Posts Tagged ‘Theater’

Fun For More than Just Children

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

Kevin Del Aguila and Christian Borle in "Peter and the Starcatcher". Photo by Joan Marcus Peter and the Starcatcher is far more fun than this knowingly clever mash-up of children’s theater and English pratfall should have been. Carefully adapted from the Dave Barry- and Ridley Pearson-penned children’s novel, Peter and the Starcatchers, by Rick Elice and directed with aplomb by the team of Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, Peter may [&hellip
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Interview with Bill Bragin, Curator of Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing

Written by City Arts 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

Bill Bragin Bill Bragin Bill Bragin, “curator/presenter” of Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing and Lincoln Center Out of Doors, clued into music’s transcendental effects early on. As a teen on Long Island, friends gathered after school in his record-strewn bedroom to hear his latest vinyl discoveries. Before one track had even finished, Bragin would be setting up [&hellip
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The Summer’s Five Hottest Shows

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, Theater, West Side Spirit

Best Theater-HARVEY by Andrew Eccles School may be out, but the hardworking kids in the New York theater scene still have homework to do this summer. Below, a list of the five most anticipated events of the 2012 summer season.   Harvey Hot on the heels of last year’s debut in The Normal Heart, two-time Emmy winner Jim Parsons (The [&hellip
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Summer Guide to Theatre

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, Theater, West Side Spirit

Summer ShakespearPark Downtown Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Tired of waiting in the stifling heat for Shakespeare in the Park to no avail? Fear not; there’s another free outdoor option to view the Bard’s work. The Drilling Company’s LES staple, taking place in the municipal parking lot at the corner of Broome and Ludlow streets, will present [&hellip
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‘Raisin in the Sun’ 50 Years Later, a Worthy Homage

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

: Nathan Johnson Caption: Damon Gupton, Annie Parisse, Crystal A. Dickinson and Jeremy Shamos in Clyborne Park. Photo by Nathan Johnson Clybourne Park arrives bearing serious dramatic lineage. Bruce Norris’s 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winner for drama, which, under Pam McKinnon’s adroit direction has already enjoyed a successful run at the Off-Broadway Playwrights Horizons in addition to London and Los Angeles tours, is a direct descendant of Lorraine Hansberry’s milestone work A Raisin in the Sun, set in [&hellip
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‘Proof’ Playwright Turns to Lithgow to Tackle David Alsop

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film

Is it fair to ascribe the sophomore slump to a Broadway writer whose second play hit the stage nearly 12 years after the first? Because that seems awfully close to what happened with The Columnist, David Auburn’s follow-up to the Tony and Pulitzer grabber Proof. Columnist, a peek into the life of powerful mid-20th-century journalist [&hellip
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‘Dinner’ Theater that Leaves You Hungry

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film

Matthew Warchus’ 2008 revival of Marc Camoletti’s Boeing-Boeing was a blast of sexist slapstick farce, anchored by Mark Rylance’s ebullient award-nabbing role as Robert. We meet him and his misogynist pal Bernard again in the current Roundabout revival of Camoletti’s follow-up, Don’t Dress for Dinner. Remember the adage “all’s well that ends well”? Well, Bernard [&hellip
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A Guide to Educational Summer Day Camps

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Continuing Education, Family, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

By Meghan Gearino, Kat Harrison and Elizabeth Raymond   We doubt that anyone thinks of New York City as a summer camp mecca—but by most standards, it really is. Consider all the children’s activity centers and enrichment programs that the city is blessed with—some go on hiatus and some slow down in the summertime, offering [&hellip
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Death Be Not Loud

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

dubuque2 A new revival of Albee’s forgotten The Lady from Dubuque sheds light on the darkest of topics In his signature work, Edward Albee asked “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” In The Lady from Dubuque, which Signature is reviving following an abortive 1980 New York run, the playwright opens his show with the question “Who am [&hellip
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