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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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Volume 80, Number 7 | September 23 – 29, 2010 West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933 JUST DO ART! — The music, museums & theater edition Compiled by Joseph Rearick & Scott Stiffler TRAV S.D.’s LAST CHANCE SALOON Each month, he either lays into or […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS FAYE LANE’S BEAUTY SHOP STORIES  Written by Faye Lane and directed by Jay Rogers 55 minutes (solo show/musical) Aug. 19, 3 p.m. / Aug. 21, 9:45 p.m. / Aug. 23, 8:45 p.m. At The Club at La MaMa (74A E. 4th St., 2nd Floor; Second Ave. & Bowery) For info, visit www.FringeNYC.org or […]

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TNC and FringeNYC offer mixed bag of nuts BY TRAV S.D.  About Last Month… With thermometers breaking all over the city, your correspondent has been cooling his jets in the theatre. Swimming pools? Margaritas? Bah, they’re for children.  In the Under the Radar festival at PS122, I caught “Forever Art” — a German production starring […]

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Vital Soho institution booted to make way for needless boutique BY TRAV S.D.  By now it seems as inevitable as scientific law: Pioneering arts institutions, as they grow, sow the seeds of their own destruction by improving their iffy neighborhoods and making them attractive to retailers willing to pay much higher rents. In effect, the […]

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BY JERRY TALLMER Gifted interpreter of Albee and O’Neill joins their ranks I first met Marian Seldes in a sleeping bag.  She was in the sleeping bag. I was out in the seats, there to write a critique of the play and performance. The theater was the Orpheum (still around, at Second Ave. and 7th […]

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