CAKES AND CLUBS: FET student plays drawn from diverse sources

The FET Playwrights Festival will be performed Thursday-Saturday, March 26-28, at 8 PM in the Blackbox. When Emily Brooks, FCRH ‘17 decided to enter a play in this semester’s Fordham Experimental Theater (FET) Playwrights Festival, she drew from her personal experience as a cake decorator. The play she wrote, “Cake Club,” which is about a […]

PECORA CANNED: Basketball coach fired amid losing record

The buzzer has finally rung for Fordham men’s basketball head coach Tom Pecora. After achieving a pitiful 44-106 record over five seasons at Fordham, school officials announced Wednesday that Pecora had been fired. “The University’s men’s basketball program has regrettably not achieved the desired results or made the sustained progress hoped for under Mr. Pecora’s leadership,” officials […]

POSER JOKERS display kooky characters during stand-up show

The members of Fordham Stand-Up are very savvy marketers. Friday night’s comedy show was advertised to feature one “PB Kettles.” It turned out that Kettles was just a creation of Stand-Up member James Murtagh. Having said that, nobody in the Blackbox audience went away disappointed, as the characters created by this talented troupe enlivened a cold night. […]

NOT CRYING? CHECK YOUR PULSE! TOP’s Laramie packs emotional punch

Sunday, March 8 at 7 p.m. in Collins Auditorium Seventeen years after the death of Matthew Shepard, The Laramie Project, a play about the aftermath of his murder, is still a stirring and necessary piece of theater. TOP makes that abundantly clear in their powerful production, which shows they can pull off modern drama just as […]

CABARET CASH: Student artists raise $1K for Make-A-Wish

Rose Hill’s Make-A-Wish Cabaret, a fundraising effort hosted by a handful of campus performing groups, drew a capacity crowd Friday night and raised $1,000 for the Make-A-Wish organization. The event — which consisted of theatric scenes, comedy sketches and acapella songs — was the brainchild of Michelle Corr, a sophomore representative for the Mimes and Mummers. Noting […]

GOOD TIMING! McShane kicks off week of race talks on campus

Days after two men who allegedly attacked a Fordham student in an off-campus apartment were described in a school alert as “two male blacks,” Fordham’s President Fr. Joseph McShane, S.J., took a break from his traveling schedule to deliver a race-focused homily during Sunday’s 11 a.m. mass at the University Church. He began his homily, […]

PAY THE RENT: Mimes musical impresses even this skeptic

Fordham Daily says: Go see it! Thursday, February 26 – Saturday, February 28 at 8:00pm Sunday, March 1 at 2:00pm How do you measure the success of a show? For a musical like Rent, which this reviewer has never been a big fan of, one good metric is audience engagement — and the capacity crowd […]

BIRDMAN takes top prize at Oscars 2015

Updated Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. After much discussion, speculation and interest, the winners of the Academy Awards were finally revealed Sunday night. Birdman took home the Best Picture and Best Picture prize, while Eddie Redmayne won the Best Actor award and Julianne Moore won Best Actress. Full List of Winners Best Picture “Birdman or (The Unexpected […]