Performing Arts

Theater review: ‘Bauer’

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

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...




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    In Appreciation of a Master Fiddler

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  • 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)

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  • (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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  • Cirque du Soleil costumes by Eiko Ishioka. © 2014 Cirque du Soleil (Martin Girard / shootstudio.ca)

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  • Dusk at Millennium Park in Chicago, an outdoor theater that showcased the magic of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America on July 28. (Chris Lee)

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