Posts Tagged ‘Theater’

Classical Season’s Greetings

Written by Jay Nordlinger on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit, Our Town, Theater, West Side Spirit

Netrebko in Donizetti’s Elixir AN ‘ELIXIR’ WITHOUT FIZZ AND A MODEL ‘CARMINA BURANA’ The Metropolitan Opera opened its 2012-13 season with a new production of The Elixir of Love, Donizetti’s offbeat romantic comedy. For 20 years, the Met had a production by John Copley: goofy, whimsical, endearing—like The Elixir of Love. It looked like an old-fashioned Valentine’s Day card. At the [&hellip
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Asner’s Still Having Fun, This Time on Broadway

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

GraceCort Theatre By Angela Barbuti Ed Asner is still acting in his eighties. But his quick wit and unique outlook on life make him able to transcend the age gap. An entertainer for all generations, he has played endearing roles for the younger set such as Santa Claus in Elf and Carl in Up. But others will [&hellip
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Channeling Divorce Into a Musical

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Picture 2 No one would have blamed Ruthe Ponturo for being sad when her husband of 34 years suddenly left her for another—much younger—woman. But Ponturo decided almost immediately that instead of being sad, she’d be musical. Ponturo’s subsequent divorce from her Broadway producer husband Tony Ponturo became the fodder for a brand-new cabaret show, Divorce–the Musical: [&hellip
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Crying Woolf

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

CA-virginia woolf revival Tracy Letts Takes on his Mentor Edward Albee in New Production   By Ben Kessler Edward Albee’s classic Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? returns to Broadway in a 50th-anniversary production from Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Tracy Letts and Amy Morton will appear in the iconic roles of George and Martha, a middle-aged married couple locked in terminal, [&hellip
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Bard of the Teenage Set

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Max Friedlich Max Friedlich, 17, is the youngest playwright at this year’s Fringe Fest. By Mayara Guimaraes As the youngest playwright at the New York International Fringe Festival, Max Friedlich, 17, son of media executive Jim Friedlich and artist Melissa Stern, capably wrote SleepOver, about two teens who live in New York and are dealing with issues [&hellip
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Natalie Lomonte Keeps Spider-Man in Step

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

FE&FW-Spiderman By Angela Barbuti The first Broadway show Natalie Lomonte ever saw was The Phantom of the Opera. She was visiting New York for the first time with her mother’s dance studio. After purchasing last-minute tickets, they were seated in the 11th row, in the spot where the infamous chandelier comes crashing down on the audience. [&hellip
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Audiences Riled Up Over Simon Gray’s “The Common Pursuit”

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

Forget Upright Citizens Brigade or People’s Improv Theater—the current hot spot for audience interaction seems to be the Roundabout Theater Company’s Laura Pels Theater. First, I had the great fortune to hear audience members around me constantly chatter throughout Stephen Karam’s great Sons of the Prophet. And just recently, audience members incongruously, embarrassingly began talking [&hellip
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Armond White: How Tony are the Tony Awards?

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

  ‘Clybourne Park’ questions American and theater history by Armond White If the award for Best Play goes to Clybourne Park at the June 10 Tony Awards ceremony, will it put the Tonys on “the right side of history”? That particular aphorism entered popular speech during the 2008 presidential campaign (in a rare Obama reference [&hellip
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