Performing Arts

Theater Review: ‘Skylight’

The distance between two people: Tom (Bill Nighy) interrupts Kyra’s (Carey Mulligan) safe, yet difficult life, reminding her of their past love and continuing differences. (John Haynes)
The distance between two people: Tom (Bill Nighy) interrupts Kyra’s (Carey Mulligan) safe, yet difficult life, reminding her of their past love and continuing differences. (John Haynes)

NEW YORK—The barriers people surround themselves with in an attempt to hide from the truth or avoid feeling too much can be terribly sad. Case...

  • Voyageurs, a scene from “Odysseo.” (Lynne Glazer)

    Cavalia’s ‘Odysseo': Ancient Values Brought to Life

    TORONTO—Ancient Chinese culture valued the idea of harmony between heaven and earth—the principle that man, earth, and all creatures are interconnected with each other and... Read more

  • David Wiffen during a rare personal appearance at Compact Music in Ottawa on March 21, 2015. Wiffen recently released “Songs from the Lost & Found,” an album of rediscovered music dating from 1973 to the early eighties. (Gavin Murphy)

    David Wiffen Releases ‘Songs From the Lost & Found’

    David Wiffen, one of Canada’s most iconic singer-songwriters, has released an album of rediscovered music dating from 1973 to the early eighties. The longtime Ottawa... Read more

  • The Radio City Rockettes are fabulous as always. (MSG Productions)

    Theater Review: ‘New York Spring Spectacular’

    NEW YORK—Few theaters have the capability to do what the “New York Spring Spectacular” at Radio City Music Hall does in their show. The theater... Read more

  • Wanna-be actor Clark Twelvetrees (Keith Nobbs) and his wife Helen Twelvetrees (Brooke Bloom) have a tumultuous relationship, as envisioned by writer/actor David Greenspan in his new play. (Hunter Canning)

    Theater Review: ‘I’m Looking for Helen Twelvetrees’

    NEW YORK—Actor/writer David Greenspan shines a light on a forgotten figure in his new show, “I’m Looking For Helen Twelvetress,” about a New York actress... Read more

  • Elizabeth (Jenni Barber) is a wife sold to rich miner Ben (Keith Carradine) in “Paint Your Wagon,” presented by Encores! at New York City Center. (Joan Marcus)

    Theater Review: ‘Paint Your Wagon’

    NEW YORK—”There’s gold in them thar hills,” as the recent Encores! production of the 1951 tuner “Paint Your Wagon” (book and lyrics by Alan Jay... Read more

  • A scene from the equestrian show Cavalier currently visiting Hong Kong and performing daily between April 2 and May 10, 2015. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    ‘Cavalia': Equestrian show spectacular

    HONG KONG—The spectacular Canadian equestrian show Cavalia opens its doors to the public in Hong Kong on Tuesday March 31. It has had such enormous... Read more

  • Dan Sharkey as Hucklebee (L) and Kevin R. Free as Bellomy in "The Fantasticks." The off-Broadway phenomenon “The Fantasticks” will end its fantastic run May 3.  (AP Photo/DDPR Public Relations, Graham Dougherty, File)

    Record-Breaking Show ‘The Fantasticks’ to Close in May

    NEW YORK—The off-Broadway phenomenon “The Fantasticks” will pack away its confetti and cardboard moon this summer, ending a record-breaking, fantastic run that started when Dwight... Read more

  • Ilya Kaler (Courtesy of Diane Saldick)

    Ilya Kaler: One of the World’s Finest Violinists Today

    “Do the thing, and you shall have the power,” Ralph Waldo Emerson said. Master violinist Ilya Kaler is the embodiment of this idea: He has... Read more

  • Toronto-raised Chilly Gonzales has been on a mission to make classical music more accessible, and it continues with the release this week of “Chambers,” which uses piano and strings to sketch links between Romantic-era chamber music and modern pop. (The Canadian Press/HO-Alexandre Isard)

    Chilly Gonzales: Igniting Renewed Appreciation for Classical Music

    TORONTO—It was a childhood visit to an art gallery, chaperoned by his father, that first ignited Chilly Gonzales’s passion for rendering esoteric pieces more accessible... Read more

  • Music unifies the world into a whole. (Feliciano Guimarães/Flickr, CC BY-SA 4.0)

    How Music Helps Resolve Our Deepest Inner Conflicts

    Billions of people enjoy music; many feel that they can’t live without it. Why? It’s a question that has puzzled scientists and philosophers for centuries:... Read more

  • Wayne Kirkpatrick, Karey Kirkpatrick, and John O'Farrell outside the St. James Theatre in New York, March 3. The three men have written the music and story for the new Broadway musical "Something Rotten!" a comedy set in Shakespeare’'s England. (AP Photo/Mark Kennedy)

    How Three Broadway Novices Wrote ‘Something Rotten!’

    NEW YORK—It began with an intriguing premise for a musical: What would it have been like to be a fledgling playwright making a living at... Read more

  • (L) Louise (Carrie Coon) is a doctoral student working on new arousal drug. Neither she nor study participant, Mary (Florencia Lozano), know whether the trial sample that she is receiving is a placedo or the experimental drug, in the new play “Placebo.” (Joan Marcus)

    Theater Review: ‘Placebo’

    NEW YORK—The term “Placebo” has multiple definitions. “To please someone” is the definition offered in Melissa James Gibson’s play of the same name. However, the... Read more

  • The Little Prince (Tarah Flanagan) tames The Fox (Paola Styron) , in Hangs a Tale's production of "The Little Prince." (Courtesy of Hangs a Tale)

    Theater Review: ‘The Little Prince’

    NEW YORK—Adapted for the stage by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, the beautiful book “Le Petit Prince” (“The Little Prince”) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery comes... Read more

  • George C. Wolfe arrives at the Lucky Guy Opening Night in New York, April 1, 2013. Wolfe will direct "Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed," starring Audra McDonald and choreographed by Savion Glover. The production will start performances next March. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Invision/AP, File)

    ‘Shuffle Along': 94-Year-Old Show Returns to Broadway

    NEW YORK—In 1921, a show limped onto Broadway with less-than-rosy prospects. The city was still recovering from The Depression. The show was debuting in the... Read more

  • Peter Juhasz (Joe Delafield), the nicest guy in the world, is having trouble with both his wife (Annie Purcell) and his finances, in “Fashions for Men,” a Ferenc Molnár piece revived by the Mint Theater Company. (Richard Termine)

    Theater Review: ‘Fashions for Men’

    NEW YORK—Set in early 20th century Budapest, a handsomely furnished high-end men’s and women’s clothing store greets the audience. What delicious feathered hats! Fabrics! Neckties!... Read more

  • Six-time Tony Award winning Broadway producer Stewart F. Lane talks about his work in his office of Stewart F. Lane Productions, Inc. and Stellar Productions International, Inc. in Midtown, New York City on March 10, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Stewart F. Lane Is ‘Mr. Broadway!’

    NEW YORK—He greeted with a big, welcoming smile. Without missing a beat he said, “Let me show you around.” On the walls of his office... Read more

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