Edouard Louis’ bestseller about his rape and near-murder has been adapted into a shocking and compelling play, which confronts issues around violence, racism, and sexuality.
Michael Benjamin Washington is excellent, playing 25 characters of different ages, ethnicities, and genders in “Fires in the Mirror,” which recalls the 1991 Crown Heights riots.
Food is central to two brilliant New York plays: in ‘Seared,’ a chef's ego might sink a trendy Brooklyn restaurant, while in ‘The Michaels’ old friends gather for a special supper.
Marisa Tomei is brilliant as a widow who is grief-stricken, then falls in lust in “The Rose Tattoo.” And David Henry Hwang’s “Soft Power” is about his stabbing and cultural change.
Three others were wounded inside a private club in Brooklyn where police believe illegal gambling was taking place.
Chinese designer Xiaojuan Yang nearly missed her NYFW debut amid a messy visa process and the tariff war. Meanwhile, DapperQ celebrated diversity and redefined beauty.
This year’s attendees exuded bold “camp style” with glitter, feathers and harness detailing. Even headliners Jill Scott and FKA Twigs slayed with striking original ensembles.