Performing Arts

Theater Review: ‘Misery’

Production Credits: Will Frears (director) David Korins (scenic design) Ann Roth (costume design) David Weiner (lighting design) Darron L. West (sound design) Other Credits: Written by: Adapted by William Goldman, from the novel by Stephen King -
Bruce Willis plays an author trying to escape with his life from a fan turned fanatic. (Joan Marcus)

NEW YORK—In a world in which insanity encroaches on us, it’s good to be reminded once in a while that we have more strength than...

  • Lea Salonga and George Takei in "Allegiance," which exposes the plight of Japanese-Americans during their internment in World War II. (Matthew Murphy)

    Theater Review: ‘Allegiance’

    NEW YORK—The new Broadway musical “Allegiance” shows that the importance of standing up for one’s beliefs must also be tempered with the need to understand and... Read more

  • Mark George, pianist and president of the Music Institute of Chicago. (Music Institute of Chicago)

    Jazz: The American Art Form

      Mark George is a pianist and president of the Music Institute of Chicago. He has enjoyed a unique career making music and connecting people... Read more

  • The Herald (Gabriel Ruiz) brings the news of the Greek victory to the people of Argos, (L–R) Gary Wingert, Alfred Wilson, Michael Ghantous, and Thomas Cox in “Agamemnon.” (Michael Brosilow)

    Theater Review: ‘Agamemnon’

    CHICAGO—Court Theatre’s Nicholas Rudall has retranslated and juxtaposed three Greek tragedies, related by myth rather than by author, to create an artificial trilogy. It’s a... Read more

  • Dancers Heather Ogden and McGee Maddox will reprise their roles as the star-crossed lovers in  "Romeo and Juliet" this fall . (Bruce Zinger, courtesy of the National Ballet of Canada).

    ‘Romeo and Juliet': An Enduring Love Story

    TORONTO—What is it about “Romeo and Juliet” that brings audience members back again and again as they seek to experience the feelings that first touched... Read more

  • In this Nov. 3, 2015 photo, musician Sara Bareilles poses for a portrait in New York. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

    Sara Bareilles, Seeking ‘A Change,’ Reconnects With Theater

    NEW YORK — She’s got a new album out with brand-new music, but Sara Bareilles has pulled it all from her past. The singer-songwriter of... Read more

  • Poets Elizabeth Bishop (Becky Ann Baker) and Robert Lowell (Peter Scolari) support each other through a long and great friendship. (Joan Marcus)

    Theater Review: ‘Dear Elizabeth’

    NEW YORK—In truth, I had set out to see a performance of the reading of two poets’ letters to one another, not expecting much. In... Read more

  • Isabel Leonard and Sharon Isbin

    Isabel Leonard and Sharon Isbin in a Recital of Spanish Songs

    NEW YORK—When I mentioned to a friend that I was going to a concert of Spanish music, he asked if it was flamenco. No, I... Read more

  • Cellist Inbal Segev with her 17th century cello at her home on the Upper East Side of New York on Nov. 5, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Inbal Segev on Climbing the Mount Everest for Cellists

    NEW YORK—It was on her mind for at least 20 years. Inbal Segev had been preparing, practicing, gearing herself up to consummate her musical career... Read more

  • Hannah Fischer and Piotr Stanczyk will dance in “The Winter’s Tale,” which opens at Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on Nov. 14, 2015. (Karolina Kuras, courtesy National Ballet of Canada).

    A Look Inside The Winter’s Tale

    TORONTO—Dancer Hannah Fischer is challenging audiences to consider, “Would you forgive somebody who’s been cruel to you and after 16 years asks for forgiveness? Would... Read more

  • What might happen if Prince Charles became king?  Tim Pigott-Smith takes the title role in “King Charles III” in just such a scenario. (Joan Marcus)

    Theater Review: ‘King Charles III’

    NEW YORK—Politics has always, it seems, been a form of theatrical entertainment, whether looking at the current race for the presidential nomination or to the... Read more

  • Erroll Garner cover

    Box Set for Jazz Lovers: Erroll Garner’s ‘Concert by the Sea’

    Erroll Garner (1923–1977) was a one-of-a-kind jazz pianist. A Puckish figure, he was 5-foot-2 and usually sat on a telephone book when he performed. He... Read more

  • Elizabeth Marvel and Bill Camp. (Howard Korn)

    Theater of War Founder Bryan Doerries: Classic Texts Are Ancient Technology

    Practitioners involved with the classical arts respond to why they think the texts, forms, and methods of the classics are worth keeping and why they... Read more

  • Diana Byer, founder and artistic director of the New York Theatre Ballet, correcting children's dance positions.

    Ballet Company Founder Diana Byer: Classical Ballet Offers Us Perspective

    Practitioners involved with the classical arts respond to why they think the texts, forms, and methods of the classics are worth keeping and why they... Read more

  • (L–R) Jane (Kate Wetherhead), Billy (George Merrick) are happy new parents, or are they? Grandmother Alice (Marlo Thomas) is going to step in and fix everything (or is she?), while grandfather Bill (Greg Mullavey) helplessly watches. (Matthew Murphy)

    Theater Review: ‘Clever Little Lies’

    NEW YORK—No good deed goes unpunished is a point proven in Joe DiPietro’s amiable comedy “Clever Little Lies” at the Westside Theatre.  Like many longtime... Read more

  • Pianist David Fray in the Board of Officers room of Park Avenue Armory in New York Oct. 7, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    David Fray, a Most Inspired Pianist

    NEW YORK—Exquisite, imaginative, and virtuosic are the first words that come to mind to describe the pianist David Fray. Highly sensitive, sometimes wishing he would... Read more

  • George Gagnidze in the title role of Verdi's Rigoletto. Photo by Richard Termine/ Metropolitan Opera.

    ‘Rigoletto’ Will Send You to the Moon, Baby

    NEW YORK—”Rigoletto” is Giuseppe Verdi’s opera based on a Victor Hugo play, “Le roi s’amuse” (“The king takes his amusement”), about the corrupt king of... Read more

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