Industry Roundup: Recent Hires at Queens Theatre, Victory Gardens, and More in the Theatre Community See who has recently joined the team at high-profile artistic institutions in the U.S. and U.K.
Posts published in December 2018
Harrison David Rivers Wins 2018 Relentless Award The playwright took the prize for “The Bandaged Place,” a play about an abusive relationship between two gay men.
A Dramatic Backdraft, Captured on Video Footage of a so-called smoke explosion enveloping firefighters within seconds in Sunnyside, Queens was additionally shocking because no one was killed.
Democrats in New Jersey Have a Firm Grip on Power. They Want Even More. Democrats want to make Republicans a permanent minority in the state by essentially writing gerrymandering into the State Constitution.
Kelli O’Hara Will Perform Benefit Concert for the New York Pops The intimate cabaret performance will honor New York Pops Music Director Steven Reineke at Feinstein’s/54 Below.
A Sneak Peek at the National Tour of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical The national tour, starring Chris McCarrell in the title role, is set to launch in Chicago in January 2019.
Inside Opening Night of Nassim Off-Broadway The new play by White Rabbit, Red Rabbit playwright Nassim Soleimanpour debuts in the U.S. at New York City Center Stage II.
The Return of the ‘Bad Boys’ of Chinatown Playing pool and riding motorcycles, they ruled the neighborhood when Chinatown was a tiny Cantonese ‘village.’ Fifty years later, the annual reunion is a little quieter.
Maybe It’s Not Taxes That Scare Off Business but Failing Subways Amazon is coming to New York despite the city’s transit horrors. Other companies may not be so forgiving.
Lynn Nottage’s By the Way, Meet Vera Stark Finds Its Cast at NYC’s Signature Theatre Jessica Frances Dukes will star in the title role in the upcoming Off-Broadway revival.
How Amahl and the Night Visitors Established ‘Television Opera’ Gian Carlo Menotti’s beloved 1951 work is considered to be the first opera composed for television.
TDF to Honor The Cher Show Designer Bob Mackie at Spring Gala Ten-time Tony Award nominee Graciela Daniele will receive the TDF Founders Award at the March event at Gotham Hall.
New York Today: N.Y. Today: Backlash for Mayor After Police Grab Child Mayor de Blasio said the “situation was already out of control” when the police arrived. Also: jeers and boos for Amazon executives.
The Hunt: Rolling the Dice on Development in Dumbo A Brooklyn couple moves into their ideal ‘glass box in the sky,’ but with construction looming next door, their views may already be imperiled.
The Last of the Old-School Cabaret Artists Steve Ross will always sing ‘Always.’ A certain Cole Porter tune still gives him a frisson. The entertainer, who could very well be the last of a dying breed, has devoted himself to…