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Fordham Off-Stage Spotlight: The Only Freshman Playwriting Major

Fordham Off-Stage Spotlight: The Only Freshman Playwriting Major

February 5, 2019

Vivian Brown, FCLC '22, aims to bring a more feminist bent to a profession dominated by men.

Review: Tarell Alvin McCraney’s ‘Choir Boy,’ Fearless and Faithful, Makes Radiant Broadway Debut

Review: Tarell Alvin McCraney’s ‘Choir Boy,’ Fearless and Faithful, Makes Radiant Broadway Debut

February 1, 2019

“Choir Boy,” first presented at Manhattan Theatre Company in 2013, is not simply a musical play — it is itself a spiritual whose song, sung triumphantly by the bountiful talent of its leading star, Jeremy Pope, rises from its stage.

Fordham Alum Takes on Broadway in “King Kong”

Fordham Alum Takes on Broadway in “King Kong”

January 22, 2019

Gabriel Hyman, FCLC '15, tackles the challenges of performing on Broadway.

Review: At “Awake,” A Carousel of American Contention

Review: At “Awake,” A Carousel of American Contention

January 22, 2019

“Awake” has evolved into a nine-scene collection of conversations on race, sexism, gun violence and immigration.

Wayne ‘Juice’ Mackins Dubbed One of Broadway’s ‘Ones to Watch’

Wayne ‘Juice’ Mackins Dubbed One of Broadway’s ‘Ones to Watch’

January 3, 2019

The Ensemblist released its inaugural list of Broadway’s “Ones to Watch,” and on it is Fordham’s own Wayne “Juice” Mackins, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’19.

Review:  Gilded in Glitter, How Much Jukebox Inferno Can ‘The Cher Show’ Take?

Review: Gilded in Glitter, How Much Jukebox Inferno Can ‘The Cher Show’ Take?

December 6, 2018

If the makers of “The Cher Show,” among whom the real Cher is a producer, thought the pure divadom of its subject, dressed in all the gloriously gay, sequined and campy stylings of our favorite dark lady, could save the bio-musical from itself, they were holdin’ out for love.

Review: ‘Kennedy: Bobby’s Last Crusade’ Is A Glimpse Into American Politics 50 Years Ago

Review: ‘Kennedy: Bobby’s Last Crusade’ Is A Glimpse Into American Politics 50 Years Ago

December 4, 2018

Though Kennedy was by no means perfect, the play presents us with the portrait of a citizen who has the passion and guts to help make our country just for everyone.

Review: Martin Moran’s ‘The Tricky Part’ Returns to Prove the Power of Testimony

Review: Martin Moran’s ‘The Tricky Part’ Returns to Prove the Power of Testimony

December 3, 2018

It’s not hard to guess why the Barrow Group may have asked Moran to again surface “The Tricky Part.” But to come to “The Tricky Part” expecting our contemporary social sentience to jolt this play into some electric consciousness is naive.

Review: In ‘The Making of King Kong,’ a Hallucinatory Descent into the American Imagination

Review: In ‘The Making of King Kong,’ a Hallucinatory Descent into the American Imagination

December 2, 2018

The satire at the heart of Lisa Clair’s “The Making of King Kong,” presented by Target Margin Theater, is not aimed at that famed monster himself. If anything, Kong is the most reasonable being in the room.

Review: Stoppard’s ‘The Hard Problem’ Looks for Humanity in Human Consciousness

Review: Stoppard’s ‘The Hard Problem’ Looks for Humanity in Human Consciousness

November 20, 2018

“We need to live first of all; to believe in what makes us live and that something ‘makes’ us live — to believe that whatever is produced from the mysterious depths of ourselves need not forever haunt us as an exclusively digestive concern,” Artaud told us, jokingly.

Review: ‘The Prom’ Is a Celebratory Trumpian Footloose When We Need It Most

Review: ‘The Prom’ Is a Celebratory Trumpian Footloose When We Need It Most

November 15, 2018

“The Prom” may very well be the musical comedy sensation of this Broadway season — its story of four clueless, Indiana-bound Broadway divas, determined (though misguided in their efforts) to help a small-town lesbian banned from her prom, too tempting of a political carrot for a Broadway community starving for witty political humor and the warm embrace of an indulgent Broadway musical.

From Harvard to ‘Harry Potter’

From Harvard to ‘Harry Potter’

November 15, 2018

“I f---ing love New York. I love the speed of it, I love the people, I’m so happy and thrilled to ...

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