'Pins and Needles' revival sings in Brooklyn with fresh take on classic New York living

06/17/2011
Joe Dziemianowicz
NY Daily News

The tenant-landlord relationship has always come with a high-tension hum.

Now, with rents in recovery (as in, going up), a revival sings of this timeless big-city issue plus others.

No, not "Rent."

It's a fresh take on "Pins & Needles," a 1937 Broadway revue that blends social protest and satire into a heady musical mix.

The show is a collaboration of the Foundry Theatre and Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE), Brooklyn-based community group largely comprised of women of color.