Best of Brooklyn 2013: Performance 

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Most Penises on a Stage
City Opera’s Powder Her Face

This Thomas Ades work about the famously promiscuous Duchess Margaret Campbell packed as many butt-naked men as would fit onto the stage at BAM’s Howard Gilman Opera House—roughly two dozen.


Best Theater About to Open
Theatre for a New Audience

The best Shakespeare adapters in the city are building their own space in Fort Greene, which will open this fall with a Julie Taymor production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.


Best Collaboration of the Year Erykah Badu and the Brooklyn Philharmonic

The people who were there to see Badu sing, with our hometown orchestra, an arrangement of her New Amerykah Part One won’t ever forget her strong and self-possessed performance matched with local composer Ted Hearne’s epic orchestrations.



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