An interesting story out of the East Village tonight: Millenium Film Workshop, the legendary film collective founded by director Ken Jacobs in 1966 (whose Seeking the Monkey King was just screened at Sundance and won an award from the National Society of Film Critics) is being evicted from the build ... More >>
A critical dive into the Under the Radar, Other Forces, and Coil festivals
Four critics on the theaters they most like attending. And the ones not so much.
The theater is missing some major figures. Who'll step up now?
Out of Nashville, out in New York
Remembering the woman who helped invent downtown theater
Kanye West dominates the 38th Annual Pazz Jop Critics' Poll as albums winner, with 3250 points and 266 mentions for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, while crowd favorite Cee Lo Green snags singles winner with 187 mentions for "Fuck You." But there's tons more in this week's musical retros ... More >>
Ellen Stewart at La MaMa in 1991 (Jonathan Slaff)Ellen Stewart, 91, universally known as La Mama and acclaimed as one of the formidable figures who shaped the Off-Off-Broadway theater movement, died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday night. The founder and guiding spirit of Café La MaMa, l ... More >>
The reopening of the Provincetown Playhouse helps theater (and a critic) look both backward and onward
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 11, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 24 A series of little bastions By Arthur Sainer The recent Obie award ceremonies, besides seeming to this writer more than faintly anachronistic, opened the door to a moment of considerable ugliness. The dis ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesMarch 11, 1965, Vol. X, No. 21Joe Cino's World Goes Up In FlamesBy Michael SmithThe Caffe Cino was destroyed by fire on Ash Wednesday morning. The cafe at 31 Cornelia Street opened in December, 1958, and quickly became important as New York's ... More >>
How a centaur raised the world's first doctor
The American icon is back in the saddle with a new play at the Public
The theater district gets its own Twelfth Night, complete with kings bearing gifts
Well-loved theater classic killed in East Village
Judges from the last five decades pay homage to the productions and artists they'll never forget
Romping through the Greek pantheon with splashy verve
Avant-Garde Polish Company Extends Grotowski's Legacy
The famous librettist, sans Sullivan, is most engaging with a play that's so old it's new again
'You Can Make a Fresh Start With Your Final Breath'
International Theater in the Post9-11 Era
Can the New Commissioner Stretch the Dollars Without Bending the Rules?
A Greek Director Updates the Eleusinian Mysteries