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John Leguizamo as a Hyper, Frenetic 'Ghetto Klown'

Friday, April 01, 2011

In his latest one-man show, "Ghetto Klown," John Leguizamo leads the audience down a video-laced rabbit hole of his life and career. The show is part of an extended run at the Lyceum Theater through July 10.

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Goodbye, 'Big Love'...Hello, 'Book of Mormon'

Friday, March 25, 2011

"Big Love," HBO's series about a fictional fundamentalist Mormon family wrapped up this week. But Broadway has a new show that takes the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as its subject. "The Book of Mormon," a musical written by the creators of the hit TV show "South Park," opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on Thursday evening.

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Downtown Arts Festival Springs Forth

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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.

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Hold That 'C' and Dance In Platforms? I Saw You At the 'Rent' Auditions

Saturday, March 19, 2011

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.

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Time After Time: Tom Stoppard's 'Arcadia' Revisits Broadway

Friday, March 18, 2011

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.

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Apollo 'Amateur Night' Celebrates Broadway

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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.

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Tony Kushner On His New Play, Unions, Forgiveness and Mark Ruffalo

Friday, March 11, 2011

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.

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For New York Theater-Goers, Rare Balkan Treats at La MaMa

Friday, March 11, 2011

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For ten days this month, the Perforations Festival New York comes to La MaMa Experimental Theatre. The festival opens Friday.

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'Black Swan' Becomes 'SWAN!!!' at P.S. 122

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Starting Thursday at Performance Space 122, five actors perform their version of the Hollywood blockbuster film "Black Swan." SWAN!!!"

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Troubled 'Spider-Man' Musical Inspires Playwrights to Pen Spin-Offs

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

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.

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SITE Festival: Performance Art Fills the Streets of Bushwick

Friday, March 04, 2011

Bushwick's third SITE festival, which celebrates performance art in the neighborhood's myriad art venues, will take place on Saturday and Sunday.

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Iranian Theater Festival Takes Over The Brick in Brooklyn

Thursday, March 03, 2011

The Brick is staging 15 plays by Iranian and Iranian-American playwrights that explore a variety of aspects of Persian culture.

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Theater Reviews: 'Diary of a Madman' at BAM

Friday, February 25, 2011

Geoffrey Rush goes bananas—and lets the audience in on it—in Gogol's "Diary of a Madman" at BAM's Harvey theater.

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Theater Reviews: 'Compulsion' at the Public Theater

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"Compulsion" brings the story of a man obsessed with being remembered to the Public Theater. Written by Rinne Groff and directed by Oskar Eustis.

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Despite Bad Reviews, 'Spider-Man' Has Good Week of Sales

Monday, February 14, 2011

Despite a week of bad reviews, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has done well in the past week on Broadway.

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Theater Reviews: 'In the Pony Palace/Football' at the Bushwick Starr

Monday, February 14, 2011

"The Pony Palace/Football" at the Bushwick Starr brings audiences back to high school.

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Reviewers Pan 'Spider-Man'

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

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.

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Museum of the City of New York Celebrates the Apollo Theater

Monday, February 07, 2011

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.

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I'm Depraved on Account of I'm Deprived: Red Bull Takes on 'The Witch of Edmonton'

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Jacobean drama comes to disturbing and relevant life in "The Witch of Edmonton," which opens on Thursday.

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Stevie Wonder Enters the Apollo Theater Hall of Fame

Thursday, February 03, 2011

The Apollo Theater announced Wednesday that Stevie Wonder will be inducted into the New York City landmark's Hall of Fame.

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