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Deluxe and De-Lovely

With an obvious infusion of capital and an expansion in scale, the 2008 downtown hit “Arias with a Twist” has moved uptown –– though, to be accurate geographically, it’s actually headed crosstown to the Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Arts Center. Comment
Music

Swing Out Sisters

Not so long ago, in the pre-Stonewall era, if two guys (or gals) were seen in a bar dancing together — or even holding hands — they’d be thrown in the slammer. Comment
Nightlife

Lovely Rita

BY DAVID NOH Comment
Theater

Robert Patrick, Off-Off Pioneer, Honored

BY ANDY HUMM Almost 50 years after being one of the primary creative artists who launched the Off-Off-Broadway movement, playwright and actor Robert Patrick, now 74, is being given the 2011 Artistic Achievement Award from the New York Innovative Theatre Foundation. Comment
Theater

Robert Patrick, Off-Off Pioneer, Honored

Almost 50 years after being one of the primary creative artists who launched the Off-Off-Broadway movement, playwright and actor Robert Patrick, now 74, is being given the 2011 Artistic Achievement Award from the New York Innovative Theatre Foundation. Comment
Film

Nicolas Winding Refn’s film a play for US audience — and Ryan Gosling stardom  

Opening on 2,000 American screens, “Drive” is a bid for the American mainstream by Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, whose past two films were made in the UK. Comment
Film

Spending a Weekend Together One Night

Chris New, out gay Brit actor, plays a queer political artist Comment
Theater

People Hearing Without Listening

Eavesdropped rants from the late ‘80s raise troubling questions of voyeurism Comment
Theater

Sorcery and Seduction in Small Rooms

Opera Omnia rises on Bleecker; opera-comique served Anne Bogart’s “Carmen” at Glimmerglass Comment
Film

Quiet Drive, But Lots of Roadkill

Nicolas Winding Refn’s film a play for US audience — and Ryan Gosling stardom Comment
Theater

Hearts, Minds… And Aliens

“Temporal Powers” is a beautifully rendered play, while “Voca People” is irresistible fun Comment
Theater

Spending a Weekend Together One Night

Andrew Haigh’s excellent gay romance invites viewers to eavesdrop on the budding relationship between Russell (Tom Cullen) and Glen (Chris New). First meeting at a club, they spend the night together. And then the next day, and the next night, and the next day. One night becomes a “Weekend.” Comment
Film

People Hearing Without Listening

For anyone who has ever enjoyed the remarkable alcohol-fueled exchanges between gay “bitchy queen” Peter Hackett and “embittered redneck homophobe” Ray Huffman — captured on tape and circulated underground for decades — “Shut Up Little Man” will be music to their ears. Comment
Music

Sorcery and Seduction in Small Rooms

Opera Omnia made a splashy debut in 2008 with a funny, hip presentation of Monteverdi’s “The Coronation of Poppea” at Le Poisson Rouge restaurant cabaret on Bleecker Street and then disappeared. Comment
Theater

Stumbling Down Memory Lane

In transferring Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies” from the Kennedy Center in DC to the Marquis Theatre on Broadway, producers announced they were, along with making a few secondary cast changes, clarifying the plot. Comment
Theater

Dreams, Passions, and Naked Truths

Dreams, Passions, and Naked Truths Comment
Film

Quiet Drive, But Lots of Roadkill

Opening on 2,000 American screens, “Drive” is a bid for the American mainstream by Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, whose past two films were made in the UK. Comment

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