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Ivo Van Hove's A View From the Bridge

Francis Levy | Posted 12.08.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

In his preface to Miss Julie Strindberg talked about "new wine" bursting "the old bottles." Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge might be an example...

First Nighter: The Visit Overstays Its Welcome, Henry IV Stumbles

David Finkle | Posted 10.19.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

This time of year, things are so beehive-hectic in these parts that it's easy to drive around on a single Saturday and see, say, The Visit at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the compacted-into-one Henry IV Part I and IIat Shakespeare and Company.

To Hype or Not to Hype: That Is the Question

George Heymont | Posted 09.07.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Bloggers, filmmakers, and arts administrators are all faced with the challenge of capturing people's attention. Depending on their respective budgets and the nature of the project they are promoting, various approaches can be pursued.

First Nighter: Peter Brook's Well-Tailored Suit, Nature Theater of Oklahoma's Ill-Fitting Life and Times

David Finkle | Posted 03.23.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

There may be no way to overestimate the lovely effect of the allegory of The Suit. But Episodes 3 and 4 of Life and Times Episodes 1-4 got on my last nerve so much that I almost forgot Episodes 1 and 2 -- and those deserve a few positive comments.

Happy Birthday, Harvey Lichtenstein!

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.09.2012 | Home
Michael Kaiser

Harvey was best known as the inspirational leader who turned the Brooklyn Academy of Music into one of the great arts institutions of the nation. Before becoming an arts manager, he was a dancer who collaborated with choreographers like Merce Cunningham, Eliot Feld, Bill T. Jones and Pina Bausch.

Why Hipsters Will Save Theater: Cherrywood

Monica Westin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Monica Westin

What ultimately distinguishes hipsterdom is the ironic distance its members have from their identities... the very alienated orientation that I will argue we need to save American theater.