Performing Arts

Theater Review: ‘The Nether’

Mr. Woodnut (Ben Rosenfield) enters the virtual reality world of the Hideaway where Iris (Sophia Anne Caruso) exists, in the new play “The Nether” by Jennifer Haley. It is running at MCC Theatre. (Jenny Anderson)
Mr. Woodnut (Ben Rosenfield) enters the virtual reality world of the Hideaway where Iris (Sophia Anne Caruso) exists, in the new play “The Nether” by Jennifer Haley. It is running at MCC Theatre. (Jenny Anderson)

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    Forecast: The Upcoming Theater Season

    The following are some highlights of forthcoming Broadway and off-Broadway productions: Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning 1989 drama “The Heidi Chronicles,” originally presented at... Read more

  • Natalya (Taylor Schilling) is bored with her life on the estate, but her many love interests, including Mikhail Rakitin (Peter Dinklage), keep her entertained in Ivan Turgenev’s classic “A Month in the Country.” (Joan Marcus)

    A Penetrating Look at What Passes for Love

    NEW YORK—Love takes many forms in Ivan Turgenev’s 1855 work “A Month in the Country.” A sturdy production of this multilayered tale, ably translated by... Read more

  • Following the idea of “if only things were different,” “Constellations” follows Roland (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Marianne (Ruth Wilson) through a cosmic journey, supported by Tom Scutt’s bare yet fanciful set. (Joan Marcus)

    Theater Review: ‘Constellations’ Brings Out Stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson

    NEW YORK—There’s a theory that the universe we live in exists side by side with a myriad of other universes, where the people and circumstances... Read more

  • Gabriel Ebert (Robin Hood) challenges Izzie Steele (Marion) in “The Heart of Robin Hood.” (Joan Marcus)

    How Robin Hood Found His Heart

    By Madalina HubertEpoch Times Staff TORONTO—”The Heart of Robin Hood” is jolly good fun. And yes, it has heart, too, and that is what makes... Read more

  • Joseph Fuchs (Courtesy  of Eric Shumsky)

    The Mighty Joseph Fuchs

    Probably no more than 5 foot 3 inches tall, Joseph Fuchs (1899-1997) was a giant among violinists. Few artists leave traces in my memory, yet... Read more

  • Anna Netrebko in the title role of Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta.” This moving fairy tale might be better supported with a less gloomy set design. (Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera)

    One Is Blind and the Other Sees Too Much

    NEW YORK—The Metropolitan Opera has a new production, pairing Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta” with Bartok’s “Bluebeard’s Castle.” A co-production with the Polish National Opera, directed by Mariusz... Read more

  • Charlie (Ciaran O’Reilly) having a chat with his Da (Paul O’Brien), now a ghostly memory who will not leave him. (Carol Rosegg)

    Theater Review: ‘Da’

    NEW YORK—Coming to terms with the past is not always easy, as playwright Hugh Leonard shows in his stirring, but sometimes unsatisfying play “Da,” presented... Read more

  • Diana Braun, Susan Tenney with Kathleen Jackson on a special ladies night out attending the Shen Yun performance in Raleigh, N.C. (NTD)

    Audience Touched by Shen Yun’s Depth and Transcendence

    RALEIGH, N.C.–Shen Yun Performing Arts opened its first of two shows in Raleigh-Durham, N.C. on January 27, 2015 at Duke Energy Center For The Performing... Read more

  • Acclaimed soprano Heidi Melton will perform the role of Sieglinde in the Canadian Opera Company's production of Wagner's “Die Walküre,” Jan. 31-Feb. 22, 2015 in Toronto. (Simon Pauly)

    Die Walküre: An Epic Journey at the Opera

    TORONTO—Richard Wagner’s commanding operatic masterpiece “Die Walküre” (“The Valkyrie”) takes audiences on an epic journey that is at once meditative and thought-provoking. The second opera... Read more

  • The cover of the recording of “The Jewish Song.” (Caprice Records)

    Pergament’s ‘The Jewish Song': A Holocaust Memorial

    The reissue on CD of Moses Pergament’s “The Jewish Song” (“Den Judiska Sangen”) on Caprice brings to light a work that has musical and historical... Read more

  • Internationally acclaimed Belarusian-Canadian soprano Galina Lukomsky saw Shen Yun at the Sony Centre in Toronto on Jan. 24, 2015, and expressed her appreciation for the renowned classical Chinese dance and music company. (NTD Television)

    The Musical Splendor of Shen Yun

    TORONTO—Acclaimed musicians came to see Shen Yun Performing Arts’ final show at Sony Centre on Sunday, Jan. 25, and shared their thoughts on what they... Read more

  • Randy and Laura Williamson shared their enthusiasm with Shen Yun on Jan. 25, 2015, in Toronto. (Madalina Hubert/Epoch Times)

    The Shen Yun Experience

    TORONTO—In the city some see as Canada’s economic engine, business people abound and on Sunday afternoon many came out to see classical Chinese dancing with... Read more

  • Nina Slezak, a decorative painter, took in Shen Yun at the Sony Centre in Toronto on Jan. 25, 2015. (NTD Television)

    Shen Yun Won’t Allow China’s Beautiful Ancient Culture Be Suppressed

    TORONTO—Shen Yun Performing Arts wrapped up its Canadian tour with its sixth and final show at Sony Centre on Sunday afternoon leaving theatregoers awestruck and... Read more

  • Henry Gomez, aka King Cosmos, said seeing Shen Yun at the Sony Centre on Jan 25, 2015, made him feel like a kid again. (Madalina Hubert/Epoch Times)

    ‘Everything was inspiring,’ Calypso Musician King Cosmos Says of Shen Yun

    TORONTO—Henry Gomez, aka King Cosmos, is one of Canada’s most prominent performers of Carribbean music, an award winning musician who has toured both nationally and... Read more

  • Toronto Concert Orchestra conductor Kerry Stratton attended Shen Yun Performing Arts on Jan. 25, his second time seeing the show. Shen Yun is a new form of art that everyone should see, he said. (NTD Television)

    Toronto Orchestra Conductor: Shen Yun Pioneering a New Art Form

    TORONTO—Toronto Concert Orchestra conductor Kerry Stratton finds something new to appreciate every time he sees Shen Yun Performing Arts. Mr. Stratton was at the Sony... Read more

  • Sony Centre in Toronto (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

    Shen Yun ‘Extraordinary on a Whole Different Level,’ Says Toronto Entrepreneur 

    TORONTO—”Breathtaking” was how well-known Toronto entrepreneur and socialite Philip Princeton described Shen Yun’s performance at the Sony Centre on Thursday evening. “It was amazing, loved... Read more