Downtown arts bonanza: Theater, music and dance take over NYC
This January, New York explodes with cutting-edge performance fests. Check out the shows here, and get the skinny on downtown arts festivals from its key players
Tue Jan 7 2014
Conventional wisdom holds that January in New York is a frozen wasteland, but we beg to differ. This month, performing-arts festivals of all stripes take over downtown, including the Public Theater’s Under the Radar, the sprawling NYC Winter Jazzfest, and interdisciplinary blowouts like Coil, American Realness and Other Forces. And best of all, they’re easy on the wallet. We got on the horn with the artists behind some of the coolest shows on offer—including the incomparable John Hodgman.
Interviews with this year's standout artists
Downtown arts festivals 2014
Downtown New York explodes with theater, dance and opera fests come January. We break down the offerings at five of the season’s coolest.
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