The Abrons in the News

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Dance Review: Lionel Popkin’s ‘Ruth Doesn’t Live Here Anymore’

November 1, 2015 | The New York Times
What do a leaf blower and the modern-dance pioneer Ruth St. Denis have in common? For starters, both featured prominently in “Ruth Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” a multimedia work by the Los Angeles choreographer Lionel Popkin performed at Abrons Arts Center in Manhattan on Friday. Ms. St. Denis...


October 13, 2015 | The Village Voice
In its early years, the Henry Street Settlement's Neighborhood Playhouse was a center of interdisciplinary artistic ferment, bringing together innovative art, theater, dance, and literature. Lo and behold, a century later, the playhouse — now one of the...

TOILET FIRE to Run 10/29-11/14 at Abrons Arts Center

October 13, 2015 |
Toilet Fire: Rectums in the Rectory is Eliza Bent's ceremony and celebration of the one thing that unites us all: our need to go. Using the structure...

Sisters' Follies: Between Two Worlds

October 12, 2015 | Theatre is Easy
BOTTOM LINE: Inspired by the 100th anniversary of an avant-garde playhouse, Sisters' Follies is a magical production that conjures various theatrical elements and alchemizes them into an experience of pure delight. It is seldom that I have sat in the audience...


October 11, 2015 | The New Yorker
A ghost story, a joint biography, a spoof, a travesty, and an avant-garde puppet show with occasional songs and nudity, this revue celebrates the lives and deaths of the Henry Street Playhouse’s founders, the sibling...

Sisters’ Follies: Between Two Worlds at Abrons Arts Center

October 11, 2015 | Exeunt
Created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Abrons Arts Center and the lives of the sisters who founded it, Sisters’ Follies: Between Two Worlds, harking back to both the Ziegfeld Follies and the roots of avant-garde theater and dance, is spectacle of the highest order. It incorporates...

Review: In ‘Sisters’ Follies,’ Basil Twist Conjures Two Avant-Garde 1915 Benefactors

October 7, 2015 | The New York Times
When Basil Twist holds a séance, you can bet that some pretty fabulous ghosts will materialize to do his bidding. Mr. Twist, the wizard puppeteer who was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship last week, has a numinous touch that transforms the material — cloth, wire, plastic — into the fantastical, summoning otherworldly creations spiced with wicked worldliness. For his latest endeavor, he calls up the phantoms that haunt the Abrons Arts Center, where his...

Ghosts in the Playhouse: ‘Sisters’ Follies’ Tribute to 100 Years of Abrons Playhouse [RECAP]

October 5, 2015 | Bowery Boogie
Halloween is quickly approaching and we’ll probably come across a fair share of ghost stories. But how about a musical ghost story?Commissioned for the 100th Anniversary of the Abrons’ Playhouse, Sisters’ Follies: Between Two Worlds is a “spooktacular” directed ...

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