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PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Zach Gross At the start of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s latest iteration of William Shakespeare’s King Lear (dir. Gregory Doran), our titular character is brought out onstage, not only on the backs of his servants but also surrounded in a hollow cube. This cube, which is both a manifestation of his vanity and a metaphor for his disconnect with reality, is then reused twice more during the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (King and...
PHOTOGRAPHY John Midgley The first time Jamie Hector visited BAM, in Fort Greene, he was 21. As the youngest of seven to a Haitian mother—who worked as a nursing assistant—Jamie lived in Brooklyn his whole life. Repping East Flatbush and Crown Heights, he had heard about BAM, and even passed it a few times, but it was only after a friend invited him to see one of Tennessee Williams' plays that it occurred to him...
Back in January we sent our Arts Editor, Randy Winston, to review Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical Experience show at (le) Poisson Rouge in the West Village, who wrote: “I’m underselling this musical if I only call it entertaining—this is more! A live rock band, table service, and full bar make this show a priority on the me-and-the-crew to-do list—a must see with a glass in your hand.” Because we know seeing is believing, we’re giving away a pair...
There’s no denying that the film Cruel Intentions was a '90s cult classic. The story, filled with tragedy, sexual tension, deception, and betrayal, toys with the audience's heart strings as much as it does the characters on screen. Enter Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical Experience. Co-Creator/Director Lindsey Rosin and Co-Creator Jordan Ross give us the proper dosage of nostalgia via musical selections. Musical numbers such as "Genie in a Bottle" (Christina Aguilera), "I Want...

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