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The stars were out in force on Broadway on Monday — and they were frantic. The coffee-fueled benefit performance of “The 24 Hour Plays” was held at the American Airlines Theatre, an annual event in which more than two dozen actors — this time including Jesse Tyler Ferguson, James McAvoy, Jason Biggs and Zachary Levi — teamed up with six writers and six directors to write and rehearse a half-dozen plays over a single day. The event raised $500,000.
The Philippine Educational Theater Association (Peta) once again offers professional actors the opportunity to receive training from a renowned acting school based in New York. Flying from the Big Apple is The Stella Adler Studio of Acting, which has produced graduates who have taken the road Hollywood and Broadway.
The pursuit of educational excellence is so competitive in New York that some babies are given personal tuition in French and Chinese, and four-year-olds are hothoused for the best schools.
The Statue of Liberty was back to her shining best Sunday, reopened to tourists for the first time since falling victim to the US government shutdown two weeks ago.
Brandon Stanton rounds the corner, spots a tiny blur of pink, and runs over to ask if he can take a picture. He crouches in a busy Manhattan bike lane to get the shot: a beautiful little girl with pink leg braces, a walker and a big smile, her dad posed behind her.
Backstage PassBy Isabel Roces
Jeffrey Tasker not only makes women easy on the eyes, he’s easy company as well. Laura Mercier’s “global makeup artist and education director” disarms with his charming personality and great sense of humor, easing tensions at high-profile fashion shows such as Miami Swimsuit Week, and shows in New York, Tokyo, London, Paris and Houston.
“Noli Me Tangere: The Opera,” a landmark adaptation of the Jose Rizal novel by two Philippine National Artists, composer Felipe de Leon and Guillermo Tolentino who wrote the libretto, will go onstage in New York City on Oct. 4, 5 and 6, 2013, as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the Foundation for Filipino Artists Inc.
Victoria Beckham unveiled a boyish, more chilled out look for next spring in New York on Sunday, as her daughter Harper, perched on husband David’s lap in the front row, stole the show.
Previews of spring styles officially started Thursday at New York Fashion Week, but the crowd here always likes to get a jump on things, so the stylists, editors, retailers, models and celebrities were drawn to a slew of early events, including the Style Awards at the Lincoln Center tents that serve as a hub for the next eight days.
By Prune Perromat
In the concrete jungle of New York City, where open sky can be hard to find, the latest luxury offering is a night under the stars— or, under twinkling city lights, at least.
By Pam Pastor
“This is a portrait of my partner Courtney, who has tolerated a man who plays with Lego bricks all day for a ridiculously long time,” read a note that was pinned below one of Nathan Sawaya’s artworks at the Discovery Times Square in New York.