What a year. What a year for the arts x 100.
What a time to be putting out new work.
Come one, come all. Step right up to the time machine that is the McKittrick Hotel’s Club Car, home of Speakeasy Magick.
In today’s day and age it’s difficult to imagine the essence of a classic variety show — one without the elaborate gimmicks and bougie speakeasy-like feel that truly allows one to escape their reality for a mere few hours. With a modern twist and sophisticated comedy, The Illusionists — Magic of the Holidays is among the closest Broadway audiences get to that old-world style entertainment.
Who here is familiar with the Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical The King and I?
So here’s my prompt: There are only so many creative ways to discuss the high-speed and entertaining ferocity of Broadway’s Freestyle Love Supreme. So in a valiant attempt to utilize the power of words (a pivotal theme of FLS, might I add) please enjoy this acrostic(ish) poem.
5 things you should know before going to see the modern day revival of Oklahoma! On Broadway.
Think Meat Loaf. Think Post-apocalyptic New York City. Think Peter Pan meets Romeo and Juliet. With a 1980’s edge.
Remember the good old days when important life lessons were mindlessly fed to you by your furry puppet friends on your television screens? When puppets would teach us elementary concepts such as sharing and counting, but you didn’t think about the fact that you were learning, rather than just having fun. What if those puppets taught you about sex, politics, homophobia, and racism? Many didn’t think twice about it, but Avenue Q’s been doing just that for the past 16 years. But make it dirty and real life.
‘Tis the season! On Sunday, May 5th, we had the privilege of attending the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The celebratory awards show highlights the best of Off-Broadway theatre for the past season.