Ginger Minj & Gidget Galore Bring Broadway-Themed Show to Gate of Great White Way

Ginger Minj & Gidget Galore Bring Broadway-Themed Show to Gate of Great White Way

A show whose thematic “Oomh!” comes from the Broadway songbook’s emotional depth and camp-friendly absurdities has arrived on West 42nd Street—the very doorstep of its source material—to throw down the gauntlet. Fortunately for us, the gauntlet is actually two pairs of long satin evening gloves worn with confident, comedic ferocity by native-to-Florida drag queens Ginger […]

Dance Films Thrive, Feb. 9-12, at the Dance on Camera Festival

Dance Films Thrive, Feb. 9-12, at the Dance on Camera Festival

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | The 2024 Dance on Camera festival, running February 9-12 at Lincoln Center, is particularly rich and diverse. The world’s longest-running assemblage of dance film—now in its 52nd year—presents, in 11 different programs, a mix of shorts and features from around the world. Up first (Feb. 9, 7pm) is the full-length Swan […]

Revisiting ‘My CoviDiary’ or ‘How I Stopped Writing’

Revisiting ‘My CoviDiary’ or ‘How I Stopped Writing’

BY MAX BURBANK December 12, 2019: A cluster of patients in China’s Hubei Province, in the city of Wuhan, begin to experience the symptoms of an atypical pneumonia-like illness that does not respond well to standard treatment.—The CDC Museum’s COVID-19 Timeline March 11, 2020: With 118,000 cases in 114 countries and 4,291 deaths, the World […]

Review: ‘Prayer for the French Republic’ Arrives Right on Time

Review: ‘Prayer for the French Republic’ Arrives Right on Time

BY MICHAEL MUSTO | The Broadway transfer of the award-winning Off-Broadway play Prayer for the French Republic could not be more timely. As written by Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Significant Other), it concerns various clashes within a Jewish family in France in 2016-17 as nerves fray due to the latest rise of antisemitism. Arriving at […]

Revealed! 20 Celebrities I Stunned Into Silence

Revealed! 20 Celebrities I Stunned Into Silence

BY MICHAEL MUSTO | I’m generally adept at drawing out my interview subjects, because I’m a pretty good listener and besides, I project a sort of passivity which enables the stars to unburden me with their most private truths. I love the whole process, with me posing insouciant questions, then sitting back and letting them […]

Nirvana and So Much More

Nirvana and So Much More

Nirvana and So Much More BY PUMA PERL Before we were rudely interrupted we played some great shows Max’s Reunions Pandemoniums Café Bohemia Attended a bunch, too MC5 Bush Tetras Blondie Did a lot of poetry readings Wrote a book Contributed to The Villager Reviewed the Tribeca Film Festival Late night dinners at Veselka Gallery […]

New York Comic Con 2023 Powers Up

New York Comic Con 2023 Powers Up

BY CHARLI BATTERSBY | I walked into October 12-15’s New York Comic Con with a simple goal: Buy a comic book. Keith Giffen, one of my favorite comic book writers, had died earlier that week, and I wanted to find an issue of his Justice League from the “Bwah Ha Ha!” era in the late […]

Closing Soon, Danny DeVito-Starring, Hoarding-Themed ‘I Need That’ Deserves Space on Your Overstuffed Schedule

Closing Soon, Danny DeVito-Starring, Hoarding-Themed ‘I Need That’ Deserves Space on Your Overstuffed Schedule

BY EILEEN STUKANE | On the stage where I Need That is in performance, the curtain, playing the part of a canvas, offers a painted aerial view of streets and houses—a grid of suburbia in Anywhere, USA. My Playbill is even more specific: “Place: New Jersey” and “Time: Now.” Spilling from beneath the curtain and […]

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