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Freedom Theater’s ‘The Siege’ Arrives at Skirball

Freedom Theater’s ‘The Siege’ Arrives at Skirball

Madeline Pursell, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Theater, TOP STORIES

Palestinian Freedom Theatre’s "The Siege" at NYU Skirball tells the story of the siege on the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem in 2002.

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“Oedipus El Rey:” Classical Tragedy Turned Current Event

“Oedipus El Rey:” Classical Tragedy Turned Current Event

Emma Hernando, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Theater

"Oedipus El Rey" puts a 21st century spin on a classic tale.

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Advice from Three Tony-Winning Writers

Advice from Three Tony-Winning Writers

Matt Markowski, Contributing Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Theater

WSN sat down with three Tony-winning playwrights to discuss their processes and get their advice for any budding writers.

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The Power of Political Theater

The Power of Political Theater

Matt Markowski, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Theater, Uncategorized

A relationship between art and politics; how art shapes the world.

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‘In the Blood:’ Hauntingly Modern

‘In the Blood:’ Hauntingly Modern

Matt Markowski, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Theater

The revival of Suzan Lori-Parks' "In the Blood" is a haunting and thrilling story of a mother's resilience through poverty and tragedy.

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Scratching an ‘Itch’ You Hate to Have

Scratching an ‘Itch’ You Hate to Have

Hailey Nuthals, Editor-at-Large

September 19, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Theater

"The Itch" centers around the relationship one has with an alcoholic loved one — a relationship that not everyone can relate to experiencing, but a heart-wrenching one nonetheless.

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Big Brother on Broadway

Big Brother on Broadway

Emma Hernando, Contributing Writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Theater

The play adaptation of George Orwell's classic "1984" is nothing less than what you'd expect: harrowing and absolutely relevant.

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Peter Pan, All Grown Up

Peter Pan, All Grown Up

Matt Markowski, Contributing Writer

September 6, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Theater

"For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday" channels childhood nostalgia and memories with a new take on the timeless classic.

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Starting Off with a Broadway Bang

Starting Off with a Broadway Bang

Hailey Nuthals, Editor-at-Large

August 28, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Theater

To start your year off with a little drama, here are a few shows currently on Broadway that offer discounted rush or lottery tickets that have already found their place in audiences’ hearts.

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Film Favorite ‘Anastasia’ Takes a Journey to the Stage

Film Favorite ‘Anastasia’ Takes a Journey to the Stage

Kamila Daurenova, Contributing Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Theater

The Broadway adaptation of the beloved animated film "Anastasia" officially opened April 24 — and if anything, it's even better than its original form.

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‘Groundhog Day’ : Deja Vu Dances all Over Again

‘Groundhog Day’ : Deja Vu Dances all Over Again

Kamila Daurenova, Contributing Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Film, Theater

What if you were stuck in a time loop, reliving the same day over and over again? Fans of the original Bill Murray classic will be happy to hear that this story has made the jump from screen to the stage.

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The Show Must Go Wrong

The Show Must Go Wrong

Annaluz Cabrera, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Theater

"The Play That Goes Wrong" breaks the trend of perfection on Broadway with vaudevillian slapstick humor and not a few corpses with an uncanny ability to walk around on stage.

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