Edward Albee and Paul Auster
Thursday, 7 p.m., $15-$30
Every time somebody even mentions a play by Samuel Beckett, we become immediately suspicious that they're about to pull some kind of clever existential farce. Such is the whole "gotcha!" nature of postmodernism. But unlike Godot, we t ... More >>
Should you grab it out of their hands, crush it into bits, and throw it back in their face?
Let's say you're at the theater with them and looked forward to some quality social time, a little chitchat and actual human interaction to lube up the showgoing experience.
But no matter what you say, they ... More >>
The centerpiece of the convention last night was a chair--a perfectly ordinary looking one, mind you--which Clint Eastwood talked to in a bizarre, stammering speech that must have been inspired by the works of Samuel Beckett.
The Oscar winning actor/director kept glancing at the empty chair and say ... More >>
43rd Annual Songwriters Hall Of Fame Awards
Thursday, June 14
Better than: Disco roller derby.
If you closed your eyes and listened to the parade of songs and familiar voices emanating from the Marriott Marquis' luminary-packed sixth-floor ballroom last night, you might have tho ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
May 24, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 21
The '73 'Obies': Plays were the thing
by Audrey Berman
Judging by the "Obie" ceremony Monday night, the plays were the thing -- seven of the 26 awards going for new plays, with "The Hot l Baltimore" and ... More >>
Credit our friend, Stereogum's Brandon Stosuy, with starting this particular hashtag yesterday. Mashing up the world's most important genre with the world's most important literature seemed like an idea with legs, but alas, things done on the internet toward the end of the day on the one of the tw ... More >>