We weren’t three minutes into our pedicure—or two toes—and already The Observer was getting wasted.
The place was Dashing Diva in Greenwich Village, a chain nail salon with 12 locations in the city and two in California. The place’s decor resembles a little like what might happen if Elle Woods met Malibu Barbie. The only part that isn’t either bright pink or white are the racks of multicolored nail polish on the walls. The pedicure station is a banquette of pink pillows, cut off from the rest of the salon by a wall of mini pearly-pink tiles. It’s a nice place to get plastered.
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Hair is back on Broadway, in all its wonderfully goofy, psychedelic and energetic, sweet and sad, moving, joyous ridiculousness. And it’s impossible not to smile, tap your feet and sing along, perhaps with a daisy perched jauntily behind your ear.
Good morning, starshine. The Read More
Kevin Rogers, the Nashville-area comedy fan whose heartfelt blog post about Tracy Morgan’s homophobic rant was publicized by Truth Wins Out—resulting in a Twitter-storm of outrage, a decision to finally come out to his parents (an hour before appearing on CNN), a knuckle-rapping for Mr. Morgan courtesy of Tina Fey, another Read More
The cast of Hair is used to getting naked in front of a packed house on a regular basis, but performing at Broadway Stands Up for Freedom, a concert benefiting the youth programs of the New York Civil Liberties Union, at N.Y.U.’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, like, totally freaked them out. “We were Read More
At the Time Warner Center on the afternoon of Thursday, July 9, the cast of Hair will serenade New Yorkers in an attempt to drum up excitement for Restaurant Week—which is increasingly seeming like a misnomer for a semi-annual promotion that last January was extended a full four weeks past its initial run.
This season, Read More
4 p.m. The Artists & Fleas: Independent Artist Indoor Market is held at 303 Grand Street in Brooklyn.
6 p.m. A dance improvisation workshop called “The Buzz” will take place at the N.Y. Chinese Cultural Center on 390 Broadway. Admission is $10.
8 p.m. “TIMES 365:24:7” is a “multi-media exploration of today’s hyper-caffeinated media Read More
Yay! More rock musical Hair for you! The Shakespeare in the Park production at the Delacorte Theater has extended its limited engagement to Sept. 7. It was originally set to run until Aug. 17. Then last week the Public extended it until Aug. 31. Now, there’s an extra week to get your dose Read More
The Public Theater’s smashing new revival of Hair (1967) in Central Park is a joy from beginning to end. It’s just the best, though fans of South Pacific (1947) might not agree with me.
I felt about Lincoln Center’s loving revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific that while the audience seemed to be Read More
Bryce Ryness, 27, was born nearly two decades after hippies danced in the mud, but the lanky actor looks like he just stepped out of Woodstock. With sun-streaked, dirty blond hair to his shoulders, earthy sandals and blue and purple polish on his nails, Mr. Ryness said his role as a member of the Age Read More