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Alison Durkee is a New York-based arts journalist and critic with a background in theatre and dance. She currently serves as the Features Editor of London theatre website Everything Theatre and also covers news and politics for Mic.com.


2018 DUMBO Dance Festival Preview

(September 21, 2018) - Arts lovers wanting to check out a variety of dance companies this fall—without breaking the bank—should head over the Brooklyn Bridge to Dumbo, where the DUMBO Dance Festival will be spotlighting work by 70 companies this October in its four-day festival. (read the story...)

Voice of My City: Jerome Robbins and New York at the NYPL

(September 07, 2018) - From Broadway stages to ballet studios, legendary choreographer Jerome Robbins made an indelible mark on New York City’s dance scene during his multifaceted career. As the dance world now celebrates Robbins’ centennial, a new exhibition will honor the man and his work in one of the NYC spots most associated with Robbins: Lincoln Center. (read the story...)

What to See During 2-for-1 Broadway Week

(August 16, 2018) - Broadway is home to some of the highest quality productions in the world—and, unfortunately, also some of the highest ticket prices. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to save money on tickets to the Great White Way. Theatergoers who want to kick off their fall with a Broadway show can take advantage of Broadway Week, which will offer 2-for-1 tickets to top musicals and plays. (read the story...)

NYC's Best Summer Dance Performances and Festivals

(July 20, 2018) - New York City is home to some of the best dance performances in the world – and while summer sees some of the city’s biggest companies head out of town, there’s still plenty to discover this July and August. Enjoy dance styles from ballet to Broadway this summer at these upcoming dance performances and events. (read the story...)

106.7 LITE FM Brings Free Broadway Back to Bryant Park for Summer

(June 20, 2018) - The best performers and biggest shows from NYC's Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters will be returning for free lunchtime performances at Bryant Park throughout July and August. (read the story...)

Celebrating 75 Years of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Musical with the NY Public Library

(June 13, 2018) - Musical theatre lovers who want to celebrate Rodgers and Hammerstein's innovative partnership can now make their way to the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, where a new exhibition is putting a spotlight on the songwriters’ career and legacy (read the story...)

The Best New York Dance Performances of Spring 2018

(March 09, 2018) - Dance lovers are spoilt for choice in New York City, as the city’s stages host everything from the world’s top dance companies to exciting emerging artists. Here are some of the upcoming dance performances in all disciplines to look forward to this spring. (read the story...)

New York's Easter Parade

(March 05, 2018) - Easter in New York brings egg hunts, fine brunches, and a bonnet-filled procession down Fifth Avenue that's been a city tradition for over a century. Celebrate the holiday in true New York fashion with a trip to the Easter Parade. (read the story...)

Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. at the New-York Historical Society

(February 22, 2018) - In the midst of the chaos and social upheaval of the 1960s, perhaps no figures epitomize the era better than the Kennedys and Martin Luther King Jr. That intersection is at the heart of Rebel Spirits, a new exhibition at the New-York Historical Society that explores the two distinct, yet often overlapping, paths of King and Attorney General-turned-Senator and presidential front-runner Robert F. Kennedy. (read the story...)

Tennessee Williams: No Refuge But Writing | Exhibition Now Open

(February 08, 2018) - American playwright Tennessee Williams’ work has been a staple of stages around the world for the past half-century, as plays like The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire have become theatrical icons. Now, theatre fans can go back to the origins of these legendary works – and learn more about the man behind them – at the Morgan Library & Museum, whose new exhibition Tennessee Williams: No Refuge but Writing delves into the famed playwright and his creations. (read the story...)

Holiday Shows NYC: The Nutcracker, Radio City, and More

(December 05, 2017) - From the Rockefeller Center tree to its holiday shop windows, New York City is one of the most iconic places to spend the holiday season. But for those looking to get into the holidays and get out of the cold, the city’s theatres also have plenty of holiday offerings to enjoy. Here are some of the best holiday shows coming up this winter to get you into the seasonal spirit. (read the story...)

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination Coming This Spring to the Met

(November 20, 2017) - Few exhibitions in New York City are as heavily anticipated as the spectacular major fashion exhibitions at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The museum’s annual fashion exhibition, which serves as the theme for the celebrity-filled Met Gala, will continue in 2018 with Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, putting Catholicism into the fashion spotlight. (read the story...)

Review: Shakespeare in Love at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

(October 20, 2017) - The words of William Shakespeare have graced millions of theatres throughout history, but this fall, the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is putting the Bard himself on stage. Based on the 1998 film by the same name, Shakespeare in Love is a high-spirited adaptation that puts an entertaining spin on the playwright’s life and one of his most iconic works. (read the story...)

Make It Work: The Project Runway Experience at Madame Tussauds

(October 19, 2017) - Visitors to Madame Tussauds now have the opportunity to “make it work,” thanks to a new experience that brings the hit TV show Project Runway to life. The Project Runway Experience, which opened in September at Madame Tussauds’ New York location, is a new interactive fashion design special that lets participants create their own runway-ready looks. (read the story...)

Bright Colors and Bold Patterns Returns to NYC!

(October 06, 2017) - Last December, the one-man show Bright Colors and Bold Patterns took the theatre world by storm in its New York debut at the Barrow Street Theatre. Now, the acclaimed production will return to the New York stage once again for a limited run at the Soho Playhouse. (read the story...)

Shakespeare in Love: A New Exclusive Coming to the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

(October 05, 2017) - Shakespeare fans should "get thee hence" and head to New Jersey this fall, as the acclaimed Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison becomes the first theater in the Northeast to stage Shakespeare in Love. (read the story...)

"Items: Is Fashion Modern?" Opens at MoMA

(September 29, 2017) - While the Metropolitan Museum of Art may be New York’s best-known home for major fashion exhibitions, another iconic NYC museum is entering the fashion game: MoMA. The Museum of Modern Art is returning to the world of fashion for the first time since 1944 with Items: Is Fashion Modern?, a comprehensive exhibition that puts our everyday wardrobe in the spotlight. (read the story...)

Discount Theatre in NYC: Off-Broadway Week 2017

(September 20, 2017) - Though Broadway typically gets the spotlight, New York City’s theatre scene goes far beyond the Great White Way. Explore some of the city’s smaller stages this February and March by taking advantage of Off-Broadway Week. Sponsored by NYC & Company, Off-Broadway Week gives theatergoers the chance to purchase 2-for-1 tickets to select Off-Broadway shows. The promotion will run from September 25 – October 8. (read the story...)

"Items: Is Fashion Modern?" Exhibition Coming to MoMA

(August 04, 2017) - The Museum of Modern Art is one of the best places in the world to see paintings, sculpture, film – and, soon, fashion. This fall, MoMA will take on the fashion world with their new exhibition Items: Is Fashion Modern?, exploring the enduring impact of 111 iconic fashion items. (read the story...)

Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity at China Institute

(May 26, 2017) - New Yorkers have the opportunity to gain a unique insight into ancient China this summer thanks to Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity: Treasures of the Han Dynasty from Xuzhou at the China Institute Gallery. This new exhibition gives visitors a glimpse of rare treasures from Chinese history, unearthing some of the objects its residents treasured the most. (read the story...)

The Muppets Take Queens: Jim Henson Exhibition to Move in at MoMI

(May 26, 2017) - It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights—and, now, it’s time to meet the Muppets at the Museum of the Moving Image. The Queens museum announced this week that it will open a permanent exhibition on legendary puppeteer Jim Henson on July 22. (read the story...)

Expand Your Dance Horizons with the Joyce Theater This Summer

(May 22, 2017) - New York City is home to some of the best dance performances in the world—and one of the best places to see them is the Joyce Theater. This summer, dance lovers can head to this Chelsea spot to expand their dance horizons, thanks to a packed slate of world-renowned ballet and contemporary performances from around the country. (read the story...)

The Museum of Arts and Design Debuts 'fashion after Fashion'

(May 09, 2017) - From Madison Avenue to The Met, there’s no shortage of stunning fashions in New York City. But for those who want to think about fashion beyond bold visuals or high style, the Museum of Arts and Design is offering a fascinating look at processes through the new exhibition fashion after Fashion. (read the story...)

Cooper Hewitt: “The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s”

(April 20, 2017) - From flapper fashion to the Art Deco skyscrapers that still dot the New York skyline, the 1920s was one of the most seminal periods for American art and design. Visitors to New York's Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum can celebrate the aesthetics of this groundbreaking era at The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s, opened April 7th. (read the story...)

Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction at MoMA

(April 18, 2017) - Every day, New Yorkers and visitors alike flock to the Museum of Modern Art to see some of the most famed pieces of art in the world, from Van Gogh's Starry Night to Monet’s Water Lilies. This spring, visitors have some new—distinctly female—artworks to discover for the first time, thanks to MoMA’s current exhibition Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction. (read the story...)


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