The Village Voice presented its 59th annual Obie Awards, celebrating achievement in the Off-Broadway and off-off Broadway theater, at a ceremony earlier tonight at Webster Hall in Greenwich Village. The festivities were co-hosted by Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater. Among the presenters: Betsy Aide ... More >>
[Spring Guide 2014]
In a historic ruling, a federal judge has ordered that the NYPD's stop-and-frisk practices will be overseen by an independent monitor--the first such move against the city's police department ever. Mayor Bloomberg vowed to appeal the ruling.
Plays from Neil LaBute and Marco Calvani at La MaMa
Matthew Broderick, Kelli O'Hara, Judy Kaye, and lots and lots of George
Apparently Rent never happened. Neither did Spring Awakening. Even Oklahoma! never took place. Nice Work If You Can Get It floats us back to 1920s froth full of absurd plot twists, incongruous couplings, and bouncy/dreamy songs. A trunk show inspired by material by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse, ... More >>
From Gale Sondergaard to Octavia Spencer. And he does them brilliantly, starting at about 39 seconds in. He does Fay Bainter, Shelley Winters, Shirley Jones, Rita Moreno, Patty Duke, Ruth Gordon, Estelle Parsons, Jennifer Hudson, Melissa Leo, Monique... He does them all.
Frances McDormand stars in David Lindsay-Abaire's new drama
Last time she was on Broadway, Oscar winner Frances McDormand was in a muddled production of The Country Girl that should have never come to the city. But she's having fun again. In David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People, Frances anchors the evening as a working class woman who's had some bad ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 30, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 33 23 Win '68 'Obies' The 1967-68 Village Voice Off-Broadway Awards were presented on Saturday afternoon at a giant invitational party at the Village Gate. These were the 13th annual "Obies," and a crowd of ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesMay 28, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 32OBIES 1963-1964More than 500 participants and well-wishers of the off-Broadway theatre converged on the Village Gate on Saturday afternoon to applaud winners of the Ninth Annual Village Voice Off-Broadway Awards and h ... More >>
Fortunately, lots of people—well, gay people—still care about Broadway.
The theater district gets its own Twelfth Night, complete with kings bearing gifts
Stacks of Surprises
Rehab as a beautiful experience, plus cracks about pies. Psst! Ted Haggard was a top.
When old playwrights look back, they sometimes see youthful thrills instead of nostalgia
Old's Always Better; the Hard Part Is Making It New
Something Was Missing in the Theater This YearDid Anybody Notice?
Puppet Theater Takes Manhattan