‘Stupid F-cking Bird’ Soars in Its Reinvention of a Chekhov Classic

“The play begins when someone says, ‘Start the f-cking play,’” the show’s protagonist, Con (Blake Merriman), shouts as he walks through the audience. This is how “Stupid F-cking Bird” opens. Luckily, one woman in...

Coming to Broadway in Fall 2019

Summer has finally come to a close, and that means it’s time for sweaters, pumpkins and Broadway previews. This fall, there are dozens of new shows coming to Broadway and off-Broadway stages near you....

‘Rethink Pink’: Tisch New Theatre’s Vision for ‘Legally Blonde’

Tisch New Theatre, a student-run organization at NYU, will bring “Legally Blonde” to the Skirball Center stage on Nov. 1. Adopting the motto “rethink pink,” the cast and crew are imagining a new world...

Dining With Ploetz: Food For Thought

Written and directed by Richard Ploetz, “Dining With Ploetz” presents three one-act plays tied together by a common theme: food.  A contender for this year’s New York Innovative Theatre Awards, this wacky play tackles more...

Miranda Sings on Broadway! Colleen Ballinger Wraps Up Broadway Debut in “Waitress”

Earlier this summer, it was announced that “Waitress” on Broadway will have its closing performance on January 5, 2020. This will mark an almost four-year run at the Brooks Atkinson Theater. One reason many say...

“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...

‘Get Curious’: Skirball’s Fall Programming Promises Literature, Technicolor and Copulating Moles

“Every year we kind of have a new motto,” explains NYU Skirball Director Jay Wegman. “This year it’s ‘Get Curious.’” Featuring shows tackling modern media coverage through the lens of Greek mythology, drawing on postmodern...

8 Broadway Shows to Rush Before the Year Is Over

When my parents came to visit me in April, they were horrified by the tall stack of Playbills on my desk, thinking I had dropped $100-$150 on each Broadway show. I quickly assured them...

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 Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: April 19 to 21

With 4/20, Easter and Earth Day all approaching back-to-back, I’m sure everyone’s weekend schedules are packed. But on the off chance you have some free time in the next few days, here are some...

Ghosts Face Gentrification in ‘Where Do All the Ghosts Go?’

In a historic building just south of Union Square, modernist artist Marcel Duchamp (David Leeper) and Wild West showman Buffalo Bill (Christopher Lowe) play a game of invisible chess, while the French stage actress...

Behind the Script of Tisch’s ‘Medusa’

“Medusa,” a new musical presented by Tisch Drama’s New Studio on Broadway, sheds light on how long humans have been grappling with assault at the hands of men in power. Based on the ancient...
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