• Arts & Entertainment

    You Oughta Know That This is Great

      Drug addiction. Sexual assault. Bisexual identity. Marriage issues. Being a woman of color adopted into a white family. If you’re thinking that these topics would fit into one Lifetime original movie with 90’s rock tunes, then think again. These issues are at the center of Jagged Little Pill, the bold, enriching and exciting new Broadway musical that’s just settled down at the Broadhurst Theatre for a hopeful long run. Inspired by Alanis Morissette’s album of the same name and featuring all of its songs and a few more from Morissette’s other past work and two new songs added for this production, this new work focuses on a picture-perfect family who,…

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    Macbeth Meets McDonald’s in New Musical

    Ever wondered what Shakespeare’s Macbeth (AKA “The Scottish Play”) would look like if it took place in the 1970s instead of the 11th century? Well, imagine no more, for there’s a new musical that’s playing off-Broadway that updates one of the Bard’s legendary plays in a tale that contains stoners, deer hunting and French fries. Based on the 2001 independent film, Scotland, PA (currently playing at the Laura Pels Theatre for a limited run until December 8th) is a weird, wild and engaging black musical comedy and a worthy cousin to two similar shows, Little Shop of Horrors and Bat Boy: The Musical.        Taking place in 1975 in the title…

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    Slave Play: A Stunning Eyeopener of a Show

    Have you ever imagined what it really feels like to be a person of color in this country and how it feels like when you connect with another person with a different color of skin in a physical and sexual way? This one thought has become clear to me after seeing the provocative and stunning new play, Slave Play, now playing at the Golden Theatre for a limited and now-just-extended run until January 19th.               The play takes place in the MacGregor Plantation and involves three interracial couples. The first couple is black slave-worker Kaneisha (Joaquina Kalukango) and her master, white-bred Jim (Paul Alexander Nolan). The next couple is southern belle Alana…