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Allen Ginsberg's 'Kaddish' Gets the One-Man Show Treatment

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Adaptations Project has adapted "Kaddish," which the beat poet published 50 years ago, for the stage. "Kaddish (or The Key in the Window)" is a multimedia one-man show that opens on Thursday night.

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New York Musical Theater Festival 2011: Farm System or Export?

Monday, September 26, 2011

On Monday, the New York Musical Theater Festival kicks-off its eighth season with a huge exclamation point. In 21 days, 30 never-before-seen musicals will make their world premieres in theaters throughout the city.

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Plays by African American Women Take the Broadway Stage

Thursday, September 22, 2011

On Thursday night, "The Mountaintop," opens in previews. The Broadway play is the first of three plays penned or adapted by African-American women that are opening on Broadway this fall.

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What's in a Name: George Carlin Street?

Friday, September 09, 2011

A local comic is paying homage to the late irreverent comedian George Carlin by trying to get the block where Carlin grew up -- W. 121st St. between Broadway and Amsterdam -- named in his honor. Carlin, who was raised in Morningside Heights, died in 2008.

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WNYC's Guide to 9/11 Arts Events

Friday, September 02, 2011

This month, cultural institutions around the city are paying respect to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks through literature, visual arts, theater, dance, music, and film. Here's our guide to what's happening around town.

Irene Wreaks Big Box Office Losses on Broadway

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

All 23 Broadway shows canceled their lucrative Saturday and Sunday performances this past weekend due to the transit shutdown mandated by Mayor Bloomberg in anticipation of Tropical Storm Irene, resulting in massive losses at the box office.

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'Twitter Watch' Aggregates Tweets from Broadway Insiders

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

For Broadway fans interested in what's happening behind the red velvet curtain, waiting at the stage door may no longer be necessary. Through its new feature "Twitter Watch," the Web site Broadway World has aggregated the tweets of 100 theater stars, producers and critics who are active on Twitter.

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FringeNYC: Five Questions for Playwright Sorrel Barnard

Friday, August 12, 2011

The 15th annual New York City Fringe Festival begins on Friday. To mark the date, WNYC asked five playwrights and alumni of the FringeNYC five questions about what it's like to be a part of the fest.

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Del Close Lives on at the Upright Citizens Brigade Improv Marathon

Friday, August 12, 2011

Del Close, who taught long-form improvisational comedy in Chicago in the '70s, passed away in 1999. But his memory lives on for 72 straight hours of improv in the city this weekend. The Del Close Marathon, which was started by the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), kicks off on Friday.

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FringeNYC: Five Questions for Playwright Arlene Hutton

Friday, August 12, 2011

The 15th annual New York City Fringe Festival begins on Friday. To mark the date, WNYC asked five playwrights and alumni of the FringeNYC five questions about what it's like to be a part of the fest.

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FringeNYC: Five Questions for Playwright 'Rie Shontel

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The 15th annual New York City Fringe Festival begins on Friday. To mark the date, WNYC asked five playwrights and alumni of the FringeNYC five questions about what it's like to be a part of the fest.

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FringeNYC: Five Questions for Playwright Mark Hollmann

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The 15th annual New York City Fringe Festival begins on Friday. To mark the date, WNYC asked five playwrights and alumni of the FringeNYC five questions about what it's like to be a part of the fest.

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FringeNYC: Five Questions for Playwright Laura Brienza

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

The 15th annual New York City Fringe Festival begins on Friday. To mark the date, WNYC asked five playwrights and alumni of the FringeNYC five questions about what it's like to be a part of the fest.

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Blood and Honor: 'Julius Caesar' at the Park Ave. Armory

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Lucy Bailey’s unflinching production of “Julius Caesar” for the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) opens with a savage prequel: against a back projected image of the Capitoline Wolf (a much reproduced bronze sculpture of a wolf suckling Romulus and Remus) two feral young men gouge, maul, and bite one another until one finally succumbs.

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Hollywood Vets Learn New Tricks on Broadway

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

The Great White Way will be star-studded in this theater season. WNYC takes a look at Hollywood actors and actresses who are returning -- and making their debuts -- on Broadway.

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'Spider-Man' Broadway Team Releases 'Rise Above' Video

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The video for "Rise Above 1" from "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" was released, but it looks nothing like the visual spectacular going on at the Foxwoods Theater. Let us know what you think of the video here.

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Newark Institutions Lead NJ Arts Council Grantees

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

On Tuesday, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts doled out $15.8 million in Fiscal Year 2011-12 funding to arts groups. The three groups that got the most funding are all based in Newark.

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Julie Taymor, Patti Smith, the Blue Men Take Part in La Mama's New Season

Monday, July 25, 2011

La Mama Experimental Theater Club's new season features a block party, performances by some 20 artists who regard the theater club as home and a new program that will bring guests in conversation with Philip Glass, Julie Taymor and Meredith Monk, among others.

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What Theater People Love (and Hate) About Same-Sex Marriage

Friday, July 22, 2011

Though much of the Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender theater set is celebrating same-sex marriage, not everyone is rushing to the altar to get hitched.

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Brooklyn Theater Group St. Ann's Warehouse Says It's Leaving Dumbo

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

St. Ann's Warehouse, the multi-disciplinary theater group and performance space, affirmed this week that it would be leaving Dumbo after recent court rulings made it crystal clear that the theater would not be permitted to construct a new home in the ruins of a mid-19th century tobacco warehouse near Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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