Stew to Perfection

By Rory Winston   Whether Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye or the recently departed legend Prince, many an icon has suffered at the hands of an abusive father, their respective relationships having left a distinct mark on both their lives and their creative output. Another artist who could easily lay claim to a similar set of…

The Season of Bluegrass on Stage

The Season of Bluegrass on Stage

By Barry Bassis I don’t remember any year when there were so many country/bluegrass musicals in town.         Robber Bridegroom, The Laura Pels Theatre Cast List: Andrew Durand, Evan Harrington, Leslie Kritzer, Ahna O’Reilly, Steven Pasquale, Nadia Quinn, Lance Roberts, Devere Rogers Production Credits: Alex Timbers (director) Justin Levine (music director) Connor…

Bright Star & Daddy Long Legs

Bright Star & Daddy Long Legs

Two shows: one is a brand new showstopper, written by Hollywood royalty and the other is an off-Broadway production that’s been touring around the world before finding its home in New York. Seemingly two different productions bound by a common thread, and while on the outside they couldn’t be more different, their message of young…

The 14th Factory

The 14th Factory

By Nathalie Barclay   “How can I use my life positively to impact others? How can I contribute? How can I interconnect? How can I do something good with my life?” For Simon Birch, these are driving questions that have come to shape his artistic career over the years. Originally from Brighton, England, Birch moved…

The Power of the Swipe

The Power of the Swipe

As our cell phones now handle everything in our lives from the utilitarian to the hedonistic, everything that we need to get by throughout the day can be conveniently taken care of with the right apps and a few simple swipes. New Yorkers are notoriously impatient with a penchant for immediate gratification, and today’s dating…