Arts: Performing Arts Opinion/POV

Bebe Neuwirth Steals the Show in Revival of Cabaret

During the 2023-2024 Broadway season, Bebe Neuwirth was awarded a well-deserved Drama Desk Award for the role of Fräulein Schneider in the recent revival of Cabaret. On Sunday night, she was up for a Tony Award in the same category along with actresses Amber Iman (Lempicka), Nikki M. James (Suffs), Shoshana Bean (Hell’s Kitchen), Lindsay Mendez (Merrily We Roll Along), Leslie Kritzer (Spamalot), and Kecia Lewis-Evans (Hell’s Kitchen).… read more.

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Arts: Visual Arts Events/Exhibits/Festivals

Lily van der Stokker’s Radical Flowers & Relentless Good Cheer

Dutch artist Lily van der Stokker’s cartoon-aesthetic, pastel pleasantries are not at all what they seem. On the surface, they function to reify longstanding assertions that there is a feminine style of art as well as feminine subject matter (and a corresponding feminine audience). The cheerful orange, yellow, pink, and green daisies of her mural Thank You Darling (Dec.read more.

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Arts: Performing Arts SWAN of the Day

Multimodal Janelle Monáe Is Her Own Eccentric Revolution

Today, FF2 is proud to celebrate singer, rapper, songwriter, actor, activist, and fashion icon, Janelle Monáe. On this day last year, Janelle released their fourth studio album, The Age of Pleasure: a shot of overwhelming joy in an era so often tinged with melancholy. A Black, pansexual, non-binary artist herself, through the album, Janelle invites listeners to celebrate Blackness, queerness, sexuality, and life.read more.

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Arts: Performing Arts FF2 Reviews

Shaina Taub’s Suffs Takes “The March” to Broadway

This season at the Music Box Theatre audiences can witness the original musical Suffs on Broadway. After a sold out and extended run at The Public Theater (of which FF2 Media covered in 2022) this iteration moved to Broadway in the spring of 2024 to uproarious crowds. The following piece will delve into the season’s politically charged production and the parallel between the events of 110 years ago and today.read more.

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Arts: Cinema Arts Awards/Prizes

Women Take Grand Prize and Best Screenplay at Cannes 2024

The Cannes Film Festival, officially known as the Festival de Cannes, happened last week. Two of the biggest awards went to women: Payal Kapadia, who won the Grand Prix (the second-most prestigious award at the festival after the Palme d’Or), and Coralie Fargeat, who won Best Screenplay. 

Cannes is one of the most prestigious and renowned film festivals in the world.read more.

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Arts: Cinema Arts SWAN of the Day

Past Lives’ Director Celine Song Transcends Medium

One year ago today, the film Past Lives began its theatrical release in major American metros after receiving a steady stream of honors on the international film festival circuit. So, FF2 is taking this moment to congratulate writer/director Celine Song for crafting a “little story” that could and did!read more.

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