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Modern ‘Job’ is Heartbreaking

Modern ‘Job’ is Heartbreaking

By Joseph Myers, Theater & Books Editor

April 18, 2016


Filed under Arts, Theater

"Head of Passes" at the Public Theater is a moving drama about family inspired by the Book of Job.

“I Will Look Forward” Is Worth More Than a Look

“I Will Look Forward” Is Worth More Than a Look

By Hailey Nuthals, Highlighter Editor

April 14, 2016


Filed under Arts, Theater

"I Will Look Forward to This Later" is a tragically funny play about art-making and what makes a meaningful life.

Though Star-Studded, ‘Dry Powder’ Barely Ignites

Though Star-Studded, ‘Dry Powder’ Barely Ignites

By Emma Gold, Contributing Writer

April 6, 2016


Filed under Arts, Theater

“Dry Power” is a compelling play about a private equity firm running at the Public Theater until May 1, starring John Krasinski, Claire Danes and Hank Azaria.

Tisch New Theater Get Grooving With ‘Hairspray’

Tisch New Theater Get Grooving With ‘Hairspray’

By Laura Casado, Staff Writer

April 4, 2016


Filed under Arts, Theater

Tisch New Theatre put on a production of the classic musical "Hairspray" at Skirball over the weekend.

Swimming in Scandal and a ‘Red Speedo’

Swimming in Scandal and a ‘Red Speedo’

By Nikolas Reda-Castelao, Staff Writer

March 28, 2016


Filed under Arts, Theater

A 25-meter long, chlorine-scented pool dominates the stage of the New York Theater Workshop, currently staging Lucas Hnath’s “Red Speedo.” It is the tantamount center of everyone’s attention and simultaneously the least addressed. “Red Speedo” is about the complications that arise when an Olympics-bo...

‘Nice Fish’ Questions the Meaning of Life Through Ice Fishing

‘Nice Fish’ Questions the Meaning of Life Through Ice Fishing

By Joseph Myers, Theater & Books Editor

March 2, 2016


Filed under Arts, Theater, Uncategorized

"Nice Fish" starring recent Academy Award winner Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins, is a play about the existential ponderings of fishermen.

Show delights with hip-hop history

Show delights with hip-hop history

By Caroline Cunfer, Theater/Books Editor

March 4, 2015


Filed under Arts, Theater

The new musical, "Hamilton," centers around the life of the late Alexander Hamilton, and is strengthened by its hip-hop, modern influence.

‘Children’ done well despite stereotypes

‘Children’ done well despite stereotypes

By Joseph Myers, Contributing Writer

February 25, 2015


Filed under Arts, Theater

Despite solid set design and acting, "Little Children Dream of God” falls short with its problematic, stereotypical storyline.

‘Verité’ showcases Nick Jones’ writing skill

‘Verité’ showcases Nick Jones’ writing skill

By Willa Tellekson-Flash, Contributing Writer

February 24, 2015


Filed under Arts, Theater

Nick Jones’ original play “Verité” has opened at Lincoln Center, featuring Anna Camp of "Pitch Perfect." Combining quirky characters and plot twists, “Verité” is an enjoyable watch.

Bianco impresses in musical ‘Pending’

Bianco impresses in musical ‘Pending’

By Joseph Myers, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2015


Filed under Arts, Theater

In her one-woman Broadway musical "Application Pending," Christina Bianco proves versatile and humorous, taking on multiple roles.

‘City Of’ Paris shines in new play

‘City Of’ Paris shines in new play

By Willa Tellekson-Flash, Contributing Writer

February 17, 2015


Filed under Arts, Theater

In "City Of," a musical which is currently being housed at the MOMA, depicts four individuals traveling to Paris, in order to fulfill their personal longings.

Hear Scheuer roar

By Joseph Myers, Contributing Writer

February 13, 2015


Filed under Arts, Theater

In his musical "The Lion," Benjamin Scheuer takes on the one-man show, in order to detail his life, and show how he found his roar.

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