The Abrons in the News

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Just Do Art: The Winterfresh Edition

December 18, 2014 | The Villager
A slapstick melting pot of high anxiety, low comedy and fabulous production numbers, “Christmas With The Crawfords” is a variety show that’s gone off its meds and into the darkest recesses of pain, shame, and Hollywood nerdcore references. Not seen in these parts for 12 long years...

A Herbert Hoover Musical, Inspired by Elvis: The Les Freres Corbusier Production Runs Through Sunday

December 17, 2014 | The Wall Street Journal
...Meanwhile, the theater company Les Freres Corbusier is currently workshopping “Here’s Hoover!”, a musical about the nation’s 31st president, Herbert Hoover. Directed by Alex Timbers with songs by Michael Friedman and a book by Sean Cunningham, it runs through Sunday at the Abrons Art Center at the Henry Street Settlement. ...

Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Friedman & Alex Timbers' HERE'S HOOVER Workshop

December 12, 2014 | | Off-Off Broadway
Les Freres Corbusier has announced its return to off-off-Broadway with a special workshop production of Here's Hoover! The Historic Herbert Hoover 2014 Comeback Special, written by Sean Cunningham, with songs by Michael Friedman and directed by Alex Timbers, began on December 5 at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. The workshop production runs through Sunday, December 21. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! [...]

In The New: That Wild & Crazy Hoover

December 5, 2014 | New York Daily News
It’s time for a Depression-era President to come out swinging and singing. In “Here’s Hoover!” our nation’s 31st commander in chief sets out to reclaim his legacy in this production from the inventive Les Freres Corbusier company.

'Christmas With The Crawfords' To Premiere In NYC

December 5, 2014 | The Huffington Post
"Christmas with the Crawfords," the hilarious holiday musical comedy, will hit NYC's Abrons Art Center this December. Among the cast for this show is drag legend Joey Arias, starring alongside Sherry Vine, "Project Runway" veteran Chris March and Connie Champagne. "Christmas with the Crawfords" is based on an actual Christmas Eve live radio broadcast with the Crawford family in the 1940s. The Huffington Post chatted with three of the show's stars this week about their involvement with the production and what attendees can expect.

A New Multimedia Show Explores Nostalgia, Moment by Moment

December 5, 2014 | New York Times Magazine
In our sped-up Internet culture, in which today’s viral memes quickly become tomorrow’s misty watercolor memories, “nostalgia is on fast-forward,” according to the American theater artist Iver Findlay, a Wooster Group alum who helms the Norway-based performance company Findlay//Sandsmark with his Norwegian wife, Marit Sandsmark. Today through Sunday, the pair joins a few friends at Abrons Arts Center to perform in the show named, in part, “Biograph, Last Year” (the rest of the title is unpublishable), a collage of contemporary dance and both live and recorded audio and video that aims to explore how we experience nostalgia — that most unreliable of emotions — in an era in which events take on a those-were-the-days patina after a mere few years.

Arts Watch: What To Do in December

December 4, 2014 | The Lo-Down
The always entertaining Joey Arias teams up with San Francisco’s Artfull Circle Theatre in a hilarious parody of — and homage to — the “golden age” of Hollywood. Based on the infamous Christmas Eve radio broadcast from the Crawford family’s Brentwood mansion, the show promises that NYC’s Yuletide will be “ever so gay in this all-singing, all-dancing, holiday extravaganza.”

Joey Arias and Chris March Will Celebrate Christmas With the Crawfords in NYC

November 19, 2014 | The Advocate
Just don't hang your holiday dress on a wire hanger! After a 12-year hiatus, Christmas With the Crawfords will return to the New York stage December 10–27 at Abrons Arts Center.

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