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‘The Portal:’ A Movie on the Stage

‘The Portal:’ A Movie on the Stage

December 5, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater

"The Portal" takes too much advantage of multimedia tools and comes off more like a bad party than a thought-provoking theater piece.

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Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater

Before the West Village was bougie, it was the kingdom of the queens.

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‘Poison:’ A Look at Grief and Love

‘Poison:’ A Look at Grief and Love

Michael Landes, Staff Writer
November 28, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater

When poison quite literally taints an already-broken family, how is it possible to heal?

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When the Internet Meets Theater

When the Internet Meets Theater

Michael Landes, Staff Writer
November 21, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater

In a panel last Tuesday, Broadway bigwigs met to discuss the way forward for technology in theater.

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Tolstoy Meets Broadway in ‘The Great Comet of 1812’

Tolstoy Meets Broadway in ‘The Great Comet of 1812’

Kamila Daurenova, Staff Writer
November 21, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater

"Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet" brings vivacity to Tolstoy's classic "War and Peace," with an impressive number of NYU alums working on the new Broadway musical.

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NYU Drama Therapy Opens Its Doors

NYU Drama Therapy Opens Its Doors

Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor
November 18, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater, TOP STORIES

NYU's Drama Therapy Department put the question of what place theater has in therapy into a proper test this week with the premiere of its play "Behind the Doors."

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Another Election Gone Awry

Another Election Gone Awry

Michael Landes, Staff Writer
November 14, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater

The sheer impressiveness of the physicality in Shakespeare in the Square's adaptation of the classic "Coriolanus" makes it more than just good theater — it makes it an aching vindication of the feelings too often trapped inside ourselves.

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Why Wait to Graduate?

Why Wait to Graduate?

Blair Best, Staff Writer
November 14, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater

Why wait to graduate? NYU Tisch junior Emanuel Lopez has already been cast in the Broadway musical "On Your Feet," and spoke with WSN about the whirlwind he rode to get there.

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Alamo Drafthouse Brings the Luxe You’re Looking For

Alamo Drafthouse Brings the Luxe You’re Looking For

Zach Martin, Editor at Large
November 8, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Film

The Texas-based chain of dine-in movie theaters Alamo Drafthouse has officially opened its doors to the new downtown Brooklyn location, and it's the best thing for movies since hot popcorn.

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Bad Theater Festival: Better Than It Sounds

Bad Theater Festival: Better Than It Sounds

Michael Landes, Staff Writer
November 7, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater

The Bad Theater Festival is an undeniably necessary part of theater today, preserving and giving due homage to the fringe tradition.

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‘Roughly Speaking:’ Saga From The Streets

‘Roughly Speaking:’ Saga From The Streets

Blair Best, Staff Writer
November 7, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater

Shara Ashley Zeiger's new play "Roughly Speaking" should have been a powerful and much-needed piece of theater giving a voice to New York's homeless, but the work fell short of magnificent after less-than-convincing acting and dialogue that lacked much intrigue.

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‘Missed Connections’ Misses the Mark

‘Missed Connections’ Misses the Mark

Lizzy Essiedu, Contributing Writer
October 28, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater

In what could have been a fascinatingly humorous concept, "Missed Connections" feels more like a disappointment.

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