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In a Shifting World, a Pulitzer Prize Finalist Tackles the Past

January 29, 2014

Acclaimed dramatic critic Michael Feingold has joined the ranks of the faculty at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC). After a prolific career of reviewing Broadway, off-Broadway and regional theater,...

Get To Know Your WinterFest Opening Acts

Get To Know Your WinterFest Opening Acts

January 25, 2014

Students and guests at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC)'s second annual WinterFest concert, students and guests witnessed some local Fordham talent take the stage before headliner Dr. Dog. Emily...

(Kirstin Bunkley/The Observer)

WinterFest Aims to Build Community Through Music

January 21, 2014

Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) and the Campus Activities Board (CAB) will welcome Dr. Dog on Friday, Jan. 24, in Pope Auditorium to headline the second annual WinterFest concert. CAB WinterFest...

LEFT: Jennifer Lawrence backstage at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times/MCT)  RIGHT: Bryan Cranston arrives for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

American Hustle, Breaking Bad Lead the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards

January 13, 2014

The 2014 Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the second year, took place on Sunday, Jan. 12 in Los Angeles, awarding excellence in television and film. In the film categories,...

Anna Abowd, FCLC's Resident Elf, Spreads Christmas Cheer

Anna Abowd, FCLC’s Resident Elf, Spreads Christmas Cheer

December 20, 2013

Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) has decked the halls with holiday spirit, and there is one student who has Christmas cheer to spare. You may recognize her from her signature elf hat, her collection...

Found throughout the halls of FCLC, a poster for Pascale Smith's play, Oh My Darling. In the same night, Visions of Valerie will be presented, which was written by Torii Pasternak. (Sri Stewart/The Observer)

At Fordham, Aspiring Student Playwrights Flourish

November 11, 2013

Aspiring playwrights at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) are given an opportunity that most artists only dream of and only a few ever get: the chance to see their work fully produced, on stage...

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“The Comma” Hosts an Evening of Student Work and Performances

November 7, 2013

On Wednesday Nov 6, Fordham students gathered to partake in an evening of poetry, prose, song and stand-up comedy at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC). The event, which was hosted by The...

Jennifer Tepper’s new book “The Untold Stories of Broadway” explores the history of  the theaters of “The Great White Way”
(Photo Courtesy of Matthew Murphy)

Jennifer Tepper Explores Broadway

October 30, 2013

On Nov. 12, Jennifer Ashley Tepper’s new book, “The Untold Stories of Broadway: Volume I” will hit bookshelves across the country. Her debut nonfiction book will document stories and experiences...

The Metropolitan Opera has become the only opera company in New York City after NYCO announced bankruptcy on Oct. 3. (KIRSTIN BUNKLEY/The Observer)

New York City Opera Shutters After Seventy Years

October 17, 2013

Founded in 1943 as the people’s opera company, the NYCO has launched several great artists’ careers, including Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming, and Beverly Sills who received an honorary degree...

Reckless - Whitebox Studio Theatre - 9/25 
Photos Courtesy of Rebecca Zoltowski

Reckless: FCLC’s First Show of the Fall Season

September 26, 2013

What do you do when you wake up on a beautiful Christmas morning and your husband tells you he hired a hitman to kill you? That’s precisely what happens to Rachel–the protagonist in Craig Lucas’...

Broadway Flea Market in Shubert Alley on September 22, 2013.
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Theater Treasure Troves in Shubert Alley: The Broadway Flea Market

September 26, 2013

Every year, thousands of Broadway lovers gather in Shubert Alley and West 44th Street for the Annual Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction, which benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aid. Now in...

Taylor Schilling stars as Helen of Troy in Fordham’s main stage production of Euripede’s “The Trojan Woman.” (Photos Courtesy of Gerry Goodstein/Fordham Theater Program)

Fordham’s Taylor Schilling is the New Black

September 23, 2013

Before Taylor Schilling was chasing after fabled chickens in prison, fighting off the romantic advances of an inmate nicknamed “Crazy Eyes” and struggling with life in all-women’s correctional...

New Denzel Washington Chair: From Broadway to the Classroom

September 23, 2013

Scenic designer Christine Jones stunned thousands at the Metropolitan Opera House last season with the  explosion of neon she used in her set designs for the re-imagined production of the classic opera,...

Norbert Leo Butz. (Slaven Vlasic/Abaca Press/MCT)

Hollywood Studios Learn to Sing and Dance

September 9, 2013

What do “Rocky,” “Big Fish,” “Bullets Over Broadway,” “Bridges of Madison County,” and “A Time to Kill” all have in common? Besides being popular films of varying degree, these...

Professor Michael Kimmel. (Hannah O'Donnell / The Observer).

Fordham Professor Michael Kimmel Combines William Shakespeare and Jeff Buckley in “The Last Goodbye”

May 2, 2013

Michael Kimmel, a Fordham College at Lincoln Center’s adjunct theater professor, has been hard at work on adapting “The Last Goodbye,” a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet”...

Bette Midler returns to Broadway in (Gregorio Binuya/Abaca Press/MCT)

Bette Midler Comes Back to Broadway With Solo-Show “I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers”

April 28, 2013

Bette Midler triumphantly returns to Broadway after thirty years as Hollywood’s fabulous super-agent Sue Mengers in John Logan’s sizzling new one-character play, “I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With...

Fordham Professor Takes On Jackie O, Nominated for Lucille Lortel Award

Fordham Professor Takes On Jackie O, Nominated for Lucille Lortel Award

April 20, 2013

On April 3, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) professor Tina Benko was nominated for the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show for the Women’s Project Theater’s production of “Jackie,”...

Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. (Tavy Wu/ The Observer)

Barclays Center to Host MTV’s Video Music Awards

April 4, 2013

  Brooklyn is quickly becoming a mecca for artists, and MTV hopes to bank on the aura exuded by the borough of Spike Lee, Walt Whitman, Arthur Miller and Coney Island. The 2013 MTV Video Music...

The mainstage production of Ruined,

“Ruined:” War and Survival Through a Brothel’s Door

March 7, 2013

Ruined, a play by Lynn Nottage, was directed by Isis Misdary and was the latest production on the mainstage. (Courtesy of Ellen Goldberg/Fordham University) Fordham College at Lincoln Center's...

F#’s Sing Their Way to Competition

F#’s Sing Their Way to Competition

March 4, 2013

The F#’s, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC)'s a cappella club, competed against other collegiate a cappella groups at the Varsity Vocals International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella,...