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Don’t Miss “Pollock,” at Abrons Arts Center, Sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York

The U.S. premiere of POLLACK, currently running in the underground theater at Abrons Arts Center, is a New York Time Pick! Read the glowing review here.

(Review) “Passing Strange” Team Brings THE TOTAL BENT to the Public

The Total Bent, a new musical by Passing Strange creators Stew and Heidi Rodewald, has debuted at The Public’s Anspacher Theater. Like its predecessor, The Total Bent tells of a young black musician’s artistic development, features a band onstage, and relies heavily on music for its narrative work.

Arts Watch: “Helen Twelvetrees” Opens With Aplomb

David Greenspan's new play "I'm Looking For Helen Twelvetrees" premiered on Sunday at Abron's Arts Center. The reception after the opening was packed with New York theater insiders, including revered playwright Terrence McNally (It’s Only a Play, Lips Together...

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.

Review: War Lesbian’s World Premiere at Dixon Place

It took almost an hour to see any war in the harunalee company's new musical, War Lesbians, at Dixon Place last Friday night. And by that time, I wasn’t sure what the battle was for. Our heroine, Sedna (Erin...

The Cheaters Club Comes to Abrons Arts Center

Along with the NY Fringe Festival, it's nice to know there's still some theater to be found in the "dog days" of August here on the L.E.S. Beginning this week, The Amoralists, a local ensemble dedicated to theater that explores...

The New York International Fringe Fest Kicks Off Tomorrow

The New York International Fringe Fest (FringeNYC) kicks off their 17th season tomorrow. The legendary theater fest that turned in to one of the largest multi-arts events in North America offers a lineup includes more than 200 companies from...

New Moon Tribute to ‘Alien Comic’ Tom Murrin

If you recall, I wrote about the untimely passing of Tom Murrin, aka the Alien Comic, here on The Lo-down last March. Thankfully, his spirit lives on (not that it's been forgotten) in PS 122’s Avant-Garde-Arama: New Moon tribute...

Audition as Live Performance, and a Film, From Itziar Barrio

The Lower East Side has long been a breeding ground for hopeful artists and dreamers. Now, Itziar Barrio’s The Perils of Obedience, at Abrons Art Center this past weekend, brilliantly harnessed that drive and made it into a fascinating...

Arts Watch: Monologuist Mike Daisey at Joe’s Pub

If you can make it to Joe’s Pub tonight, it will be worth the last minute trip.  Mike Daisey is bringing his latest work to the intimate space, and it is the perfect setting to watch this masterful raconteur...
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The Lo-Down Culture Cast Episode 6 – Nonhuman Teachers

We spoke with the folks from Nonhuman Teachers, a nonprofit that takes a new approach to ecological storytelling, for...
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