Inside J.D. Salinger’s ‘Life in the Rye’

When J.D. Salinger first published “The Catcher in the Rye,” many readers saw themselves in the young and dissatisfied narrator, Holden Caulfield. Some of these readers were harmless, angsty teenagers; others were not so...

Aspiring Playwrights, Submit Your Work Here

Playwrights Horizons This acclaimed “writer’s theater” is looking for “idiosyncratic, accomplished, original theatrical voices.” They accept unsolicited full-length manuscripts from anyone in New York City, and like to familiarize themselves with a writer’s style and...

‘It’s Okay to Feel Angry About This Play’

“The Whites” is a play that rests on a controversial premise: what if black people had enslaved white people? What if black cops were shooting white people at an alarming rate? What if whites...

Somehow, Tisch New Theatre Reinvents Elle Woods in ‘Legally Blonde’

When people wondered how Tisch New Theatre could possibly “Rethink Pink” and rebrand “Legally Blonde,” TNT responded, in the words of Elle Woods: “What? Like it’s hard?” This weekend, the student-run theater club housed...

‘Madama Butterfly’: New Staging Injects Life Into Age-Old Opera

“Madama Butterfly” is not timeless. Unlike Mozart’s “Magic Flute” or Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice,” the cultural context of Giacomo Puccini’s 1904 opera cannot be ignored.  It was a time when the U.S. was expanding its...

Please Silence your Cellphones: Tisch Students Weigh in on Self-Silencing Phone Case

Asking politely, it seems, is no longer enough. At least not when it comes to silencing cell phones during performances.  This is where the Yondr phone case comes in. In 2014, Graham Dugoni created the...

NYU Lamplighters Lights the Way for Children’s Theater

While student theater groups abound at NYU, only one group caters specifically to young audiences. This group calls itself NYU Lamplighters. According to Emily Carpenter, Gallatin junior and current president of the club, the...

‘The Green Room’ Is a Love Letter to Thespians That Falls Short of Its...

“The Green Room,” which made its New York premiere Off-Broadway on Sept. 27, tackles the gravity of our choices — in our relationships, careers and education — and how they either strengthen or threaten...

Rebutting the Warped History of ‘Hamilton’

“Hamilton,” one of the most decorated and beloved musicals in Broadway history, is under attack. Although the hip-hop-inspired production has received overwhelming critical and commercial success, “The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda” suggests that as...

‘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...
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