Female-Driven Short Film From Chelsea Residents Screens at SOHO Int. Film Fest

Female-Driven Short Film From Chelsea Residents Screens at SOHO Int. Film Fest

Filmmakers  Mischa Dani Goodman and Caitlin Simpson, both proud Chelsea residents (for years and weeks, respectively) have both done Chelsea proud, with the acceptance of their female-driven short film Unbridaled into the SOHO International Film Festival. Screening on Friday, October 7, Unbridaled sees producers Goodman and Simpson in lead roles, addressing in personal and universal ways the expectations put […]

Peter Mac as Judy Garland Throws Down Halloween Gauntlet with October 1 Show

Peter Mac as Judy Garland Throws Down Halloween Gauntlet with October 1 Show

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Superachiever Judy Garland isn’t wasting one second of precious, pumpkin spice-infused time when the final day of September gives way to a month-long celebration of ghosts, ghouls, goblins, and things that go bump in the night. And in honor of that, the woman who once singlehandedly killed a wicked witch by […]

To New York Street Fairs

To New York Street Fairs

CITY POETRY …words & images from the five boroughs & points beyond “To New York Street Fairs” BY MICHELLE TOKARCZYK   In the spell of afternoon sun everything regenerates. Silver earrings shine. Spices scent the air. Bonsai thrive.   Nothing hangs too high or forces for you to bend like a supplicant. You move from […]

Collaboration Anticipation: Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca Followed by Curran & Carr

Collaboration Anticipation: Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca Followed by Curran & Carr

NYC DANCE PREVIEWS BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER SOLEDAD BARRIO & NOCHE FLAMENCA: Renowned Repertory & New Works Led by Barrio & Artistic Director Martín Santangelo | The news here is not that Noche Flamenca—the Madrid-New York collaboration between flamenco star Soledad Barrio and her husband Martin Santangelo—is celebrating its 30th anniversary, although that is certainly true. […]

Great Scots! Alan Cumming Sizzles as Robert Burns, at the Joyce

Great Scots! Alan Cumming Sizzles as Robert Burns, at the Joyce

BY BONNIE ROSENSTOCK| Some minutes before Burn began, there was an epic river of a rainstorm, pelting leftward, seen on the back screen. Booming claps of thunder were heard, and lightning illuminated the sky, which gave just a hint of a mountainous backdrop. After it subsided, Alan Cumming appeared onstage dressed in black, dark eyeliner […]

‘Re-Married’ Creators to Tie Real Knot After Show’s Chelsea Run

‘Re-Married’ Creators to Tie Real Knot After Show’s Chelsea Run

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Worlds collide, sending fiction crashing into fate and creating a new reality so meta, it makes the Marvel Cinematic Universe seem utterly unambitious. That’s the sense you get when reading the timeline that accounts for this weekend’s stage presentation of David and Kate Get Re-Married. Written and performed by David Carl […]

Best of Fall Dance Anticipates the Offerings of Meg Stuart, Robyn Orlin

Best of Fall Dance Anticipates the Offerings of Meg Stuart, Robyn Orlin

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods: Violet | Meg Stuart, born in New Orleans to theater professionals and now based in Belgium and Germany, attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and cut her teeth in the contact improvisation community. Her accomplishments are legion and her reach is wide. Stuart’s Violet, 11 years old, has already toured to […]

Hot Ticket ‘Burn’ Set to Blaze at The Joyce

Hot Ticket ‘Burn’ Set to Blaze at The Joyce

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | Returning to action after its annual hiatus, the dedicated-to-dance Joyce Theater offers a rare outlier: An hour-long, one-man show, Burn, made collaboratively by the multi-talented Scottish actor Alan Cumming and choreographer Steven Hoggett, in celebration of the Scottish poet laureate Robert Burns. Arriving in Chelsea weeks after its world premiere at […]

Chain Theatre’s Gutsy Pandemic-Era Expansion Soars, While Word Premiere Sticks the Landing

Chain Theatre’s Gutsy Pandemic-Era Expansion Soars, While Word Premiere Sticks the Landing

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Founded in 2010 and operating from the fourth floor of 312 West 36th Street since 2018, Chain Theatre’s restless quest to contemplate “the cyclical nature of history and complexity of the human spirit” has expressed itself through muscular revivals of proven stage works (The Pillowman), film and play festivals, and NYC […]