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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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March fizzled; April’s all about burlesque! BY TRAV S.D. ABOUT LAST MONTH… The Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre’s “Revolution!?” at Theater for the New City proved a disappointment. Missing from this production were the beautiful old hand-carved puppets and verbal wit that had charmed me so much in their “Johannes Docktor Faust.” Instead, the troupe presented a […]

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Famed actors, playwrights and assorted theater luminaries packed the lobby of the Public Theater on Tues., March 9, for the groundbreaking of the Lafayette St. cultural hub’s $35 million, two-year renovation project. Above, from left, Sam Waterston of “Law and Order” fame, Oskar Ustis, the Public’s artistic director, and actors Liev Schreiber and Philip Seymour […]

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Our Mr. S.D. contemplates March’s lion/lamb conundrum BY TRAV S.D. This year I predict that the month of March, instead of coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb, will enter like Pepe LePew and exit like a beautifully plumed peacock — that is, if it is anything like February was. About […]

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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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By Bonnie Rosenstock Despite blustery mid-20s temperatures on Tues., Jan. 20, it was all sunshine and warmth on the blocks-long line at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema on East Houston St. The occasion was the free televising of the Inauguration events and swearing-in ceremony of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States on […]

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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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