Friday, July 19, 2019

Theatre

Serenbe Playhouse Announces 2017 Season

The ninth season at the Atlanta theatre will feature classic musicals and new adaptations. Serenbe Playhouse has announced its 2017 season, the company’s eighth, which will feature classic musicals, Shakespeare, and a new adaptation.      “We’ve picked...

Specters of the Stage Enchant in ‘Ghost Light’

The glorious ghosts who walk the halls of the Claire Tow Theater at Lincoln Center have greasepaint in their ectoplasm, and they do hope you’ll like what they do. These wandering souls are doomed...

Opera’s Roads not Taken: two Rarities in Italy

Opera houses are increasingly loth to take artistic risks these days, for frustrating but wholly understandable reasons. With financial subsidies tight, familiar works and famous singers will shift tickets in a way that neglected...

Flight Review – Jonathan Dove’s Airport Opera Soars Above the Ordinary

The banality of the airport departure lounge – a bland environment of bustle and tedium – seems an unlikely setting for an opera, but in Jonathan Dove’s Flight this humdrum environment becomes a microcosm of...

‘After Orlando,’ Playwrights Step Into the Breach

The Pulse massacre in June raised many troubling issues, and a new batch of short plays, to be read at theatres nationwide, set out to dramatize them. Queer breath is precious….but some people don’t think...

Columbia Names Finalists for Kennedy Prize

Columbia University Libraries has announced the five finalists for the 2017 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History. The finalists are Roe by Lisa Loomer, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music by Taylor...

La Traviata Review – Decadence and Camp Debauchery in a Verdi Partyland

There was a noise in the auditorium when the curtain went up on English National Opera’s new La Traviata: the sound of 4,000 eyebrows being raised simultaneously. Daniel Kramer’s production is his first here since...

We Found the Sexiest Lingerie on the Internet

Elegance isn't solely defined by what you wear. It's how you carry yourself, how you speak, what you read. We have got to change our ethics and our financial system and our whole way...

Lincoln Center’s Oslo Comes to Broadway Under the Direction of Bartlett Sher

Lincoln Center Theater's production of J.T. Rogers' Oslo officially opens tonight at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Tony winner Bartlett Sher (Fiddler on the Roof) directs the production, which began performances March 23. Described as a darkly...

USITT Announces Winner of 2017 Rising Star Award

Scenic and media designer Bryce Cutler will be honored at the USITT conference in 2017. U.S. Institute Theatre-Tech (USITT) has announced the recipient of the Rising Star Award. Scenic and media designer Bryce Cutler will...

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