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Posts published in April 2017

Key to Improving Subway Service in New York? Modern Signals

Key to Improving Subway Service in New York? Modern Signals New York’s subway is struggling with old infrastructure and overcrowding. The M.T.A.’s failure to modernize its signal system is a crucial example. {$excerpt:n} Source: New York Times

On the Runway: Everything to Know About the Met Gala

On the Runway: Everything to Know About the Met Gala The inside scoop on “the party of the year,” from how much it costs to who gets to go and why you should care. {$excerpt:n} Source: New York Times

Side Street: In NoLIta, a Tribute to Forgotten History

Side Street: In NoLIta, a Tribute to Forgotten History A former business owner from Houston and Mulberry Streets would love to bring back the spirit of a neighborhood where Nikola Tesla once had a lab. {$excerpt:n} Source: New York Times

Readers React: Church Riven Over Gay Clergy

Readers React: Church Riven Over Gay Clergy The high court of the United Methodist Church admonished segments of the denomination for allowing clergy and a bishop who are openly gay, further splintering the church. {$excerpt:n} Source: New York Times

A Sluggish Start to New Jersey’s Race for Governor

A Sluggish Start to New Jersey’s Race for Governor With voters in the state unenthused by the coming Democratic primary, the candidates are trying to diminish the shadow of the 2016 contest. {$excerpt:n} Source: New York Times

Free Tuition in New York Adds Powerful Pull at Decision Deadline

Free Tuition in New York Adds Powerful Pull at Decision Deadline The new Excelsior Scholarship, for use at the state’s public campuses, is “huge” for qualifying in-state families when weighed against the costs of private colleges. {$excerpt:n} Source: New York…

What Song Booked André De Shields the Title Role in The Wiz?

What Song Booked André De Shields the Title Role in The Wiz? The Tony-nominated actor reveals the songs in his repertoire that scored him major success and the magic of auditioning in a Broadway house. {$excerpt:n} Source: Playbill

The Casting of Cats Is a Difficult Matter

The Casting of Cats Is a Difficult Matter The woman responsible for casting the current revival discloses what it takes to get invited to the Jellicle Ball. {$excerpt:n} Source: Playbill

FROM THE ARCHIVES: How Nick & Nora Became the Stuff of Broadway Legend

FROM THE ARCHIVES: How Nick & Nora Became the Stuff of Broadway Legend Arthur Laurents, Joanna Gleason, and Barry Bostwick talk martinis and musicals in this interview about the troubled Broadway musical that played 71 previews at the Marquis Theatre.…

What’s Hot in London April 29–May 5

What’s Hot in London April 29–May 5 Ivo van Hove opens Obsession with Jude Law, and sets his sights on a new stage adaptation of All About Eve. {$excerpt:n} Source: Playbill