Actor’s Temple Hits 100

Tovah Feldshuh @ Bay Street Summer Gala Photo: Barry Gordin

HOSTS GALA CELEBRATION AT FRIARS CLUB MARCH 13

Theater District institution the Actors’ Temple celebrates its centennial with an entertainment-packed dinner and show at the Friars Club, 57 East 55th Street, on Monday March 13 at 6pm.  The Temple, which has served as a spiritual home, meeting place and performance venue serving generations of show business professionals, luminaries and their friends, honors the beloved actresses Tovah Feldshuh and Jackie Hoffman (both of whom will perform), and Barbara Bova.  Featured entertainers are Andrew Beall (composer of “Song of Solomon”), the singers Anna Bergman and Adrienne Haan, comedian Bob Greenberg, and concert violinist Marina Kifferstein.

Read more >

Kid Victory Opens

The New York premiere of KID VICTORY, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy began previews on Wednesday, February 1 and opened on Wednesday, February 22 at the Vineyard Theatre, announced by the company’s Artistic Directors, Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern.

Read more >

Westminster Dog Show

Best in Show Winner German Shephard “Rumor”

By: Patrick Christiano

Nearly 3,000 dogs from 200 breads competed in the 2017 Westminster Dog Show that concluded at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday February 14 with the German Shepherd Rumor, the Winner in the herding group, taking the coveted top prize of Best in Show. Rumor was a crowd favorite, and the packed house at Garden cheered wildly when she was named the winner from the seven group winners that competed for Best in Show.

Read more >

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Christian Borle

20/20 Reading Series Kicks Off with The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

By: Iris Wiener

Stages need theatre that provokes conversation, has a voice, and inspires imagination. Woodshed Collective aims to do this and more with the “20/20 Reading Series,” a series of readings taking place in 2017 featuring anti-fascist and political plays speaking to the current political climate. The theatre company, which describes themselves as being driven by the belief in the combined power of stories and architecture to break down the barriers of everyday life, says that the idea for this series “will keep our vision clear about the challenges we face and help find a path to the 2020 election.”

Read more >

All Aboard!

 All Aboard!, New “Journey” Musical by National Pastime’s Al Tapper and Tony Sportiello, Opens

By: Ellis Nassour

Girl Behind the Curtain Productions (Sonia Carrion) will present the premiere of the original musical All Aboard!, with music and lyrics by Al Tapper and book by Tony Sportiello . The train leaves the station Friday (2/17) at the Theatre at the 14th Street Y [344 East 14th Street, between First and Second Avenues]. Opening night is Saturday (2/18). The limited engagement closes March 5.

Read more >

Entrance Applause

By: Paulanne Simmons 

The theater is hushed. The house lights go off. Hugh Jackman walks onstage and the audience bursts into riotous applause

Read more >

Kira Lee @ ACA Galleries

Kira Lee

ACA Galleries presents Kira Lee’s first solo exhibition in New York, Legends & Lyrics, on view February 2nd through March 4th, 2017. The exhibition features over thirty new portraits of Rock & Roll’s most notable icons including: Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Jerry Garcia, and The Beatles

Read more >

Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out!

Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! brought together artists from Broadway, TV and beyond to spread a message of unity and hope yesterday afternoon at Town Hall. The first concert in the monthly series raised more than $100,000 to benefit the NAACP, Planned Parenthood, Southern Poverty Law Center, National Immigration Law Center, and the Sierra Club Foundation.

Read more >

Broadway Exodus

A Bleak January 2017 Ahead with the Closing of 12 Shows

By: Ellis Nassour

January is always a dark time for Broadway. Many shows survive by having pre-season sales to fill seats during cold, drab January and February. A dozen shows are biting the dust. In most cases, no sooner than they’re gone, new ones will come roaring into town.

BroadwayExodus_0

Read more >

PIAF! THE SHOW

For one night only on January 6, 2017 @ Carnegie Hall


With over a half a million tickets sold in more than 30 countries and worldwide acclaim, PIAF! THE SHOW  a musical celebration of the life and music of the legendary French chanteuse – returns to the US as part of the extended world tour.  
Piaf_3

Read more >

Edward Albee Memorial

By: Isa Goldberg

Edward Albee, 1928 – 2016, the three time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and author of the groundbreaking plays Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and The Zoo Story, passed away at his home in Montauk on September 16th. His life and work were remembered on Tuesday, December 6th at The August Wilson Theatre on Broadway, where he was eulogized by colleagues and friends. Among them, Jack Lenor Larsen of Long House Reserve, the actors Brian Murray, Mercedes Ruehl, and Bill Irwin, as well as playwrights, Terrence McNally, Will Eno, John Guare and directors Emily Mann and David Esbjornson, to mention a few. 
AlbeeW_1

Read more >

ACA Galleries Opening

Michael Netter: CRYPTOGRAPHICS on view through July 29

ACA Galleries, 529 West 20th Street in the Gallery District, hosted on opening reception for the exhibition of Michael Netter’s paintings, video art and assemblages from the 1970s to the present. A self-taught artist and a protégé of Andy Warhol, Michael was fully immersed in the dynamic art world of New York City in the early 1970s working continuously for more than 40 years.


Michael_Netter__Casey_BergenMichael Netter, Casey Bergen

Read more >