Performing Arts

Why I Did Not Watch ‘Hamilton’ on Disney+

Why I Did Not Watch ‘Hamilton’ on Disney+

Just as Disney's Frozen appeared to deliver a message of 21st century girl power, Hamilton hypnotizes audiences with its rhyming hymn to American exceptionalism.

Isolation Odyssey: Behind the Scenes with a Lockdown Orchestra

Isolation Odyssey: Behind the Scenes with a Lockdown Orchestra

Scattered throughout the world, members of Opera North's orchestra share how they are enduring the loss of live performance and companionship during the COVID-19 lockdown. They also share a mood-lifting, online isolation performance of a work that everyone knows but not always for the same reasons.

Lincoln Center Out of Doors desi:NOW in Photos

Lincoln Center Out of Doors desi:NOW in Photos

The desi:NOW event showcased a variety of South Asian musicians, dancers and performers.

Does Cao Fei’s Art of Chinese Industrialization and Globalization Work in a Time of Censorship?

Does Cao Fei’s Art of Chinese Industrialization and Globalization Work in a Time of Censorship?

Some might think that the influence of politics and economics in a censored art world might harm Chinese artist Cao Fei's efforts to provide real critique.

Béla Tarr’s Multimedia Event, ‘Missing People’, Brings Humanity to the Fore

Béla Tarr’s Multimedia Event, ‘Missing People’, Brings Humanity to the Fore

Béla Tarr's work has always been rich with deep humanistic concern, but his post-cinematic projects have taken a more actively ethical stance, as experienced in Missing People.

Racism Further Damns the American Dream in the Young Vic’s ‘Death of a Salesman’

Racism Further Damns the American Dream in the Young Vic’s ‘Death of a Salesman’

An accomplished cast ignite Marianne Elliott and Miranda Cromwell's compelling production of Arthur Miller's classic, Death of a Salesman, but does making the Lomans a black family enhance Miller's intentions?

‘Dramatic Exchanges’ Offers a Delightful Epistolary History of the National Theatre

‘Dramatic Exchanges’ Offers a Delightful Epistolary History of the National Theatre

Daniel Rosenthal’s illuminating collection in Dramatic Exchanges brings together delightful exchanges by creatives in the National Theatre’s story.

‘Sleeping with Strangers’ May Be More Prurient Than Its Hollywood Subjects

‘Sleeping with Strangers’ May Be More Prurient Than Its Hollywood Subjects

In an apparent attempt to generate understanding and contextuality in film history, David Thomson only ends up perpetuating myths and stigmas against homosexuals in his latest, Sleeping with Strangers.

You Can Feel the Venue’s Heartbeat on Every Page of ‘Showtime at the Apollo’

You Can Feel the Venue’s Heartbeat on Every Page of ‘Showtime at the Apollo’

How do we measure the status of a performer's Holy Grail like the Apollo Theater in 2019? Ted Fox and James Otis Smith's beautifully realized, updated graphic history brings this rich history to life.

David Ireland’s ‘Ulster American’ Satirizes Oppressive Double Standards

David Ireland’s ‘Ulster American’ Satirizes Oppressive Double Standards

Winner of the coveted Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award in 2018, Ulster American is primed to contribute to societal narratives while lampooning contemporary injustices.

Making Troy Great Again: On Shakespeare’s ‘Troilus and Cressida’ and Trump’s Ugly Political Rhetoric

Making Troy Great Again: On Shakespeare’s ‘Troilus and Cressida’ and Trump’s Ugly Political Rhetoric

The Trump presidency is Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida made real – only it's stripped of the mythology and just lying bare and ugly for all to see.

‘Summer’ Fever: An Interview with Tony-Nominated Triple Threat Ariana DeBose

‘Summer’ Fever: An Interview with Tony-Nominated Triple Threat Ariana DeBose

Putting the sizzle in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Ariana DeBose charts her own course to Broadway stardom.