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War, Aliens and Porn Stars: Bringing Vonnegut's Children's Crusade to the Stage

Elford Alley | Posted 09.07.2014 | Arts
Elford Alley

Adapting a book for the stage can be tough. Especially if the book jumps around in time and involves trips to an alien world inhabited by single-eyed beings bearing more than a passing resemblance to toilet plungers.

Aisle View: Information Overload

Steven Suskin | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Lights up on two 20-somethings on a first-date picnic, falling in love as she feeds him information about her job. She tests and kills baby chickens, slices their brains, and plots thought patterns. Blackout, flashing lights, sound of... Need we go on? I don't and won't, but you will need to if you find yourself sitting at the Minetta Lane Theatre.

First Nighter: Five-Actor Christmas Carol, One-Actor-Singer Love, Linda, Four-Actor Handle With Care

David Finkle | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

I left two hours and a few minutes later all but convinced I'd just seen the best adaptation of the Charles Dickens seasonal classic I'd ever seen.

First Nighter: Bacharach Revue Awkwardly Asks 'What's It All About?' -- Steve Tyrell Smoothly Answers

David Finkle | Posted 02.04.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Truth is, Tyrell's effortlessly infallible phrasing has the effect of making what he does appealingly conversational. The emotion he's experiencing is a component of his seemingly off-handed -- smile-smile-smile -- style. Let's just say he's singing for all generations.

Queen Lear: Ruth Maleczech Exits the Stage

Christopher Murray | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Christopher Murray

In 1990, the year I came to New York with my shiny, all-but-useless B.A. in theatre, posters were wheat-pasted all over downtown with a huge black and white photographic image of a broad, beautiful, but most definitely lived-in female face and four huge letters: L, E, A and R.

On the Culture Front: Ben Howard, Punch Brothers, Belleville, The Flick and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 03.26.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

It's been a packed month of culture. I finally made it down to the Barclays Center for Mumford and Sons, and the weekend before I caught one of my favorite bluegrass-based acts, The Punch Brothers.

On the Culture Front: A New Generation of New Yorker Cartoonists, No Place to Go, and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.23.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Singer/songwriter/playwright Ethan Lipton evokes the pain of being displaced from one's job and world, both literary and metaphorically as his character's job in No Place to Go is being relocated to Mars.

Theater: Once Turns Into Moving Musical Headed To Broadway

Michael Giltz | Posted 02.05.2012 | Home
Michael Giltz

The fairytale hasn't ended for the movie Once. That shoestring budget of a movie captured lightning in a bottle by showcasing two non-actors and their music in a story of bittersweet almost-romance.

Carey Mulligan Shines in Through a Glass Darkly

Danny Groner | Posted 08.16.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

Carey Mulligan has received deserved praise for her performance in Through a Glass Darkly at New York Theatre Workshop. Mulligan truly shows what a star she has become.

Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers is Important Stage Documentary

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

The intent behind these stage documentaries is to inform. Although billed as plays, these theatrical entries aren't that. They're news reports outfitted with theatrical accoutrements.