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"Here Lies Love

Springing Into May/Charitable & Cultural Catch-Up

Jill Lynne | Posted 07.12.2014 | Arts
Jill Lynne

Charitably yours attended the kick-off cocktail for the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation "Pit Bulls as Pets" encouraging rescue and adoption of these sweet canines.

Aisle View: Here Lies Love Returns

Steven Suskin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

The show--with concept and lyrics by Byrne, music by Byrne and Fatboy Slim -- captivated theatergoers and critics last April during its limited engagement as part of the Public season. A hearty band of producers, after a diligent but fruitless search for a larger and more economically-feasible space in which to launch a commercial run, concluded that there is no place like home and have returned to the Public's ballroom-like LuEsther Theater despite built-in budgetary strictures.

"Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" Breaks Broadway Barrier and Breathes New Life Into Cautionary Tale

Steve Schonberg | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts
Steve Schonberg

If you stopped a theater director or producer on the street right now and asked them where to find innovation in theater today, they wouldn't direct you to Broadway. No, they'd point you downtown.

David Byrne's Disco Musical Returns To NYC, And We Couldn't Be Happier

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.09.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — David Byrne has been thinking a lot about numbers recently. As in: How many people packed into a room makes it a happy mob? What's ...

David Byrne's Disco Musical Is Back!

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — David Byrne's splashy disco musical "Here Lies Love" is coming back to the Public Theater — but with a twist. The Talking Heads f...

Aisle View: The 2013 Ten Best List

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

As 2013 dwindles down to a precious few -- a precious few plays and musicals, that is -- it is time to compile our list of the ten best of the year. This year, happily, has no less than fifteen that more than qualify for the ten best; fifteen that I would happily return to for another visit.

Shakespeare in the Park -- Another Year of Spreading the Love of Theater

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.24.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

My love of Shakespeare in the Park is sort of limitless, which is odd because my love of Shakespeare is not. Every year, even years when I don't have a fond affection for the play being performed (like this year's Comedy of Errors), I look forward to going.

Aisle View: Venice Under Siege With Hip-Hop

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts
Steven Suskin

There's a cutting-edge, politically provocative, modernistic new-style musical at the Public Theater that will have you literally dancing in the aisles.

First Nighter: "The Master Builder" Slightly Less Than Masterful, "Murder Ballad" Kills

David Finkle | Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Santo Loquasto's set at BAM's Harvey for Henrik Ibsen's undoubtedly most challenging, yet ultimately intriguing, play, The Master Builder, is one of t...

Aisle View: David Byrne Meets Imelda in the Dazzling Here Lies Love

Steven Suskin | Posted 07.15.2013 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Byrne has joined with the Public's Oskar Eustis and an altogether impressive production team to turn Here Lies Love into -- what? A musical? A disco musical? A theatrical extravaganza? All three jumbled together.

Thoughts on Alan Cummings' One-Man Macbeth, The New Heaven's Gate Reissue, And More

James Franco | Posted 06.29.2013 | Entertainment
James Franco

Macbeth with Alan Cumming: another dazzling and brilliant one-person show. Yes, Macbeth as a one-man show, a portrayal of Macbeth by a man losing his mind in an institution. Cumming is superb.

NYC-ARTS Top Five | Lights, Camera, Action!

NYC-ARTS | Posted 06.02.2013 | 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...

David Byrne, Fatboy Slim Musical Will Premiere This Spring

AP | Posted 06.09.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — The Public Theater will offer six plays making their world premiere and two new musicals during its 2012-2013 season, including a sho...

Here Lies Love: Imelda Marcos Back at The Public Theater

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Early on in this exuberant immersive dance extravaganza, the young Imelda Marcos in a tattered frock sings of a time when she had no shoes. Of course,...