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.
There's been a venue change for the free summer concerts promoted by Jelly NYC. In past years, the pool parties in McCarren Park and at the Williamsburg waterfront got indie fans and hipsters rocking out. But this summer, when the fest moved to Floyd Bennett Field near the Rockaways, sparse attendance forced a change of plans.
On Saturday, the sidewalk ends in Central Park. The author, poet, songwriter and cartoonist Shel Silverstein -- known to many for children's books like Where the Sidewalk Ends -- will be lauded in a, um, "Shelebration" as part of Central Park's SummerStage series.
Takagi's photos of food found in the city's various immigrant enclaves -- from a box of Mexican mole to canned herring from Poland -- are part of the show "Blender," the latest public art project to come to Times Square.
Celebrities walk the red carpet on Tuesday night at the 12th annual New York International Latino Film Festival. This year, the festival has a provocative new advertising campaign.
The tragic 2000 Lars Von Trier film "Dancer in the Dark," which featured the Icelandic pop star Bjork and the French heartthrob Catherine Deneuve, has inspired an opera, "Selma Jezková," that debuts at Lincoln Center Friday night.
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.
Gumshoe fans got some good news this week. Titan Books has plans to publish three unfinished Mickey Spillane crime novels, all of them starring the hard-boiled vigilante P.I. Mike Hammer.
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.
An air conditioning unit has lately been the hottest -- or coolest -- commodity around town. But to the dismay of many overheated residents looking to buy or replace a broken AC unit, they've all but sold out in area retail stores.
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.
The Chase Latino Cultural Festival runs from Wednesday through Sunday in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Now in its 15th year, the festival will have spoken word, music, dance, theater and film tailored to celebrate the city's most diverse borough.
Governor Christie's budget stipulates that three arts organizations — the Old Barracks, the Battleship New Jersey and the Newark Museum — will have to apply for grants from the State Arts Council and the New Jersey Historical commission.
The 1990's musical "Rent" opens on Off-Broadway in previews on Thursday night at the New World Stages theater. The rock opera is a loosely adapted version of Puccini's "La Boheme" set in the tenements of the 1990's Lower East Side in the throes of the AIDS epidemic.
The Tugboat Pegasus and the Lehigh Valley Barge no. 79 docked at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Thursday for Tug and Barge Week, which features boat tours, performances and talks open to the public.
All it takes is a wristband to head to medieval France for a few hours. The New York Classical Theater's production of Shakespeare's Henry V moves the audience from Battery Park to the battle of Agincourt - staged on a field in Governor's Island, that is.
Cy Twombly, the artist and painter whose sketchy, scribbly style innovated and challenged the art world has died at age 83 in Rome.
An exhibit at the LMAKprojects gallery by Brooklyn-based artist Kenseth Armstead turns the story of a slave-turned-spy who lived during the American Revolution into a graphic novel.
July is a good month for film fans partial to a platinum coif and a breathy voice. Marilyn Monroe will spend two weeks on the silver screen at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in a 14-film retrospective brimming with blond perkiness right down to its name: Marilyn! The festival runs from July 1 through 17.
Grande jetés and encores may join the jabs and jump shots at Downtown Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The developers of the 18,000-seat arena announced on Thursday that they are looking around the corner to the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) for arts programming.