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On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 4: Comparing the Jewish Protests of Klinghoffer with the Gay Protests of Cruising and by ACT UP

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

In the case of Klinghoffer, as in the case of Cruising, the bottom lines for me are simple. I am concerned about some of the rhetoric and tactics of some gay radicals, but I am a lot more concerned about homophobia.

Six Characters at BAM

Francis Levy | Posted 11.03.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

One of Gertrude Stein's most famous lines is, "there is no there there." Theatre de la Ville's production Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author directed by Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota and recently played at BAM visualizes Stein's phenomenology as Plato's Allegory of the Cave.

Ivo van Hove's "Scenes From a Marriage"

Francis Levy | Posted 10.23.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

At the time of it's original release in l974 Ingmar Bergman's Scenes From a Marriage was the perfect antidote to the wave of post-modernism which hovered like a horrible tsunami, threatening to place the iteration of most emotional states in quotes.

Robert Wilson's Shakespearean "Cabaret"

Francis Levy | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

The Brooklyn Academy of Music and Robert Wilson have had a long and storied history. The cross pollination has been benefit to both. Wilson's particul...

Stage Door: Embers

Fern Siegel | Posted 11.18.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Embers is a more inaccessible Beckett drama, yet even as it unnerves audiences, the work is strangely hypnotic. Beckett himself called it "ragged."

12 Films That Pay Homage To Punk Rock Girls

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.06.2014 | Arts

From garage rock to grunge, queercore to riot grrrls, anarchists to No Wave enthusiasts, the punk word has always been a place rife with rebellion, gr...

A Doll's House at BAM

Francis Levy | Posted 05.10.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

The current A Doll's House, with its emphasis on subjectivity and intention, is a brilliant and out of the box approach to the Ibsen classic.

Finding Out Who Has the Biggest Penis of the Animal Kingdom? With Isabella Rossellini at the Brooklyn Academy of Music You Will Find the Answer

Horacio Fabiano | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Horacio Fabiano

I wish my biology professors at high school could have been as brilliant, kinky and comical as Isabella Rossellini when explaining the richness of the reproductive and sexual habits of the animal kingdom. Perhaps today I would be a biologist.

NYCO Says, "Ta-Ta": New York City Opera's Final Performance of Anna Nicole in Review

Opera Teen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Opera Teen

There were tears from the cast during the curtain calls after Saturday, September 28th, New York City Opera presentation of Anna Nicole. Not only bec...

Meet The Next King Lear

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.20.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Frank Langella will be taking on one of Shakespeare's greatest roles – King Lear – and letting audiences in two countries...

Time for a Humanitarian Solution to Iran Sanctions

Jamal Abdi | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Jamal Abdi

In the past week, Iran has been struck by two earthquakes that have killed dozens of people and leveled hundreds of homes. And because of the political standoff with Iran's government, Americans are largely unable to provide any help.

'Julius Caesar' Like You've Never Seen It Before

Leigh Silver | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Leigh Silver

When you step into the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theater for the Royal Shakespeare Company's unique production of "Julius Caesar," you encoun...

See for Yourself: Michelle Dorrance, BAM! and "Push Past Break"

Johnny Nevin | Posted 06.01.2013 | Arts
Johnny Nevin

Michelle Dorrance goes to a lot of places, and every time she does, she brings something.

Art Around Town for January 10 Through 17

NYC-ARTS | Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

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Matthew Shepard Play Cycle To Hit NYC

Posted 01.09.2013 | Gay Voices

The original cast of "The Laramie Project" will reunite in Brooklyn, N.Y. this winter for a stretch of special performances. But the forthcoming B...

Apples to Apples: SITI Company's Trojan Women (After Euripides)

Bess Rowen | Posted 01.30.2013 | Arts
Bess Rowen

On stage in front of me is a man holding a golden apple. His feet are resting in a circle of rubber particles resembling a stone circle. His voice is clear, his body is grounded, and he tells a story with this apple as his only prop.

On the Culture Front: Bogota, a Developing Metropolis

Chris Kompanek | Posted 11.14.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Bogota is both a confounding and beautiful city. Nestled below the Andes mountains, the expansive developing metropolis doesn't reveal its charms easily, but rather holds them close as tightly guarded secrets.

The Next Wave Festival Has Arrived

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 09.06.2012 | Arts

The Brooklyn Academy of Music embarks on their 30th annual Next Wave Festival this week. Founded in 1983 as a response to the growing number of artist...

13 Designs By The Master Of Performing Arts Spaces

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 07.17.2012 | Home

Veteran performing arts architect Hugh Hardy, who runs H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, recently unveiled his newest work: the Claire Tow Theater ...

Top Five Films at BAMCinemaFest 2012

Farihah Zaman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

That BAM seems to care more about bringing a focused curatorial vision to bear than vying for a jumbled mix of higher-profile titles and obscure premieres is very much in keeping with the organization's philosophy of building programming around its loyal Brooklyn audience.

BAM! That Was Great!

Sally Fay | Posted 07.16.2012 | San Francisco
Sally Fay

Many of us have been to and worked on many a benefit over the years and appreciate the work that goes into them, but when you find yourself in a state of constant elation at one, it catches you by surprise!

Feist And The Beach Boys Among Upcoming NYC Shows

dnainfo.com | Posted 05.03.2012 | New York

By Daniel Jumpertz Celebrating the opening of the Frieze New York art exhibition, Martha Wainwright performs a full concert in the MoMA PS1 Perform...

(More) Reasons to Leave New York

Howard Jordan Jr. | Posted 06.27.2012 | New York
Howard Jordan Jr.

To thrive in New York is to embrace uncertainty, enjoy ridiculousness, revel in treachery and find exhilaration every second of every day.

NYC Opera Returns To City Center For First Time In Almost 50 Years

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- New York City Opera will return to its roots at New York City Center in March after a 48-year absence, splitting the 2012-13 season betwee...

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.