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First Nighter: Pushkin's Eugene Onegin, Poe's The Raven Take Flight

David Finkle | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Guess it's blowin' in the zeitgeist, but two adaptations involving rhymed classics are available in Manhattan this weekend only and worth any theatergoer's precious time.

First Nighter: Little Me Big and Christian Borle Even Bigger

David Finkle | Posted 04.09.2014 | Entertainment
David Finkle

When Little Me opened in November 1962, its major pluses were Sid Caesar, the Carolyn Leigh-Cy Coleman score and the rarely-miss Neil Simon gags. Revived at City Center this weekend, it can crow about what could be called a breakout performance by Christian Borle.

Wild: Choreographing LIFT

Aszure Barton | Posted 02.08.2014 | Arts
Aszure Barton

In this moment, I experienced that familiar apex of excitement and fear -- the thrill of possibility, the anticipation of adventure.

First Nighter: City Center's "I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road" Hits Bumps

David Finkle | Posted 09.24.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Two-thirds of the way through I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road--revived for the Encores! Off-Center series at City Center--39-nin...

First Nighter: Sutton Foster, Jeanine Tesori, Brian Crawley Make Violet Red-Hot

David Finkle | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

So extraordinarily good was the one-night Encores! Off-Center staged concert reading of the Jeanine Tesori-Brian Crawley Violet, directed by Leigh Silverman, that it calls for some serious transfer-it-somewhere-else-fast thinking.

First Nighter: Blitzstein's 1937 "Cradle Will Rock" Rocks 2013 Encores! Off-Center

David Finkle | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

The cast of the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Marc Blitzstein's once highly controversial first musical The Cradle Will Rock are dressed i...

Stage Door: The Giacomo Variations

Fern Siegel | Posted 07.31.2013 | Arts
Fern Siegel

A chamber opera play, based on Casanova's life and Mozart's operas, is an ambitious undertaking. Playing through June 2 at New York's City Center, The Giacomo Variations is a case of art imitating life imitating art.

Opera Company Returns To City Center

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 06.17.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — The Exodus was the subject of New York City Opera's return to City Center following a 48-year absence. Not the company's exit from L...

First Nighter: Soft ...Hardbody, Happy Happy Birthday and It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Not Too Good

David Finkle | Posted 05.22.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Hands on a Hardbody follows -- with music -- a marathon where the contestant who keeps at least one hand on a truck the longest gets to drive the shiny new vehicle home.

First Position Will Keep You on Your Toes

Carole Mallory | Posted 07.07.2012 | Home
Carole Mallory

As I watched First Position I was reminded of my friendship with Mikhail Baryshnikov.

NYC Opera Returns To City Center For First Time In Almost 50 Years

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- New York City Opera will return to its roots at New York City Center in March after a 48-year absence, splitting the 2012-13 season betwee...

Women In Leather, Men In Skirts

AP | By JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 03.05.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- You suspect you're not seeing a run-of-the-mill flamenco performance when Rafaela Carrasco begins her routine in sleek black leather pants...

Stage Door: Close Up Space, The Amazing Max and the Box of Interesting Things

Fern Siegel | Posted 03.10.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

One of the best scenes in Close Up Space at City Center happens in the first few minutes. Paul, an exacting book editor (David Hyde Pierce), copy edit...

Watch A Theater Transform In Timelapse Video

Posted 11.25.2011 | Home

New York's City Center, one of the city's long-standing cultural institutions, recently underwent a $75 million renovation. The center, built in 1923,...

Stage Door: Seminar, Richard II

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.24.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Seminar has one overarching reason for being on Broadway: Alan Rickman.

City Center: A Remarkable History

Michael Kaiser | Posted 12.31.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The ghosts of George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Alvin Ailey and too many others to name are hopefully still in residence, inspiring a new generation of artists to create great works.

Stage Door: Wittenberg, Arcadia

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Blending pop-culture references -- from The Wild One to Shakespeare to Freudian therapy -- playwright David Davalos sets his dynamic comedy in 1517 Germany.

Theater: Andre Braugher Survives The Whipping Man

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The real drama comes from the murky relationships between these men and what they're hiding. Is Caleb home honorably from the war or did he desert? Why won't he go to the local hospital?

Vdara Hotel's 'Death Ray' Causes A Stir

AOL Travel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The sleek new Vdara Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip may be too hot to handle. So hot, that if you're at the hotel's swimming pool, an occasional reflect...

Make Reservations, Not War: 7 Hot Spots Out West You Have To Experience (PHOTOS)

Greg Archer | Posted 04.15.2013 | Travel
Greg Archer

I used a good chunk of 2010 to visit a number of truly unique travel destinations. The list below comprises my top picks. Take a look. Then indulge yourself.

First-Nighter: Anyone Can Whistle Those Great Stephen Sondheim Melodies

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

In song-writing, where success is ideally a matter of fifty percent lyrics and fifty percent music, Stephen Sondheim almost always achieves the delicate balance.

Eva Longoria: A Celeb Who's Green Beyond the Rhetoric

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jennifer Schwab

I recently found a celebrity who is not only adjusting her personal lifestyle but has embraced the business of going green. Enter Eva Longoria Parker, the not-so-desperate housewife.

Stage Door: Finian's Rainbow, James Barbour, Misalliance

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

How are things in Glocca Morra? That question is asked nightly at the St. James, where the revival of Finian's Rainbow offers songs, a love story, a leprechaun and a dollop of politics.

City Center: Green Isn't Supposed To Be This Gorgeous

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

City Center Las Vegas is a truly spectacular development - from its architectural design to its green standpoints. Here are some observations about the project and architect interviews about the trendsetting space.

The New Millenium's Emerald City: The City Center

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

I just entered the new Emerald City. The proprietor here, however, isn't The Wizard of Oz, and this sure ain't Kansas. This is the MGM Grand's City Center, located on the Las Vegas Strip.