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From the Back Row

Alice Carey | Posted 12.03.2013 | Arts
Alice Carey

The opera begins and ends with Anna saying, "I want to blow you all... a kiss." As I bid farewell to City Opera, I too blow them a kiss for their brave attempt to bring opera to the people and to convert me to the opera Queen that I am.

Guess Who's Playing Casanova!?

AP | JENNIFER FARRAR | Posted 06.03.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Beneath gigantic tents created from the skirts of lavish women's dresses, erotic mischief is afoot at City Center. John Malkovich frolics...

Ballet Superstar Roberto Bolle Talks Favorite Dancers, Choreographers and Katy Perry

Adria Rolnik | Posted 07.09.2013 | Arts
Adria Rolnik

How does Roberto Bolle, Italian ballet superstar and one of Italy's most beloved artists, find a moment to sit down and chat?

WATCH: Louis C.K. Has No Patience With Heckler

Posted 03.14.2013 | Comedy

If you're going to heckle a comedian -- which you shouldn't ever do, really -- it's definitely a mistake to drunkenly taunt the one guy at the top of ...

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Backstage With Roméo et Juliette at City Center

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 04.21.2013 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

In French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot's Roméo et Juliette there are no swords, no heavy Renaissance costumes and there is no vial of poison. The ballet has been stripped of all its dead weight while preserving the essence of the narrative.

Still the Greatest You've Never Heard Of -- and Now It's Back

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 03.27.2013 | New York
Robert J. Elisberg

Fiorello!, you see, was the very first musical chosen by the renowned Encore! series in New York, where the NY City Center brings back great, less-known shows, in trimmed down productions. And now, in honor of the series' 20th anniversary... they are bringing it back.

Photographing Alvin Ailey's Dance Gala

Christopher Duggan | Posted 02.04.2013 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

2012-12-03-ScreenShot20121203at2.25.55PM.pngAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater hosts gorgeous and energetic galas at New York City Center every year.

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...

Paul Taylor Dance Company's New York Season

Margaret Fuhrer | Posted 04.03.2012 | Arts
Margaret Fuhrer

Paul Taylor's greatest gift is shading -- adding a stroke of darkest charcoal to a brilliant moment, a sweep of white to a dusky one. His choreography...

Prima Ballerina Goes Contemporary In New Martha Graham Dance

The Huffington Post | Amber Genuske | Posted 03.14.2012 | Home

Martha Graham forever changed contemporary dance when she came onto the scene in 1926 with her Center of Contemporary Dance. Eighty-six years later an...

Women In Leather, Men In Skirts

AP | By JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 03.05.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- You suspect you're not seeing a run-of-the-mill flamenco performance when Rafaela Carrasco begins her routine in sleek black leather pants...

Is "Merrily We Roll Along" No Longer A Flop?

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 02.09.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Shall we start with the distant past? Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along" was one of the composing giant's few flops. And when it o...

Watch A Theater Transform In Timelapse Video

Posted 11.25.2011 | Home

New York's City Center, one of the city's long-standing cultural institutions, recently underwent a $75 million renovation. The center, built in 1923,...

Revisiting West Side Story (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Although I did not see the original production of West Side Story, I've been lucky to see several others.

Ashanti Plays New York

Christian Nwachukwu, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Christian Nwachukwu, Jr.

As Elphaba, the tortured, misunderstood and green young woman who would grow up to become the Wicked Witch of the West, makes her way through the Vink...

Company B, Citizen: Dances For Our Troubled Times

Tonya Plank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tonya Plank

The 1940s, a time of war and economic crisis, appears to be a popular period to revisit in the performing arts world right now, with Doctor Atomic, an...