Great Comet’s Dave Malloy On Epic Choral Songs, Hamilton, and Showing Tunes to a New Generation

Nowdays, the commercial and insular shell that is Broadway is feeling a little less untouchable. Of course, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton is a major catalyst behind this shake-up, but the latest to breathe new life into the Great White Way has been Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, an “electro-pop opera” based on a drama-laden portion of Tolstoy’s War and … Continue reading Great Comet’s Dave Malloy On Epic Choral Songs, Hamilton, and Showing Tunes to a New Generation

The Gateway Aims to Keep DIY Alive, Without Locking Out the Locals

A brand new “DIY done-right” venue, as booker Nelson Antonio Espinal calls it, has been operating (at half-capacity anyway) in the J train’s shadow these past few weeks, while most of us probably had no idea. The secretive new operation, aptly called  The Gateway, is located just off the Gates Avenue stop on the Bed-Stuy side of … Continue reading The Gateway Aims to Keep DIY Alive, Without Locking Out the Locals

Michael C. Hall and the Hedwig Gang Pay Tribute to Soon-to-Be-Rebooted Don Hill’s

There are more signs of life at the onetime home of Don Hill’s. No, it isn’t being zombified CBGBs-style. Rather, the club’s soon-to-open replacement, The Hills, will host a tribute to Don himself, featuring Michael C. Hall and other cast members of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which got its start at the rowdy rock-and-rave … Continue reading Michael C. Hall and the Hedwig Gang Pay Tribute to Soon-to-Be-Rebooted Don Hill’s

Sideshow Goshko Celebrates 5 Years of Comedic Storytelling and ‘So Much Alcohol’

It’s kind of appropriate that Leslie Goshko, a woman of Ukrainian heritage with an arsenal of anecdotes, hosts a monthly storytelling show at KGB Bar, the former socialist clubhouse for Soviet ex-pats. Tonight, Sideshow Goshko celebrates its fifth anniversary.