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Netflix comedy specials are one way to laugh and pass time with ease. Here are some recommendations for your enjoyment. (Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

Six Comedy Specials to Watch While Social Distancing

If you’re going stir-crazy, here are six Netflix Comedy specials guaranteed to make anyone laugh.
Apr 14, 2020

20 days ago, I was on an airplane from Paris to Chicago, a result of COVID-19 cutting my four-month study abroad down to six weeks. This is the same story as most college students...

What if NYU schools were on the Bachelor, competing for the roses? (Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

Off-Third: The Bachelor: Violet Edition

What would happen if the schools of NYU competed for the bachelor’s roses?
Feb 25, 2020

Do you accept my final loan? As a long time (and very invested) fan of ABC’s “The Bachelor,” this season starring Peter “still-in-love-with-Hannah-Brown” Weber, is just...

In Tisch New Theatre’s remake of “Legally Blonde,” Elle Woods has none of the ditziness she is known for. (Photo Courtesy of Christabelle Tan)

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

Tisch New Theatre decides to “Rethink Pink” in their recent production of “Legally Blonde,” showcasing a strong and never wavering Elle Woods by omitting the dumb blonde stereotype from the minute the curtain opens.
Nov 4, 2019

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?”...

Colleen Ballinger,who  starred in “Waitress”, just had her final show of Broadway run. (Via Twitter)

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

Colleen Ballinger, most famously known as Miranda Sings, just ended her limited four-week engagement run as Dawn in “Waitress.”
Sep 19, 2019

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...

(Illustration by Min Ji Kim)

8 Broadway Shows to Rush Before the Year Is Over

A guide to what Broadway shows to rush for under $50 and where and how to do it.
May 8, 2019

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...

The cast of Living With..., a production by NYU Steinhardts Drama Therapy department that explores the current HIV/AIDS crisis. (Courtesy of Sarah Binney, Steinhardt Public Affairs Specialist)

Steinhardt’s Original Production “Living With…” Addresses the AIDS Crisis of Today

“Living With…,” produced by the NYU Steinhardt Drama Therapy program, highlights the stories of newly diagnosed and long-term HIV/AIDS survivors through theatre and music.
Nov 30, 2018

This weekend, the Steinhardt Drama Therapy program will debut their original production, “Living With...” The show tells the stories of people living with HIV through four...

American Sons leads Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale.

Kerry Washington Returns to Broadway in ‘American Son’

Nov 13, 2018

Kerry Washington, of “Scandal” fame, has come back to Broadway with Steven Pasquale in Christopher Demos-Brown’s new play "American Son" at the Booth Theatre. Gut-wrenching...

A scene from the production of Peter the Starcatcher. (Courtesy of NYU Steinhardt Educational Theater Program)

Steinhardt Opens Magical Peter Pan Prequel

Oct 25, 2018

On Oct. 19, NYU Steinhardt’s Educational Theatre program opened its adaptation of “Peter and the Starcatcher” by Rick Elice. The play serves as a prequel to Disney’s “Peter...

Colton Underwood, the recently selected star of the 23rd season of The Bachelor. (Courtesy of ABC)

Colton Underwood Is the Virgin “Bachelor”

Announcement of ABC's first "Virgin Bachelor" shocks audiences and creates mixed expectations for 23rd season.
Oct 16, 2018

What happens when you mix “The Bachelorette,” “Bachelor in Paradise,” zero sexual partners and 25,000 Instagram comments begging ABC to change their mind on a new “Bachelor”...