June 11th, 2023
NYC. Congrats to KPOP Broadway! 3 Tony nominations. Best Original Score, Best Choreography, Best Costumes.
June 6th, 2023
NYC. Congrats to KPOP on Drama Desk noms - the spectacular costumes and choreography!
June 2, 2023
NYC. Stories like this are really important and not getting enough play. Theater never really 'recovered' from the pandemic. New work is foundational to American theater. The entire downtown and experimental ecosystem has been, essentially, wiped out, with a few notable exceptions. I am really surprised there isn't more comprehensive reporting on all of it.
What does it all mean? Well, one thing it means is a huge, potential loss of (and to) the next generation of artists. Artists and works that would not just be valuable for the avant-garde, but for all of American theater, and, perhaps, art and entertainment and media at large. Sounds grandiose, no? But, where do you think so much of our current, great television comes from? Where did Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812 come from? Where did (the Sater/Sheik) Spring Awakening come from? Where did Is This A Room? come from? On and on and on. They didn't start 'big.'
None of this means theater won't bounce back or find new avenues; but, the next moves are wildly unclear. And there are many compounding factors—the pandemic shuttering all of American theater for years, progressive pressure to be more expansive and inclusive (some of which I agree with strongly, and some of which I think is egoism gone berserk), pushback to progressive pressures (some of which I agree with, and some of which I also think is...egoism gone berserk), and just the overall financial realities and limits. The yellow brick road has definitely splintered open. Hard to know where to go and what to follow, and how to build and re-build...
June 1st, 2023
NYC. CUNY TV has started a new initiative, and The Bad Infinity is part of it! Also, I love our new poster! Stay tuned!