• 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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    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…

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    The Band’s Visit

    Playing at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre and set in the fictional Israeli town of Bet Hatikva, Broadway show, “The Band’s Visit” tells the story of an Egyptian band getting lost in Israel and the unlikely relationships its members form with local Israelis. The show focuses around these relationships, with a goal to discuss the transcendence of cultural differences through the unifying power of music, giving prominence to that which connects people regardless of nationality and culture. The musical poignantly highlights the cultural divides that exist between the two parties of the story. The plot is set in motion when the Alexandria Ceremonial Band, who intended to go to the Arab…