The White Horse Tavern as it looks today Stay in one place long enough, many bars have found, and you're likely to eventually develop literary cachet. Indeed, many of the city's most venerable taverns - Old Town, McSorley's, and the currently-defunct Chumley's - are or were lined with the dust jac ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. Pageant magazine Date: October, 1957 Publisher: Hillman Periodicals, 535 Fifth Avenue Discovered at: Antique shop in Gas City, Indiana The Cover ... More >>
Eugene O'Neill gets a shot of musical good cheer
At the Irish Rep, a novice O'Neill shows rare power
Tom PalumboJack Kerouac, on the road somewhere ... For many authors over the years, alcohol has been nearly as important a writing tool as pen, paper, poverty, and loneliness. Some have speculated that hard drinking and prolific writing might have similar genetic roots. Another theory is that ... More >>
The Mint revives another rarely seen play by Teresa Deevy
At 82, he doesn't need reviving, but argues that his plays do
The York Shakespeare Company abuses a classic
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 28, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 41 Films By Andrew Sarris "WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?" (at the Criterion and Loew's Tower East) has been hailed by some critics as a daring adventure for Jack Warner a dazzling vindication of Elizabe ... More >>
Why can't oh so enlightened New York pass a gay marriage bill? Is it the bible-beaters? The hardcore right? No, says Steve Thrasher, it's the chickenshit Democrats in the state senate. Rob Harvilla goes to Broadway! No, his parents aren't in town: there's a musical called Fela! about the fam ... More >>
A fantastic new musical will soon find out just how fantastic it has to be to survive
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla takes a trip to the r&b salt mines with Ciara and Chrisette Michelle. Edd Hurt on Bob Dylan's Together Through Life, during most of which Dylan apparently carries a gun. Justin Farrar laments the end of USA Is a Monster. Brad Cohan anticipa ... More >>
Much wood in B'way's Desire Under the Elms revival.
Eugene O'Neill endures a screwy production from the New Group
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 2, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 19 La Reine Est Morte By Mary Perot Nichols "Yes indeed, yes indeed, yes indeed, the old man mumbled as he shuffled up to the podium. A murmur of remembrance swept through the audience, peopled predominantly by t ... More >>
Adam Bock, Young Jean Lee and more make up a new breed of self-aware playwrights questioning what we know about language
At Anthology, silents and talkies that countered Griffith
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 31, 1957, Vol. II, No. 40 When the Village WAS Bohemia By Dan Balaban "Things were different then," says Romany Marie, reflecting back on 36 years of her various restaurants in the Village. "There was more spacing, not so much buildi ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 14, 1956, Vol. I, No. 50 Quintero's Journey -- And Robards' By Jerry Tallmer A little after 11 p.m. at the Helen Hayes Theatre, which is some 3½ hours after you've first taken seat there, a young man named Jason Robards Jr., s ... More >>
The literati get some heat in Brock Clarke's blazing comic novel
Acknowledging a mentor and questioning a tradition
O'Neill's tragedy of self-delusion gets only intermittent touches of the poet's spirit
The founder of the 'Village Voice' Obies recalls what led to their inception 50 years ago
An all-star revival of Rabe's retro comedy of ill manners
Where I Was From Finds Native Daughter Joan Didion Slouching Toward California Again
Van Hove Tackles 'Three Sisters' at the Holland Festival
Integrity's Back on BroadwayHas Anyone Noticed?
Success Has Gotten Us Where We Are. Why Not Try Failure?
Theater's Been in Flux All Century Long, So What's Left for It in the Next?
The State of Women in Theater, 1999