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Condola Rashad as Joan of Arc in Manhattan Theatre Club’s new revival of “Saint Joan,” now open on Broadway. (COURTESY OF JOAN MARCUS).

Review: “Saint Joan” is Revived on Broadway; Condola Rashad Soars

April 25, 2018

It’s in the eyes. From the safety of the audience—removed if only slightly from the wrenching, tour-de-force...

LaChanze (Diva Donna), Ariana DeBose (Disco Donna), Storm Lever (Duckling Donna), and the cast of “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,” now open at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. (COURTESY OF JOAN MARCUS)

Review: Donna Summer’s Bio-Musical Opens on Broadway, Primed for (If Nothing Else) a Good Time

April 23, 2018

There comes a time in your experience of “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” — and hopefully it...

Lauren Ridloff and Joshua Jackson in “Children of a Lesser God” by Mark Medoff, directed by Kenny Leon on Broadway at Studio 54. (COURTESY OF MATTHEW MURPHY)

Review: “Children of a Lesser God” is Revived with Breakout Star Lauren Ridloff

April 21, 2018

What is on the exterior a well-choreographed dance, a story of that careful circling two people madly...

Jessie Mueller and Joshua Henry star as Julie Jordan and Billy Bigelow. (COURTESY OF JULIETA CERVANTES)

Review: “Carousel” is Revived on Broadway, Ill-Timed and Ill-Equipped

April 12, 2018

At the heart of Jack O’Brien’s new production of Rodger and Hammerstein’s “Carousel” is the fundament...

Abigail Bengson and the cast of “The Lucky Ones.” (COURTESY OF BEN ARONS)

Review: The Heartrending Rapture of Ars Nova’s “The Lucky Ones”

April 10, 2018

“The Lucky Ones” is a show like springtime, like finding a fresh plot of dirt and digging your h...

Erika Henningsen  (Cady Heron), Ashley Park(Gretchen Wieners), Taylor Louderman (Regina George), and Kate Rockwell(Karen Smith) star in

Review: “Mean Girls” Opens on Broadway for a New Age and New Generation

April 8, 2018

Had there been any doubt that the comedic genius of Tina Fey could not seamlessly carry to the Broadwa...

Renika Williams plays and eye withness with Ian Campbell Dunn as Darren Wilson.  (COURTESY OF CLAY ANDERSON)

In The Theater District, Ferguson Misremembered

January 8, 2018

When the dark of night comes and the people take to the streets, the blackness beneath the clouds sa...

FCLC Sophomore Michael Appler displays his cover story on The Village Voice. (JESSE CARLUCCI/The Observer)

Student Finds His Village Voice as Journalist

January 25, 2017

By RUBY BUDDEMEYER Features Editor Cameron Crowe’s 2000 film “Almost Famous” tells the outlan...

The band opened for headliner BØRNS, at last year's Winterfest. (COURTESY OF JESS FULFORD)

FCLC’s Indie Rock Band, Avenue Eight, Releases Debut EP

December 17, 2016

“Well it was a mashup of Green Day’s ‘Basket Case’ and ‘The Static Age’, and there was a...