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The Strain is a high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

Checkpoint Theatre Presents THE FOURTH TRIMESTER By Faith Ng Photo Checkpoint Theatre Presents THE FOURTH TRIMESTER By Faith Ng
by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2022

Following sold-out runs of the critically acclaimed Normal (2015 and 2017), playwright Faith Ng and director Claire Wong return with The Fourth Trimester, a compelling new play that will sweep you into the vivid, messy embrace of parenthood and family life....
BWW Review: COCK, Ambassadors Theatre Photo BWW Review: COCK, Ambassadors Theatre
by Marianka Swain - March 16, 2022

It's 13 years since Mike Bartlett's provocatively named play made its debut at the Royal Court. Now, Marianne Elliott assembles a starry cast for this West End revival. But how has Bartlett's exploration of sexuality and identity aged, and does it earn its place in the current theatre landscape?...
Romero Releases New Single 'Halfway Out The Door' Photo Romero Releases New Single 'Halfway Out The Door'
by Michael Major - March 23, 2022

A soulful 70s ballad with a hat tip to J Mascis and Memphis, “Halfway” exemplifies the thematic fork in the road prevalent throughout the record. Frontperson Alanna Oliver guides her soulful verses through shimmering, unforgettable riffs that master the sonics of heavy-hearted classics of the CBGBs ...
Smash Magazine Presents OCEANO At Fremont Country Club, September 22 Photo Smash Magazine Presents OCEANO At Fremont Country Club, September 22
by A.A. Cristi - August 10, 2022

Renowned deathcore band Oceano is returning to Las Vegas for a special performance at Fremont Country Club (601 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV, 89101) in Downtown Las Vegas. ...
National Tequila Day on 7/24-Get Ready to Celebrate Photo National Tequila Day on 7/24-Get Ready to Celebrate
by Marina Kennedy - July 22, 2022

You know what to do! Chill a ready-to-drink cocktail, mix a tequila-based libation, or visit a local spot that is specializing in craft cocktails to celebrate National Tequila Day. We have rounded up some great ideas for our readers....
The Wayward Artist Announces COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN FIVE BETTIES Photo The Wayward Artist Announces COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN FIVE BETTIES
by Stephi Wild - June 20, 2022

The Wayward Artist announces “Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties” by Jen Silverman will open for eight performances beginning July 15, 2022 at the Grand Central Arts Center in Santa Ana.   ...
New York City Now Back in CDC's High-Risk Category for COVID Spread Photo New York City Now Back in CDC's High-Risk Category for COVID Spread
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 08, 2022

All five New York City boroughs of are back in the CDC's high-risk category for COVID community spread. The current strain of the omicron variant of COVID is being called the 'worst version.' ...
RHUM BARBANCOURT for Stunning Cocktails Photo RHUM BARBANCOURT for Stunning Cocktails
by Marina Kennedy - April 13, 2022

Rhum Barbancourt is a brand our readers will like to know about.  Since 1862, Maison Barbancourt has been producing rums in the image of Haiti, with a diversity of aromas and styles, subtle and noble....
Review: 9 CIRCLES, Park Theatre Photo Review: 9 CIRCLES, Park Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - July 02, 2022

Dante Alighieri built his idea of hell as a colossal conical structure that opens up underneath Jerusalem and reaches the centre of the Earth. He makes his descent steadily, accompanied by Virgil. The further away from Jerusalem, the further away from God and goodness. A stone’s throw from Jerusa...
EL BANDIDO YANKEE TEQUILA – Cinco de Mayo Ready with Recipes Photo EL BANDIDO YANKEE TEQUILA – Cinco de Mayo Ready with Recipes
by Marina Kennedy - April 29, 2022

Break out the limes  - May 5 is Cinco De Drinko! Skip the cerveza and get your party started with refreshing and delicious Mexican-inspired cocktails from El Bandido Yankee Tequila....
Review: CAROUSEL Has June Bustin' Out All Over at Broadway At Music Circus Photo Review: CAROUSEL Has June Bustin' Out All Over at Broadway At Music Circus
by Courtney Symes - June 30, 2022

The world has changed a lot since 1945, when Carousel opened on Broadway.  The Tony Awards hadn’t been established yet.  Interracial marriage was not yet legal.  Its score speaks of a bygone era when people comported themselves with a certain modesty and societal rules were very different.  One woul...
Blackfriars Closes Out The 21-22 Season With An Audience Favorite CALENDAR GIRLS Photo Blackfriars Closes Out The 21-22 Season With An Audience Favorite CALENDAR GIRLS
by A.A. Cristi - April 21, 2022

Blackfriars Theatre wraps up its 72nd Season with the stage adaptation of the hit movie, Calendar Girls. Written by Tim Firth and based on the Miramax Motion Picture by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth, the play retains all of the heart and joy inspired by the Helen Mirren starring film. ...
Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Ukrainian Children Coming To Brooklyn in a Play They Pre Photo Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Ukrainian Children Coming To Brooklyn in a Play They Premiered in a Bomb Shelter
by Michael Dale - July 17, 2022

Irondale is arranging for Ukrainian solider Oleg Onechchak's ensemble of child actors to give two performances in Brooklyn of Mom On Skype, which was originally performed in a warehouse-turned-bomb-shelter in the city of Lviv....
PROCLAMATION IRISH WHISKEY For Fun Summer Cocktails Photo PROCLAMATION IRISH WHISKEY For Fun Summer Cocktails
by Marina Kennedy - August 03, 2022

There’s nothing better than a refreshing cocktail to beat the summer heat. Proclamation Irish Whiskey makes easy and fun cocktails that are perfect for the warmer months....
Scottish Dance Theatre Unveils Its Spring '22 Season Photo Scottish Dance Theatre Unveils Its Spring '22 Season
by Stephi Wild - March 17, 2022

Scottish Dance Theatre has unveiled the details of its spring '22 season, which will feature three different works (including a World Premiere) presented in its home theatre at Dundee Rep and across Scotland. ...
Review Roundup: HANGMEN By Martin McDonagh Opens on Broadway Photo Review Roundup: HANGMEN By Martin McDonagh Opens on Broadway
by Review Roundups - April 21, 2022

Martin McDonagh's Olivier Award-winning and New York Drama Critics' Circle Award-winning comedy Hangmen opens at Broadway's Golden Theatre tonight! Read the reviews!...
Meet the Cast of PARADISE SQUARE Photo Meet the Cast of PARADISE SQUARE
by Stephi Wild - March 15, 2022

Paradise Square begins previews on Broadway tonight, March 15, 2022, ahead of an opening night on April 3 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Learn more about the cast bringing this musical to life on stage here!...
Katie Bejsiuk (fka Free Cake For Every Creature) Shares New Single 'Olive, NY' Photo Katie Bejsiuk (fka Free Cake For Every Creature) Shares New Single 'Olive, NY'
by Michael Major - June 07, 2022

“Olive, NY” feels like a companion song to the album’s lead single “Onion Grass,” a song inspired by the rupture of a childhood friendship in which an idyllic natural setting is the only thing sustaining the relationship. “Olive, NY” flips that story; as an adult, the setting causes strain. ...
Review: Young Performers Shine in LES MISERABLES, SCHOOL EDITION at the Tota Music an Photo Review: Young Performers Shine in LES MISERABLES, SCHOOL EDITION at the Tota Music and Theatre Conservatory
by Peter Nason - June 26, 2022

A heartbreaking and potent production featuring students who prove that the future of the performing arts is in good hands!...
Singer-Songwriter Dan Ashley Releases New Single 'River City' Photo Singer-Songwriter Dan Ashley Releases New Single 'River City'
by Michael Major - March 23, 2022

Inspired by a line from The Music Man, 'River City', written by Dan Ashley and producer Bill Bentley is the first release of 2022 for the Singer-Songwriter, San Francisco television broadcaster, and humanitarian. Over the years, Dan has opened for major acts including Rick Springfield, Eddie Money, ...
Occidental Gypsy to Appear MusicalFare Theatre Premiere Cabaret Photo Occidental Gypsy to Appear MusicalFare Theatre Premiere Cabaret
by A.A. Cristi - March 11, 2022

Occidental Gypsy will be appearing at MusicalFare Theatre Premiere Cabaret, 4380 #123 Main St., Amherst N.Y. 14226 USA, on April 2nd at 8 P.M. ...
Elijah Ferreira and Jade Johnson To Star In New Musical HELP! WE ARE STILL ALIVE Photo Elijah Ferreira and Jade Johnson To Star In New Musical HELP! WE ARE STILL ALIVE
by Stephi Wild - August 05, 2022

'Help! We are Still Alive', Book & Lyrics by Imogen Palmer (She/They) Music & Lyrics by Tim Gilvin (He/Him) is a hilarious, gig-style queer, comedy musical about keeping the romance alive when everything else is dead as a doornail....
MOTHER'S DAY GIFTING-Don't Miss Out on These Photo MOTHER'S DAY GIFTING-Don't Miss Out on These
by Marina Kennedy - April 28, 2022

Our Mother’s Day gift list is here and we have not only gathered ideas for moms and mom figures who enjoy good food, but there are other suggestions too that make life a lot easier. Check out the list and start your shopping. We know these gifts will put a smile on the faces of the people you love...
DOCTOR WHO TIME FRACTURE Announces 15 New Cast Members For Extended Run Photo DOCTOR WHO TIME FRACTURE Announces 15 New Cast Members For Extended Run
by Stephi Wild - March 29, 2022

Immersive Everywhere has announced 15 new cast members for Doctor Who: Time Fracture following news of its extension through to September 2022. ...
WEMA Shares 'Launje Pt. 1' From Self-Titled Album Photo WEMA Shares 'Launje Pt. 1' From Self-Titled Album
by Michael Major - April 15, 2022

WEMA is a five-piece collective – consisting of Tanzanian multi-instrumentalist Msafiri Zawose, producer Photay and Penya members Magnus P.I, Lilli Elina and Jimmy le Messurier. It is an artistic pursuit founded on community; a space in which to harness the transformative power of connection. ...