The world’s oldest dance school looks back on 300 years of training the best in ballet
Since its founding by King Louis XIV in 1713, the Paris Opera Ballet School has acquired multitudes of accolades, but the prestigious institution has never celebrated such a monumental milestone as this one.
Looking back on the year that marked the 300th anniversary of the school (known in 1713 as The ... More
The artist on sequential hermaphrodites, virgin births and adapting Green Porno to the stage
When Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno first debuted on the Sundance Channel in 2008, it was, to say the least, an unexpected bit of programming. The star of Blue Velvet and former face of Lancôme dressed up as various insects and fish, acting out their strange reproductive rituals? It was startling, ... More
On Broadway now opposite Ethan Hawke, Anne-Marie Duff reveals her life as Lady Macbeth
It’s considered bad luck to so much as utter the word Macbeth inside a theater, but the Lincoln Center Theater production of the Shakespeare favorite, currently on Broadway, is nothing if not blessed. Not only does the tale of power and corruption feature an inimitable Ethan Hawke ... More
Six By Sondheim director and longtime Sondheim collaborator James Lapine on the life of a legend
Stephen Sondheim’s big break came in 1957, when he collaborated with Leonard Bernstein and Arthur Laurents on West Side Story. Since then, the composer and lyricist has gone on to win a Pulitzer, an Oscar, eight Grammies and more Tony Awards than any other composer.
On December 9, HBO will take ... More
For his stage debut, a Pretty Little Liars star lands a role in dark comedy Small Engine Repair—and a more mature audience
An army of teenagers already know 24-year-old actor Keegan Allen as Toby Cavanaugh from the ABC Family thriller Pretty Little Liars, but beginning November 18 the California native will be facing an entirely new audience. That's when MCC Thetater's Small Engine Repair opens in New York, giving Allen ... More
What to know about Tennessee Williams' The Mutilated, a slapstick tragedy starring Mink Stole
The Glass Menagerie might be burning up Broadway with critically lauded performances from Cherry Jones and Zachary Quinto, but further downtown a far less well-known Tennessee Williams work, The Mutilated, is receiving a similarly magnificent revival.
The Mutilated charts a 1940s Christmas Eve in a down-and-out corner of New Orleans, where ... More
Inspired by Shakespeare, American Ballet Theatre opens its fall season taking Lincoln Center by storm
This time last year, a sinister tempest by the name of Sandy wreaked havoc on New York. This year, amidst unseasonably pleasant weather, another storm brewed at Lincoln Center, where the American Ballet Theatre launched its fall season with a memorable gala and the world premiere of More
Before his Hollywood turn, Broadway's Evan Jonigkeit survives hunting season in 1917 rural, upstate New York
When Evan Jonigkeit takes the stage on October 24 for the world premiere of playwright Sharr White's The Snow Geese, he'll be entering an entirely different world. The show, which stars Mary Louise Parker, centers on a family in upstate New York, circa 1917, that gathers for an ... More
House of Cards actor Sebastian Arcelus on bringing John Grisham's tome to Broadway
Broadway's seen its fair share of adaptations, wringing theatrical productions from children's books (Matilda) and campy films (9 to 5). This week the Great White Way gets a double-whammy as A Time To Kill, a courtroom drama based on the John Grisham novel that spawned a 1996 film, ... More
Composer Nico Muhly, whose first grand opera comes to the Met, on why online hoaxes work beautifully onstage
Opera has always made use of the darker side of life for inspiration, whether it's murder, adultery, deception or some nefarious mixture of the three. The Metropolitan Opera's latest commission is no different, except for the face that the tragedy plays out, for the most part, online. ... More