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Review: ‘Hundred Days’ soars at the Public’s Under the Radar Festival

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, January 13, 2017.

Don’t you just hate it when people tell you about this “weird dream” they had? Doesn’t it make you want to jump out a window?

How about when someone simply has to tell you about how they ...

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Tanglewood 2017: Exciting Programming Under the Stars

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, January 29, 2017 New York City music lovers have many things to look forward to in the summer "off season." Concerts in the park and Bargemusic to name just two. But the spiritual heart of the classical music world, really of the ...

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Complexions Contemporary Ballet Breaks Boundaries and Pays Homage to Rock ...

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, January 27 2017 Complexions Contemporary Ballet's 2017 season debuts at the Joyce Theatre with their world premiere of Gutter Glitter and New York premiere of Star Dust – A Ballet Tribute to David Bowie. These two distinctive works are sure to delight and captivate. ...

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Get Ready to Crow—It's the Year of the Rooster

ZEALnyc, January 27, 2017 December 31st/January 1st is the day that a large percentage of the world celebrates the beginning of a new year. But for those of us in metropolitan urban areas hosting large enclaves of Chinese, we all look forward to the festivities of ...

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Review: Barenboim is Brilliant Leading the Staatskapelle Berlin in Bruckner ...

By Joshua Rosenblum, Contributing Writer, January 26, 2017 Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin are performing all nine Bruckner symphonies over the course of nine evenings at Carnegie Hall, coupling each symphony with a Mozart piano concerto, led by Barenboim from the piano. Night six (January 25) of ...

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Hits by Herman Highlight the Season—and two are at ...

By Helaine Feldman, Contributing Writer, January 26, 2017 One of the most highly anticipated events of the 2017 Broadway season is the upcoming revival of Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler and featuring a memorable score by Jerry Herman. But, before that, the York Theatre will be presenting an ...

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1690 'Auer' Stradivarius Returns to Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, with Vadim Gluzman ...

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, January 25, 2017 Vadim Gluzman, the Ukrainian-born Israeli violinist whose recent gig with the Chicago Symphony won rave reviews, joins the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for its next concert at Carnegie Hall, on February 4. The program features two headline events: the Tchaikovsky Violin ...

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Philip Glass Celebrates 80 with a World Premiere at Carnegie Hall

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, January 24, 2017 He’s been our go-to “ascendant modernist” for so long that it’s easy to forget that Philip Glass ages just like the rest of us, and thus it may come as a shock to learn that he celebrates ...

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Review: ‘The Great Comet’ goes better with Groban

 By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, January 24, 2017 Back in November, I charted the arrival of a new heavenly body on Broadway. Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, making the move from its off-Broadway tent to the Great White Way, lost nothing of its ability to ...

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Orchestra of St. Luke’s Returns to its Roots

By Joanne Sydney Lessner, Contributing Writer, January 23, 2017 With eighty concerts a year, a roster of impressive guest artists, a summer residency at Caramoor, and a sparkling new home at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s has come a long ...

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Review: A 'Thrilling Start' to a Bruckner Symphony Cycle with ...

By Jose Andrade, Contributing Writer, January 23, 2017 Anton Bruckner has long been an important contributor to the symphonic repertoire, but January 19-29, 2017 New York City is experiencing its first Bruckner Symphony Cycle at Carnegie Hall! In honor of Daniel Barenboim's 60th Anniversary of his debut at ...

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Outsider Art Fair at the Metropolitan Pavilion January 19–22

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 12, 2017

The Outsider Art Fair is in its twenty-fifth year of presenting galleries and artists who specialize in what was formerly known as art brut, a French phrase that can translate as ‘unrefined ...

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Art Break: A New Art and Museum Series for Your Lunch Break

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 10, 2017

Had a tough morning at work? Why not spend your lunchtime looking at art? ZEALnyc presents our new series entitled ‘Art Break’ as a way for you to spend 15 minutes or so at a Manhattan ...

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Review: A Political Scandal Fuels ‘Mark Felt, Superstar’ at the York Theatre

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, January 10, 2017

Theatre can be an excellent vehicle for audiences to enjoy and learn from the entertaining depiction of historical events. Mark Felt, Superstar, a new musical at the York Theatre Company, as part of ...

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Jazz Notes: Maestro Composer/Arranger Miho Hazama Leads Her Superb m_unit Ensemble in a Wonderland of Energetic Jazz

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, January 10, 2017

When Miho Hazama headlined Jazz Standard on September 30, 2015 in celebration of her spirited second album, Time River, her authentic music and graceful poise as the conductor of her 13-piece ...

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Review: ‘Candide’ Raises the Roof at the Rose

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, January 9, 2017

I’m what you might call a Candide virgin. Or close, whatever that means (we’ve gone to third base but not all the way? I know what it’s about but don’t own the cast album?).

I’ve never ...

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Review: Dance as Social Commentary at the Joyce

By Bethany Hopta, Contributing Writer, January 9, 2017

When is dance more than dancing? Performances that lead to contemplation in addition to entertainment are crucial to the art of dance. Friday night’s performances at the Joyce Theater underscored the power ...

The PresentCastCate Blanchett Broadway debut	Anna Richard Roxburgh Broadway debut	Mikhail Anna Bamford Broadway debut	Maria Andrew Buchanan Broadway debut	Osip David Downer Broadway debut	Yegor Eamon Farren Broadway debut	Kirrill Martin Jacobs Broadway debut	Alexei Brandon McClelland Broadway debut	Dimitri Jacqueline McKenzie Broadway debut	Sophia Marshall Napier Broadway debut	Ivan Susan Prior Broadway debut	Sasha Chris Ryan Broadway debut	Sergei Toby Schmitz Broadway debut	Nikolai Production StaffTheatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)Produced by Stuart Thompson and Sydney Theater CompanyOriginally Produced by Sydney Theater CompanyWritten by Andrew Upton; Based on the play Platonov by Anton Chekhov; Music by Stefan GregoryDirected by John CrowleyScenic Design by Alice Babidge; Costume Design by Alice Babidge; Lighting Design by Nick Schlieper; Sound Design by Stefan GregoryGeneral Manager: Thompson Turner Productions; Company Manager: Susan BrumleyPress Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown

Review: ‘The Present’ is a Gift to New York Theatergoers

By Diana Mott, Contributing Writer, January 9, 2017

The Present is exploding, both literally and metaphorically, on the stage of the Ethel Barrymore Theater. Exported from The Sydney Theater Company with its wonderful cast intact, it is based on ...

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Review: ‘Candide’ Continues to Confound

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, January 9, 2017

Every decade or so, Harold Prince serves up a dog’s breakfast and calls it Candide. New York City Opera presented the latest such repast last Friday at the Rose Theatre.

Just so you ...

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An opera about Alan Turing of ‘The Imitation Game’ fame

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, January 7, 2017

Theater can be entertaining, but it can also educate us about unfamiliar history. Two recent critically-acclaimed theatrical releases tell the exquisite and absorbing stories of three brilliant African ...

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Calling all filmmakers — there’s a new Festival coming to town!

ZEALnyc, January 6, 2017

The popularity of independent films has increased dramatically over the past decade, and the trend doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. There are approximately 3,000 active film festivals throughout the world, and there have ...

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PROTOTYPE —a ‘Visionary’ Festival Begins Today

ZEALnyc, January 5, 2017

Celebrating its fifth anniversary, PROTOTYPE – OPERA/THEATRE/NOW begins its annual festival of visionary opera-theatre and music-theatre works today by presenting a mélange of works by pioneering contemporary artists from New York ...

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Where’s the Beef? Come See This Weekend at Madison Square Garden

ZEALnyc, January 4, 2017

There’s gonna be a lotta “bull” goin’ on at Madison Square Garden this weekend. City slickers and cowhands alike will have the opportunity to see some big-time bull riding when the Professional Bull Riders ...

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Chicago-Based Cellist Ian Maksin Performs a Compelling Eclectic Solo Show at Le Poisson Rouge

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor, January 3, 2017

Unknown to many people, the legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter began his string career playing the cello, the low-register voice of a standard string quarter. In talking about the four cellos in his nonet ensemble, ...

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‘Jitney’ on Broadway, ‘Fences’ on film — the August Wilson Legacy Continues

By Helaine Feldman, Contributing Writer, January 3, 2017

The year 2017 brings us two exciting mountings of works by August Wilson, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, who died in 2005.

Wilson’s play, Jitney, is receiving its first ...

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Catch them before they’re gone — shows that are closing soon

ZEALnyc, January 3, 2017

The new year brings with it many anticipated results, among them, broken resolutions and shows that are closing. The end of the holiday season often culminates with the closing of shows (aside from the obvious seasonal variety, which ...

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New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Actually Want to Keep

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 2, 2017

New Year’s resolutions are a great idea. You say to yourself, “It’s going to be different this year — I’m ready for a change!” Then you get caught up in your life and nothing happens. ...

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Commentary: 2016’s Musical Theater Fails

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, January 1, 2017

Today marks the start of a new year. Milestones like New Year’s Day are important. Like dawn, like Monday, like a birthday, New Year’s Day prompts reflection and planning. A Gregorian ...

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Commentary: The Best and Worst Musicals of 2016

The year 2016 brought us a number of indelible musical productions. But it brought us some real doozies as well.

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, December 30, 2016

It’s the end of the year, and we all know what that means: lists. ...

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With an Eye for the Icon–Oscar Abolafia is a Cognescenti of the Camera

ZEALnyc, December 29, 2016

Frank. Sammie. Twiggy. Sophia. Elizabeth. Elvis. Priscilla. Jim. Marlene. John. Yoko. Ginger. Janis. Mick. Jack. Fred. Salvador. Cher. Audrey. Dolly. Elton. Marlon…. A select group of celebrities are so famous and iconic that they ...