Whichever side one may take in the final Tudor family feud, for Donizetti, whose Maria Stuarda returned to the Met Opera stage Friday night, it...
Every time I cry during the first half hour of Up--and let's be clear, that's every time I watch that movie--I marvel at how much beautiful design and excellent storytelling can affect me so greatly. The Woodsman is basically the theatrical version of that same concept.
Depending on how active you are on Twitter, you may or may not be aware of a pretty remarkable occurrence last year in Ireland. Amidst the masses of swirling articles and videos regarding the lack of gender parity in theater that are justifiably and importantly flying around the Internet, a group of women and men in Ireland joined in solidarity to effect some pretty substantive change.
Hans Ulrich Obrist is a curator and writer. He is the co-director of exhibitions and programs and the co-director of international projects at the Serpentine Galleries, London.
Through a Chinese friend, I had the luck to discover the remarkable "Dali Dreamstone" exhibition this week at TK Asian Antiquities in New York City.
It is clear to anyone who has been privileged to see Alexander and his big cats at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, either during the show or at one of our many Animal Scout Clinics that their rapport is one of mutual respect.
There's still time to see Sondheim On Sondheim at the Lyric Stage in Boston's Back Bay, and if you have the slightest love for great theatre, great music, and great performances, get there as fast as you can.
In the early 1960s, social psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted a series of preliminary experiments with Yale undergraduates prior to a more elaborate version, the results of which are now somewhat well known.
Painter Evan Woodruffe thinks of his work as "assertively decorative." Woodruffe's stated intention as an artist is to present "a confused multiplicity of interconnected elements and surfaces that allude to our current urbanism." The results are bold, spellbinding and literally dazzling.
If you mention the name "Tennessee Williams" around most people with even a passing familiarity with theatre, they probably will conjure images of a shirtless Marlon Brando, fading southern belles, and/or small glass unicorns. But that's only the tip of the Williams iceberg.
The Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial asks "What is beauty?" On view is a highly-curated exhibition of Instagram-ready objects that attempt to answer that question.
A group in Kathmandu shared experiences about intimacy, sex and relationships. They realized they had to take this journey further and talk about the fundamentally gender-insensitive and often misogynistic treatment so many of them had been subjected to.
Chadwick revealed that his love of the railways runs in his blood. His grandfather worked as a fireman stoking coal in steam engines before advancing to train engineer on the Jersey Central Line. "The family gatherings brought the rhythms of the rails home, recalled Chadwick. "The sounds of railroad workers echoed in the music that my relatives played in the shadows of the train lines outside."
The curious thing about musicals that began their lives as reflections of contemporary society is how easily the passage of time can transform some of them into period pieces.