Variety Life Productions Founder Kaitana Magno Adapts Carmen for Public Arts

A classic opera blossoms as a 360-degree theatrical experience

Today, one finds non-traditional museums dedicated to feelings, colors and even ice cream. Meanwhile, theater continues to break from its rectangular stage too. Our new cultural institutions defy their histories and, in doing so, embolden a whole new generation of the curious. As such, and with contemporary depth, opera is now experiencing the same revitalization as immersive theater. Inside the Public Hotel‘s future-forward venue Public Arts, …

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 …