Ponydance Trots Into Abrons With “Anybody Waitin’?”

The ever industrious Irish dance-theater collective ponydance, is bringing its own brand of madcap comedic dance to Abrons Arts Center this week with its acclaimed “Anybody Waitin’?” …


Arts Watch: Here Come the Ecosexuals!

TLD contributor Robin Schatell spoke with artists/activists Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens about their new EcoSexual work — EcoSex Walking Tour of Central Park, and the NYC premiere of their documentary, Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story, set to open the 4th annual Queer New York International Arts Festival at Abrons Arts Center this Wednesday. …

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Review: The Civilians’ “Pretty Filthy,” a Musical Take on the Porn Industry

I wasn’t expecting a big, jolly, laugh out loud Broadway style musical when I went to see The Civilians’ new show about the porn industry, “Pretty Filthy,” which just opened at the Abrons Arts Center, but that’s exactly what I got — red curtain and all. …

Photo Credit: Sasha Aleksandra Arutyunova

Review: War Lesbian’s World Premiere at Dixon Place

Jessica Almasy, Erin Markey, and Kristine Haruna Lee in “War Lesbian.” Photo Credit: Sasha Aleksandra Arutyunova

It took almost an hour to see any …


Arts Watch: Talking With Mark Dendy, Prepping to Premiere “Labyrinth” at Abrons

Throughout Mark Dendy’s career, he has steadily defied expectations to work in defined categories. He is a choreographer/director/writer/dancer/performer. Or, as he puts it, “I have been working in this way–going back and forth between pure dance and opera and theater …

Forest Fringe

Arts Watch: Edinburgh’s Forest Fringe Microfestival Comes to Abrons

This weekend an Edinburgh Festival Sensation, Forest Fringe, will be transforming the Abrons Arts Center into an experimental, building-wide microfestival for its New York …

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Arts Watch: Queer New York International Arts Fest Kicks off on Wednesday

This Wednesday, the Queer New York International Arts Festival (QNYIAF ) returns to New York for its third year. Abrons Arts Center serves as festival hub and home base. Performances take place at multiple venues around town. This year’s line-up features twelve U.S. premieres and new performance works by artists from around the world. …

Robbi K and Friends

Robbi K and Friends come to Manny Cantor Center

Multiple Parents’ Choice Award winner Robbi K has been keeping the beat for 33 years and this Sunday at Manny Cantor Center she kicks …

LES People

Arts Watch: “The People L.E.S.” Lands at Abrons Arts Center

An outdoor spectacle is coming to the Lower East Side this week courtesy of Big Art Group, and everyone is invited to participate. This …


Manny Cantor Center Kicks Off Monthly LES Kids Rock Concert Series

The Deedle Deedle Dees.

Need a place to jump and shout with your rock n roll kids? This Sunday, April 27th, The Manny Cantor …


Arts Watch: La MaMa to Celebrate the Work of Tom Murrin with Full Moon Festival

People come and people go. People live and people die. Some people, or rather their “spirits,” live on forever; Tom Murrin’s is one of …

Mat Fraser & Julie Atlas Muz in their production of Beauty and the Beast at Abrons Arts Center.

Review: Beauty and the Beast Charms and Entices at Abrons

I went to see Beauty and The Beast yesterday at Abrons Arts Center. A friend warned me it was “very very very very very …

Toshi Reagon live

Review: Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely Keep the Birthday Love Going

Amidst all this cold winter drudgery there are still people out there thinking, singing and caring. And Toshi Reagon is one of them. The …

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Arts Watch: Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely’s 30th Annual Birthday Celebration at Joe’s Pub

Powerhouse singer-songwriter Toshi Reagon and her renowned band, BIGLovely, take over Joe’s Pub with their 30th annual birthday celebration this week. Stop in for …

RUFF -- La MaMa E.T.C. presents Peggy Shaw in 
"Ruff," directed by Lois Weaver, written by Shaw and Weaver.  Photo by Lee Wexler/Images for Innovation.

Peggy Shaw in the “Ruff” at LaMaMa

RUFF — La MaMa E.T.C. presents Peggy Shaw in“Ruff,” directed by Lois Weaver, written by Shaw and Weaver. Photo by Lee Wexler/Images for Innovation.