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Remembering the Provincetown Playhouse

The original Provincetown Playhouse at 133 MacDougal Street. Image via New York Historical Society. On November 22, 1918, the first performances were staged at the Provincetown Playhouse’s new home at…

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The Birth of the Provincetown Playhouse

…at 133 MacDougal Street, a former bottling plant. Provincetown Playhouse 1955. Source: http://www.provincetownplayhouse.com/history.html The Provincetown Playhouse was the artistic home and birthplace of many of America’s most significant plays and…

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Louise Bryant

…with the Provincetown Players. The group began to realize she was much more than the vapid and shallow girl Reed’s friends disdained. Originally a peripheral figure in the scene was…

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History Lost to NYU

Provincetown name and facade, virtually nothing else of the original space remains. Provincetown Playhouse 1955. Source: http://www.provincetownplayhouse.com/history.html Two of our cultural institutions lost to NYU on 14th Street are Luchow’s and…

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Happy Birthday, Eugene O’Neill

…staged in a sleepy fishing town in the village of Provincetown, Mass., where a group of emerging writers and painters had begun an experimental theater. They staged his play Bound…

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What’s So Special About the South Village?

…New York City.  (l. to r.) Early 19th c. houses in the Charlton-King-VanDam Historic District; Caffe Reggio; Provincetown Playhouse It’s home to hundreds of 19th and early 20th century buildings,…

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LGBTQ+ Pride Programs Roundup

…much to learn about these incredible trailblazing women. Watch here! Performing the Heart of the Nation: The Provincetown Players — The Provincetown Playhouse staged the works of some of this…

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A Greenwich Village Artifact in Texas

…look at the “Bohemians” section, which allows you to see the signers grouped by category. This section notes that the Provincetown Players, who made a home at the Provincetown Playhouse…

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Happy Birthday, Paul Robeson

…as a preeminent black actor, he was pursued by actors involved in the Provincetown Theatre. It was this long-lasting relationship with Eugene O’Neill and the Theater that would shape Robeson’s career, life,…

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Rally on Sunday to Save the South Village

…York University continued to chip away at the South Village’s history in 2008, when it demolished the Provincetown Playhouse & Apartments. The playhouse was the leading avant-garde theater of its…

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Welcome Aboard, Lena Rubin

…when she volunteered at the Hastings Historical Society in her hometown of Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, as a high school student. She has worked for the Provincetown Art Association and Museum,…

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Birthday Blog with Charles Busch!

…it here. And I ain’t goin’ anywhere. Vampire Lesbians of Sodom at the Provincetown Playhouse LS: How did you feel when the Provincetown Playhouse went the way of the buffalo?…

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Hans Hofmann and the Village

…of postwar American art. Known for his energetic, color-infused work, and renowned as a visionary teacher for many other artists—first in his native Germany, then in New York and Provincetown—Hofmann…

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Happy Birthday Blowin’ In the Wind

…lost in recent years while the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has sat on its hands, including the Provincetown Playhouse and Apartments, the Circle in the Square Theater, and the…

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In Memoriam: Doric Wilson

…was also one of many prominent playwrights to join GVSHP in opposing NYU’s plans for demolition of the Provincetown Playhouse and Apartments. Doric’s legacy taught us not only to stand…

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This Columbus Day, Save the South Village

Provincetown Playhouse and Apartments. The Circle in the Square Theater. The Sullivan Street Playhouse. The Tunnel Garage. 178 Bleecker Street’s 1861 rowhouse. The original Fat Black Pussycat Theater sign. These…

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Law & Order: Historic Images Unit

…looking from the opposite perspective–northwest from West 3rd Street and Sullivan Street. In it you can see Washington Square Park on the right and the Provincetown Playhouse & Apartments to…

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Then & Now: 3rd Avenue & 10th Street

…including in the Provincetown Playhouse and Apartments, recently demolished by NYU). With an almost singular focus on streetscapes and architecture, her images, like the one below, provide unparalleled glimpses into…

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The Greenwich Village Follies

…to preserve our historic theatres, many of which (including the Provincetown Playhouse, Circle in the Square, and the Sullivan Street Playhouse) have been lost in recent years. Do you have…

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Happy 20th Anniversary, Blue Man Group!

…an alarming rate (recently, it was announced that MacDougal Street’s Manhattan Theatre Source, home of the beloved Greenwich Village Follies, will be the latest to close its doors). The Provincetown

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Poe

…and out of scale/character new development — we’re also thinking of you, Provincetown Playhouse and Apartments and NYU’s giant 20 year expansion plan. At least we’ve made some significant progress…

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Happy Birthday Marcel Duchamp!

…1917, Duchamp and a group of fellow artists (including poet Gertrude Drick; painter John Sloan; and Provincetown Playhouse actors Russell Mann, Betty Turner, and Charles Ellis) entered the inside of…

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Village People: Arthur Garfield Hays

Provincetown Players scene and counted among her friends and colleagues luminaries including Eugene O’Neill, Man Ray, Elsa Schiaparelli, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. She aspired to be an actress but…

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Village People: Polly Holladay

…longer with us. 137 MacDougal was part of four addresses, from 133 to 139, with immense ties to Village culture. Most notable was 139 MacDougal Street, the famed Provincetown Playhouse….

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Barbara Shaum, 1929-2015

…leatherworkers Walter Humphries in New York and Menalkas Duncan in Provincetown MA. Menalkas was Raymond Duncan’s son. Raymond was the brother of dancer Isadora Duncan, himself a dancer and craftsperson…

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Happy Birthday, Marcel Duchamp!

…with the “Arch Conspirators.” In January of 1917, Duchamp and a group of fellow artists (including poet Gertrude Drick; painter John Sloan; and Provincetown Playhouse actors Russell Mann, Betty Turner,…

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Village People: Djuna Barnes

…with the Provincetown Players, was a member of the radical feminist Heterodoxy Club, and was openly bisexual, having many affairs with both men and women. She left the Village in…

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LGBTQ History: MacDougal Street

…137 MacDougal Street today, next to the second Provincetown Playhouse. For at least a decade, LGBTQ Villagers followed that pattern, patronizing clubs and bars, and attending balls, owned and attended…

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Conspiracy Atop the Arch

…painters John Sloan (who drew the etching above) and Marcel Duchamp, and Provincetown Playhouse actors Russell Mann, Betty Turner, and Charles Ellis got into the arch and up the spiral…

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Berenice Abbott’s Greenwich Village

…Ohio in 1918. She quickly made friends with some of those involved with the Provincetown Playhouse and was introduced to the inner circle of artists, dancers, poets, and other intellectuals…

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Women Crush Wednesday: The Poets

…the Provincetown Players, was a member of the radical feminist Heterodoxy Club, and was openly bisexual, having many affairs with both men and women. Patchin Place She moved into 5 Patchin Place in…

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Berenice Abbott’s Changing New York

…in 1918, meeting and making vital connections with seminal artists of her age. She quickly made friends with some of those involved with the Provincetown Playhouse and was introduced to…

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Women Crush Wednesday: The Poets

…the Provincetown Players, was a member of the radical feminist Heterodoxy Club, and was openly bisexual, having many affairs with both men and women. Patchin Place She moved into 5 Patchin Place in…

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31 Literary Icons of Greenwich Village

…shared an apartment on Greenwich Avenue with Berenice Abbott, Kenneth Burke, and Malcolm Cowley. She was involved with the Provincetown Players, served as a member of the radical feminist Heterodoxy…

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Golden Swan Garden

…playwright Eugene O’Neill, a member of the nearby Provincetown Playhouse, and painter John Sloan. O’Neill based characters in his play, The Iceman Cometh, on the people he encountered at the…

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LPC Spotlights Women in the Arts

…the early 20th century poet and playwright who lived here from 1923-24. It was at this time that Millay and her fellow Provincetown Players founded the still-operating Cherry Lane Theatre…

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