Performing Arts

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Glenn Close Will Host Town Hall Conversation With Andrew Lloyd Webber

The Tony winners will discuss Lloyd Webber’s forthcoming autobiography, Unmasked.<p>Tony-winning composer Andrew Lloyd Webber will discuss his …

Andrew Lloyd Webber

‘M. Butterfly’ Will Close This Sunday on Broadway

Two weeks ago, producers of the Broadway revival of “M. Butterfly” announced that the show would close six weeks early. But the show won’t even make it to January — it will bow out this Sunday.<p>David Henry Hwang’s play was plagued by a tepid critical reception — “Maybe they should call it ‘M. …

Gwyneth Paltrow to Produce The Go-Go's Broadway Musical

The show will play in San Francisco in the spring before a Broadway run next season.<p>The Go-Go's are bound for Broadway, with Gwyneth Paltrow in …

Gwyneth Paltrow

Alice Cooper Will Play King Herod in NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live!

Five-time Tony nominee David Leveaux has been tapped to direct the April 1, 2018, broadcast of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice rock musical.<p>Rocker …

Andrew Lloyd Webber

The Best Theater of 2017

<i>The New York Times chief theater critics, Ben Brantley and Jesse Green, share their picks for the best shows of the year.</i><p><b>Ben Brantley</b><p>With the world seeming to spin off its axis in this first year of the Trump administration, anxious New Yorkers found themselves searching desperately for anchors, …

Modern Art

David Hockney Receives S.F. Opera Medal

San Francisco Opera audiences have had decades of bliss in the War Memorial, experiencing the unique, often phantasmagorical set designs of David …

David Hockney

How much will it cost to build a performing arts center in Anaheim? Potentially $500 million

Armed with ambitious architectural plans for an 11-acre campus, supporters of a performing arts venue in Anaheim are ready to tackle the next big …

The Arts

Traditional Chinese opera styles with a modern twist

Ti Gong<p>The 2017 Shanghai Experimental Xiqu (Traditional Opera) Festival will be held from December 10 to 23 at the Zhou Xinfang Theater Space.<p>Now in …

The Arts

How Much Do You Really Know About What’s Coming to Broadway Spring 2018?

You might know about Broadway’s most recently opened shows, but a true super fan knows what’s coming next.<p>How Much Do You Really Know About What's …

Playwrights

London Palladium appoints KOKO's Mike Hamer as venue manager

Really Useful Theatres Group has appointed Mike Hamer as venue manager of the London Palladium.<p>Hamer joins from Camden's KOKO, where he has spent the …

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Michael Feinstein and Liza Minnelli to Hit the Stage Together in Las Vegas

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts announced today that tickets will go on sale Wednesday, December 13 at 10AM PT for An Intimate Evening with …

Las Vegas

Hello Dolly Happy Birthday To The Divine Ms. M | Times Square Chronicles

Hello Dolly Happy Birthday To The Divine Ms. M<p>Yesterday evening, at the Shubert Theatre, the cast of <i>Hello, Dolly!</i> celebrated the birthday of their …

Tony Awards

Glenda Jackson wins best actress at London theatre awards

Star of stage and screen made triumphant return after political career to play King Lear at the Old Vic<p>Glenda Jackson’s return to the stage after a 25-year career change as a Labour politician has been rewarded with one of the UK’s leading theatre awards.<p>Her King Lear at the Old Vic won her the …

Andrew Garfield

Paul McCartney review – wondrous night of songs, stories and a marriage proposal

NIB Stadium, Perth Opening his first Australian tour in 25 years, the Beatles legend treated his fans to a crowdpleasing set to remember<p>Last week, in the lead-up to his tour of Australia and New Zealand, Sir Paul McCartney returned to Subiaco, Perth – where he had opened his most recent Australian …

Paul McCartney

Complexity Of Touring With Rosewood Instruments May Soon Be Eased

At a meeting in Geneva today, the treaty organization that shook the music industry with new trade regulations on rosewood took formal action to clarify and potentially ease some of the regulations.<p>Rosewood is a prized "tonewood" used for musical instruments from guitars to clarinets and oboes.<p>The …

Adopt

Lindsey Buckingham And Christine McVie On World Cafe

Since Fleetwood Mac released its debut album nearly 50 years ago, there have been many incarnations, comings and goings, couplings and uncouplings. But here's a new combination — Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie have released a record together!<p>Lindsey and Christine are my guests today. They …

Christine McVie

The Tree That Rocked The Music Industry

Chicago Symphony Orchestra cellist Dan Katz has two cellos. The better one — the one he prefers to play with the orchestra — is 200 years old and has rosewood tuning pegs. When the orchestra went on an 11-concert European tour in January, he purposefully left it home.<p>"I worry with that instrument …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

First Look at Paris Opera's New La Bohème—Set in Space

The production, directed by Claus Guth, opens December 1.<p>An inventive new production of Giacomo Puccini‘s <i>La Bohème</i> opens at the Paris Opera on …

Opera

Off-Broadway Toy Drive Offers Theatregoers Free Ticket With Toy Donation

The annual drive from the Off-Broadway League benefits the non-profit agency Safe Horizon.<p>The Off-Broadway League's Off-Broadway Toy Drive, which …

The Theatre

Conductor Zubin Mehta sidelined by shoulder operation

MILAN (AP) — Milan's La Scala says a shoulder operation is forcing conductor Zubin Mehta to take a break for at least three months and the famed opera house to change its lineup.<p>The theater on Wednesday announced substitute conductors for a concert of waltzes and a performance of the Strauss opera …

The Arts

6 Surprising Facts About the Set Design for George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

You won’t believe how the iconic look of the holiday season’s most festive production is created<p><i>George Balanchine's The Nutcracker</i> has, since it was premiered in 1954, defined the Christmas season in New York. The ballet, which is based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s <i>The Nutcracker and the Mouse King</i> (1816), …

Ballet

‘M. Butterfly’ Broadway Revival Will Close in January

The Broadway revival of “M. Butterfly” will close Jan. 14, six weeks earlier than scheduled.<p>The revival, directed by Julie Taymor and starring Clive Owen, opened to mixed reviews and has begun showing weakness at the box office.<p>The original production, about a married French diplomat who falls in …

Tony Awards

Springsteen extends hit one-man Broadway show into 2018

As The Post first reported, there’s going to be a lot more Springsteen on Broadway: The Boss has extended his hit one man show at the Walter Kerr …

Broadway Theatre

‘Hamilton’ Sets Grosses Record in Huge Week for Broadway

Broadway had a feast over Thanksgiving week, with “Hamilton” once again setting the all-time box office record and many shows breaking their own theaters’ records up and down Midtown.<p>With many tourists in the city, schools on break and star power lifting the tide, audiences turned out en masse. …

Bette Midler

Learn the Story of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro"

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's <i>Le Nozze di Figaro, "The Marriage of Figaro,"</i> premiered on May 1, 1786, at the Burgtheater, in Vienna, Italy. The story is …

Mozart

WHAT DO PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANTS DO?

<b>WHAT DO PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANTS DO?</b><p><b>Bruce Bisbey</b><p>Production Accountants are responsible for managing finances and maintaining financial records during …

Small Business

Coomi Wadia: It was more of a challenge for me as a singer to be accepted as conductor

In 1967, she picked up the baton for the Paranjoti Academy Chorus and turned it into a formidable force. On her golden jubilee as conductor, Coomi …

Dalai Lama

Dreams come true in Boston Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’

Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” isn’t just a holiday tradition, it’s a showcase for the company’s talented dancers. The ballet, as originally …

Ballet

‘Flying Lotus in 3D’ is a jam session between music and holograms

Backstage at the concert venue Brooklyn Steel in New York, the artist Flying Lotus was discussing his persistent desire to create experiences so new that they were inconceivable to an audience before the show.<p>"I want people to be able to just be like, 'Wow, that exists? Wow, this is happening? This …

Herbie Hancock