02Jun

Guest Post: Paper Planet at The New Victory Theater

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Have you ever had this arguement with your husband? A medium size box comes in the mail and he wants to throw it out. You say, "No way! The kids will love playing with it. It’s big enough for three kids to go inside.” He replies, “I do not want junk in my house!” But you refuse to give up, he gives in and the kids play with the cardboard box for hours. Then every time he passes by them playing with it, he says, “I told you not throw it out!”. The New Victory Theater believes in the theory of playing with junk and is trying to change the way we think Read More

06Oct

Play’s the Thing: Move & Groove Halloween Event in NYC

The New Victory Theater and Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) – two of New York City’s leading cultural institutions for young people and families, as well as two of my favorite NYC cultural institutions for my own children – join forces once again for Play's the Thing: Move & Groove, a Halloween-inspired program designed to complement each organization's ongoing commitment to active play and artistic engagement for families. During Play’s the Thing: Move & Groove, a Teaching Artist from the New Victory’s extraordinary Teaching Artist Read More

05Jan

Circus INcognitus at the New Victory Theater

When it comes to thrilling audiences with circus stunts, pedigreed circus star, Jamie Adkins, doesn’t need anything high-tech or highfalutin to make jaws drop.  In fact, with his self-professed love of “simple circus”, Jamie needs only some slack wire, a couple tall ladders, and an old suit case filled with who knows what to create a demonstration of physical comedy. In his latest production, Circus INcognitus, which will run at The New Victory Theater from February 11 through February 27, Jamie stars as a man with something to say, but he can’t quite Read More

09Nov

A Different Kind of Circus at the New Victory Theater

Talk about sacrificing for your art! Two performers in the steampunk circus troupe, Handsome Little Devils -- who are engaged to be married -- went so far as to postpone their wedding so their show, Squirm Burpee Circus: A Vaudevillian Melodrama, could run at The New Victory Theater from November 12th through 28th.  Plan to see it?  I do. (review coming soon).  It's sure to be a different kind of circus, and one that kids...and adults...of all ages will enjoy. Squirm Burpee Circus is a family-friendly “vaudevillian melodrama” that features Read More

05Oct

“Egg & Spoon” at the New Victory Theater this November

Fun, high-quality and truly entertaining theater for children as young as two DOES exist, and who knows this better than The New Victory Theater, which will present Egg & Spoon, a “multi-sensory interactive experience” for children ages 2-5,  from November 2 through 21. “Do they think we've just been playing pin the tail on the donkey?  No, we give children a high-quality, other-worldly experience, something that they wouldn’t get with balloon-folding by Mr. Smiley,” says Patrick Lynch, whose Lyngo Theatre from the UK created Egg & Spoon. “Our Read More