Posts Tagged Performing arts

Review: Play reveals tense birth of a classic film

In this image released by David Gersten & Sam Rudy Media, Larry Pine, left, and Vincent Kartheiser perform in a scene from "Billy & Ray", at the Vineyard Theatre in New York.  (AP Photo/David Gersten & Sam Rudy, Carol Rosegg)

NEW YORK (AP) — Two tough guys, one tough script and their Herculean team effort to cram steamy sex and violence into a strictly-censored Hollywood studio film is the subject of Mike Bencivenga’s fascinating play “Billy & Ray.”

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Creator of ‘Found’ magazine amazed by musical

In this Oct. 10, 2014 photo, actor Nick Blaemire, left, and magazine publisher Davy Rothbart pose in downtown New York. Blaemire plays Rothbart in a semi-fictionalized musical account of the creation of the magazine "Found," which collects misdirected or discarded notes. (AP Photo/Mark Kennedy)

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after seeing himself onstage, Davy Rothbart was still a little dazed. The celebratory drinks afterward sure didn’t hurt, but those weren’t what kept him floored.

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Review: Emily Dickinson comes out of the shadows

In this image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Joely Richardson performs in a scene from William Luce’s "The Belle of Amherst", currently performing off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre in New York. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Carol Rosegg)

NEW YORK (AP) — Acclaimed 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson was famously reclusive, although she maintained numerous correspondences. She was an extremely prolific poet, though not publicly recognized in her lifetime, and many details of her life remain a mystery.

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Review: ‘On the Town’ is a helluva revival

In this image released by Matt Ross Public Relations, Jay Armstrong Johnson, from left, Tony Yazbeck and Clyde Alves appear during a performance of "On the Town," in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Ross Public Relations, Joan Marcus)

NEW YORK (AP) — The webs have been swept away, the comic book villains are long gone and even the name of the theater has changed. So what better way to bid farewell to the doomed “Spider-Man” musical at the re-christened Lyric Theatre than with a pure American classic?

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