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When You Are In Love And Very Young At Heart

George Heymont | Posted 01.31.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

As ardently as young men may worship someone, their tendency to objectify that person prevents them from developing the social skills necessary to build a relationship. Adoration is thrilling and fine. Genuine intimacy, however, can be much too frightening to sustain

Girls Gone Wild

George Heymont | Posted 11.07.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Bad behavior fueled by a toxic combination of narcissism, neediness, and alcoholism lie at the core of Halley Feiffer and Ryan Spahn's new movie, He's Way More Famous Than You.

Aisle View: The Boys in the Choir

Steven Suskin | Posted 09.02.2013 | Arts
Steven Suskin

An all-male boarding school serves as the starting point for Tarell Alvin McCraney's Choir Boy. During a school ceremony, tenor Pharus Jonathan Young is interrupted -- mid-solo -- by a homophobic slur.

Old is New Again: Frances Ha and He's Way More Famous Than You

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Noah Baumbach's new film Frances Ha is cut from the same cloth as Lena Dunham's Girls. Written with Greta Gerwig, who stars as Frances, shot in black ...

Lady of the Dance

Jaime Lubin | Posted 06.15.2013 | New York
Jaime Lubin

Allison Plamondon possesses the rare ability to captivate audiences with the simplest act. This is one woman who knows how to tell a story with her body.

Passion Play: Hit the Wall at the Barrow Street Theater

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.14.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The summer of 1969, with Stonewall in June and Woodstock in August, represents a shift in the American ethos. These events meet in a new play Hit the Wall at the Barrow Street Theater.

First Nighter: Ethan Hawke Superb in a Not Quite Superb Ivanov

David Finkle | Posted 01.12.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Austin Pendleton's production of Anton Chekhov's Ivanov at the Classic Stage Company is something of an unsolved puzzle. And that status probably isn't entirely due to Pendleton's direction of a highly competent cast. More likely, it's traceable to the tough challenge posed by the Russian playwright himself.

Revolutions of the Mind: Three Sisters and Mistakes Were Made

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

As everyone is glued to media, watching a real-life revolution disrupt and otherwise transform Egypt, revolutions of a quieter, less violent but power...

Stage Door: Three Sisters

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Unhappy families were a Chekov specialty -- and one of his masterworks, Three Sisters, now at the CSC, sums up all the thwarted passion, love and year...