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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | The Upright Citizens Brigade announced last week that it is set to close its East Village location next month. The venue for improv, stand-up and sketch theater, at E. Third St. on Avenue A, opened in 2011. In an e-mail to the U.C.B. team, Michael Hartney, the group’s artistic director, wrote the […]

Vampire Cowboys’ Qui Nguyen collaborates with The Bats…at The Flea! BY TRAV S.D. The big Downtown theatre news from the last several weeks happens to be taking place in the streets. In case you haven’t noticed, Occupy Wall Street (OWS) — in addition to making a statement — puts on a mighty good show. And […]

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BY JERRRY TALLMER One day a thousand years ago (well, sixty years ago), my father figure, the great Charles Abrams, said: “Come with me. We’ll go to the East Side. I’ll show you where all the action was.” By East Side, Abrams — who lived with his wife and two daughters in a fine old […]

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Flea, 3LD, HERE, Access all still here BY TRAV S.D. I’d like to forego the normally flip, jocose tone of this column to note that this month our memories of September 11 will pass the decade mark. Unlike most of the billions of people throughout the globe who’ll be marking this anniversary, readers of these […]

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From Midtown to Downtown, volume and variety COMPILED BY SCOTT STIFFLER SoHo THINK TANK’S ICE FACTORY FESTIVAL With its temporary home at 3LD Art & Technology Center, the Ohio Theater (which lost its Wooster Street space last year) hasn’t exactly been wandering in the wilderness. Nevertheless, it’s good to know that come September, they’ll open […]

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Groundhogs predict six more weeks of fresh outrages BY TRAV S.D. A peculiar thing happened this past month. It seems the groundhogs (of both Punxsutawney and Staten Island fame) came out of their holes, took a look at all the international and domestic turmoil, turned right around and went back into…a Downtown theatre! In doing […]

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Volume 20, Number 42 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | March 2 – 8, 2011 Love comes in many flavors: “Feeder: A Love Story” — featuring Jennifer Conley Darling. In theaters, no need to beware the Ides of March Groundhogs predict six more weeks of fresh outrages BY TRAV S.D. A peculiar thing happened […]

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By JERRY TALLMER The birthday greetings from Barack and Michelle Obama were nice, but the more detailed citation from Andrew Cuomo was even nicer. And the revelation that Edith could stay right where she was and had been for almost 40 years — that she and her legendary 50-seat theater could stay right there in […]

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By Albert Amateau The reviews ran the gamut last Saturday when New York University officially opened its new version of the renowned Provincetown Playhouse on MacDougal St., where Eugene O’Neill presented his earliest works more than 90 years ago. For theater folk, the interior of the vastly altered venue is a little, 88-seat gem, with […]

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Castratos, cabins, electric sheep & Christmas among the meaty offerings BY TRAV S.D. Autumn is upon us — with November offering a veritable cornucopia of Downtown theater delicacies. Let’s hope there are no turkeys in the basket! The Atlantic Theater Company is starting the month off with an ambiguous bang by presenting two one-acts by […]

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