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Soloman Howard Riffs on His Dual Roles in Appomattox, Opening This Week at Washington National Opera

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 11.10.2015 | Arts
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Washington National Opera discovered the young bass five years ago when he auditioned for WNO's chorus, and since then he's become a D.C. favorite, garnering raves in many productions as a member of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program.

First Nighter: McDonald, Swenson in O'Neill's 'Moon for the Misbegotten', Yasmina Reza's 'The Unexpected Man'

David Finkle | Posted 08.17.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

As far as I know, the most chillingly romantic scene in American dramatic literature occurs in the second half of Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten, a revival of which is now in its final week at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

The Cannes Diaries: Divorce Orthodox Style, the Next Arab Superstar and Hugs on the Croisette

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.17.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Walking up the stairs of the Theatre Croisette inside the JW Marriott after the screening, I felt as if I was thankfully coming up for air, after having been submersed in feelings and beautifully cinematic anguish for nearly two hours.

First Nighter: Andrew Lloyd Webber's So Low 'Stephen Ward' and Solo 'Tell Me on a Sunday'

David Finkle | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Andrew Lloyd Webber rules Brittania's West End and, as will come as a surprise to few, has for just about 40 years. Right now, three of his musicals are at hand. The Phantom of the Opera is in its zillionth year at the Majestic, Stephen Ward opened recently at the Aldwych and Tell Me on a Sunday is just in for a short revival.

First Nighter: John Malkovich Futzes Dangerously With "Les Liaisons Dangereuses"

David Finkle | Posted 09.09.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

It would be a pleasure to report that what John Malkovich has come up with as part of the 2013 Lincoln Center Festival is a refreshing aperitif. It isn't.

Movie review: A Dangerous Method

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.25.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method is about the talking cure - specifically, the kind of talk therapy pioneered by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung at t...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Christopher Hampton on A Dangerous Method

Dan Persons | Posted 01.21.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

A Most Dangerous Method spins off the actual relationship between Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender), one of the founders of modern psychoanalysis, and his mistress (Keira Knightley).

In Toronto, Storytelling Takes Center Stage

Erica Abeel | Posted 11.11.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

A Dangerous Method is a triumph. Drawn from historical fact, it's a fairly straightforward account of the turbulent triangle formed by fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung, his mentor Sigmund Freud, and the gifted but troubled patient who came between them.