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Nathan Johnson is a multidisciplinary artist best known for his work as a film composer and director. His innovative music (acclaimed scores for Knives Out (2019), Looper (2012), and Brick (2005), among others) and short films (videos for Son Lux, Lucius) consistently blur the lines between stage, screen, and audio-visual narrative.

Johnson is the recipient of numerous film and music awards, and his work has been featured extensively by NPR, Wired, the AV Club, and Rolling Stone. When he is not creating music or videos, he works as an art director with The Made Shop, a boutique design firm that specializes in graphic and architectural projects. He has lectured at universities around the world and has presented his work at the Hammer Museum, Adobe MAX, TED, and Apple.

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Review: John Cameron Mitchell and Amber Martin's CASSETTE ROULETTE at Joe's Pub Is a Winner!

When the charismatic bartender at Joe’s Pub takes it upon himself to kick off the evening with an unprompted “I've seen this show three times. It's unbelievable,” you just know you're in for an extraordinary experience. And let me assure you, he wasn't exaggerating. It's not just great; it's freakin' awesome.

Photos: John Cameron Mitchell & Amber Martin in CASSETTE ROULETTE At Joe's Pub

There are two chances left to see Cassette Roulette - don't miss the chance to get in on the action!

Review: David Dean Bottrell Teaches A Master Class In Storytelling With THE DEATH OF ME YET at Pangea

If I were to ask a hundred people, 'Who wants to attend an eighty-minute show about death?' I'm reasonably certain that at least ninety-percent would say, “I’m busy!' In most instances, those ninety percent would have saved themselves from a dull evening. However, in the unique case of David Dean Bottrell, they would have been dead wrong.


We are only just seeing the tip of the stardom that Mamie Parris is destined to achieve.

Photos: JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS Returns To the Birdland Stage

Once again, hostess/producer Jamie deRoy brought her multi-MAC Award-winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy & friends, back to Birdland on Monday, October 23.  See photos of the evening.

Review: NIGHTMARE DOLLHOUSE at Teatro SEA @ The Clemente is a thrill!

Psycho Clan and ETR Ventures' latest immersive horror venture, 'Nightmare Dollhouse,' is chilling, to say the least. With twenty-one seasons under their belt, it's safe to say they know a thing or two about delivering spine-tingling thrills. What sets this venture apart is its unique concept. While haunted houses often feature the expected blood, gore, monsters, and zombies, I've never encountered one 'inspired by the weirdest and scariest roadside oddities.'

Review: MARK NADLER'S CRAZY 1961 Strikes All The Right Chords at The Laurie Beechman Theatre

There are people who entertain, and then there are those destined to take the stage. Mark Nadler is undeniably the latter. His show, 'Mark Nadler, Crazy 1961,’ is a testament to his innate talent, making him one of the most outstanding (and ‘Crazy’) figures to emerge from that remarkable year.

Review: Most Definitely 'Satisfied' by LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA + FRIENDS: AN EVENING OF CONVERSATION AND SONG at Tilles Center

What did our critic think of LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA + FRIENDS: AN EVENING OF CONVERSATION AND SONG at Tilles Center?

Broadway's Cinderella Laura Osnes Joins RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at Nashville's TPAC

Backlight Productions is celebrating their 10th year with a production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the 1,075-seat Polk Theater at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 22.

Photos: First Look at Darren Aronofsky's POSTCARDS FROM EARTH at Sphere

Postcard from Earth – a first-of-its-kind immersive film by Academy Award-nominated director Darren Aronofsky, is a portrait of our planet, re-imagined as a sci-fi experience. The film brings audiences on a voyage spanning all seven continents, and deep into the ocean, high into the mountains, into the eye of a storm, and out into space. Check out photos here!

Photos: Charles Busch Celebrates New Memoir With a Release Party

Theatre icon Charles Busch has released his new memoir! 'Leading Lady: A Memoir of a Most Unusual Boy' was released on August 29, 2023. To celebrate the release, Busch held a party at Michael’s New York. Check out photos here!

Photos: First Look at The Sauk's GATHERING BLUE

The Sauk, Hillsdale County’s community theatre, will present “Gathering Blue,” the second chapter of Lois Lowry’s “The Giver” series for four performances this weekend at the Sauk Theatre in Jonesville. Check out all new photos here!

VACATION To Premiere At Chain Theatre One Act Festival In June

Vacation by Nathan Johnson is a jaunt into the wild world of Barrett and James, a pair of filthy rich husbands who've embarked on a romantic get away both unaware that the other has hatched a plot to murder him. It's a quick-witted, queer spy-vs-spy fantasy loaded with twists and turns-just like every relationship.

The Sauk's SAUK SHORTS, Featuring Ten Short Plays, to be Presented This Week

Sauk Shorts is an annual presentation of short plays. This year's production includes ten short plays including five by local playwrights. Performances of Sauk Shorts are March 23-25 at 8 p.m. A 3 p.m. matinee will be performed on March 26.

The New York Pops Announces 2023-2024 Season at Carnegie Hall

Steven Reineke-led New York Pops announced this week an amazing lineup for the upcoming season.

Photos: Go Inside the BAFTA Tea Party with Brendan Fraser, Cate Blanchett, and More

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) hosted the BAFTA Tea Party for the first time in two years on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles. The event was presented by first-time partners Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic. Check out photos from the event here!

Myron Elkins Releases Debut Album 'Factories, Farms & Amphetamines'

Produced by GRAMMY Award-winning producer Dave Cobb and recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, the album demonstrates Elkins’ sharp observational songwriting, as he infuses his music with rich personal experience informed by his working-class upbringing. Plus, check out upcoming tour dates!

Heather Headley Will Sing INTO THE WOODS, AIDA & More at Carnegie Hall

Grammy and Tony Award Winner Heather Headley will perform with The New York Pops, in an all-new program on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. at Carnegie Hall as part of The New York Pops’ 40th anniversary season.

Award-Winning Director/Composer Barry Kleinbort Joins JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS As Co-Host

Barry Kleinbort, multi-award director, composer, lyricist, and librettist joins “Jamie deRoy & friends” as co-host.  He will team with Jamie deRoy, the legendary 10-time Tony Award Broadway Producer and founder of her popular long-running talk show.

Photos: 30 Days Of Cabaret Gratitude Final Roundup

After thirty days, we conclude the Broadway World Cabaret look at artists for whom our team feels thanks. Here they all are, together, with some thanks of our own.

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