Ava has performed in several musical roles in which she shines as the blossoming actress she is. While the theater is being renovated to be a safe, thriving space, other children with disabilities like Ava lose a big outlet for creativity and community support of the arts.
Susan Heyward stars in Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter's new HBO drama series "Vinyl" premiering February 14, 2016, and is returning as the lead in Sony's superhero juggernaut series "Powers" premiering March 2016
It is performed by Pilobolus, a collective that prides itself on finding dynamic ways to use the human body and work across creative disciplines. Shadowland has been widely seen abroad; this is its U.S. premiere. Dance lovers, as well as anyone intrigued by the power of form, will be captivated.
The arts present opportunities for us to be deeply uncomfortable and yet totally safe. And for me they have become a space for radical transformation. Most recently I was reminded of this during Lupita Nyongo's performance in Eclipsed, a story of the women of the Liberian civil war, at the Public Theater.
Could any work of dramatic art be more timely, more provocative, more ripe for debate right now than Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced, which is receiving a sterling production at Berkeley Rep? That would be hard to imagine.
If anyone still doubts after the attacks in Paris that terror and barbarity must be must be fought with all one's strength, they should get tickets to...
One thing can be said with certainty about Aurora Theatre's production of Amy Freed's The Monster-Builder: It's hilarious. Big laughs start early and continue through to the play's bizarre climax.
Even as generations pass by, there's timeless music that has always stayed in the hearts of the fans all while finding new, younger listeners.
A superpower also has a moral responsibility to handle its power appropriately. Similarly, its artists have a responsibility to consider the "can" and the "should."
This version has a strong cast, but the direction fails to do the tale justice. Oddly, it keeps the action, and the guilt-ridden madness, at a distance. The audience is not engaged in the fierce battle between conscience and desire.
The basic question is: As writers, what is our relationship to our times?
I had the wind knocked out of me last week ... by a piece of art. At La Fondation Louis Vuitton, a new Frank Gehry-designed gallery in the Bois de Bo...
I am truly amazed how much intuition and believe helps to make right decisions in very tough situations and how much the...
The rhythm is going to get you. Broadway jukebox musicals, like Jersey Boys and Beautiful, have targeted loyal fans with great success. This fall's big entry in the category is On Your Feet!, the lively Latin-infused story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan now at the Marquis Theater.
The result is a live performance that defines itself as it goes, taking the raw talent of the performers and the energy of the audience to mold the backbone. The freedom and fluidity that ensues is contagious.