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La Cage Aux Folles

For their final full-length play of the season, the Heights Players have pulled out all the stops. "La Cage Aux Folles" is the flashiest, glitzyist, most extravagant of Broadway extravaganzas, and recreating that atmosphere is no mean feat. Fortunately, the Heights Players have risen to the challenge. Comments (2)


Brooklyn Working Artists Coalition presents Pier Show 9 on Saturday in conjunction with the Red Hook Waterfront Arts Celebration. BWAC, a not-for-profit artist-run organization, will present over 800 works by more than 200 established and emerging artists working in a va Comment

She Loves Me

From the late-19th century "Cyrano de Bergerac" to the recent film "You’ve Got Mail," falling in love by correspondence is a familiar and enduring theme in drama. This theme takes a tuneful twist in the Gallery Players’ latest presentation, "She Loves Me," a musical about two employees who fight on the job in a cosmetics shop but fall in love through letters written to "Dear Friend." Comment

New Kushner work

Fans of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner will have a chance to preview his new play, "Homebody/Kabul," at Congregation Kolot Chayeinu in Park Slope on May 12. The event has been planned to honor the 10th anniversary of Kolot Chayeinu’s Rabbi Ellen Lippmann. Comment


The Brooklyn Papers / Greg Mango In Park Slope, behind understated red awnings, and beyond a Japanese gift boutique, lies a secret garden cafe designed by artist Toshio Sasaki. Sasaki’s most famous contribution to Brooklyn is "The First Symphony of the Sea" the 332-foot-long, 10-foot-high wall relief for the New York Aquarium at Coney Island. The design of the Gingko Leaf Cafe garden, on Union Street bet Comment

Common green/common ground

Eighteen months ago, Jan Cohen-Cruz, associate professor of drama and faculty advisor to the Office of Community Connections at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, embarked on a collaborative project that would focus on city dwellers’ need for readily accessible contact with nature. Comment

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

Most weddings are all about the bride - her dress, her hair, her flowers. Sometimes there’s a passing glance at the groom. But in Alan Ball’s play, "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress," the wedding is all about the guests - or at least about the five women who take refuge in the sister of the bride’s upstairs bedroom while the festivities continue below. Comments (1)


Folk musician Arlo Guthrie will be crowned king of the 19th annual Welcome Back to Brooklyn festival set for Sunday, June 10. The Coney Island-born performer (pictured), son of […] Comment

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