to be found in the new opera Fellow Travelers, receiving its New York premiere at the 2018 Prototype Festival. With music, story and perf …Read more


New Year’s Eve, 1969. Jimi Hendrix and the Band of Gypsies, an electric psychedelic blues trio, play a legendary show at the Fillmore East in New York City. The Hendrix Project, an experimental performance much like Hendrix’s own music, is an homage …Read more


The Gates: An Evening of Stories with Adam Gopnik The numbers 9 and 11 have held a special significance throughout Adam Gopnik’s life as a New Yorker. They were the dimensions of the first apartment he rented with his wife upon arriving in the city, …Read more


Sarah Rothenberg’s exquisite A Proust Sonata: 7 Tableaux En Musique debuted January 10th at The French Institute’s Florence Gould Hall, produced by Da Camera of Houston Productions. It’s easily the most ravishing event I’ll see this year. If you are …Read more


There is the idealized New York the world sees on film, and then there is the real New York the people live out every day. And no one lives it more fully than a young person whose greatest, and sometimes only, resource is their own resilience. Seven …Read more


Colin Campbell is an exciting young actor from Ireland who is making his New York City debut in Disco Pigs, the fast-paced, surreal punk language play that launched the career of Enda Walsh two decades ago. A successful London run has brought this re …Read more


In case you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to die from hypothermia or in a nuclear attack, two shows at the Under the Radar Festival might have some insight for you. In After, tech wiz Andrew Schneider focuses on that moment seconds before dy …Read more


The Fire This Time Festival, focusing on the experience of African American artists and audiences, takes place this year from January 15-28. The festival provides a platform for emerging African American writers to have their works produced and shown …Read more


The Fire This Time Festival, focusing on the experience of African American artists and audiences, takes place this year from January 15-28. The festival provides a platform for emerging African American writers to have their works produced and shown …Read more


Just when you thought you couldn’t adore John Lithgow any more after his Emmy-winning performance as Winston Churchill in The Crown, well, now you can. Lithgow is currently playing to enraptured houses on Broadway in his disarmingly funny one-man sho …Read more


I spoke to director Daniela Thomas on the phone as she took a tour of the Museum of African American History in Boston. The Brazilian filmmaker is in the States to promote her film Vazante, a harrowing work which deals with the lives of slave traders …Read more


CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College, in collaboration with Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre, present the World Premiere …Read more


The Fire This Time Festival, focusing on the experience of African American artists and audiences, takes place this year from January 15-28. The festival provides a platform for emerging African American writers to have their works produced and shown …Read more


The Fire This Time Festival, focusing on the experience of African American artists and audiences, takes place this year from January 15-28. The festival provides a platform for emerging African American writers to have their works produced and shown …Read more


Lester Bangs, the iconic, diehard rock ’n roll music critic of the 1960s and ‘70s, is both the unwilling subject and the fast talking narrator of How to Be a Rock Critic, now playing at the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival. Bangs, most famou …Read more


Watching Thunderstorm 2.0, at the Public Theater’s Under The Radar Festival, is like watching a thunderstorm out in nature, if real thunderstorms could actually get the lights and the sound to match up. Perhaps it is because we are living in the age …Read more


The dining scene of New York’s Theater District is quickly becoming one of the best of the city, and few people know it better than the actors who call the neighborhood their second home. In this installment of thEATer, we chatted with Alex Finke, wh …Read more


The Fire This Time Festival, focusing on the experience of African American artists and audiences, takes place this year from January 15-28. The festival provides a platform for emerging African American writers to have their works produced and shown …Read more


Composer/performer Dane Terry’s new show Jupiter’s Lifeless Moons has him creating a soundscape around a special night in Pepper Heights, Ohio. The musical piece set to premiere at the very last COIL Festival at the reopened PS122 deals with some of …Read more


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