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New York Fringe Festival

First Nighter: Vincent Amelio's "How Alfo Learned to Love" Could Have Audiences Moonstruck

David Finkle | Posted 12.21.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

The relatively new comedy -- it played the Sanford Meisner Theatre in 2005 and the New York Fringe Festival in 2010 -- tells the tale of an earnest, likable blue-collar Italian man advancing toward middle-age who hasn't yet found a woman to marry, despite his volatile family's carryings-on.

America's Breath of Fresh Air -- a Standout at the Fringe Festival

Ilene Angel | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts
Ilene Angel

At times absurd and slightly twisted -- adjectives not wholly unwarranted when describing people who've garnered fame for no discernible talent -- this show manages to maintain both its humor and heart.

Q&A With Jessica Sherr, Star of
Bette Davis Ain't For Sissies

Joshua Kors | Posted 11.08.2011 | New York
Joshua Kors

Jessica Sherr has been playing the raven-haired 1940s cinema icon Bette Davis for two years. Sherr sat down with me to discuss how an off-hand comment about her bright green eyes sparked a burgeoning career.

Rebecca Carroll

Questions For 'Chasing Heaven' Playwright And Director Leah Maddrie | Rebecca Carroll | Posted 10.22.2011 | Black Voices

Next winter, the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass., will stage a new version of the time-honored Gershwin classic "Porgy and Bess" writte...

On the Culture Front: Beowulf at Joe's Pub, The Housemaid, and the New York International Fringe Festival

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage is the kind of piece that's ripe for a cult following, so it'd be great to see it land a residency somewhere in the city.