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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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Likely prospects for the lusty month of May BY TRAV S.D. About April: I’ll start by taking the gloves off. I found the Public Theater’s much-ballyhooed production of “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” (extended through May 30th) to be simple-minded, moronic, tuneless and possessed of the laughable and erroneous thesis that hipsters have some sort of […]

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By Julie Shapiro Volume 21, Number 47 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | April 3 – 9, 2009 No one was hurt Wednesday when a hammer fell off the 18th floor of the Goldman Sachs tower under construction near the Battery Park City ballfields, but the hammer smashed through a taxi windshield. Falling hammer […]

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By Lincoln Anderson A plan to add a grand stairway to the Public Theater’s entrance took a major step forward last week when Community Board 2 narrowly voted in support of the idea. After much testimony by the public and debate among board members, the board voted 19 yes to 17 no, with 1 recusal, […]

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