The Abrons in the News

Click the links below to read news stories and reviews about the Abrons and its programming.

Time and Again: Artforum Picks

August 26, 2014
Abrons Arts Center’s beautiful little Henry Street Settlement Playhouse is celebrating one hundred years (take that, you half-centurians!). Much more importantly [...] Abrons director Jay Wegman is one of the best (and most under-recognized) champions of contemporary performance in New York...

Arts Watch: Abrons Announces a Season of Celebratory Premieres

August 19, 2014 | The Lo-Down
The OBIE award winning Abrons Arts Center is celebrating the centenary of the Henry Street Settlement Playhouse this year by devoting much of the 2014-2015 season to exciting new work. Highlights in the lineup include premieres from The Civilians, Sibyl Kempson...

Abrons Announces Theater, Dance and Music Premieres

August 11, 2014 | New York Times
The coming season of the Abrons Arts Center, the performing arts arm of the Henry Street Settlement, will be devoted mostly to theater, dance and music premieres. The season also includes a six-month residency, from January through June, by the International Contemporary Ensemble, which will feature new works by Christian Wolff, George Lewis, John Zorn, Cory Smythe and Forrest Pierce.

Abrons Arts Center to Premiere Mark Dendy's LABYRINTH, 10/9-26

July 30, 2014 |
In Labyrinth, Dendy interweaves character portraiture, myth, autobiography, and fantasy.

Review: Gertrude Stein Saints! at Abrons Arts Center

June 20, 2014 | Exeunt Magazine
The show is delightful and provides a stage for some tremendous, as yet unknown talent... The voice work is beautifully lyrical, with skillful harmonizations and great range. The choreography is smart and witty and the dancing doesn’t miss a beat. Many numbers will linger long after the show, for their pure musicality.

Gertrude Stein SAINTS!

June 18, 2014 | Theatre is Easy
BOTTOM LINE: I challenge anyone, even the most hard-hearted among us, to attend a performance of this chill-inducing new musical and leave as the person you were when you first took your seat.

Following in a Writer’s Rhythms: ‘Gertrude Stein Saints!’ Sets Vivid Words to Music (New York Times Critics' Pick)

June 18, 2014 | The New York Times
The busy, exuberant cast of “Gertrude Stein Saints!”... flirt and tease and frolic. They belt and croon and chant. They take Stein’s libretto for “Four Saints in Three Acts,” as well as selections from the play “Saints and Singing” and a couple of lines from her lecture “The Gradual Making of The Making of Americans” and set them to original songs.

Gertrude Stein SAINTS! at the Abrons Arts Center

June 16, 2014 | Theater Pizzazz
Do not miss this show. The seemingly unpremeditated innocence that is at the core of SAINTS! is a sight for a weary American soul.

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