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The Terminator Comes to Off-Off Broadway

The Terminator Comes to Off-Off Broadway

 TERMINATOR TOO, JUDGMENT PLAY is coming to NY.  This play, which is a spoof on the 1991 Arnold Schwarzenegger film Terminator 2: Judgment Day by James Cameron,will include audience participation, special effects (on a much lower budget than the film), and "an action-adventure of epic proportions" [Full Story…]

Interactive Theatre Experience- A Collaboration Between MIT and Punchdrunk Theatre Company

Interactive Theatre Experience- A Collaboration Between MIT and Punchdrunk Theatre Company

"Sleep No More," an interactive theater experience comes as a result of collaboration between MIT Media Lab and Punchdrunk British Theater Company. The play, according to The New York Times, allows attendees an individually-unique experience through corridors of a Chelsea, NY warehouse. Though [Full Story…]

New Broadway Smartphone App Being Developed

New Broadway Smartphone App Being Developed

NY and Theater District experts are planning a new app for the Broadway community.  According to the NY Post, Katherine Oliver, NY commissioner of media and entertainment, said the  new app will feature "moving images, oral histories, short videos, so you can see the theaters, hear reflections of [Full Story…]

New York NeoFuturists Brings Nerd-themed Musical to NY

New York NeoFuturists Brings Nerd-themed Musical to NY

The New York NeoFuturists,  a collective of theatrical artists, have premiered a new musical in the city called "You Are in an Open Field" based on the "nerdcore" genre of music (hip-hop music dedicated to nerd-themed interests, such as video games and D&D).  Headed by NeoFuturists Kevin R. [Full Story…]

New Play in West Village Explores Springtime, Via Blogs

New Play in West Village Explores Springtime, Via Blogs

Blogologues: Younger than Springtime, now playing at the Players Theatre in the West Village, is a six person performance which features a series of blog posts about springtime, according to TheaterMania.  Topics include spring break confessions, spring allergies and outdoor sex, but is largely [Full Story…]

Mike Daisey Admits Making Up Stories About Apple’s Factory Workers, As His Show Goes on in NY

Mike Daisey Admits Making Up Stories About Apple's Factory Workers, As His Show Goes on in NY

Mike Daisey’s off-Broadway show, The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs recounts his visit to a Foxconn factory, meetings with workers poisoned by exposure to N-hexane and maimed by repetitive motions. He also appeared on several news shows and in January on an episode of This American Life detailing [Full Story…]

Ricky Martin’s Role in ‘Evita’ Fueled by Social Media

Ricky Martin's Role in 'Evita' Fueled by Social Media

When Ricky Martin, star of the upcoming Broadway production of Evita tweeted his five million fans that they could buy advance tickets of the show, it resulted in nearly $500,000 worth of sales. Evita’s producers are maximizing the star power of Martin and director Michael Grandage (of Red and [Full Story…]

Eddie Antar’s Play Takes a Look at Technology in New Play in Midtown

Eddie Antar's Play Takes a Look at Technology in New Play in Midtown

For a long time, people have cautioned the rapid advancement of technology, saying that at some point, our own creations and innovations will surpass the intellect of the human race. With this in mind "The Navigator," a play currently taking place at the WorkShop Theater Company near Penn Station, [Full Story…]

Broadway Takes a Cue from Opera’s Live HD Broadcasts

Broadway Takes a Cue from Opera's Live HD Broadcasts

Using the Metropolitan Opera’s HD broadcasts as a model, a new company, Broadway Near You, plans to produce three to five theater broadcasts this year. Brooklyn-based BY Experience is also creating on three U.S. theater productions. The company distributes broadcasts for the Met and the National [Full Story…]

NY Theaters Riddled With Bad Cellphone Behavior

NY Theaters Riddled With Bad Cellphone Behavior

According to the New York Post, cellphones are the scourge of Broadway. At a recent performance of Freud’s Last Session, an audience member in the front row was texting. Actor Martin Rayner, who plays the Sigmund Freud, turned to the woman and said, “Stop texting!” and carried on. The woman was [Full Story…]

Talking About Broadway’s Future at TEDxBroadway Tomorrow

Talking About Broadway's Future at TEDxBroadway Tomorrow

Starting tomorrow, Broadway industry folks will be meeting off-Broadway to participate in the latest installment of TEDxBroadway, a Great White Way focused conference from the famed Technology, Entertainment and Design series.  According to the New York Post, the main focus of the conference will be [Full Story…]

Publisher, Dramatists Play Service, Enters The E-Book Marketplace

Publisher, Dramatists Play Service, Enters The E-Book Marketplace

NY-based theatrical play publisher Dramatists Play Service announced this week that they will partner with mobile app developer MyTheatreApps.com to shift into the e-book marketplace. According to Variety, Scripts will be available electronically MyTheaterApps' app called Scene Partner, an Apple OS [Full Story…]

The Agony and the Ecstasy of #SteveJobs Returns to the Public Theater

The Agony and the Ecstasy of #SteveJobs Returns to the Public Theater

Mike Daisey’s performance of The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs will return to New York Public Theater in January for an additional five weeks. The one-man show weaves together Jobs’ life, Apple, and Daisey’s visit to China, where Apple devices are made. Daisey describes the human cost of [Full Story…]

#SteveJobs & Apple Dissected in One Man Play in NY

#SteveJobs & Apple Dissected in One Man Play in NY

The one man show by Mike Daisey "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs," which opened last week at the NY Public Theatre, tells the story of Jobs, Apple, Inc. and Daisey's visit to China where he investigated the working conditions of the plants where many of Apple's products are manufactured.  In [Full Story…]

Steve Jobs Play Still Scheduled at NY Public Theatre #SteveJobs

Steve Jobs Play Still Scheduled at NY Public Theatre  #SteveJobs

Mike Daisey's play, "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" will move forward at New York's Public Theatre with the original start date of tomorrow, October 11, despite Jobs' recent death. The creator and performer explained while the play's fundamental message will stay the same, it is the [Full Story…]