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ZEALnyc reports on the most important arts, culture and entertainment news coming from New York City and beyond. From Broadway to BAM, Carnegie Hall to Jazz at Lincoln Center, and everywhere in between, ZEALnyc keeps you informed.

New York Renaissance Faire

Life In Focus: It’s Fairy-Nice at the New York Renaissance Faire

By Juliana Crawford, Contributing Photographer, September 20, 2018   Consulting a Book of Magic and Spells at the Faire; photo: Juliana Crawford.   The Villagers of the Renaissance Faire; photo: Juliana Crawford.   Another fairy delights at the Faire; photo: Juliana ...

PermaDeath

The First Video Game Opera, ‘PermaDeath,’ Receives Its World Premiere in Boston

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, September 19, 2018 At first glance, the title of Cerise Jacobs’s upcoming world’s first video game opera PermaDeath seems to imply another dark take or tale using the commercial success and wide-spread popularity of the multiplayer video game phenomenon. But ...

Judson Dance Theater

Roots of Modern Dance Are Traced through MoMA’s Current Exhibit About Judson Dance Theater

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, September 18, 2018 The current exhibit at MoMA entitled Judson Dance Theater: The Work is Never Done is an homage to the dance artists who created work at the Judson Church in the 60s and 70s. The dancers and choreographers who created work there have had an ...

New York Renaissance Faire

Life In Focus: It's Fairy-Nice at the New York Renaissance ...

By Juliana Crawford, Contributing Photographer, September 20, 2018   [caption id="attachment_60766" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Consulting a Book of Magic and Spells at the Faire; photo: Juliana Crawford.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_60771" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] The Villagers of the Renaissance Faire; photo: Juliana Crawford.[/caption]   [...

PermaDeath

The First Video Game Opera, 'PermaDeath,' Receives Its World ...

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, September 19, 2018 At first glance, the title of Cerise Jacobs’s upcoming world’s first video game opera PermaDeath seems to imply another dark take or tale using the commercial success and wide-spread popularity of the multiplayer video game phenomenon. But ...

Judson Dance Theater

Roots of Modern Dance Are Traced through MoMA's Current Exhibit ...

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, September 18, 2018 The current exhibit at MoMA entitled Judson Dance Theater: The Work is Never Done is an homage to the dance artists who created work at the Judson Church in the 60s and 70s. The dancers and choreographers who created ...

The Power of Art

Art Break: The Power of Art Through the Ages at ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, September 17, 2018 This week, Art Break is looking at a wide variety of art movements as well as their purpose and meaning. The oldest material on our list comes from The Frick’s exhibition of fifteenth century religious and devotional ...

There Will Be Blood

Review: Film Soundtracks Take Center Stage in NY Philharmonic's Art ...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, September 14, 2018 If the New York Philharmonic were to program an evening of music by avant-garde Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, I suspect it would be a tough sell. The audience would be limited, and probably dwindle in number as the night ...

Agnes

Review: 'Agnes' Brings Dramatic and Meteorological Tensions to 59E59 Theater

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, September 14, 2018 Agnes is a compelling play about family, friendship, and connections. Set in a three-bedroom New York City apartment, Agnes presents five millennials sheltering themselves from a major storm. The talented playwright, Catya McMullen, adeptly sets up the backstory for ...

Feast of San Gennaro

The Feast of San Gennaro Returns to NYC's Little Italy

ZEALnyc, September 13, 2018 For the 92nd time the Feast of San Gennaro, a faith-based celebration honoring the Patron Saint of Naples, Italy, takes place in the neighborhood of Manhattan affectionately known as "Little Italy" (Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston Streets; the festival stage is located ...

Collective Rage

Review: 'Collective Rage' — a Terrific Play in 5 Betties

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, September 13, 2018 How many Betties does it take to make a great play? Five, if the new play from the MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel is any proof. Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties by Jen Silverman, directed by Mike ...

A Day @

A Day @: Williamsburg Provides Uncommon Eating, Shopping, and People Watching

By Anne Marie Kelly, Contributing Writer, September 12, 2018 Williamsburg is yet another one of Brooklyn's neighborhoods which has transformed over the last couple of decades. It morphed from a sad example of urban decay to a much sought-after home to the young and vibrant. It has ...

Scraps

Review: 'Scraps' Explores the Pain of Survival

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, September 11, 2018 It’s a story we’ve heard so often that we have to fight complacency: a young man is shot and killed by police, for doing nothing more than being black. Which is why a visit to the Flea ...

The Power of Art

Art Break: The Power of Art Through the Ages at the Frick Collection, and Kasmin, Lisson, and Shiva Galleries

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, September 17, 2018 This week, Art Break is looking at a wide variety of art movements as well as their purpose and meaning. The oldest material on our list comes from The Frick’s exhibition of fifteenth century religious and devotional art. These paintings and ...

There Will Be Blood

Review: Film Soundtracks Take Center Stage in NY Philharmonic’s Art of the Score

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, September 14, 2018 If the New York Philharmonic were to program an evening of music by avant-garde Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, I suspect it would be a tough sell. The audience would be limited, and probably dwindle in number as the night went along. ...

Agnes

Review: ‘Agnes’ Brings Dramatic and Meteorological Tensions to 59E59 Theater

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, September 14, 2018 Agnes is a compelling play about family, friendship, and connections. Set in a three-bedroom New York City apartment, Agnes presents five millennials sheltering themselves from a major storm. The talented playwright, Catya McMullen, adeptly ...

Feast of San Gennaro

The Feast of San Gennaro Returns to NYC’s Little Italy

ZEALnyc, September 13, 2018 For the 92nd time the Feast of San Gennaro, a faith-based celebration honoring the Patron Saint of Naples, Italy, takes place in the neighborhood of Manhattan affectionately known as “Little Italy” (Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston Streets; the ...

Collective Rage

Review: ‘Collective Rage’ — a Terrific Play in 5 Betties

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, September 13, 2018 How many Betties does it take to make a great play? Five, if the new play from the MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel is any proof. Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties by Jen Silverman, directed by Mike Donohue, is about five women, all named ...

A Day @

A Day @: Williamsburg Provides Uncommon Eating, Shopping, and People Watching

By Anne Marie Kelly, Contributing Writer, September 12, 2018 Williamsburg is yet another one of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods which has transformed over the last couple of decades. It morphed from a sad example of urban decay to a much sought-after home to the young and vibrant. It has also gotten ...

Scraps

Review: ‘Scraps’ Explores the Pain of Survival

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, September 11, 2018 It’s a story we’ve heard so often that we have to fight complacency: a young man is shot and killed by police, for doing nothing more than being black. Which is why a visit to the Flea Theater to see Scraps, a new play by Geraldine Inoa, is ...

Fall Preview jazz and cabaret

ZEALnyc FALL PREVIEW: Jazz and Cabaret

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, September 11, 2018 In the summer, large-scale spotlight concert events that serve as a multi-cast spectacle are prevalent (most noteworthy from North American outposts like Montreal and Newport), but once Labor Day rolls over, it would seem that jazz might ...

Art Break

Art Break: ‘Soul of a Nation’ at the Brooklyn Museum and a ‘Scrapbook Love Story’ at the Walther Collection Project

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, September 10, 2018 This week Art Break showcases a variety of styles and thinking about art and what it can do. The abstract art method is represented with two shows: DIA: Chelsea’s display of Blinky Palermo’s formal shapes saturated in color and the group ...

Fall Preview Art

ZEALnyc FALL PREVIEW: Art and Museums

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, September 7, 2018 Fall is finally here, bringing a huge variety of museum exhibitions to town. There are the blue-chip names like Andy Warhol, Eugene Delacroix, and Sarah Lucas having impressively large shows, and relatively unknown artists who are more than ...

Fall Preview Classical Music

ZEALnyc FALL PREVIEW: Classical Music

ZEALnyc, September 6, 2018 With performing arts organizations across the globe having finished an almost two-year celebration of the life and music of multi-faceted artist Leonard Bernstein, we’re now ready to move into a brand new season of concerts, recitals, and performances which will be ...

Fall Preview Theater

ZEALnyc FALL PREVIEW: Theater

ZEALnyc, September 5, 2018 Well it’s that time of year again. For those of us involved in covering the theater scene in New York City, all the signs are in the air (and on the billboards and marquees). The temperatures are “supposed” to begin to fall soon so everything may feel a ...

Jazz Notes Intel

Jazz Notes Intel: The Truth Chapter with Vocalist Extraordinaire Luciana Souza; Pianist Uri Caine Celebrating Pioneer Civil Rights Hero Octavius Catto; Singer Roseanna Vitro; and Clarinetist Andy Biskin

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, September 4, 2018 After three years ruminating on her next project, the elegant Grammy Awards vocalist winner Luciana Souza has returned with not one, but two recordings—her beautifully reflective album of poetry that she set to music, The Book of Longing ...

Art Break

Art Break: Governors Island Hosts an Art Fair and New Exhibits Kick Off the Season at Galleries Around Town

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, September 3, 2018 Art Break is beginning September looking at New York City’s amazing ability to attract a diverse artistic population of all ages and interests. Why is that so fascinating? Because whatever you’re into, chances are more than good that ...

Dispatch from Copenhagen

Dispatch from Copenhagen: It’s More Than Just Danish

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, August 30, 2018 When I say I’ve been to Copenhagen, Denmark, the typical response goes, “Oh, how is it? I’ve never made it there.” But, more and more, tourists are descending on the largest city in Scandinavia. Copenhagen’s maritime history reaches ...

Bernstein Celebration

Review: The Stars Align To Celebrate Bernstein’s Centennial at Tanglewood

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, August 28, 2018 Thousands gathered on the grounds of Tanglewood to celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s hundredth birthday, in a culmination of the past year’s world-wide celebration of his life and music. Under a bright full moon, in crisp pine-scented ...

Days to Come at the Mint Theatre

Review: A Revival of Hellman’s Lesser-Known ‘Days to Come’ at the Mint Theatre

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, August 27, 2018 Days to Come is a lesser celebrated play by Lillian Hellman (1905-1984), one of the most renowned dramatists and screenwriters of the 20th century. Her works covered wide ranging controversial political and social themes. Hellman first ...

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