The Second Act

The Second Act

Fun Home A powerful portrayal continues in this Tony-award winning play, as a new cast takes the stage to display the evolution of storytelling. Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel’s bestselling graphic memoir, is showcasing key new cast members including Michael Cerveris, Jim Stanek, Lauren Patten, Gabriella Pizzolo, Roberta Colindrez, Zell Steele Morrow, Joel Perez…

Never Not Broken

Never Not Broken

I’ve avoided writing for weeks because I am shattered – emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. Writing will help, though I feel no good can come from a mind and heart this broken. Enter Hindu mythological figure Akhilandeshvari, the goddess of “never not broken,” meaning that when we’re lying on our bedroom floor, crying and screaming into…

New Broadway Plays

New Broadway Plays

Playwright Stephen Karam has been winning accolades and his new work, The Humans, makes clear what the fuss is about. This is a comedy-drama that achieves both sides of the equation in a production skillfully directed by Joe Mantello. Brigid (Sarah Steele), and her boyfriend, Rich (Arian Moayed), have just moved into a duplex apartment…

FJK Dance Open Studio Preview of 2016 Season,

FJK Dance Open Studio Preview of 2016 Season

FJK Dance Open Studio Preview of 2016 Season Ballet lovers Amy Fine Collins, Cathy Hardwick, Michele Gerber Klein and dancer Ethan Stiefel trudged over to the DANY rehearsal studio to preview FJK Dance’s upcoming 2016 season. Founded by the Iraqi born Fadi J. Khoury, who explained the uniqueness of his company which mixes classical ballet with ballroom dancing and Middle Eastern influences. The theme…

Bentley Meeker

Bentley Meeker

Artist Bentley Meeker has had solo shows at the Whitney Museum, the National Arts Club and the Southampton Arts Center. “Light is the most powerful tool we have to create any feeling. My love and respect for light are two of the reasons I chose it as a medium.” Said Meeker, who has also illuminated…

Maya Henry

Maya Henry

By Nicole Laurie Maya Henry, daughter of Azteca and Thomas J. Henry, celebrated her journey to adulthood with a star-studded Quinceañera in San Antonio, Texas.  Entertainers included international recording artists Pitbull and Nick Jonas from the Jonas Brothers as well as eclectic dance group Gen 8 and traditional Mariachi band Mariachi Azteca de America. Maya’s…

Fern Mallis

Fern Mallis

By Nathalie Barclay   Fashion Week in New York may be a bit colder than normal, but there’s no doubt that this year will host some of the world’s hottest talents and designers. If there’s anyone who knows about the ins and outs of Fashion Week and what makes it all possible, it’s Fern Mallis,…