Performing Arts

Theater Review: ‘The Killing of Sister George’

  NEW YORK—In Frank Marcus’s entertaining The Killing of Sister George, now in a revival by TACT (The Actors Company Theatre), the person “killed” is...




  • Fred Weller and Callie Thorne in a scene from Neil LaBute’s “The Money Shot.” (Joan Marcus)

    Theater Review: ‘The Money Shot’

    NEW YORK—Playwright Neil LaBute gets too involved in his own verbiage in his latest off-Broadway comedy The Money Shot, presented by MCC Theater. His work... Read more

  • Tina Benko and Arliss Howard in “Scenes From a Marriage.” (Jan Versweyveld)

    Theater Review: ‘Scenes From a Marriage’

    NEW YORK—New York Theatre Workshop’s stage has been transformed into three playing areas, initially walled off from one another, in Ingmar Bergman’s “Scenes From a... Read more

  • (L–R) James Russell, Peter Maloney, and Billy Carter appear in a scene from Conor McPherson’s "Port Authority," currently performing off-Broadway at the Irish Repertory Theatre’s DR2 Theatre. (AP Photo/Coyle Entertainment, Carol Rosegg)

    Theather Review: Bittersweet ‘Port Authority’ Retains Charm 

    NEW YORK—If we don’t take a chance sometimes in life, are we doomed to live with regrets? Muscular dialogue and communication failures drive Conor McPherson’s... Read more

  • (L-R) Rupert Grint, Megan Mullally, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, and Stockard Channing appear during a performance of “It’s Only A Play,” at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. (AP Photo/The O+M Company, Joan Marcus)

    Theater Review: ‘It’s Only A Play’ Is Wickedly Funny

    NEW YORK—Some people might call “It’s Only A Play” a valentine to the theater, but you mustn’t believe them. Terrance McNally’s play is not so... Read more

  • Danny Li, 17, gold winner of the junior male division performing “Touring the Sacred Country” at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York on Oct. 12. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

    From History Books to the Dance Floor

    NEW YORK—The sixth annual NTD Television International Classical Chinese Dance Competition has concluded with over four hours of performances by contestants, along with a dynamic... Read more

  • Guqin master Yuan Jungping in Feb. 2010, when he held a workshop in New York City. (Henry Chan/Epoch Times)

    Sky, Earth, Matter, Self: The Ancient Sounds of Guqin

    NEW YORK—Guqin, one of the oldest musical instruments of China, was banned during the Cultural Revolution by the Chinese Communist Party. But today, musicianship in... Read more

  • (L–R) Caroline Neff and Brenda Barrie appear in “The Downpour” at Chicago’s Greenhouse Theater Center. (Brandon Dahlquist)

    Theater Review: ‘The Downpour’

     CHICAGO—Route 66′s new work, The Downpour, an ensemble effort by writer Caitlin Parrish, director Erica Weiss, as well as the small cast of actors, is... Read more

  • International Classical Chinese Dance Competition winners on stage at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York on Oct. 12, 2014. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

    Classical Chinese Dance Competition Graces Stage

    NEW YORK—As a small child, Kexin Li got to see most of the biggest tourist attractions in China with her mom. Li, 22, especially remembers... Read more

  • (L–R) James Earl Jones, Kristine Nielsen, Fran Kranz, Reg Rogers, Annaleigh Ashford, Patrick Kerr, and Mark Linn-Baker play the loveable eccentrics in “You Can’t Take It With You.” (Joan Marcus)

    Theater Review: ‘You Can’t Take It With You’

    NEW YORK—Offering some gentle life lessons, a bit of romance, and a whole lot of fun, “You Can’t Take It With You,” the 1937 Pulitzer... Read more

  • (L–R) James Earl Jones, Kristine Nielsen, Fran Kranz, Reg Rogers, Annaleigh Ashford, Patrick Kerr, and Mark Linn-Baker in “You Can’t Take It With You,” playing at the Longacre Theatre until January, 2015. (Joan Marcus)

    Theater Review: ‘You Can’t Take It With You’

    NEW YORK—Offering some gentle life lessons, a bit of romance, and a whole lot of fun, You Can’t Take It With You, the 1937 Pulitzer... Read more

  • Bessie (Tracey N. Bonner) and Bigger (Jerod Haynes) in Chicago’s Court Theatre’s production of “Native Son.” (Michael Brosilow)

    Theater Review: ‘Native Son’

    CHICAGO—American Blues Theater and the Court Theatre have teamed up to suck as much marrow from Richard Wright’s Native Son as is theatrically possible. Starting... Read more

  • (L-R) Marie-Nicole Lemieux as Mistress Quickly, Lyne Fortin as Alice Ford, Lauren Segal as Meg Page, and Simone Osborne as Nannetta in the Canadian Opera Company's 2014 production of “Falstaff.” (Michael Cooper)

    Falstaff: A Celebration of Life

    TORONTO—The Canadian Opera Company made a stunning season debut on Oct. 6 with Verdi’s comic masterpiece “Falstaff.” The opera—light, energetic, and with great depth—was the... Read more

  • Mia Farrow and Brian Dennehy in “Love Letters” at the Brook Atkinson Theatre, with an open run. Various actors will take over the roles during its run. (Carol Rosegg)

    Theater Review: ‘Love Letters’

    NEW YORK—Who knew that having two people sit side by side and reading aloud could be so involving? That’s certainly the case in the absolutely... Read more

  • Seasoned negotiator Russian Irina Botvinnik (Kathleen Chalfant) and her younger American counterpart, John Honeyman (Paul Niebanck), meet in a wood to discuss an arms treaty. (Carol Rosegg)

    Theater Review: ‘A Walk in the Woods’

    NEW YORK—In Lee Blessing’s A Walk in the Woods, two diplomats, one American, the other Russian, are to hold a series of meetings in a... Read more

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

    Theater Review: ‘Embers’

    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... Read more

  • Laurel Harris as Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West in Mirvish's production of the musical "Wicked." (Joan Marcus 2014)

    ‘Wicked’ Entertains With Heart

    TORONTO—”Wicked” is a musical that makes you think. What is right? What is wrong? Who or what determines good and evil? This is the theme... Read more


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