Performing Arts

Theater Review: ‘Embers’

Henry (Andrew Bennett), in Samuel Beckett's "Embers," produced by Pan Pan Theatre and performed at Brooklyn Academy of Music. (Ed Lefkowicz)
Henry (Andrew Bennett), in Samuel Beckett's "Embers," produced by Pan Pan Theatre and performed at Brooklyn Academy of Music. (Ed Lefkowicz)

NEW YORK—Samuel Beckett takes the audience through a tour of the remnants of one man’s life in Embers. Originally performed in 1959 as a radio...

  • Czech singer Marketa Irglova and Irish performer Glen Hansard take part in their first concert in Prague on June 8, 2008, since they shot to global fame after winning an Oscar for the Best Original Song "Falling Slowly" for the Irish film "Once." (Michal Ures/AFP/Getty Images)

    Toronto Production of ‘Once’ Takes Shape

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  • (L–R) Ollie Espenshade (Kristin Griffith) and her dear friend Mabel Wentz (Cynthia Darlow) discuss the possibility that Mr. Espenshade is unfaithful. (Richard Termine)

    Theater Review: ‘The Fatal Weakness’

    NEW YORK—In George Kelly’s delicious comedy “The Fatal Weakness,” a long-married couple travels over the shoals of a well-worn matrimonial association. In an elegant living... Read more

  • Theater Review: ‘Death Tax’

    CHICAGO—Death and taxes may be certainties, but the truth sure isn’t, in Lucas Hnath’s Death Tax, now playing at Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre. In a thought-provoking... Read more

  • (L–R) Arthur Aulisi, Daryl Lathon, and Donald Warfield as three men in a mental ward who all believe they are Christ. (Jim R Moore / Vaudevisuals)

    Theater Review: ’3Christs’

    NEW YORK—The strength of one’s beliefs take center stage in SM Dale and Barry Rowell’s fascinating 3Christs. The show is presented by the Peculiar Works... Read more

  • Sherman Howard stars as artist Rudolf Bauer in Lauren Gunderson’s “Bauer.” (Carol Rosegg)

    Theater Review: ‘Bauer’

    NEW YORK—Integrity and reality collide in Lauren Gunderson’s very involving Bauer at 59E59 Theaters. 1953 New Jersey—German painter Rudolf Bauer (Sherman Howard), a major figure... Read more

  • Sam Shepard at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 18 in Park City, Utah. The playwright’s new play, “A Particle of Dread,” will appear at the Signature Theatre Company. (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

    Off-Broadway Fall Preview

    NEW YORK—From the eclectic to the egocentric and the classic to the cute, off-Broadway has always been and will continue to be a veritable smorgasbord... Read more

  • The cast of “It’s Only a Play”: Front row (L–R) Stockard Channing, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane; Back row (L–R) Rupert Grint, Micah Stock, F. Murray Abraham, and Megan Mullally taking a selfie. (F. Scott Schafer)

    Broadway’s Fall Season

    NEW YORK—The New York theater season is revving into high gear with more than a dozen shows set to debut before the end of 2014... Read more

  • Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra performing at Carnegie Hall on Oct. 5, 2013. The orchestra will return Oct. 11 for its third year at the prestigious venue. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

    Shen Yun’s East-Meets-West Sound to Retake Carnegie Hall

    NEW YORK—Shen Yun, the New York-based performing arts company, has captivated hearts around the globe with classical Chinese dance and music drawn from China’s ancient... Read more

  • Writer/director Michel Laprise (L) with director of creation Chantal Tremblay and the cast of Cirque du Soleil's "Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities." (Martin Girard

    Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Kurios’ Presents a World of Possibilities

    TORONTO—If you think something is impossible, think again. This is the challenge Cirque du Soleil poses in its latest travelling show “Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities,”... Read more

  • Antonio Pompa-Baldi (Courtesy of Antonio Pompa-Baldi)

    Q&A With Pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi

    NEW YORK—Renowned pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi is giving a master class for NTD International Piano Competition participants. Pompa-Baldi won the Cleveland International Piano Competition in 1999... Read more

  • Buddy MacMaster holds up his Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award at the East Coast Music Award in Charlottetown in this Feb 27, 2006, file photo. MacMaster sparked a renewed appreciation for traditional Cape Breton music and inspired a new generation of talent. (The Canadian Press/Jacques Boissinot)

    In Appreciation of a Master Fiddler

    HALIFAX—Buddy MacMaster, the beloved fiddler who died last week at age 89, sparked a renewed appreciation for traditional Cape Breton music and inspired a new... Read more

  • Composer Steven Crino (

    The Crino Family, From Trumpet Player to Composer

    It was the early 1960s and time for me to choose an instrument to play at Purchase Grammar School. French horn, bassoon, tuba, clarinet? No,... Read more

  • Isobel Pravda plays her grandmother Hana Pravda, who successfully escaped from a German death camp. (Svandovo Divadlo)

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    NEW YORK—There have been many telling and retellings of the dreadful Holocaust of the 1940s. In this play, true stories have been pieced together about... Read more

  • In “Napoleon in Exile” by Daniel Reitz, Will Dagger plays an autistic young man whose mother (Henny Russell) tries to prepare him for living without her. (Carol Rosegg)

    Theater Review: Summer Shorts 2014: Series B

    NEW YORK—Summer Shorts, the annual collection of one acts, has returned to 59E59 Theaters. Its Series B consists of three works all dealing with moving... Read more

  • The Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra performing on Carnegie Hall’s Perelman Stage on Oct. 27, 2013. The orchestra returns again this October with a new program that combines music of East and West. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

    Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra Returns to Carnegie Hall October 2014

    Many in history have tried but failed. The task of harmonizing music from the East with the West is a daunting one, yet one orchestra... Read more

  • (L–R) The Earl of Kent (Jay O. Sanders) and Duke of Albany (Christopher Innvar) watch as King Lear (John Lithgow) grieves for his beloved daughter Cordelia (Jessica Collins). (Joan Marcus)

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    NEW YORK—John Lithgow assumes the title role in the Public Theater’s production of William Shakespeare’s King Lear in Central Park, and while he does do... Read more