The Observer

Celebrities Sell to Theatregoers

May 30, 2011

Productions Dip Into Hollywood Talent to Drum Up Broadway Business By Nora Murphy Staff Writer Published: November 15, 2007 With all the hoopla surrounding celebrities these days, it makes you wonder why they’d take a leap of faith into the theatre world. Under the watchful eye of critics and fans, a celebrity faces...

Jets and Sharks Rumble on the Plaza

May 29, 2011

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of West Side Story’s Broadway Debut By Nicole Bournas-Ney Asst. Arts and Culture Editor Published: October 25, 2007 More than 50 years ago, on the Upper West Side, in the neighborhood that would later be home to Fordham College at Lincoln Center, gangs of Puerto Ricans a...

Student Production of “The Frog Prince” Leaps into the Black Box

May 29, 2011

By Christine Morano Contributing Writer Published: October 25, 2007 FCLC—The White Box. The Black Box. Pope Auditorium. With three regularly used performance centers, Lincoln Center is the epicenter of theater for Fordham. Every studio production that graces these spaces is completely created by FCLC students themselves, with s...

Expect the Unexpected in “Big Love”

May 27, 2011

Q & A: SUZANNE AGINS By Ken Lombardi Contributing Writer Published: October 11, 2007 Look out for the eclectic mainstage show, Charles Mee’s “Big Love,” to hit Fordham’s Pope Auditorium.  The play, which opens on Oct. 18, grapples with issues concerning the role of women in society.  The Observer recently s...

FCLC Studio Shows: Anything But Black and White

May 27, 2011

By Nicole Bournas-ney Asst. Arts and Culture Editor Published: October 11, 2007 Four times a year, the stage in Pope Auditorium becomes a showcase for Fordham’s acting talent.  The cozier and far more intimate Black and White Box Theaters, however, shine the spotlight on Fordham’s remarkable directors and playwrights...

Taking it to the Streets: One Million Forgotten Moments

May 27, 2011

By SARAH CLAWSON Contributing Writer Published: September 27, 2007 The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) and director Yehuda Duenyas have put together an amazingly brilliant project, transforming the once-adult video shop at 38 Park Row into an 18th century jewel box theatre. Running from Sept. 11-16, the project...

Imagining Whole Worlds

May 26, 2011

Q & A: Two-time Obie Winner Matthew Maguire Talks About His Career and His New Role with Fordham Theatre By NICOLE BOURNAS-NEY Asst. Arts & Culture Editor Published: August 30, 2007 If you had been at this year’s Obie Awards, at which the best work in off-Broadway theater is honored, you would have seen the ...

Mainstage Season Starts with Brilliant Performances, “Unconventional Approach” to “Wedding Band”

May 24, 2011

By Ariella Mastroianni, Staff Writer ’Tis the “Season of Strong Women,” according to Fordham’s Mainstage calendar. It also seems to be the season of strong theatrical performances, as audiences witnessed on Oct. 7 with the opening of Alice Childress’ play “Wedding Band” at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (F...

Social Issues and Theater Come Together at Fordham

May 24, 2011

Visual Arts and Theater Departments Sponsor Cambodian Playwrights By Ariella Mastroianni, Staff Writer n New York City, artists come and go. Some stay with success, and others leave without any lasting impressions. In the case of Cambodian performers Chhon Sina and Ieng Sithul, they came to Fordham University hoping to make ...