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Simon was the theater critic at New York for 36 years from October 1968 until May 2005. He wrote theater reviews for Bloomberg News from June 2005 through November 2010. He most recently reviewed theater for The Westchester Guardian.

He also contributed to the Hudson Review, New Leader, New Criterion, National Review, Opera News, Weekly Standard, Bloomberg News, and the Yonkers Tribune website.

He received the George Jean Nathan Award (1970) and the George Polk Award for Film Criticism (1968).

He has a PhD from Harvard University in Comparative Literature.

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American Dance Guild Festival Returns To Ailey Citigroup This Month

The American Dance Guild Festival returns to Ailey Citigroup Theater from Feb. 22-25, featuring works by 30 contemporary choreographers and honoring Joan Miller, Ron K. Brown/Evidence, and Celia Ipiotis/Eye on Dance. Don't miss this celebration of modern dance innovation.

China Arts and Entertainment Group Presents DONGPO: LIFE IN POEMS

'Dongpo: Life In Poems' is a poetic modern dance production presented by CAEG and American Dance Festival. Catch the show in Washington DC from 3/8-3/10 and in NYC from 3/15-3/17.

Pontus Lidberg Dance to Return to The Joyce With ON THE NATURE OF RABBITS

The Joyce Theater will welcome the return of internationally acclaimed choreographer Pontus Lidberg with his latest evening-length work, On the Nature of Rabbits. Learn about the performance and see how to purchase tickets.

Trisha Brown Dance Company to Present Second Commission At The Joyce Theater in March

THE TRISHA BROWN DANCE COMPANY will present its second commissioned work at The Joyce Theater, March 26-31. New York premiere of 'In the Fall' by Noé Soulier, along with Brown's iconic works 'Working Title' and 'Glacial Decoy.'

Interview: A Voice for DC Theater and Beyond Says Goodbye.

If you have been around DC theatre for any length of time, you are very familiar with the writing of Chief Theater Critic for The Washington Post, Peter Marks. He has been the definitive voice of theater for the DMV and beyond for 21 years. On December 31st, Peter Marks’ stunning reign at The Washington Post will come to an end. After almost 30 years reviewing in DC and elsewhere, one of the most important voices in theatrical journalism will be absent from print. That is not a good thing!

Rufus Reid And The Discovery Orchestra's George Marriner Maull To Be Honored At The 2024 Wharton Arts Gala

On Thursday, March 7, 2024, Wharton Arts will honor award-winning jazz bassist, educator, and composer Rufus Reid with its Lifetime Achievement Award at its Annual Gala.

New Work by Photographer Andrew Moore Will be on View at Yancey Richardson Beginning in November

NEW YORK – Acclaimed photographer Andrew Moore's new exhibition, 'Whiskey Point and Other Tales,' explores the stunning landscapes of the Hudson Valley.

Berkshire Theatre Group Presents A Benefit Concert At The Colonial For The Berkshire Immigrant Center, The West Stockbridge Historical Society And Berkshire Theatre Group

Berkshire Theatre Group presents a benefit concert at the Colonial for The Berkshire Immigrant Center, The West Stockbridge Historical Society, and Berkshire Theatre Group.

'Raw Poetry: Ernesto Bazan and Cuba' Exhibit comes to The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas

The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas has announced Raw Poetry: Ernesto Bazan and Cuba. Learn more about the exhibition here!

BLACK OPRY REVUE, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW & More Join Berkshire Theatre Group 2023 Fall and Holiday Seasons

Discover the thrilling lineup for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2023 Fall and Holiday Seasons, featuring must-see performances including the Black Opry Revue and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Get ready for an unforgettable experience!

Frist Art Museum Presents Large-Scale Landscape Photography By Ron Jude

The Frist Art Museum presents Ron Jude: 12 Hz, an exhibition of large-scale black-and-white photographs that defy customary expectations of landscape imagery, revealing the planet's raw materials and the often-imperceptible forces that shape its appearance.

World Premiere of Yoshiko Chuma's SHOCKWAVE DELAY to be Presented at La MaMa in June

This June, Yoshiko Chuma and The School of Hard Knocks return to La MaMa with the world premiere of Shockwave Delay, an unscripted docudrama consisting of 20 chapters, or scenes, that overlap within the frame of two and half hours.

Princeton University Jazz Festival Features Artemis, Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bird Calls, Rufus Reid, April 15

Jazz at Princeton University, helmed by acclaimed saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa, presents the annual Princeton University Jazz Festival on Saturday, April 15. The festival features Artemis, Jazz at Princeton's chair Rudresh Mahanthappa and his Bird Calls ensemble, jazz greats playing with Princeton's exceptional student groups, and the legendary Rufus Reid with the Creative Large Ensemble.

Princeton University Jazz Festival Announced For April 2023

Jazz at Princeton University, helmed by acclaimed saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa, presents the annual Princeton University Jazz Festival on Saturday, April 15. The festival features Artemis, Jazz at Princeton's chair Rudresh Mahanthappa and his Bird Calls ensemble, jazz greats playing with Princeton's exceptional student groups, and the legendary Rufus Reid with the Creative Large Ensemble. 

Studio 180 Presents The Canadian Premiere Of THE CHINESE LADY By Lloyd Suh

Studio 180 Theatre with fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company announced that acclaimed stage and screen actors Rosie Simon (Star Trek: Discovery) and John Ng 伍健琪 (CBC's Kim's Convenience) will star in the Canadian premiere of The Chinese Lady by American playwright Lloyd Suh.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Wins Inaugural Pinnacle Commission From South Coast Repertory and Playwrights Horizons

South Coast Repertory and Playwrights Horizons have announced that playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins has been awarded the first Pinnacle Commission.

Grammy-Winning Roots Music Legend Taj Mahal to Release New Album 'Savoy'

With guest vocals of Maria Muldaur on “Baby It’s Cold Outside” and Evan Price’s violin on two tracks, the album covers 14 standards composed by the likes of Duke Ellington, Louis Jordan, George Gershwin and Louis Armstrong, brought to life by the unique voice and character of the one and only Taj Mahal.

Trisha Brown Dance Company Commissions A Work To Honor Brown's Artistic Legacy

The Trisha Brown Dance Company has announced its first choreographic commission in celebration of the legacy of groundbreaking choreographer Trisha Brown. 

Vanguard Theater Opens Season with THE SPITFIRE GRILL, November 4- 20

The Vanguard Theater kicks off its second season with the heartwarming musical drama, The Spitfire Grill. The show runs November 4 - 20, 2022.

Ronald K. Brown's EVIDENCE, A Dance Company Returns To New Orleans For Two Special Performances November 4 & 5

The New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) and the NOCCA Foundation (NOCCA) proudly present the return of audience favorite Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE, A Dance Company (EVIDENCE) at the Freda Lupin Memorial Hall, NOCCA on November 4th and 5th at 7:30 p.m.

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