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‘Forbidden NYU’ Turns 18

‘Forbidden NYU’ Turns 18

By Julia Fields, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Forbidden NYU celebrated its 18th year with a "Barely Legal" edition, containing spoofs of many famous musicals tailored to the school's most common problems.

One revival more for ‘Les Misérables’

One revival more  for ‘Les Misérables’

March 26, 2014


Filed under Arts

The audience began applauding before a single actor stepped onto the stage. A wrenching and commercially successful movie rendition that was released just over a year ago has primed the crowd for this second Broadway revival of “Les Misérables.” The production opened March 23 at the Impe...

Broadway cast sizes present creative, commercial options

Broadway cast sizes present creative, commercial options

December 21, 2013


Filed under Arts

In recent years, small-cast plays have dominated the theater world. Audiences are almost surprised if more than five actors appear on stage for final bows. But this is more than a trend — there are practical and artistic reasons for this choice. Small casts are cheap, even when there’s a celebrity...

Oscars 2013: Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress

Oscars 2013: Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress

February 21, 2013


Filed under Arts, Exclude From Homepage List

Supporting Actor This year’s Best Supporting Actor category is wide open, and all five nominees are previous winners. Alan Arkin brought humor to “Argo,” but his momentum isn’t enough to compensate for a role less challenging than the other nominees’ roles. “The Master” was divisive and confusing, but its undisputed str...

Movie musicals were on wane but may be returning

Movie musicals were on wane but may be returning

December 11, 2012


Filed under Arts

The decline of the movie musical was not a process of gradual atrophy; it was abrupt. Between 1929 and 1968, nine movie musicals took the Oscar for Best Picture. Since 1968, only one has captured that same prize. There was clearly a point at which aupurchase viagradiences decided — silently, but in perfec...