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New York, New York - March 13, 2017 :  The LoftOpera production of Rossini’s opera Otello, Directed by John de los Santos, performed at LightSpace Studios in Brooklyn  

	Bernard Holcomb (Otello)
	Cecilia Lopez (Desdemona)
	Thor Arbjornsson (Rodrigo)
	Blake Friedman (Iago)
	Isaiah Musik-Ayala (Elmiro)
	Toby Newman (Emilia)
	John Ramseyer (Lucio, Gondolier)
	Lucas Levy (Doge)  

Credit: Robert Altman

Review: Rossini’s ‘Otello’ In Literally an ‘Underground’ Production by LoftOpera

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, March 21, 2017

LoftOpera, a young, edgy enterprise based in Brooklyn, started up a few years back by asking itself, “What kind of show do we actually want to see?” The answer, they realized, was obvious:

Review: The Ridiculous Fun of ‘The New Yorkers’ at Encores!

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, March 29, 2017 Every once in a while, it’s refreshing to just turn off your filter, forget everything you know about quality, and just let yourself bask in the fun. For me, this was especially true with The New Yorkers, the ...


Review: ‘Che Malambo’ Seduces With Fiery Percussive Beats

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, March 29, 2017 The tango isn’t the only captivating dance to emerge from Argentina—behold, “Malambo,” a type of dance with origins dating back to the 17th century. Competitive duels, danced solely by men, that challenged skills of agility, strength and ...

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The Lowdown on LOOT 2017 at MAD

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 28, 2017 LOOT 2017 is a six day event at The Museum of Arts and Design showcasing a variety of one-of-a-kind artist jewelry. At this unique exhibition, the public can purchase items from over 50 artists working in a range of materials ...


Review: Hell Hath No Fury Like a Diva Scorned in ...

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, March 28, 2017 In revenge-themed plays and movies, the virtuous central character has been unjustly wronged, seeks retaliation against the evildoer, and righteousness prevails. Diva: Live From Hell provides ingenious twists on this classic theme of good versus evil. The central character, ...


Review: Paul Taylor Dance Company Ends Its Run On a ...

By Bethany Hopta, Contributing Writer, March 28, 2017 The concluding performance of the Paul Taylor Dance Company’s run at Lincoln Center delivered an energetic and joyful punch to its audience, and celebrated the artistry and choreography of Paul Taylor, one of America's groundbreaking modern dance choreographers. ...


Review: 'Picnic' and 'Come Back, Little Sheba' Bring Inge Back ...

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, March 27, 2017 Several years back, I went to a screening of Splendor in the Grass, William Inge’s 1961 film for which he won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. I remembered seeing the movie on TV when I was a ...

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Review: Hamburg Ballet Presents 'Old Friends' Using a Mix of ...

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, March 27, 2017 The internationally acclaimed Hamburg Ballet made their Joyce Theater debut this past week when they presented the New York premiere of Old Friends (An Evening of Ballets). I always enjoy attending performances at the Joyce where every seat has ...

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Review: 'Come From Away,’ A Celebration of Our Better Selves

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, March 27, 2017 It’s not often that a Broadway musical transcends mere entertainment and provides an essential salve for the wounds of the country. The year 2016 was without question divisive, wrenching, and damaging to the American psyche. The new Broadway musical ...


Ailey II Debuts With Both Old and New at the ...

By Bethany Hopta, Contributing Writer, March 27, 2017 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is nearing a six-decade milestone of presenting, and at the same time, revolutionizing modern dance as we know it today. Over the years the company has grown and in 1974 the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble ...

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Art Break: Women and Art and 'The Movement of Herstory' ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 27, 2017 This week’s Art Break has women artists in focus. From traditional textile techniques to unique expressions of political and emotional states, these masters of their mediums bring new perspectives to the world around them. ZEALnyc recommends our ...

Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic in Esa-Pekka Salonen
Cello Concerto with Yo-Yo Ma and Berlioz
Symphonie fantastique at David Geffen Hall, 3/15/17. Photo by Chris Lee.

Review: Salonen’s ‘Stunning’ Cello Concerto ‘Creates a Glimmering Sound Tapestry’ with the NY Philharmonic

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, March 20, 2017

One of the highlights of 2017’s classical music season was undoubtedly this Thursday’s sold-out concert at the New York Philharmonic with the inimitable Yo-Yo Ma playing the New York premiere of ...

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Review: ‘The Strangest’ Addresses Family and Political Strife With Poignancy in French Algiers

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, March 20, 2017

Inspired by Albert Camus’ classical novel, The Stranger, and coupled with playwright Betty Shamieh’s fascination of Middle Eastern storytelling cafes, we have a dynamic ...

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Art Break: Urban Migration Is Explored Through Martin Roemers ‘Metropolis’

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 20, 2017

This week’s Art Break features photography ranging from cityscapes, landscapes and the topography of the individual. We especially recommend our downtown pick as combining all these features in one: the ...


Review: BLO’s ‘The Rake’s Progress’ Is a Modern Take On a Cautionary Tale

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, March 18, 2017

On a night where Stravinsky’s music was to take the stage in Boston Lyric Opera’s new production of the his opera The Rake’s Progress at the Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theater, there was ...

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Review: Mark Morris Presents Two Operas at BAM

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, March 17, 2017

Mark Morris’s Dido and Aeneas has been widely accepted as a masterpiece since it opened in 1989, and his recent mounting of Britten’s Curlew River was hailed as a transformative ...


Commentary: The Whitney’s Biennial Is a Barometer of Art in America

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 17, 2017

The latest incarnation of the Whitney Biennial takes as its starting point the divisions of culture, finance and social issues: in short, the current climate in America. The views expressed are, for the most ...

February 14 – April 16
Newman Theater

Directed by Alex Timbers

Choreography by Steven Hoggett

Starring: Terence Archie, James Brown III, Jonathan Burke, Rodrick Covington, Sean Allan Krill, Jo Lampert, Mike McGowan, Dimitri Joseph Moïse, Mary Kate Morrissey, Adam Perry, John Schiappa, Kyle Selig, Michael James Shaw, and Mare Winningham 

Scenic design by Chris Barreca
Costume design by Clint Ramos
Lighting design by Justin Townsend
Sound design by Cody Spencer
Projection design by Darrel Maloney

Musical direction by Kris Kukul

erence Archie, James Brown III, Jonathan Burke, Rodrick Covington, Sean Allan Krill, Jo Lampert, Mike McGowan, Mary Kate Morrissey, Adam Perry, John Schiappa, Kyle Selig, Michael James Shaw

A ‘Choice List’ for Off-Broadway This Spring

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, March 16, 2017

From Lieutenant Sulu to Stephen Sondheim, Joan of Arc to John Leguizamo, the Off-Broadway spring season truly has something for everyone. But since I’m most interested in what it has for me, here’s a ...


We’re All Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

ZEALnyc, March 16, 2017

As we near the middle of March, many of us look in our closets for something green to wear on St. Patrick’s Day. Even if you’re not of Irish decent, there is something fun in taking part in the tradition of ‘wearing of ...

World Premiere at Joe’s Pub at The Public
Book and Lyrics by Ethan Lipton 
Music composed and performed by Ethan Lipton, Vito Dieterle, Eben Levy & Ian Riggs
Directed by Leigh Silverman
Scenic and Costume Design: David Zinn
Lighting Design: Ben Stanton
Sound Design: Nicholas Pope

Review: The Quirky Charm of ‘The Outer Space’

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, March 15, 2017

As Broadway is enjoying a bit of a banner year for musicals — at least in terms of the number of new shows — a broad array of Off-Broadway musicals have also opened this season.

So far, ...

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Review: Jarring Styles Defeat ‘Kid Victory’

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, March 15, 2017

Kid Victory is a real odd duck of a show. The subject matter itself is extremely challenging: a teenage boy falls prey to an online sexual predator and is held hostage for nearly a year. Now, ...

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A Crowded Spring on Broadway

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, March 15, 2017

One thing’s for sure: it’s going to be a very crowded spring on Broadway. Although, just a few weeks ago, more than half of the 41 theaters on Broadway were empty, by the time we reach the cutoff ...

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The Game’s Afoot With American Lyric Theater’s Opera About Sherlock Holmes

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, March 15, 2017

Musical arrangements that combine two styles can be charming and surprising. The TV series Glee periodically featured clever combinations of songs from different eras and singers. In one smart mash-up, ...

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Review: Philip Glass Continues to Celebrate With Collaborating at National Sawdust

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, March 14, 2017

Philip Glass’s eightieth-birthday celebrations continued this past Sunday with a charming joint recital with Foday Musa Suso, before a packed house at National Sawdust. The program consisted of ...

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Review: ‘Haram! Iran!’ Tackles the Topic of Homosexuality and Islam

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, March 14, 2017

Haram! Iran! is an appealing coming of age play about the growing friendship between two apparently very different teenage boys, Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhouni. They engage in enlightening and ...


Review: Preeminent Songbird Regina Spektor Shines for an Adoring Sold-Out Radio City Crowd

By Dan Ouellette, ZEALnyc Senior Editor, March 14, 2017

Talk about a pre-Purim bliss. Pop songbird Regina Spektor received a standing ovation from her adoring fans just for walking onstage at the onset of her nearly two-hour show at Radio City Music Hall on ...

Photo: "LINDA" by Penelope Skinner; Lynne Meadow, director with Janie Dee, Meghann Fahy, Molly Griggs, Jennifer Ikeda, Maurice Jones, Donald Sage Mackay, Molly Ranson and John C. Vennema; presented by Manhattan Theatre Club;
photo call/set-ups photographed: Wednesday, February 15, 2017; 9:30 PM at NY City Center Stage I-Manhattan Theatre Club, NYC; 
Photograph: © 2017 Richard Termine 
PHOTO CREDIT - Richard Termine

Review: ‘Linda’ Personifies the Working Feminist/Out-of-Touch Mom

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, March 13, 2017

With recent public events like the Women’s March On Washington and A Day Without A Woman, there is no shortage of efforts to reinvigorate the feminist movement. Merely turning on a television these days ...

Alan Gilbert conducts all John Adams works to  conincides celebration of composer's 70th birthday, 3/9/17.  Photo by Chris Lee

Review: New York Philharmonic Presents a Birthday Tribute to Composer John Adams

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, March 13, 2017

David Geffen Hall, as the home of the New York Philharmonic is presently called, is awaiting, with some trepidation owing to money troubles, a long anticipated renovation which will forever change (and in ...

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, 11/15/16.

Review: Philadelphia Orchestra Pairs Ballet and Opera at Carnegie Hall

By Jose Andrade, Contributing Writer, March 13, 2017

Carnegie Hall’s commitment to presenting the best performers in classical music today was evident last Tuesday, March 7 as the Philadelphia Orchestra brought an evening of ballet and opera to New York. Led by ...

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Art Break: Where Will Your Boots Take You This Week? Perhaps Paris By Way of FIT

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 13, 2017

New ideas have to come from somewhere. People get tired of the status quo, bored with using materials for a single purpose only, seeing things from only one angle. This week’s Art Break focuses on various ...

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