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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...
There is a curious sign outside of the theater where Suzan-Lori Parks’s play Venus is playing that says the production contains “simulated nudity,” and this is explained right away when Zainab Jah makes her entrance and dons a body suit that gives her the curves of the historical personage she is playing, Saartjie Baartman, a South African girl who was exhibited as “The Venus Hottentot” in the early nineteenth century. Venus is a mid-period work...

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