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Kenneth Branagh and Macbeth in Manhattan

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 08.10.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

Now, for a measured review of the new production of William Shakespeare's brief, brutal, beautiful tragedy of Macbeth, on through June 22 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City.

Aisle View: Branagh's Monumentally Masterful Macbeth

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

New York has seen recent Macbeths by the handful, including two star-topped Broadway productions in the last year, but they are best forgotten. Now we have Kenneth Branagh's Macbeth -- starring Branagh and Alex Kingston as his lady, directed by Branagh and Rob Ashford -- and it is monumental.

Great Design Made to Measure: Not to Be Taken Lightly

Ken Carbone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Ken Carbone

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres nicely sums up why great lighting matters: "In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better."

First Nighter: Regina Taylor Confronts the Computer Age Poorly, Matt Charman Does It Better

David Finkle | Posted 11.08.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Whatever Regina Taylor is trying to get across in stop. reset., at the Pershing Square Signature Center's Romulus Linney, has gone completely over my ...

For Elyse Part 2 -- Elyse Poppers is Paul Mccarthy's Muse

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 09.24.2013 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

"There was a brain flip sort of feeling in seeing myself from behind, the back of my neck, in person. It's a subtle enough detail that my brain recognized it as myself completely but then, wait a second, I am myself standing looking at it from a distance. It was a little out of body experience."

For Elyse: Elyse Poppers -- That Girl Is McCarthy's Muse!

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 09.23.2013 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

Although her name may not be a familiar one, the young actress Elyse Poppers has become the talk of New York. Paul McCarthy, the provocative, powerful and acclaimed sculptor, filmmaker, and performance and installation artist has discovered and uncovered his "muse."

AIPAD Hits New York

Posted 04.07.2013 | Arts

It's that time of year, New Yorkers, when the Park Avenue Armory's massive indoor space is transformed into one of the city's biggest photography even...

Karlheinz Stockhausen's Oktophonie at the Park Avenue Armory: A Sculptural Symphony in Space

NYC-ARTS | Posted 05.26.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

Karlheinz Stockhausen composed his electronic symphony Oktophonie more than two decades ago as part of his massive seven-cycle opera Licht, which in full is 29 hours. Oktophonie, 69-minutes long, is the second act in the opera, Dienstag (Tuesday). It is the day of conflict. It is Mars. It is red.

'Time Stopped—And Then Suddenly Rushed Again Toward Us'

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 12.06.2012 | Arts

Ann Hamilton is an artist who understands what it's like to fly, if only for a moment. She writes on her website, "Time stopped -- and then suddenly r...

Cardiff and Miller's "Murder of Crows" at the Armory Presents a Concept Album in the Guise of an Art Installation

ARTINFO | Posted 10.17.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

A few years ago, Scottish artist Jim Lambie explained the experience of looking at his "RSVPmfa," a sprawling multimedia installation at the Boston Mu...

The Murder of Crows: Cardiff/Miller at the Armory

Illya Szilak | Posted 10.16.2012 | Arts
Illya Szilak

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller's sound installation "The Murder of Crows" at the Park Avenue Armory uses sound to build boundaries in space and invokes language, specifically storytelling, as a form of architecture.

The Faithful Shopper: April Antiques

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.16.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

The Spring Show, (May 3 to 6 at the Park Avenue Armory, sponsored by the Art and Antique Dealers League of America) led me to make a list of some of New York City's great shops for furniture, jewelry and objets d'art.

Armory Arts Week Guide, From Realism to Avant-Garde

| Posted 05.07.2012 | New York

By Della Hasselle MANHATTAN -- It's New York City's Art Week, meaning the city is the official center of the arts world ...

The Civil War Military Building That Now Houses The Arts

Posted 03.05.2012 | Home

The Park Avenue Armory was built in 1886 for the military; in 2006, it began its five-year restoration process for the arts. A short film directed by ...

Amy Lee

Does Shakespeare's Bleakest Play Work For Children?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amy Lee | Posted 12.26.2011 | Home

"So great is the suffering depicted in Shakespeare's 'King Lear' that one has trouble finding the words to write about it," begins the Folger Shakespe...

The Torture Of Playing King Lear

AP | By JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 10.11.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- On a "King Lear" day, the torture starts early in the morning for Greg Hicks. Even before the actor opens his eyes in his hotel room, the...

For Shakespeare Company, All New York's a Stage

Vera Haller | Posted 10.04.2011 | New York
Vera Haller

This summer is truly the season of the Brits in New York City. The fine actors of Britannia are ruling the city's summer theatrical scene.

Lucas Kavner

Is This The Most Ambitious Theater Project Ever?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.13.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- Shipping 400 tons of steel, more than 60 performers and close to 50 separate 40-foot shipping containers across the Atlantic to build a br...

Haunted: Sue de Beer at the Park Avenue Armory

Doreen Remen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Doreen Remen

Sue de Beer concentrates on giving form to that intense adolescent turmoil that we're all familiar with, modifying conventions of movie-making to help make her point.

Is Roberto Bolle the Most Beautiful Man in the World?

Randall Bourscheidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Randall Bourscheidt

Beauty is subjective, but some images of beautiful people become symbols that artists use to express permanance and universality.

Peter Greenaway Spices Up Leonardo's Last Supper

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.12.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

Peter Greenaway's sound and light dramatization of Leonardo da Vinci's 1492 painting The Last Supper makes for a breath-taking exhibit inside the monumental interiors of the Park Avenue Armory in New York.

Artist's Video Reinterpets 'The Last Supper' At The Armory

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP): A new multimedia installation in New York City will offer new ways to see and interpret Leonardo Da Vinci's "The Last Supper." The sho...

Artlog's Top Art and Culture Picks

Artlog | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Artlog

Two essential museum events to attend on the circuit are the Guggenheim's International Gala and the MoMA Film Benefit.

PHOTOS: THE SKINNY: Park Avenue Armory's Indoor Carnival, NYC

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHAT: Park Avenue Armory's Carnival WHEN: Friday, October 8 - Monday, October 11 WHERE: Park Avenue Armory 643 Park Avenue @ 67th Street New York, N...

Dreamy NYC Exhibition Engages Visitors

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

NEW YORK -- It's like entering a wondrous dream: gauzy pastel- tinted fabrics forming tentlike structures and tunnels with aroma-filled hanging pods w...