Under the Gaslight

Here are three reasons New York history buffs should be rejoicing that Metropolitan Playhouse is reviving Augustin Daly’s sensational melodrama Under the Gaslight (1867): 1. It’s the play that defined “sensation” for the New York stage. The...

Melvillapalooza @ Metropolitan Playhouse: Ending Soon!

Only three days left in the Metropolitan Playhouse’s Melvillapalooza fest, which has been going on for the last few weeks: original plays, poetry readings, and general Melville-inspired mayhem on E. 4th St.Several of the remaining events are free (though they...

Goldman and Middleton: Feminism and Modern Drama

In the spring of 1914, a few months before the beginning of what would be called the Great War, Emma Goldman set out on a national lecture tour, speaking to crowds on various “radical” topics, from birth control and unemployment to something that had come,...