Interview: Broadway Roulette Founder Elizabeth Durand Streisand

An inexpensive new way to access theater tickets for some of NYC's biggest shows

Broadway and the magnificent shows that are performed there represent a comfortable, established industry. Suffice to say, there’s little innovation executed off the stage because people continue to pay severely steep prices, hustle last minute or wait in long lines. Defying this is Broadway Roulette—a tech-enabled consumer-facing company (which happens to be developing further in a Morgan Stanley technology incubator) that’s disrupting current statistics. Some …

Five Visually-Stunning New York City Fashion-Related Art Experiences

From a serene, pink rock garden to a Spike Jonze play with wild choreography and so many more inspired events

Fashion month has commenced and with it a cross-cultural, cross-pollinated series of art events. As always, it’s more than clothes on display. Sculptures, illustrations and even theatrical performances are underway. Refinery29’s 29Rooms certainly leads the art pack from the scope and scale perspective, but it’s far from the only immersive experience. Artists honor the art form of fashion in so many ways—or find themselves in …

Interview: The Box’s Founder + Creative Director Simon Hammerstein

Talking vaudeville, politics and rage in advance of the no-limits theater's 10th anniversary

There is a level of nightlife that extends beyond bottle service, flashing lights and dancing without regard for the forthcoming day. A rarefied New York City list (including Studio 54, Palladium and Limelight) saw uninhibited creativity, collaboration and revelry. Celebrating its 10th anniversary today, the Lower East Side’s no-limits theater The Box has entered the echelon. Just past the velvet rope, hundreds of thousands of …

Experience Shakespeare’s Globe Theater Through Virtual Reality

The legendary plays put on by Shakespeare at the Globe Theater are no longer the stuff of history books. Students at the Florida International University in Miami have created an entire virtual world replicating the space, performances and atmosphere just as it was in 1598 London. A collaboration between architecture, computer science and theater students, the project (called I-CAVE) hopes to introduce a new way …

Library Discovers Shakespeare First Folio

A Shakespeare First Folio was recently discovered at a small public library in St. Omer, France. With only 233 of them known to have survived, First Folios are among some of the rarest books in the world, and since each one is slightly different, their minute incongruities offer a valuable glimpse into the playwright’s mind. Keep an eye out for the newly discovered tome to …