With warm weather on its way, New Yorkers are coming out of hibernation and going out to plays and concerts. At least, that’s the idea behind Spring Downtown, an arts festival that begins this week at selected venues, all below Houston street.
The line of would-be Mimis and strung-out Angels snaked down 49th Street and turned up 9th Avenue during the open casting call for the Off Broadway revival of the musical "Rent" on Friday.
Tom Stoppard’s play "Arcadia" opened Thursday night for a limited run at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Parallel temporal universes are Stoppardian stock-in-trade, but "Arcadia" abounds in complex dualities of all kinds.
Wednesday night, instead of the grab-bag of spoken word, dance and all manner of music at the Apollo's Amateur Night, the audience will rule on jittery newcomers singing Broadway repetoire.
Kushner recently sat down with WNYC's Andrea Bernstein to talk about "Angels in America," his new play, dubbed “iHo,” writing the screenplay for Stephen Spielberg’s Munich, unions, cheating, forgiveness and much more.
For ten days this month, the Perforations Festival New York comes to La MaMa Experimental Theatre. The festival opens Friday.
Starting Thursday at Performance Space 122, five actors perform their version of the Hollywood blockbuster film "Black Swan." SWAN!!!"
Critics have had a field day with the troubled musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" due to its numerous delays and flubbed aerial stunts. The musical has also been the grist for several new plays.
Bushwick's third SITE festival, which celebrates performance art in the neighborhood's myriad art venues, will take place on Saturday and Sunday.
The Brick is staging 15 plays by Iranian and Iranian-American playwrights that explore a variety of aspects of Persian culture.
Geoffrey Rush goes bananas—and lets the audience in on it—in Gogol's "Diary of a Madman" at BAM's Harvey theater.
"Compulsion" brings the story of a man obsessed with being remembered to the Public Theater. Written by Rinne Groff and directed by Oskar Eustis.
Despite a week of bad reviews, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has done well in the past week on Broadway.
"The Pony Palace/Football" at the Bushwick Starr brings audiences back to high school.
Theater critics filed their reviews on Julie Taymor's troubled musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" on Monday night and Tuesday morning, ahead of opening night on March 15.
A new exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York tells the story of the Apollo theater's 77-year history with memorabilia.
Jacobean drama comes to disturbing and relevant life in "The Witch of Edmonton," which opens on Thursday.
The Apollo Theater announced Wednesday that Stevie Wonder will be inducted into the New York City landmark's Hall of Fame.
Bedford’s last major role at Stratford was King Lear. Lady Bracknell might seem like the extreme opposite of Shakespeare’s world-devouring tragic king. WNYC talked with Bedford about playing Bracknell in the Roundabout Theatre Company's “The Important of Being Earnest.”
Each year, tens of millions of visitors spend billions of dollars on lodging, food and cultural events in New York City. But tourism tapers off in the winter months. This year, the city and a Broadway trade group have cooked up a new incentive to get people to open their pocketbooks and resume spending.