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When Is Lennon’s Death Not About Lennon?

When Is Lennon’s Death Not About Lennon?

Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor
October 27, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater

In its world premiere, Ross Howard's new play "Two of Us" takes what could have been a redundant, sentimental story and makes it into a curiously thoughtful tale.

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The Election Gets a Spooky Twist

The Election Gets a Spooky Twist

Caroline Zemsky, Contributing Writer
October 24, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater

With just the right amount of Halloween gore and vulgarity, "The Pumpkin Pie Show: Stump Speeches" perfectly parodies the 2016 presidential election, throwing shade (or rather, guts) at both sides of the partisan debate.

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Over-the-Top Comedy at Under St. Marks

Over-the-Top Comedy at Under St. Marks

Thomas Miritello, Staff Writer
October 21, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Entertainment, TOP STORIES

In the latest installation of its monthly "Live in the Village" series, comedians Under St. Marks put on a commendable performance, even despite its less-than-full crowd.

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A Show for the Kings and Queens of Halloween

A Show for the Kings and Queens of Halloween

Michael Landes, Contributing Writer
October 20, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater

Dandy Darkly's new solo show "Myth Mouth" creates a wildly entertaining performance from his quirky, unexpected monologues: be prepared for sloth meat, dogs in space and ostentatious costumes.

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‘Rape of Lucrece’ Gives Survivors a Voice

‘Rape of Lucrece’ Gives Survivors a Voice

Amanda Quinn, Contributing Writer
October 19, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater

In what could have been a performance fraught with discomfort and scenes of trauma, the New York Shakespeare Exchange's portayal of Shakespeare's "The Rape of Lucrece" is amazingly nuanced.

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‘At Twilight’ Brings Beauty From Complex Culture

‘At Twilight’ Brings Beauty From Complex Culture

Thomas Miritello, Contributing Writer
October 19, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Entertainment

In a delightfully intricate and curiosity-provoking new exhibit at the Japan Society, Simon Starling's "At Twilight" blends Japanese Noh theater with a variety of other cultural phenomena.

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PUFFS Is Bringing Potter Back

PUFFS Is Bringing Potter Back

Arimeta Diop, Staff Writer
October 17, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater

The passion and love inspired by the Harry Potter series will never die - and more importantly, it will never stop being perfect fodder for parodies.

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One Man, 30 Characters, Skyrocketing Rent

One Man, 30 Characters, Skyrocketing Rent

Kamila Daurenova, Contributing Writer
October 7, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater

In an impressive feat of theatrical talent, NYU Tisch professor Evan Zes plays over 30 characters in the one-man show of the true story of a man who raked in thousands of dollars from a scam on his rent-controlled apartment.

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Living a Fairy Tale — But Not Like That

Living a Fairy Tale — But Not Like That

Khrysgiana Pineda, Contributing Writer
October 6, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater

We all know the struggle of not letting an errant curse slip in front of young children, but what happens when you have to doctor your entire life to be appropriate for third graders?

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Buckley Reflects in Newest Cabaret

Buckley Reflects in Newest Cabaret

Joseph Myers, Staff Writer
October 3, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater

Broadway icon Betty Buckley created an artistic, thoughtful look back on her career in her latest cabaret show at Joe's Pub.

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The Arts Issue: Majors vs. Indie

The Arts Issue: Majors vs. Indie

Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor
September 29, 2016
Filed under SPECIAL EDITIONS, TOP STORY

During my very first semester at NYU, my Writing the Essay professor, while talking about Damien Hirst’s piece “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living” (which, for those yet to take the course, is simply a taxidermied tiger shark floating in a vitrine of formaldehy... Read more »

Bigger, Brighter, Better? Making the Broadway Leap of Faith

Bigger, Brighter, Better? Making the Broadway Leap of Faith

Emma Gordon, Contributing Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater, TOP STORIES

For a play, making its Broadway debut may seem like the ultimate goal, but the reality is not so clear cut.

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