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Joseph Myers: Gallatin, Marketing and Theater Studies

May 4, 2017

As trite as it may be to point out, New York is always changing — for the better, for the worse and often for the indistinguishable. I feel that my past four years have been...

Broadway icon Betty Buckley performed a variety of old and new Broadway show tunes this past week at Joe’s Pub in her new cabaret show, “Story Songs”.

Buckley Reflects in Newest Cabaret

October 3, 2016
Broadway icon Betty Buckley created an artistic, thoughtful look back on her career in her latest cabaret show at Joe's Pub.

New Drag Show Is As Close to Whitney As You Can Get

September 22, 2016
Kevin Smith Kirkwood creates a tribute to Whitney Houston that is almost as good as the original in his latest show, "Classic Whitney: Alive."
Showing at the Public Theater, Head of Passes tells the story of Shelah and her family coming together to celebrate her birthday.

Modern ‘Job’ is Heartbreaking

April 18, 2016
"Head of Passes" at the Public Theater is a moving drama about family inspired by the Book of Job.
NYU Theatre Group, CAST, performed “The Heidi Chronicles” over the weekend.

CAST Stages ‘The Heidi Chronicles’

April 11, 2016
The portrayal of past feminist movements in NYU CAST's production of "The Heidi Chronicles" resonates with gender equality movements today.
The NYU Shop Theater is putting on a production of the Laramie Project from March 4-11.

Tisch Students Bring “The Laramie Project” Into 2016

March 8, 2016
NYU Shop Theater is currently putting on a production of the 2000 play "The Laramie Project".
Mark Rylance and Bob Davis perform in the American Repertory Theaters new production of Nice Fish.

‘Nice Fish’ Questions the Meaning of Life Through Ice Fishing

March 2, 2016
"Nice Fish" starring recent Academy Award winner Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins, is a play about the existential ponderings of fishermen.
Coral Tower

Coral Tower

February 25, 2016

Residency: Upperclassmen Estimated yearly cost: $13,048 - $18,494 Low-cost rooms available: Yes Commute to class: 15 minutes Nearby subways: N, Q, R, L, 4, 5, 6, Shuttle:...

Actor Alan Cumming is selling his album, “Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs: Live at Café Carlyle”, on his North America cabaret show tour.

‘Cabaret’ Star Strips, Emotionally

February 16, 2016
Alan Cumming performed at Carnegie Hall in conjunction with his new album "Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs: Live at Cafe Carlyle"
Staff Recs: David Bowie Songs

Staff Recs: David Bowie Songs

January 29, 2016
We'll miss you Ziggy Stardust.
The final performances of Tisch Sophomore, Jake Rosenberg’s new play, “Brothers”, took last weekend on Nov. 14 and 15t.

Tisch sophomore’s play questions fraternity hazing

November 23, 2015
Tisch sophomore Jake Rosenberg debuts his play "Brothers," a telling of the detrimental and hetero-normative hazing culture in U.S. colleges.
he Broadway musical, “Trip of Love” follows the story of a girl’s experience after eating a magic mushroom, through 1960s pop music and stunning visuals.

‘Trip of Love’ captures the mood of the 1960s

November 19, 2015
Take a trip through the 60s with the visually stunning off-Broadway production of "Trip of Love."
Staff Recs: Spooky Halloween movies to binge-watch

Staff Recs: Spooky Halloween movies to binge-watch

October 29, 2015
Celebrate Halloween with a seasonal movie binge with staff-recommended movies. The list includes the musical "Hocus Pocus," the nostalgic "Halloweentown" and the racy "Rocky Horror Picture Show."
Betsy Morgan, Barbara Walsh, and Caissie Levy in First Daughter Suite, a new musical by Michael John LaChiusa, directed by Kirsten Sanderson, running at The Public Theater.

‘First Daughter’ pretty but problematic

October 26, 2015
The daughters of presidents sing about living under the scrutiny of the public eye in the highly creative musical "The First Daughter Suite." Daughters of Bush, Carter, Ford join together to save American hostages from Iran.
See what our staff recommends you add to your schedule next semester.

Staff Recommendations: NYU courses

October 20, 2015
The WSN Staff recommends NYU courses that most impacted us in preparation for course registration for the Spring 2016 semester.

‘Otello’ production still struggles with race

October 19, 2015
The met's new Otello production doesn't have blackface, but still struggles with race issues.

Andrew Lloyd Webber talks ‘School of Rock’ on Broadway

October 19, 2015
Andrew Lloyd Webber returns to Broadway to direct "School of Rock," debuting a music video from the musical as a teaser. WSN attended the premiere and afterwards spoke with Webber about his decision to turn the beloved movie into a musical.
Staff Recommendations: SNL skits

Staff Recommendations: SNL skits

October 7, 2015
SNL celebrates 41 seasons of late-night sketches, cold openings and Weekend Updates. Reminisce the many generations of actors with these sketch picks from the WSN staff.

Staff Recommendations: Back to School Songs

September 9, 2015
As we approach the end of summer and the start of autumn, listen to these WSN staff-recommended songs to start the semester on the right foot.
Carl Hendrick Louis & Carra Patterson in “Little Children Dream of God.”

‘Children’ done well despite stereotypes

February 25, 2015
Despite solid set design and acting, "Little Children Dream of God” falls short with its problematic, stereotypical storyline.
Christina Bianco tackles over forty different roles in Broadways latest musical, Application Pending.

Bianco impresses in musical ‘Pending’

February 18, 2015
In her one-woman Broadway musical "Application Pending," Christina Bianco proves versatile and humorous, taking on multiple roles.

Hear Scheuer roar

February 13, 2015
In his musical "The Lion," Benjamin Scheuer takes on the one-man show, in order to detail his life, and show how he found his roar.