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‘Pippin’ revival brings big top to Broadway

‘Pippin’ revival brings big top to Broadway

April 30, 2013
Filed under ARTS

  Maybe it is true that nothing is perfect, but in her revival of “Pippin,” Diane Paulus “nearly came near,” to quote the show’s finale lyrics. The musical, written by Stephen Schwartz when he was in his early 20s, will hit close to home for the college crowd. It follows the l... Read more »

‘Jekyll’ provides disappointing duality performance

‘Jekyll’ provides disappointing duality performance

April 23, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Editor's Picks

  A battle between good and evil rages on stage at the Marquis Theater in more ways than one in the revival production of Frank Wildhorn’s musical “Jekyll and Hyde.” With a cast led by former “American Idol” contestant Constantine Maroulis and Grammy nominee Deborah Cox, director Je... Read more »

Gimmicks, exposition overload ‘Goldor’

Gimmicks, exposition overload ‘Goldor’

April 16, 2013
Filed under ARTS

“Looks like the L train is running tonight,” the narrator of the play “Goldor $ Mythyka: A Hero Is Born” jeers at one of the audience members who has partaken in the pre-show dance party on stage. “How many T-shirts do you own with pictures of cereal boxes on them?” The joke sticks ... Read more »

Production of ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ struggles to capture magic of novella

Production of ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ struggles to capture magic of novella

March 26, 2013
Filed under ARTS

Following in the footsteps of Audrey Hepburn is not an easy task, but “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke treads especially heavily as Holly Golightly, New York’s most famous good-time girl, in the new stage adaptation of Truman Capote’s novella, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” The new... Read more »

Classic Stage Company brings brilliant production of ‘Passion’

Classic Stage Company brings brilliant production of ‘Passion’

March 13, 2013
Filed under ARTS

  To call the expansive repertoire of Stephen Sondheim impressive would be the understatement of the year. A legend in the theater world, he has proven himself a master of psychological musical theater time and time again with works as diverse as “Sweeney Todd” and “Into the Woods.”  ... Read more »

Roundabout’s ‘Picnic’ is a feast for the eye

Roundabout’s ‘Picnic’ is a feast for the eye

January 28, 2013
Filed under ARTS

In the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of “Picnic,” William Inge’s classic play about love and lust in Kansas, Maggie Grace stars — alongside actor Sebastian Stan’s abdominal muscles — as the beautiful Madge. In the role of Hal Carter, the drifter who brings a whole new kind of heat... Read more »

‘Murder Ballad’ rocks crowd with murder mystery

‘Murder Ballad’ rocks crowd with murder mystery

November 19, 2012
Filed under ARTS

“The thrill of the kill, romance, blood, calamity. That’s entertainment. Long as it don’t happen to you.” So warns the cast of the Manhattan Theater Club’s “Murder Ballad” in the final moments of the show. While a disturbing question about the glamour of murder troubles the audience... Read more »

Solid, relevant satire in ‘Enemy of the People’

Solid, relevant satire in ‘Enemy of the People’

October 9, 2012
Filed under ARTS

“Never wear your favorite trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and justice,” warns Dr. Thomas Stockman in Henrik Ibsen’s autobiographical tour-de-force, “An Enemy of the People.” This classic play is the story of a spa town where the major sources of income — public baths —... Read more »

Find affordable theater shows in your own backyard

Find affordable theater shows in your own backyard

September 4, 2012
Filed under ARTS

While NYU students can access the city’s famous theaters on Broadway, their infamous ticket prices usually keep big musicals and rising-star performances beyond the student budget. Fortunately, New York also has a thriving downtown theater scene that offers great deals for students, and the venues... Read more »

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