Two years ago, two of the world's most highly sought ballet dancers, David Hallberg, and Natalia Osipova, captivated audiences as Romeo and Juliet. Monday night, they reunite for the American Ballet Theatre's "Romeo and Juliet." Go here for ticket information, and watch Hallberg and Osipova dance together in "Giselle" to the left. (In other "R&J" news, Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline will also be playing the teenage lovers for one-night only on Monday over at the Delacorte Theater in New York.)
Fiona Apple's long-awaited, and long-titled follow-up to Extraordinary Machine -- The Idler Wheel Is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More than Ropes Will Ever Do -- officially drops Tuesday. Until then, check out the first listen on NPR, and her first single, "Every Single Night," to the left.
The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park season kicks off with "As You Like It," directed by Daniel Sullivan and with original music by Steve Martin. Go here for ticket information.
Dave Eggers' latest novel, "A Hologram for the King," follows an American businessman in Saudi Arabia, out to bring his family back from the brink of financial ruin. The "absorbing" novel is out on McSweeney's June 19.
Fresh off the critical and mainstream success of "Midnight in Paris," Woody Allen returns with "To Rome With Love," a romantic comedy starring Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Judy Davis and Ellen Page. "Rome" opens Friday, June 22.
Culture Forecast: June 17-23