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BY STEVEN SNYDER Unconventional artists engage audience through their own neutrality This is not theater as you know it — and the New York Neo-Futurists like it that way. Since the group’s inception, its goal has been to tear down the artifice of the conventional theater experience; to conceive a whole new way of acting, […]

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Swell February shows on the boards below 14th Street BY TRAV S.D. ABOUT LAST MONTH… In the interest of quality assurance, your correspondent is obligated to perform a not-so-random spot check on some of the shows he plugged sight unseen the previous month. In January, we hit an avant-garde trifecta. First, some good news. Despite […]

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Things to see in January By Trav S. D. Some people begin their New Year with prayers for world peace or solemn resolutions to stop overeating. Having little confidence in the success of either of those projects, I have merely committed to informing readers about the most interesting or notable (the two don’t always overlap) […]

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By Julie Shapiro The long-shuttered Loew’s Canal Theater in Chinatown could get a new life as a performing arts center. The proposal to fix up and reopen the 83-year-old theater is far from a done deal, but the space’s owner agreed last week to do a feasibility study. “It would be the first theater opening […]

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Rising from the ashes of a devastating fire, and turning its back on a development deal that would have given it short shrift, an East Village church is rebuilding and readying to serve the community — in more ways than one.  In addition to bringing the Elim Pentecostal Church back as an active house of […]

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By Bonnie Rosenstock  On June 14, after the final performance of its acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams’s “Vieux Carré,” The Pearl Theatre Company lowered its curtain for the last time at Theatre 80 St. Mark’s Place and prepared to head uptown to its new quarters for the upcoming 2009-’10 season. A spokesperson for the company, […]

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By then, with all the 2009-style Big Guys and Bad Guys and Bankers and CEOs and Wall Street Gunslingers laid to rest, at least temporarily, we’ve learned the mantra of what the old New Deal — the FDR New Deal — gave us: Crystal Field’s Theater for the New City ensemble again delivers HISTORY speaks: […]

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By then, with all the 2009-style Big Guys and Bad Guys and Bankers and CEOs and Wall Street Gunslingers laid to rest, at least temporarily, we’ve learned the mantra of what the old New Deal — the FDR New Deal — gave us: Crystal Field’s Theater for the New City ensemble again delivers HISTORY speaks: […]

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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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June’s busting out all over — with scary shows BY TRAV S.D. About last Month….  Having heard so much over the years about the Chuck Mee-Anne Bogart collaboration “bobrauchenbergamerica,” I was disappointed to find its revival at Dance Theatre Workshop to be a rather limp, lifeless and not very penetrating collage depicting some place called […]

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