Features : Archive for Theater
Friday, June 03, 2011
Spider-Man isn't the only comic book character hanging out onstage this summer. The first-ever Comic Book Theater Festival, which runs through July 1 at the Brick Theater in Williamsburg, features nearly a month of plays that bring beloved pen-and-ink figures to life in front of an audience.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
On June 8, you won't necessarily need vision or hearing to experience the musical “Catch Me If You Can” on Broadway. The Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts is spending $240,000 to outfit four Broadway theaters with two pieces of technology called I-Caption and D-Scriptive that will expand theater-going options for the deaf and the blind.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
The Lower East Side returns to its swinging 1960's roots on Friday by hosting its 16th annual festival of music, poetry, puppets and dance. More than 100 artists will show work at the festival from Friday through Sunday. Check out images of festivals past here.
Monday, May 23, 2011
On Monday, City Council committees held hearings on the mayor’s proposed $43 million cuts to the Department of Cultural Affairs.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway shows got the spotlight on Monday night at the 56th Annual Obie Awards. A star-studded group of hosts and presenters gave out the awards. Click here to see a full list of this year's winners. Plus, tell us who you wanted to win an Obie here.
Monday, May 16, 2011
A new dispute has risen up between Local 802, the union that represents Broadway musicians, and the show’s producers over the number of live musicians included in the production
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The latest revamped iteration of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" re-opens for previews on Thursday.
Friday, May 06, 2011
Laurents died on Thursday at his home in Manhattan due to complications from pneumonia. Watch videos of his work here.
Thursday, May 05, 2011
The board's chairman called for the meeting, saying that politics should not play a part in awarding honorary degrees and that he was concerned about the last-minute nature of the board's decision.
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
There's no shortage of recognizable plays on Broadway--from "The Adams Family" to "Mary Poppins" to "The Lion King." But this year, newness was one of the themes of the Tony Award nominations.
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Tony winners Matthew Broderick and Anika Noni Rose announced the nominations for this year's Tony Awards at 8:30 A.M. on Tuesday. Who do you want to win in this year's Tony Awards?
Friday, April 22, 2011
Bushwick has some of the lowest recycling rates in the city. Residents are hoping to change that with education and theater.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
“Sister Act”, the musical, opens on Broadway on Wednesday. It's one of several film adaptations on Broadway right now.
Friday, April 15, 2011
The Handspring Puppet Company’s production of "War Horse" opened at Lincoln Center on Thursday night. The powerful adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel challenges notions of puppetry while teaching us about love and war.
Monday, April 11, 2011
St. Ann’s Warehouse had hoped to relocate to a building located in the ruins of a mid-19th century tobacco warehouse.
Friday, April 08, 2011
Beginning on Friday, the museum will honor de Bankolé for three decades of acting.
Friday, April 08, 2011
Theater critics Elisabeth Vincentelli of The New York Post and Adam Feldman of Time Out New York agree that this spring is the best theater season they've seen on Broadway in a long time. But that may be the only thing they agree on. Listen to their conversation with WNYC host Richard Hake about spring shows on Broadway.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
The Purple Repertory Theater Company's "Gay Plays For Straight People (And Also Gay People)" opens on Friday. The production is actually two shows that take on issues around gender, sexuality and marriage equality.
Monday, April 04, 2011
Even as ticket prices to most Broadway shows are soaring, some big-name theater companies offer productions suitable for the theater's more thrifty crowd.
Saturday, April 02, 2011
The newly-minted theater company Theater 167 celebrates the neighborhood's diversity with its second play "You are Now the Owner of This Suitcase." The show closes on Sunday.