On Time, Ready to Shine: Latrice Royale Heeds the Beechman’s Beck and Call

On Time, Ready to Shine: Latrice Royale Heeds the Beechman’s Beck and Call

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | “The show must, and will, go on,” says RuPaul’s Drag Race royalty, Latrice Royale—specifically, in response to news that her clothing, wigs, and performance accouterments are nowhere to be found, and it’s perilously close to showtime. But besides saving her bacon in that specific situation, this tried and true trooper’s mantra […]

Marsha Mason Mines Comedic, Dramatic Treasures in the Irish Rep’s Lovely ‘Little Gem’

Marsha Mason Mines Comedic, Dramatic Treasures in the Irish Rep’s Lovely ‘Little Gem’

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | It’s fitting that our first encounter with the three generations of North Dublin women in Elaine Murphy’s heartfelt, heart-wrenching, often hilarious 2008 debut play, Little Gem, happens while they’re hunkered down in the waiting room of a doctor’s office—an environment that invites introspection and anticipates diagnosis, followed by, one hopes, a […]

Becca Beberaggi: A Tiny Brown Human Who Writes Things

Becca Beberaggi: A Tiny Brown Human Who Writes Things

BY MICHELE CARLO | One night this June, I walked into The Tank (an acclaimed nonprofit arts presenter and producer on W. 36th St. whose mission is to support developing artists), to see a new solo show called Party Animal. I took my seat amid a set strewn with crushed red Solo cups, balloons in […]

Drive East Fest is a Fine Vehicle for Indian Classical Music and Dance

Drive East Fest is a Fine Vehicle for Indian Classical Music and Dance

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | Dance connoisseurs look forward to August and the arrival in town of Drive East, a weeklong festival of South Asian music and dance by some of India’s brightest stars. Bijayini Satpathy opened the fest on Monday, with a brilliant demonstration of Odissi dance, comprised of exquisite shapes, colors, and sounds emanating […]

Whitney Biennial 2019 Showcases Subtle Acts of Handmade Resistance

Whitney Biennial 2019 Showcases Subtle Acts of Handmade Resistance

BY KRISTEN ANCILLOTTI | Every other year, the Whitney Museum of American Art (99 Gansevoort St. btw. Washington St. & 10th Ave.) presents the Whitney Biennial, an exhibition that shares what is happening in American art at the current moment, across the mediums of painting, sculpture, installation, film and video, photography, performance, and sound. The […]

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