New York City


About the Film

LENNONYC airs Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 8:00p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings) December 8th will be 32 years since the death of John Lennon. LENNONYC takes an intimate look at the time Lennon, Yoko Ono and their son, Sean, spent living in New York City during the 1970s. “New York became a part of […]

The Negro Ensemble Company

About the Company

Prior to the 1960s, there were virtually no outlets for the wealth of black theatrical talent in America. Playwrights writing realistically about the black experience could not get their work produced, and even the most successful performers, such as Hattie McDaniel and Butterfly McQueen, were confined to playing roles as servants. It was disenfranchised artists […]

The Ten Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of The Algonquin Round Table

About the Algonquin

Robert Sherwood, reviewing cowboy hero Tom Mix: “They say he rides as if he’s part of the horse, but they don’t say which part.” Dorothy Parker: “That woman speaks eighteen languages and can’t say ‘no’ in any of them.” George S. Kaufman: Once when asked by a press agent, “How do I get my leading […]