In John, Annie Baker's new play that opens the Signature Theater's new season, there is an abundance of ideas kicking around -- some funny, some pensive, some just weird -- but to what end they lead is elusive.
Peter Gelb: Take note! Though the Met audiences expect their (significant) money's worth, with all the union troubles this year, bringing productions like this one for a "newcomers" series at the Met with reduced prices could be an answer to building new audiences. Just sayin'.
For most of the month, we've had five minutes (or less) to walk our suitcase and satchels into the theatre, dash behind the curtains and set out props, wigs and costumes for the show, do a sound check and zip me into my first (and largest) bridal gown.
This elegantly installed exhibition is the first museum show of Marcia Hafif's works in her home state in 40 years. And looking at the informative, well-designed exhibition catalog, I gained a new level of understanding and appreciation of the artist's work.
Each year tens of millions of people visit museums around the world and come within close proximity to hundreds of thousands of valuable works of art. Occasionally, miscreants and the mentally disturbed vandalize art work.
In this show, I put on many faces. The default is me, Anna, as an actor, but I also play various roles such as doctors, a medical researcher, theatre directors, and other people who have shaped me and impacted me over the years.
There's still some time for one last Grand Tour this summer. Here are a few blockbuster shows worth visiting before the season ends.
By day, Patrick Mancini is a successful software executive at IBM. While his ability to lead people in a business context is impressive, by night, he doubles as an impassioned painter whose creations serve as the engine for a life committed to honest to goodness charity.
It takes no great insight to observe that all art--and the movies are no exception--reflects the predominant cultural biases of its era. So, how does this Western stack up after 49 years? Let's take a look...
Joss Carter is a young British choreographer who embodies the purest principles of fine art, having distilled them in the incubator of his own soul.
In his recent performance art tour de force, Joss Carter presents Salvation. This work is meticulously put together, deeply researched, and brilliantly effective.
About this poem: I wrote this after the Virginia Tech shootings. And to my incredible sadness, it is not only still applicable today, but may be even more so with murderers using social media and news outlets to distribute their self-portraits, manifestos and, most recently, videos of their murders.
At age eight, during the summer of '69, one of the most comforting sounds I knew was the sound of Mother's manual Royal typewriter.
Happy birthday to the Israel Museum! The country's national museum turns 50 this year -- middle age for most of us, but quite young in museum years.
The project, making use of the anachronism as a visual resource, does not pretend to refer to the past but to create a reference on which to analyze the evolution of society as well as its actions and reactions front to current issues.
This vastly overrated clunker fooled everyone except its original theatrical audience. The pic bombed on release, but wowed the critics at the time, right on down to the present day.
I am having a show at a major gallery for the first time in a few years. It's a bit of a retrospective and it includes new work.
Trump is often called "crazy," but there is method to his madness, and that method is matched and displayed by the speaking style he employs on the stump. Even his detractors see that a large part of his appeal is that he comes across as unscripted.