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"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.

This Experimental Play Refuses To Be The New 'Sleep No More'

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

This spring, the British theater critic Alice Jones diagnosed herself. She's a sufferer of “Site Specific Angst -- that woozy, stomach-clenching...

'Sleep No More' Makes All Your Dreams Come True And Adds A Restaurant

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A new restaurant opening this week in New York has more than just good food on the menu. The British theater company Punchdrunk unv...

Inside the McKittrick Hotel's 'Curse of the Mummy' Halloween Party

Jody Christopherson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jody Christopherson

Attendees are instructed to adhere to an enforced costume policy and show up dressed as harem girls, nomads, serpent charmers, sword swallowers, pharaohs, mummies, traders, treasure hunters, archaeologists and the bizarre of the bazaar.

The McKittrick Hotel

Leigh Blake | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Leigh Blake

I wanted to reinvent the way in which the two organizations I reside over now fundraise. I persuaded the amazing producers at The McKittrick Hotel, the home of Sleep No More, to let us take it over for one night to spread our message and prove that charity chicken events do not have to be the norm.

NYC's Eerily Elegant Rooftop Bar

Posted 04.29.2013 | New York

New York has never been lacking in terms of rooftop spaces that double as hip cocktail bars, but one of the city's latest offers its visitors a haunti...

State of the Art: Jim James Reigns at Sleep No More

Kristina Ensminger | Posted 04.24.2013 | Arts
Kristina Ensminger

After one spin of Regions of Light and Sound of God, it was clear that Jim James had created his own sovereign state in studio form, but that didn't necessarily mean it would translate on stage.

Sleep No More: 'The Thing Is Just So Overwhelming'

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.21.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- They were hooked: The moment singer-songwriter Jim James and his bandmates from My Morning Jacket first wandered into the immersive, genre...

Things Get Queer For A Night At Hit Theatrical Experience 'Sleep No More'

Posted 12.26.2012 | Gay Voices

"Sleep No More" is a site-specific, interactive theatrical experience loosely based on Shakespeare's "Macbeth" that has dazzled critics and audiences ...

BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home

Live performance is a medium unlike any other. It may not be able to compete with the heavily funded computerized special effects of films, or the eve...

The 2012 Manhattan Cocktail Classic Wrap-Up: Bigger! Better! Boozier!

Tony Sachs | Posted 07.20.2012 | Home
Tony Sachs

Like a plague of locusts or an army of Huns, the cocktailian hordes descended on New York City on May 11 -- bar owners, mixologists, distillers, publi...

TO DO: Absurd Dinner Party At The McKittrick Hotel

Posted 05.10.2012 | New York

The food adventurists behind Underground Eats have gotten themselves a pretty fantastic venue for their next event: the McKittrick Hotel. Their su...

What Would Hamlet, the Queen of Pop, Die Antwoord and Machiavelli Do Together?

Annie Fabricant | Posted 04.17.2012 | Arts
Annie Fabricant

As a theater maker, how do you generate toe-curling drama, excitement and intrigue for an audience whose hitherto experience of Hamlet is loaded with memories, associations and scrutiny?

Chris Harnick

'SVU' Welcomes Ice-T's Wife, Coco

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Harnick | Posted 01.11.2012 | TV

It's a family affair on "Law & Order: SVU" when Ice-T's wife and reality co-star, Coco Austin, returns to the series Wednesday. Coco, who has been on ...

Time Enough at Last: Durational Theatre

Bess Rowen | Posted 03.06.2012 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Those of us who make and go to theatre are all just people, and you never know what an audience is willing to see unless theatre makers endeavor to challenge them.

When High Met Low In 2011

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 12.26.2011 | Home

The increasing proliferation of available outlets with which to celebrate, lampoon, meme-ify, discuss, and criticize every aspect of culture has offic...

The Bes(s)t Theatre of 2011

Bess Rowen | Posted 02.21.2012 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Rather than looking at what was most "successful" in a traditional sense, here are the pieces that really excited me in terms of overall production quality. If you missed them, keep an eye out for these companies in the New Year!

Sit No More, My Accomplice Tenant

Bess Rowen | Posted 11.27.2011 | Home
Bess Rowen

I'm beginning to see a pattern here, and I doubt that I'm the only one. The fact is that this city is experiencing an influx of interactive, site-specific theatrical pieces.

Amy Lee

'Sleep No More' Presents A Highbrow Haunted House Version Of 'Macbeth'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amy Lee | Posted 11.22.2011 | Home

In Punchdrunk Theater's "Sleep No More," Shakespeare's “Macbeth” is transformed into a 1940s noir nightmare. Macbeth's castle at Inverness turns i...

A RAINY Weekend Event Guide

Posted 10.19.2011 | New York

It's going to be a very rainy weekend, New York. Maybe not record-breaking rainy like last weekend, but still, the forecast is pretty ominous. But...

PHOTOS: Macbeth Like You've Never Seen It Before

| Brooke Porter | Posted 07.12.2011 | New York

"My mind is blown." Though not the most eloquent, those were the first words I spoke to co-producer Arthur Karpati minutes after experiencing "Slee...

"The Play's the Thing": Getting Butts in the Seats

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ashley Wren Collins

"I don't think revolution ever happens on big Broadway stages. So our responsibility is to create extraordinary events in small rooms that infect the rest of the culture," Anne Bogart insists.