‘Act One’ suffers from lackluster script

‘Act One’ suffers from lackluster script

May 1, 2014
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Theater is hard. This is the main message conveyed by “Act One,” a new play written and directed by James Lapine. The visually stunning production, currently running at Lincoln Center Theater, narrates the early life and theatrical career of playwright Moss Hart. Hart is best known to today... Read more »

Foster steps Off Broadway in ‘Violet’

Foster steps Off Broadway in ‘Violet’

April 29, 2014
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Over the past decade, Sutton Foster has tap danced her way into audiences’ hearts. Often sporting sequin-encrusted costumes that cannot match the glitter of her smile, her charm has proven irresistible in plays such as “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and “Anything Goes,” both of which won her To... Read more »

Play uses musical lens to examine climate change

Play uses musical lens to examine climate change

April 22, 2014
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Polar bears and howler monkeys and charismatic megafauna galore. If this sounds a little overwhelming to you — and you have no idea what charismatic megafauna means — you are not alone. “The Great Immensity,” a new musical created by theater company The Civilians that is currently playing at the Publ... Read more »

Arts Issue: John Green doubles as YouTube star, celebrity author

Arts Issue: John Green doubles as YouTube star, celebrity author

April 10, 2014
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Millions of young adult readers across the country are besotted with John Green’s most recent novel, “The Fault in Our Stars.” When seen on Tumblr and Twitter, quotes from the book are usually followed by a string of distressed comments lamenting over the tragic story of John Green’s protagoni... Read more »

Tisch freshman Nichols presents original work at Third North

Tisch freshman Nichols presents original work at Third North

April 8, 2014
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Among the many well-known plays and musicals performed by NYU theater groups, it is easy to forget that some students on campus are producing their own works. One such project is the upcoming immersive theater piece “Shadows in the Streets,” conceived and directed by Tisch freshman Sarah Nichols. ... Read more »

‘Porgy and Bess’ star Norm Lewis to don Phantom’s mask

‘Porgy and Bess’ star Norm Lewis to don Phantom’s mask

April 2, 2014
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After more than 25 years on Broadway — the longest run of any Broadway production — “The Phantom of the Opera” rarely makes headlines anymore. The production has remained virtually the same since the 1980s, with a series of talented yet unknown actors cycling through the many roles. There was a 25th annivers... Read more »

Public Theater presents multi-faceted ‘Antony and Cleopatra’

Public Theater presents multi-faceted ‘Antony and Cleopatra’

March 6, 2014
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Marc Antony and Cleopatra are placed among history’s greatest lovers. Their tragic story is as famous as Romeo and Juliet’s, Samson and Delilah’s or Lancelot and Guinevere’s. However, Shakespeare’s portrayal of the couple is heavy on politics as well as love, focusing largely on the conflict between Egypt and ... Read more »

Comedy troupe North Coast impresses at People’s Improv

Comedy troupe North Coast impresses at People’s Improv

February 26, 2014
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For many college students, especially those living in New York City, attending a comedy show is like a rite of passage. It is easy to know someone in an improv group, which leads to a constant flood of invitations to comedy shows on Facebook. However, comedy performances are often hit or miss. Whil... Read more »

Information overloads stage in Off Broadway play

Information overloads stage in Off Broadway play

February 25, 2014
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Whether it is the dozens of emails one receives every day or the staggering variety of television shows available on Netflix, people are constantly taking in more information than they can comprehend, and certainly more than they can handle. This experience is presented in “Love and Information,”... Read more »

Broadway strays from physical set, explores visual effects in shows

Broadway strays from physical set, explores visual effects in shows

February 11, 2014
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Opulent backdrops, intricate props, lavish pieces of scenery and hours of manual labor are all elements of an average big budget Broadway show. Even for plays and musicals in which the design elements are sparse, set construction consumes a large amount of time. While award shows like the Tonys are u... Read more »

‘Find the Funny’ returns to Joe’s Pub, jubilations had

‘Find the Funny’ returns to Joe’s Pub, jubilations had

February 6, 2014
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Comedy shows in New York City are always hit or miss. When they are good, they are good, but when they are even the slightest bit off, the show can be painful to sit through. Therefore, it is a serious relief when you find a standup act that is consistently excellent. One such show is Benjamin Walker’s “... Read more »

Cabaret, concert venues offer affordable alternatives to Broadway

Cabaret, concert venues offer affordable alternatives to Broadway

February 5, 2014
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Even with discounted tickets and student rush, shelling out the cash for a Broadway show can be painful. Premium seating can cost upwards of $150 for a top ticket, an unreasonable fee for struggling college students. Luckily, cabaret and concert venues around New York City offer a variety of high-quality al... Read more »

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