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The Barber is Back on Barrow Street for ‘Sweeney Todd’ Revival

The Barber is Back on Barrow Street for ‘Sweeney Todd’ Revival

Annaluz Cabrera, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Theater, TOP STORIES

Ever wondered what it would be like to step into the wild world of cannibalism in "Sweeney Todd?" Barrow Street Theater's revamped production gives audience members the chance to quite literally be a part of the classic musical's bloodthirsty action.

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Steinhardt’s ‘Queen’ Shows Youth Response to Illness

Steinhardt’s ‘Queen’ Shows Youth Response to Illness

Annaluz Cabrera, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Theater

It only takes six actors in Steinhardt's musical education program to make for a stunningly energetic performance of "Two Weeks With the Queen" — and more than that to tackle the stigmas around chronic illness.

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Art and Affection Collide in ‘Sunday in the Park’

Art and Affection Collide in ‘Sunday in the Park’

Kamila Daurenova, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Theater

The classic award-winning production "Sunday In The Park With George" brings stars like Jake Gyllenhaal and NYU alums like Tony-winning Ruthie Ann Miles together to create a production that's as close to pointillism and acrylic painting as one can get on stage.

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NYU Alum Performs His Own Funeral

NYU Alum Performs His Own Funeral

Sarah Jackson, Contributing Writer

February 23, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Theater

In his one man show "Funeral," NYU Alum Joe Charnitski reflects on life through the eulogies he's delivered for his father and grandfather.

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StageWorks Shines Light on Shakespeare

StageWorks Shines Light on Shakespeare

Amanda Quinn, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Theater

With a hearty nod towards the Shakespeare classic "Twelfth Night's" leanings towards queer identity, Tisch Drama StageWorks brings hilarity and uproar to the stage.

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Staff Recs: Best Local Cinemas

Staff Recs: Best Local Cinemas

WSN Staff

February 17, 2017


Filed under ARTS, TOP STORIES

Mid-winter is prime movie-theater-going time. This week, WSN staff help you out for a date-night spot or a justification for staying in.

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Porn Pays Tuition at a Cost in “Exposed”

Porn Pays Tuition at a Cost in “Exposed”

Annaluz Cabrera, Contributing Writer

February 15, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Performance, Theater

"Exposed" is a new play based on the true story of Mariam Weeks, the Duke University Freshman who took on a porn star persona to pay her college tuition.

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NYU Should Take Advantage of Virtual Reality

NYU Should Take Advantage of Virtual Reality

Henry Cohen, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Virtual reality, more than just being a tool for the enhancement of pre-existing art forms, is capable of so much that it must be considered its own art form emergent from new technology.

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Performing Power And Privilege

Performing Power And Privilege

Michael Landes, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Theater

The NYU Drama Therapy program tackled privilege of all sorts with avant-garde flair and talented precision in its presentation of three short plays by its master's candidates last week.

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Thespians Use Democracy to Solve Dickens’ “Mystery of Edwin Drood”

Thespians Use Democracy to Solve Dickens’ “Mystery of Edwin Drood”

Satish Reginald and Cayla Berejikian

February 9, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Music, TOP STORIES

In a rousing cross between Hamlet and a choose-your-own-adventure novel, the NYU Steinhairdt Vocal Performance Department brought energy and hilarity to their production of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood."

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Bright Lights and High Notes at NYU

Bright Lights and High Notes at NYU

Alexandra Pierson, Theater and Books Editor

January 30, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Theater

For one magical night of harmony and jazz hands, NYU students forgot their school affiliations to hold a night of Broadway showtunes and classic musical theater hits.

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A Tender and Comic Look At Gender, Death and Vietnam

A Tender and Comic Look At Gender, Death and Vietnam

Michael Landes, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Theater, TOP STORIES

"Orange Julius" explores gender, death and memory through the lens of the Vietnam War.

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