Posts Tagged ‘Broadway’

The New Queen of Karaoke

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Music, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

By Verne Vergara A new queen has been crowned. After two rounds of semifinals and a final round on the evening of Nov. 13, the judges of Our Town’s Karaoke Idol event picked a winner. All three events took place at the dinner clubs Lips. As the clock approached contest start time at 9:30, the [&hellip
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Tapped In: Art of History, Tibet House, Symphony Space Co-Founder Dies

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

Joan Allen Reads At Symphony Space A HANDS-ON APPROACH TO LEARNING Creating an interactive learning experience for the children of the city, the New York Historical Society has developed a program that uses visual arts to educate students about New York and American history. “The Art of History” is a five-session program offered to different schools throughout the city. Combining art [&hellip
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‘Christmas’ is a Sweet Gift for All

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

Photo by Carol Rosegg. An ever-growing subgenre has emerged within the movie adaptation umbrella constantly covering Broadway: the holiday movie adaptation. In addition to Elf and White Christmas, both making return engagements this season, A Christmas Story, The Musical, the earnest adaptation of the cult film that grew into a yuletide tradition, has arrived for a limited engagement at [&hellip
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Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

Photo by Chris Bennion. Carolee Carmello gets the star treatment she deserves in an underwhelming new musical Life stories are a tricky business. Every individual weathers enough ups and downs to have their own experience merit the telling – but that doesn’t mean that all lives translate to cogent dramatic arcs. Aimee Semple McPherson, however, one of the more [&hellip
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R. Kelly’s “Trapped in the Closet” Headed to Broadway

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Arts & Film, Music, Theater

I have to be honest and say — while admittedly a bit out of the pop culture loop at times — I lost track of R. Kelly’s “Trapped in the Closet” about six years ago. Apparently, what “Rolling Stone” calls the singer’s “epic opus” has not fizzled out alongside my interest. On the contrary, it’s [&hellip
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Getting Down to Business With Henry Winkler

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Arts & Film, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Theater, West Side Spirit

In his latest Broadway role, “The Fonz” plays a porn star (no, really) with a heart of gold By Rachel Sokol When one hears the name “Henry Winkler,” what often comes to mind is a leather jacket, a thumbs-up, an “aye!” and a best friend named Richie Cunningham. But Henry Winkler, porn star? Well … [&hellip
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New “Annie” Avoids Red Scare

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

Photo credit Joan Marcus James Lapine’s revival has legs – and not one but two noteworthy Broadway debuts It was 36 seasons ago that a little show about a little orphan named Annie, adapted by the team of Martin Charnin, Thomas Meehan and Charles Strouse from Harold Gray’s long-running comic, took Broadway by storm and became an instant classic. [&hellip
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A Woman’s Worth: Jessica Chastain Gives This Heiress Her Due

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

The Heiress Never before has the musical clippity-clop of horse hooves sounded as petulant or mocking as they do in Moisés Kaufman’s newly opened production of The Heiress, the second Broadway revival of Augustus and Ruth Goetz’s play. When Catherine Sloper (Jessica Chastain) hears those hoof beats galloping right on by the opulent townhouse in which she [&hellip
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The Protagonist: Spider-Man The Book—Insight Into a Closed World or Capitalizing on Failure?

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Uncategorized

The New York Times announced this week Glen Berger, the playwright of reported media circus “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” signed on with Simon & Schuster to pen a book about the “most controversial musical in Broadway history.” It was also the most expensive, according to the Times. Berger was charged with helping rewrite the [&hellip
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Art Adverts Start a New Wave

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by Greg Solman Advertising strategies gearing up for next season take art out the wilderness. CityArts surveys the new media tacticians who bring Broadway shows, museums and other art venues to popular attention. Art and its patrons all benefit from millennial art advertising’s new tactical strategies. Part 1 of a two-part series. New Yorkers with [&hellip
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