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Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016

Theater

Broadway quality comes to the Rockaways

The story of “La Cage aux Folles” has moved back and forth between the stage and screen over the years. Starting out as a 1973 play, it was turned into a hit 1978 film. It made its way back to the stage in 1983, when the team of Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman transformed it into a Tony Award-winning musical. In 1996, it was remade as “The Birdcage,” a film which starred Robin Williams and Nathan Lane, and changed the story’s setting from the French Riviera to Miami’s South Beach. Comment
The Play’s the Thing

Bringing necessary publicity to a theater scene

Every now and then, the time comes for me to re-introduce myself to the readers of this column. Many of you, I’d like to believe, have enjoyed my well-chosen words since my June 2007 debut in these pages, about 150 columns ago, and maybe you even learned something. Comment

Friday, Aug. 12, 2016

Theater

Chain Theatre keeps the show going

In the slightly more than three years it spent at its location in Long Island City, the Chain Theatre put on a intriguing mix of theater, film and comedy. From its productions of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Hurlyburly” to the Unchained Festival, which featured a range of new and challenging works, the Chain was a distinctive presence on the borough’s cultural scene. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016

Art

Back to the Future: Reimagining the New York State Pavilion

The future looks bright for a neglected Queens landmark, thanks to a no-holds-barred ideas competition that yielded remarkable blueprints for its transformation. Comment

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