From Tragedy to Musical Comedy

From Tragedy to Musical Comedy

By Barry Bassis. On the current season of the exciting television series “The Americans,” Frank Langella is the formidable Soviet spy chief. On Broadway in The Father, he is just the opposite: an elderly man suffering from dementia. While Langella, at 78, is only two years younger than the character he plays, the actor appears…

Not Your Average Joe

Joe Morton: Not Your Average Joe

By Josh Estrin. With each change of the seasons, New York City has a remarkable way of reinventing herself.  Beginning with the reawakening in spring to an enthusiastic, nearly euphoric vibe as summer spreads across the city, “Lady Liberty” continues her vigilant watch over both residents and visitors alike.   The Big Apple and all…

Powerhouse Performances

Powerhouse Performances

By Kristen Oliveri.   Know their Name: Eclipsed Tony-nominated play Eclipsed has been dazzling audiences since its debut on Broadway at the Golden Theater in March after a limited run at the Public Theater. This female-led and directed production, the brainchild of actor and playwright Danai Gurira, presents a powerful message to empower women and…

Benetton Exhibit Opening at Pratt in Brooklyn

Luciano Benetton’s latest contemporary art exhibit, Imago Mundi, launched last night at Pratt in Brooklyn. The evening included a conversation with Phong Bui (Editor The Brooklyn Rail), Eleanor Heartney, and Shahzia Sikander about the ideals behind the exhibit; breaking down cultural barriers through art. With more than 17,000 pieces from 100 countries in a single format of 10x12cm, Imago Mundi, is the idea of art and world. Roughly…

Fathers' Day Gift Guide 2016

Fathers’ Day Gift Guide 2016

By Joshua Estrin. Father’s Day comes along every year and no matter how well versed one may be in time management, the scramble to find the perfect gift is something many of us face.  As men move into the new millennium, with a willingness to leave the iconic “Man-Cave” in exchange for “Manscaping”, the possibilities…