Thursday, January 7, 2016
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London is marking the 400th anniversary of the bard's death with a "Wonder Season" of some of his most famous plays.
Monday, January 4, 2016
Historic Charleston in the southeastern U.S. state of South Carolina is a large focus of this spring's 40th edition of the Spoleto Festival USA, from glimpses of the city in the iconic opera "Porgy and Bess" to the tragedy of the Emanuel AME Church shootings.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) embarks on its first major tour of China in 2016, presenting the Bard's history plays about bloodshed, honor and kingship in medieval England to a new and potentially vast audience.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
"We've been tricked, my brother," says Reda in the final terrifying minutes of "Jihad," a short play ripped from the headlines about the odyssey of three young Muslims from the streets of Brussels to the horrors of Islamic State-inspired martyrdom in Syria.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
The Tevye who first emerges in the latest revival of "Fiddler on the Roof" is wearing a modern winter jacket and reads the opening lines tentatively, as if from a history book. Then he strips off the jacket and melts into 1905.
Monday, December 21, 2015
How can opera thrive in the modern era of instant and free entertainment? The solution, say two leading US artists, is to expose people when they least expect it.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
If we could leave our memories behind after death, would that make us immortal?
Saturday, December 12, 2015
To those who question why a revival of "The Color Purple" is back on Broadway after its predecessor closed there only in 2008, the answer is two words, and it may not be the two words you expect.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Quentin Tarantino has nothing on William Shakespeare -- there are 74 onstage deaths in the Bard's plays, according to a British theater company which said Thursday it would perform them all in a new show.