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The Civilians

On the Culture Front: Father John Misty, Pretty Filthy and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 04.22.2015 | New York
Chris Kompanek

The Civilians have been working on "Pretty Filthy," their musical about the porn business, for a pretty, pretty long time. I first caught a glimpse of it years back when they performed a selection of songs cabaret style at Joe's Pub.

Can a Play Change the Planet?

Suzy Evans | Posted 06.08.2014 | Arts
Suzy Evans

Thus began the journey to The Great Immensity, which will premiere at the Public Theater in New York on April 11 and is scheduled to run through May 1.

First Nighter: Anne Washburn's "Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play" Does Go On and On and...

David Finkle | Posted 11.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

"I've never actually seen an episode of The Simpsons," Gibson (Gibson Frazier) admits in the first section of Anne Washburn's Mr. Burns, A Post-Electr...

On the Culture Front: Summer Culture Recap

Chris Kompanek | Posted 11.04.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

There are many good reasons to leave the city in the summer, but the past few months have provided great reasons to stay. And to give summer a proper send-off, there's Pig Island where a ticket gets you unlimited dishes using local pigs.

First Nighter: "Love's Labour's Lost" Loses More Than Wins in the Park; Downtown's "Under the Greenwood Tree" As You'll Like It

David Finkle | Posted 10.12.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

It would be a pleasant chore to report that Shakespeare in the Park's Love's Labour's Lost is an amusingly silly musical tribute to the Bard, as it's ...

Theater: Forever Tango Is Back; Monkey King Looks to the West; The Civilians Face Death

Michael Giltz | Posted 09.14.2013 | Arts
Michael Giltz

They came for the tango and stayed for the salsa. The blockbuster hit dance show Forever Tango returned to Broadway for the second time since its debut in 1997.

Johanna Barr

Artists, Protesters Take To Times Square For Occupy Broadway

HuffingtonPost.com | Johanna Barr | Posted 12.04.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- A diverse group of performance artists and protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement headed to the Theater District this ...

Is This Show Guaranteed To Make Divorced Parents Squirm?

The Huffington Post | Anna Bahr | Posted 10.09.2011 | Divorce

New York-based actor and playwright Jennifer Morris had always wanted to produce a short film chronicling her parents' divorce. More specifically, she...

On the Culture Front: The Amoralists and the Civilians

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

The Amoralists seem to be the most buzzed about downtown theater company at the moment, coming off of two critically acclaimed productions.