Jennifer Vanasco

News Editor, WNYC News

Jennifer Vanasco appears in the following:

Michelle Buteau On Comedy After Lockdown

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Michelle Buteau is performing at Town Hall as part of the New York Comedy Festival.


What To Do In NYC With Jay Vanasco

Monday, November 08, 2021

WNYC's Jay Vanasco gives us her list of must see shows and exhibits in the city before they close. 


A Wondrous Afrofuturism Period Room Comes to the Met Museum

Friday, November 05, 2021

A new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art imagines an alternate future for a lost Black community.


Local Lawmakers Want To Ban Helicopter Sightseeing Tours Over New York City

Friday, October 29, 2021

Local lawmakers are calling on Congress to ban nonessential helicopter trips over New York City.


The Get Out: Halloween in NYC Preview

Thursday, October 28, 2021

WNYC's Jay Vanasco previews the best Halloween-related activities in NYC this weekend.


Why One Queens Neighborhood — Touched By Tragedy — Keeps Flooding

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Hollis, in southeast Queens, is not on the water. It’s not in a flood zone. And yet residents have been dealing with flooding for years — most recently during Hurricane Ida. 


Don't Miss It: 'Thoughts of a Colored Man' on Broadway, 'PS' at Ars Nova

Saturday, October 23, 2021

WNYC's Jennifer Vanasco on two shows to see this fall. 


A Round-Up of Broadway Openings

Friday, October 15, 2021

It's a big month for Broadway. WNYC culture editor Jennifer Vanasco drops by with a roundup of all the shows opening and reopening.

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After A Long Wait, The Musical 'Six' Finally Opens - And It's A Glittering, Joyous Party

Saturday, October 09, 2021

The musical "Six" was scheduled to open on March 12, 2020. That just so happened to be the day that Broadway shut down due to the pandemic. 


Mandala Lab Opens At The Rubin Museum

Friday, October 01, 2021

WNYC’s John Schaefer walked through the Lab with Tim McHenry of the Rubin Museum and composer Bora Yoon. 


'The Get Out' with Jay Vanasco -- September 30

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Jennifer Vanasco joins us to discuss what to do this weekend in her ongoing series, 'The Get Out.'


How A Black Theater Thrived In Manhattan 200 Years Ago

Friday, September 24, 2021

This month marks the 200th anniversary of the first all-Black production of Shakespeare in the United States. 


The 95th Feast of San Gennaro Gets A Hype Man

Thursday, September 16, 2021

After being canceled last year due to COVID, the 95th feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy is back.


'The Get Out' with Jay Vanasco

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Jay Vanasco, news and culture editor for WNYC/Gothamist, joins us to discuss what to do in New York City this weekend.


Broadway Back in Business

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

All about Broadway's reopening from workers, audience members and WNYC news and culture editor Jennifer Vanasco.

Grappling With a Post-Covid Life, Around a Dinner Table

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Richard Nelson's final play in his Rhinebeck series is a wake for a dance superstar — and all the large and small losses that have accrued during the pandemic.


Musicals Return to Broadway

Friday, September 03, 2021

After almost a year and a half of dark stages, Broadway's showstoppers are back.


The Puppets Take Manhattan At A Festival And Exhibit

Thursday, August 12, 2021

It's Puppet Week NYC and there are performances, workshops...and Lamb Chop.


The Get Out with Jennifer Vanasco

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Jennifer Vanasco, WNYC editor in the newsroom who writes about culture and theater, joins us to discuss what to do this weekend.


Broadway Returns With a Roar

Thursday, August 05, 2021

"Pass Over" is the first new play to begin its run on Broadway post-pandemic shutdown.