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Profound Drama by New York Theatre Ballet

Profound Drama by New York Theatre Ballet

By Maria Jose Lavandera, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

The New York Theatre Ballet's latest presentation of their "Uptown/Downtown/Dance" series this weekend was characterized by impressive versatility and outstanding precision under even the tightest of financial and spatial constraints.

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...

Elizabeth Olsen-led ‘Romeo and Juliet’ misconstrues classic play

Elizabeth Olsen-led ‘Romeo and Juliet’ misconstrues classic play

October 23, 2013


Filed under Arts

“But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?” “Romeo, O Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” “A plague on both your houses.” It is nearly impossible to leave a production of “Romeo and Juliet” without one of these famous lines echoing in your head. William Shakespeare’s pla...

Orlando Bloom unable to save modern-day ‘Romeo and Juliet’ adaptation

Orlando Bloom unable to save modern-day ‘Romeo and Juliet’ adaptation

October 1, 2013


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The worlds of “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Romeo and Juliet” feel as though they exist in different universes. One reminds audiences of Hollywood’s fascination with handsome men embroiled in swordfights, while the other evokes memories of grueling high school essays, the dread of pop...

NYU alumnus to play star-crossed lovers

NYU alumnus to play star-crossed lovers

September 26, 2013


Filed under Features

Courtesy of Julian Cihi While chatting with Julian Cihi, who graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts in 2012, it’s a pleasant surprise to discover a nonchalant composure hidden beneath his credulous layer of enthusiasm. Cihi, who plays Romeo in the Classic Stage Company’s off-Broadway adaptation of ...

Fall Broadway openings promise diverse selection

Fall Broadway openings promise diverse selection

September 5, 2013


Filed under Arts

Summer is always a slow time on Broadway — the Tonys are over, the season has ended and audiences are left waiting to see what the fall will bring.  A few shows do open each summer, such as the recent musicals “First Date” and “Soul Doctor,” but Broadway truly starts to pick up once the sc...

Frigid weather can’t stop Shakespeare in Square

Frigid weather can’t stop Shakespeare in Square

October 18, 2012


Filed under Arts

Pedestrians at Washington Square Park are bound to see a variety performers. From dancers and pianists to singers, there’s always something to watch. Twice a year, however, you can walk through the park and see something special — a full-length performance of a Shakespeare play. Shakespeare in...