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First Nighter: Mark Rylance in 'Farinelli and the King,' John Hollingworth's 'Multitudes,' Zinie Harris's 'How to Hold Your Breath'

David Finkle | Posted 03.03.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Since William Congreve wrote that "music hath charm to soothe a savage breast," people have assumed he was right. The composer Claire van Kampen has decided to demonstrate its truth by imagining Farinelli and the King.

First Nighter: "Fathers and Sons," "Khandan [Family]," "Handbagged" in London

David Finkle | Posted 08.15.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

LONDON--Ivan Turgenev's 1862 novel Fathers and Sons, which Brian Friel adapted for the stage under the same title in 1987 is just revived at the Donma...

Red Velvet at St. Ann's Warehouse: The Moor Comes to Brooklyn

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.01.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

To some, red velvet refers to the latest craze in cupcakes. To others, like those who attended the New York opening of a British import at St. Ann's W...

Aisle View: The Moor of Covent Garden

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.30.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Lester is a creative associate of the Tricycle, and husband to playwright Chakrabarti. This is incidental information; Lester's performance in Red Velvet, under any circumstances, is a marvel of thunder and spellbinding power.

The Great Game: Afghanistan Ensemble Actors Profile

Lily Bevan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lily Bevan

"I think the sense that, in however small a way, we are doing something to inform and enlighten people about the complexities of Afghanistan and our involvement there is very rewarding."

Meanwhile, Back in Afghanistan...

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

If The Great Game: Afghanistan and 150 years of that country's history proves anything, it is that this miserable area of the world is a black hole that baffles armies, swallows invaders, and eats its young. No one wins.