Back After Pandemic, ‘Stevies’ Party Celebrates 30 Years

Back After Pandemic, ‘Stevies’ Party Celebrates 30 Years

TEXT, CAPTIONS & PHOTOS BY WINNIE McCROY | On Friday, May 6, Night of 1000 Stevies—the largest, most beloved Stevie Nicks tribute event in the world—took over Sony Hall for their 30th annual edition, The Book of Stevie. Beloved performers from past shows joined with a few special debuts for an evening of enchantment full […]

Donna Uchizono’s ‘Wings of Iron’ Soars with the Giants

Donna Uchizono’s ‘Wings of Iron’ Soars with the Giants

BY BONNIE ROSENSTOCK | Wings of Iron is multiple award-winning choreographer Donna Uchizono’s world premiere, presented at Baryshnikov Arts Center, postponed several years due to the pandemic. The 80-minute work features four outstanding female dancers, an original score by composer okkyung lee, and lighting design by Joe Levasseur, Uchizono’s longtime collaborator. Wings of Iron examines […]

Poets’ POV Powers ‘NYC From the Inside’

Poets’ POV Powers ‘NYC From the Inside’

BY PUMA PERL | Who better than George Wallace to bring together a melting pot of writers who have inhaled New York City air and exhaled rhymes and rants and rebellion and resignation and revelry and dreams? When I first became acquainted with George, we used to joke that he had discovered the secret of […]

Jon Lehrer Dance Company’s Return to NYC Celebrates Perseverance

Jon Lehrer Dance Company’s Return to NYC Celebrates Perseverance

BY BONNIE ROSENSTOCK | It’s been three years since the eight-member New York-based Jon Lehrer Dance Company performed together in the Big Apple. On May 6, for one night only, they will bring their trademark kinetic athleticism to The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, with a just under two-hour program featuring a […]

Portrayer of ‘Downton’ Cook Mrs. Patmore Plucks Solo Show From Pandemic Back Burner

Portrayer of ‘Downton’ Cook Mrs. Patmore Plucks Solo Show  From Pandemic Back Burner

NOTE: Following this feature (with  quotes from an interview conducted prior to the show’s NYC premier), find Trav S.D.’s brief review. Spoiler: The upshot is, says Trav, “Go see it.” TRAV S.D.| Good news for NYC fans of Downton Abbey cast member Lesley Nicol, who plays the role of the cranky Crawley family cook, Mrs. Patmore. Not only […]

Choreographic Landmarks Grace the Joyce

Choreographic Landmarks Grace the Joyce

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | Notable as much for its live music as for its deeply committed dancing, the first program of the Limón Dance Company’s spring season at the Joyce Theater spans 96 years of choreographic exploration. Beginning with the stately sweep of Doris Humphrey’s 1928 Air for the G String, a female quintet that […]

A Venerable Dance Troupe, Live in Many Colors at The Joyce, April 19-May 1

A Venerable Dance Troupe, Live in Many Colors at The Joyce, April 19-May 1

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | José Limón—whose remarkably resilient dance company celebrates its 75th year with a two-week, two-program season at the Joyce April 19-May 1—was a Mexican painter who fell in love with dance in New York after seeing the German Expressionist dancer Harald Kreuzberg. At 22, he began studying modern technique with pioneering American […]

Dina Martina Muses on Lea DeLaria & More, in Advance of GMHC’s Fab Fundraiser

Dina Martina Muses on Lea DeLaria & More, in Advance of GMHC’s Fab Fundraiser

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | If you’re a gay man with access to a shower and a penchant for covering showy show tunes therewithin—a sizable demographic if ever there was one—you’ve likely found yourself belting out the work of Oscar, Golden Globe, and Grammy Award-winner Howard Ashman, lyricist of Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, […]

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