Performing Arts

American Poets On Stage: ‘Spoon River Anthology’ and ‘Simply Heavenly’

Langston Hughes in 1936. (Public domain)
Langston Hughes in 1936. (Public domain)

Neither “Spoon River Anthology” nor “Simply Heavenly” was a hit on Broadway, but both Broadway Masterworks CDs are highly recommended. Edgar Lee Masters (1869–1950) is...




  • PLENTY Written by David Hare Directed by David Leveaux Featuring Liesel Allen Yeager (Dorcas), Pun Bandhu (M. Aung), Ken Barnett (Codename Lazar), Emily Bergl (Alice Park), Dani de Waal (Louise), Mike Iveson (Another Frenchman), Byron Jennings (Leonard Darwin), LeRoy McClain (Mick), Tim Nicolai (John Begley), Paul Niebanck (Sir Andrew Charleson), Ann Sanders (Mme. Aung), Julian Sands (Interviewer), Corey Stoll (Raymond Brock), Benjamin Thys (A Frenchman), and Rachel Weisz (Susan Traherne).

    Theater Review: ‘Plenty’

    NEW YORK—David Hare’s 1982 drama “Plenty” is receiving a laudable revival at the Public Theater, the site of the play’s first appearance in New York... Read more

  • Dmitri Hvorostovsky performs during the final dress rehearsal for the opera "Eugene Onegin" in New York, in this file photo. (AP Photo/Shiho Fukada)

    Hvorostovsky Withdraws From Staged Opera Because of Tumor

    NEW YORK—Dmitri Hvorostovsky has withdrawn from a staged opera performance because of treatment for a brain tumor. The 54-year-old Russian baritone was diagnosed with the... Read more

  • (L –R) Zoë Watkins, John Keating, and Laoisa Sexton star in “The Pigeon in the Taj Mahal,” at the Irish Repertory Theatre. (Carol Rosegg)

    Theater Review: ‘The Pigeon in the Taj Mahal’

    NEW YORK—The pigeon of the title is Eddy the Pigeon, an odd man (John Keating) who lives quietly in an isolated spot in Ireland in... Read more

  • An Orchestra With Humanitarian Roots to Celebrate 80th Anniversary

    The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) is a testament to the power of music. Established in 1936, the orchestra was the product of the wish of... Read more

  • 247editwarm

    Soprano Joélle Harvey on Getting Back to Basics

    Soprano Joélle Harvey wants to do more to help people understand the value of the classics. Beyond giving uplifting and moving performances, “that’s our [classical... Read more

  • Pianist Dmitri Levkovich at Fort Tryon Park in New York City on Oct. 10, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    The Power and Sensitivity of Pianist Dmitri Levkovich

    NEW YORK—Between cups of coffee and a stroll in the park, Dmitri Levkovich practiced Chopin on his piano. Just playing a few phrases, he induced... Read more

  • Photographers Ken Browar and Deborah Ory, creators of the NYC Dance Project at their home in Brooklyn, New York, on Nov. 15, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    ‘The Art of Movement’ Celebrates Timeless Beauty Through Creative Collaboration

    NEW YORK—What does it take to capture the split-second moment in a dancer’s performance that sums up the beauty of the dance and allows the dancer’s... Read more

  • Truffaldino (Steven Epp) discovers that pleasing two masters at the same time is impossible. (Gerry Goodstein)

    Theater Review: ‘The Servant of Two Masters’

    NEW YORK—The cast in Theatre for a New Audience’s presentation of Carlo Goldoni’s 18th-century farce “The Servant of Two Masters” doesn’t just break the fourth... Read more

  • Ted Nash. (motema.com)

    CD Review: Ted Nash’s ‘Presidential Suite’

    Ted Nash has distinguished himself as a saxophonist and as a Grammy-nominated composer-arranger. For 18 years he has been a member of Jazz at Lincoln... Read more

  • Author Renee Rosen Charles Osgood Photography Northlight Theatre dress rehearsal for Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Charles Osgood Photography Northlight Theatre dress rehearsal for Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Charles Osgood Photography Northlight Theatre dress rehearsal for Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Charles Osgood Photography Northlight Theatre dress rehearsal for Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Charles Osgood Photography

    Theater Review: ‘Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley’

    SKOKIE, Ill.—It’s hard to imagine the now ubiquitous Christmas tree as ever being new. But the quaint German custom of bringing a tree into the... Read more

  • American Ballet Theatre

    Inspiration and Artistry Key at ABT Summer Intensive

    NEW YORK—”My neighbor was a ballet dancer and she taught her daughter and me ballet lessons in her kitchen when we were little. I think I... Read more

  • Ashley Tuttle in "Swan Lake." (Rosalie O'Connor)

    Ballerina Ashley Tuttle: Classics Reveal Our Essential Humanity

    Beauty in the arts comes from human emotion honestly expressed, a quality often found in the classics, says ballerina and Tony-nominated actress and dancer Ashley... Read more

  • (Shen Yun Performing Arts)

    Uncommon Ingenuity of an Ancient War Strategist

    When Zhuge Liang was given just 10 days to produce 100,000 arrows for battle, it was the year 208 in ancient China, when no machines... Read more

  • (L–R) Pigsy, a demon disguised as a beautiful woman, the Monkey King, and monk Xuan Zang, as Shen Yun envisions the characters from the literary classic, “Journey to the West.” (Courtesy Shen Yun Performing Arts)

    Achieving an Impossible Mission with Perseverance—And Some Help from a Magical Monkey

    During the Tang Dynasty 1,300 years ago, a gentle, good-looking young monk walked to India on a quest to obtain sacred Buddhist scriptures and bring... Read more

  • Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. (Matt Dine)

    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: Champions of Collaboration

    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra doesn’t have a single conductor—it has dozens. The Grammy Award–winning ensemble consists of anywhere between 20 and 40 musicians who each have... Read more

  • (L–R) Aurora Greenway (Molly Ringwald) and her daughter Emma (Hannah Dunne) rarely see eye to eye, in “Terms of Endearment.” (Carol Rosegg)

    Theater Review: ‘Terms of Endearment’

    NEW YORK—A mother-daughter bond is the focus of the comedic drama “Terms of Endearment,” currently making its U.S. premiere at 59E59 Theaters. It’s a show... Read more

  • Receive Our Epoch 10 Newsletter
    Important stories from around the world,
    in your inbox daily.

    Top