‘Missed Connections’ Misses the Mark

It seems like a pipe dream of an idea that the uncomfortably weird yet well-known section of Craigslist, Missed Connections, would ever be made into something that could be performed in front of a...

1978 Play Disrupts Nuclear Family

Scott Elliott’s production of Sam Shepard’s 1978 classic “Buried Child” was not only appropriately timed — its focus on the disintegration of nuclear families and disillusionment is aptly matched with our current cultural state...

‘Roughly Speaking:’ Saga From The Streets

We pass them every day. We hear them clinking their plastic cups, yearning for our help and a way out. Yet we rarely even glance down. “Roughly Speaking” is a play stylized by rap...

Tisch New Theatre’s ‘Catch’ delights

Tisch New Theatre recently mounted their spring main stage musical: “Catch Me If You Can,” which details the life of famous con-artist Frank Abagnale, Jr. at Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Framed as...

Newsies adds new music

When a show embarks on a national tour, audiences across the country come to the theater expecting the same production that graced a Broadway stage. Shows often have slight alterations to accommodate different venues...

CAS Theater Puts on Its First Shakespeare With ‘The Tempest’

College of Arts and Science Theater is putting on its first Shakespeare production in the 20 years since its inception. The club, which just won a 2019 President’s Service Award, is expanding its horizons...

A Jewish Nurse, a Gay Man and a Wealthy Heir Walk into Skirball

I can’t say I knew what to expect as I walked into NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts last Saturday afternoon. I had mentally prepared myself to see a six-hour-long performance titled the...

Porn Pays Tuition at a Cost in “Exposed”

In 2004, Duke University freshman Miriam Weeks made headlines as the Duke Porn Star, Belle Knox, after she was outed by fellow students. Scandalized reporters, parents and students condemned Weeks for funding her education...

Start the Semester Off on the Write Foot

Whether it’s Writing the Essay, Cultural Foundations or any other text-based course you are taking this semester, most students will inevitably have to write multitudinous essays. Though reading and writing are not everyone’s favorite...

The Public Theater Talks Show Business and Social Issues

Remember the days when you could go out and enjoy live theatrical performances? From classic Broadway shows and funny off-Broadway shows in Midtown to experimental acts on local stages, New York’s theater scene has...

“The Heidi Chronicles” Gears Up For Weekend Showcase Amid Buzz

This Friday, NYU CAS Theater will open its much-anticipated performance of “The Heidi Chronicles” at 8 p.m. This powerful story follows the journey of best friends Heidi and Susan, as they overcome society’s gender norms...

“Moles” Shocks, Amuses at Skirball

A group of seven larger-than-life-sized moles took over NYU Skirball last weekend, as Philippe Quesne’s darkly humorous performance of “The Moles” took place last Friday through Saturday. The original show, “Night of the Moles,” premiered...
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