The Abrons in the News

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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 ...

Puppeteer and MacArthur Genius Basil Twist Pays Ghostly Tribute to Abrons Arts Center

October 4, 2015 | TheaterMania
... Twist is reteaming with his frequent collaborator Joey Arias, star and cocreator of their Arias With a Twist, on the world premiere of Sisters' Follies: Between Two Worlds, a musical ghost story about the two sisters who cofounded ...

Dance Listings for the Fall Season and Beyond

September 9, 2015 | New York Times
At this Lower East Side haunt, you can catch ghostly puppetry by the dance-world darling Basil Twist (“Sisters’ Follies: Between Two Worlds,” Oct. 1-31) or sample the latest in Eastern European contemporary dance (“Skin Me,” by Viktoria Danyi, Csaba Molnar and Zsofia Tamara Vadas, April 8-9). The guest curator...

Theater Listings for the Fall Season and Beyond

September 9, 2015 | New York Times
The Transport Group has signed up Jackie Hoffman and John (Lypsikna) Epperson for what sounds like it will be a fun revival of this musical comedy adaptation ...

The Wild and Woolly Worlds of Playwright Sibyl Kempson

September 2, 2015 | American Theater Magazine
If you’re unfamiliar with the work of playwright Sibyl Kempson, it would be useful to define it at the start. Trouble is, Kempson’s work tends to defy categorization, genre, or any standard methods of description...

Arts Watch: What To Do In September

September 1, 2015 | The Lo-Down
Broadening the traditional concept of “queer” in art, the Queer New York International Festival returns to Abrons for a fourth year with...

Once Upon A Mattress Starring Jackie Hoffman and Lypsinka Set for Abrons Arts Center Season

August 10, 2015 | TheaterMania
Abrons Arts Center has announced its 2015-16 season, a lineup composed almost entirely of premieres. The season's theater offerings will include the Queer New York International Arts Festival (September 16-26); the world premiere of ...

Music Review | A Mix of Sounds at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival

June 25, 2015 | The New York Times
...the festival, which started on Sunday, can’t be beat for sheer size: 27 concerts over eight days at the Abrons Arts Center on the Lower East Side.

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