The Future Is Female, So Is the Past

Four women are transforming into female heroines of the last 100 years and singing their hearts out at St. Luke’s Theater. “This One’s for the Girls” is a new off-Broadway musical that tells the...

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: April 4 to 7

Midterms are done with, and finals are still a ways away — or so I’d like to think. Why not enjoy the mid-semester lull — and the beautiful weather — by checking out one of...

Burlesque meets literature on stage

Naked Girls Reading is an experiment in the strange but wonderful world of burlesque. At one of the shows, audience members may find themselves enraptured by the strong voices of the performers reading poetry...

Finding Humanity in the Horrors

Lights up on a seemingly mundane florist in downtown New York. As the Tisch New Theatre’s interpretation of “Little Shop of Horrors” begins, there is very little to indicate the incredible and insane path...

Tisch sophomore’s play questions fraternity hazing

Tisch sophomore Jake Rosenberg questions the practice of fraternity hazing, privilege and perception of masculinity in his new play “Brothers.” In light of the startling number of hazing-related deaths, “Brothers” explores the centuries-old practice...

‘Straight’ Explores a Modern Gay Identity

Love triangles onstage are hardly new material, but the show "Straight" provides a witty, thought-provoking alternative to the heteronormative narrative that usually steals the show. The play, written by Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola,...

Tisch New Theater Get Grooving With ‘Hairspray’

Tisch New Theatre’s production of “Hairspray” was a conglomerate of passion and talent, filled from start to finish with magical moments. The musical, set in 1960s Baltimore, follows the journey of Tracy Turnblad (Casey Whyland),...

‘Found’ presents beauty, humor

The Off-Broadway scene just got a lot weirder with “Found,” a meticulously crafted musical from the minds of Hunter Bell and Lee Overtree, who wrote the book. With music and original lyrics provided by...

‘City Of’ Paris shines in new play

Henri Rousseau’s painting, “The Dream,” depicts a woman lying naked on a lounge chair in a vibrantly colored jungle. Inspired by Rousseau’s painting, playwright Anton Dudley creates a world balancing the real and surreal...

Whitewashing and color-blind casting on Broadway

Colorblind casting has three parts to it. The first part is where all casting begins: writing the characters. Some casting directors will try to match written descriptions of characters. In both of these examples,...

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: March 15 to 17

St. Patrick’s Day is this Sunday — if you want to escape the inevitable onslaught of intoxicated revelers this weekend, check out one of these arts and entertainment events. And avoid Fifth Avenue at...

Adaptation offers unique audience experience

For his latest project, Flemish director Ivo van Hove has deftly reworked Ingmar Bergman’s 1973 film, “Scenes from a Marriage,” lending it stylistic ambition rarely seen on stage. The show follows Marianne and Johan through...
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