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About Curator's Choice

Curator's Choice was founded in April, 1997 as a "sister" site to New York Theatre Wire and was the original destination on the World Wide Web for news and criticism of museum shows. Since July of that year, both sites have been owned by Metro New Media, Inc., a New York corporation.

Publisher and webmaster Jonathan Slaff

Founding Editor John Hammond (1937-2004)

Senior Columnist Glenn Loney

Senior Columnist Glenn Loney. Caricature by Sam Norkin.

Glenn Loney is a respected senior New York-based arts journalist. His reports and interviews - often illustrated by his photos - have appeared in LIFE, The Smithsonian, The Reporter, Commonweal, Commentary, [Andy Warhol's] Interview, Dance Magazine, Ballet News, Musical America, Opera News, Opera Monthly, Theatre Week, After Dark, Ramparts, The Saturday Evening Post, Dramatics, Players, Modern Drama, Theatre Journal, New Theatre Quarterly, Theatre Design and Technology, Western European Stages, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Daily News, Newsday, Other Stages, The Westsider, and Western European Stages. Travel-features have appeared in Recommend and other magazines.

Dr. Loney earned his PhD in Theatre History and Dramatic Literature at Stanford University, before serving in the US Army - from 1953 to 1955 - during the "Korean Police Action." His BA degree was awarded with "Highest Honors in Speech" at UC/Berkeley in 1950. He completed his MA in Speech and Theatre in 1951, at the University of Wisconsin/Madison.

Contracted to teach English and Communication by the University of Maryland overseas in 1956, Dr. Loney taught and traveled in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle-East. From these vantage points, he began sending reports to the New York Herald Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, and Theatre Arts. During this four-year period, he also began regular summer visits to such major European Festivals as Edinburgh, Bayreuth, Munich, Bregenz, and Salzburg. On his return to the United States, he began dual-careers of writing/photography and university lecturing. He has taught Theatre, Speech/Communications, and English at Hofstra, Adelphi, and the City University of New York, Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate Center.

He has long been an ardent Historical Preservationist. He is a member of the Municipal Art Society in New York and a nominator for the Society's Brendan Gill Prize. He created, wrote, and edited Art Deco News and its successor, The Modernist, for fourteen years. As a Professor of Theatre Emeritus, at the City University of New York [CUNY] Graduate Center, he remains a member of various professional organizations. More information about Glenn Loney can be found on his website:


Contributing Writers
Melinda Given Guttmann
Lucy Komisar
Perry Bialor
Edward Rubin


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