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OT Downtown: The Worst Trends in Theater 2011

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Posts, Theater

This past year has seen some memorable moments on stage (Playwrights Horizons’ offerings; Nina Arianda on Broadway—twice!), but they all pale in comparison to the amount of wrongheaded dreck that theatergoers had inflicted upon them. As everyone gazes with holiday-glazed eyes at glasses half full, let’s look at the other half of that glass, containing [&hellip
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Worst Theater of 2011

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

This past year has seen some memorable moments on stage (Playwrights Horizons’ offerings; Nina Arianda on Broadway—twice!), but they all pale in comparison to the amount of wrongheaded dreck that theatergoers had inflicted upon them. As everyone gazes with holiday-glazed eyes at glasses half full, let’s look at the other half of that glass, containing [&hellip
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No Time? No Problem!

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Real Estate, Uncategorized

Pret-a-Habiter does all the décor legwork for the design-impaired By Mark Peikert As IKEA and CB2 stores proliferate, design has turned into something both affordable and achievable. Gone are the days of hiring an expensive interior decorator and crossing your fingers; now, you can outfit your entire home in style without breaking the bank. Of [&hellip
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A Tidy Mess

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

Roman Polanski’s adaptation of God of Carnage is surprisingly bloodless By Mark Peikert A funny thing happened to God of Carnage, Yasmina Reza’s hit 2009 Broadway comedy, on the road to its streamlined film incarnation as Carnage: Our loyalties to the pair of middle- and upper-middle-class couples have shifted. A stylish (if hollow) comedy about [&hellip
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Step Up to Stick Up!

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Arts & Film, Blog, Theater

Basil Twist, the renowned puppeteer behind Symphonie Fantastique, Arias with a Twist and the creatures in Broadway’s The Addams Family, knows from puppets. So when Twist sees a puppetry show in Montreal and loves it enough to jump through the hoops to import it to Downtown’s HERE, that means something—and that is exactly what happened [&hellip
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