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"An Enemy of the People

First Nighter: David Harrower's "Public Enemy" Doesn't Entirely Modernize Henrik Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People"

David Finkle | Posted 10.09.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

When the Pearl Theater Co. deciders chose to revive Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People in David Harrower's 2013 version--retitled Public Enemy--the...

Frederick Wiseman's "National Gallery"

Francis Levy | Posted 01.19.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

In a sense Frederick Wiseman was the wrong person to make National Gallery, which is currently completing a run at Film Forum. His signature reticence, characterized by a total lack of narration, becomes the work of art itself.

The New Rijksmuseum

Francis Levy | Posted 03.03.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Could Rembrandt have painted the cast of power brokers in Oeke Hoogendijk's The New Rijksmuseum Parts I and II which just finished a run at Film Forum?

On the Culture Front: Marina Abramovic, an Evening With Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman, Ibsen Reimagined and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 02.16.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

There's no one quite as original as Marina Abramovic, an artist who defies categorization and pushes the limits of what art can be and what the audience and performer can both endure.

New Tricks for an Old Dog: Ibsen from Berlin's Schaubühne

John Branch | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
John Branch

One evening in early November, the BAM Harvey Theater in New York City resounded to an electric guitar, a few American pop-rock songs including Bowie's 'Changes,' and the splat of paint-filled balloons hurled against the walls of the set.

A Touch of Sin or the Turin Horse

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

You may reconsider your views on gun control after seeing Jia Zhangke's parable of modern China A Touch of Sin. It's as if you gave Stockman, the crus...

Capturing Your Imagination: A Q&A With Susan Albert Loewenberg

Robert Gagnier | Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts
Robert Gagnier

"At that time if you were reasonably attractive, you didn't think 'oh I'm going to be a producer,' your focus is on acting. I did my first professional job when I was 14. I just fell in love with the theater and it just blossomed into a passion that never went away."

'An Enemy of the People' on Broadway

Kevin Sessums | Posted 12.03.2012 | Entertainment
Kevin Sessums

In this season of American politics it was especially engaging to witness Ibsen's political engagement of some of the same arguments we are still having in the 21st century -- the tyranny of the majority, and even the morality of trickle-down economics.

An Enemy of the People: Morality and Mortality

Danny Groner | Posted 11.27.2012 | New York
Danny Groner

How far would you go to do the right thing? What if everyone tried to convince you that it wasn't? Those are the questions at the center of An Enemy of the People, an Ibsen play brought back to life on Broadway.

What to See on Broadway This Fall -- From the Producers

Cara Joy David | Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

I sometimes wonder why the majority of them do it. But I thank them all because without someone to produce the theater there would be no theater. This fall/winter the producers presenting work run the gamut from newbies to vets.