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First Nighter: Ars Nova's "Underground Railroad Game" Perhaps More Gamey Than Game

David Finkle | Posted 09.27.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

Since whether we want to or not, we seen to be living in Donald J. Trump's world, we may have just been handed the production we deserve. It's called...

Aisle View: Revisiting Small Mouth Sounds and Fun Home

Steven Suskin | Posted 07.13.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

Zoë Winters, Max Baker, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Babak Tafti, Brad Heberlee, and Marcia DeBonis in Small Mouth Sounds Photo: Ben Arons One of the u...

On the Culture Front: The Effect, She Loves Me, RadioLoveFest, and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 03.21.2016 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Lucy Prebble's "The Effect" asks both playfully and pointedly, "what's the difference between an emotion we feel organically and one that can be produ...

On the Culture Front: Bjork With Orchestra, Small Mouth Sounds and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 06.10.2015 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Backed by the fifteen-piece modern classical orchestra, Alarm Will Sound, her voice resonated with chilling clarity.

Aisle View: Silence in the Woods

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.10.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

You have six actors sitting silently, listening and observing; and you have ninety theatergoers sitting silently, listening and observing. The combination turns out to be an exhilarating adventure.

Stolen Moment of the Week: Julio Torres

Mindy Tucker | Posted 11.14.2014 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

Who: Julio Torres Where: Brooklyn, NY When: November 12, 2014 What: Here's an outtake from a studio session with Comedy Central's Comic t...

On the Culture Front: Marc Maron, Tig Notaro, Antica Pesa and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 01.11.2015 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Antica Pesa, which has a sister restaurant in Italy, serves top-notch Roman fare in a muted Williamsburg-cool setting that feels like the culmination of the neighborhood's increasing blend of hip and high-end.

NYC-ARTS Top Five: Concerts in the Parks, All New Talent Fest in Midtown West

NYC-ARTS | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. The NYC-ARTS top five is your cheat sheet to what's hot before it hits the radar. Get the top five in your inbox e...

Aisle View: Let 'em Eat Pierogi

Steven Suskin | Posted 07.21.2013 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

This is an edgy, gimmicky, nouveau musical wrapped in a gaudily immersive, dinner theater atmosphere; "an electropop opera ripped from a slice of War and Peace," in their own words.

First Nighter: "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" Doesn't Quite Zoom Across the Tuner Sky

David Finkle | Posted 07.16.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Call it "interactive." Call it "immersive." Call it whatever contemporary term you will. Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812--the musical n...

First Nighter: Workplace Woes Scrutinized in Three Plays, One Musical

David Finkle | Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Perhaps it's this reviewer's imagination, but it seems that more than the usual number of plays set in the workplace are cropping up. Take Mike Bartl...