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  • By Margaret Hall | January 25, 2023

    The Tony-nominated actor gets existential: about sobriety, making peace with the past, and embracing the unknown.

  • By Margaret Hall | June 9, 2022

    The Off-Broadway musical will complete its run at Playhouse 46 June 13.

  • By Leah Putnam | March 11, 2022

    The actors discussed some of the expectations and challenges that come with playing The Bard’s complicated Moor of Venice.

  • By Olivia Clement | June 12, 2019
    The Hamilton creator discusses his latest project and his love of his favorite uptown neighborhood.
  • By Robert Viagas | October 2, 2017
    He started as a clerk and now co-owns the Broadway institution, celebrating its centenary.
  • By Mark Burford | December 24, 2015
    "A sing along is just taking that excitement one step further ..."
  • By | December 23, 2015
    Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonatoled a series of master classes for young artists in Carnegie Hall's Resnick Education Wing.
  • By Barrymore Laurence Scherer | July 15, 2015
    Joan of arc, who has represented an array of qualities over centuries, is the center of this month's Philharmonic theatrical extravaganza, June 10 _13, starring oscarwinner Marion Cotillard.
  • By Daniel Cappello | June 20, 2015
    Though no English writer would dare try to improve upon William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, certain adaptations, especially in other art forms, can take on such a life of their own that they become: like the play itself: so consummate, it seems hard to imagine the world without them. Perhaps this was never truerthan in the case of Kenneth MacMillan's 1965 balletic masterpiece of the same title, which is currently celebrating 50 splendid years.
  • By | April 26, 2015
    In the new exhibition Sinatra: An American Icon, visitors will have a chance to look deeper into the life and legacy of Frank Sinatra.
  • By David Clarke | March 3, 2015
    If the phrase "American Songbook" only conjures up names likeGershwin, Kern, Ellington, or Styne, it's time to experience American Songbook in the Penthouse.
  • By Fred Plotkin | February 20, 2015
    Audiences who are passionate about vocal recitals have already marked their calendars for the return of Lincoln Center's Art of the Song series at Alice Tully Hall.
  • By | February 4, 2015
    What shapes the breadth and scope of Cal Performances' programming?
  • By Luke Crisell | January 22, 2015
    Dustin Yellin moves like he talks, which is to say: extremely fast.
  • By Randy Nordschow | March 15, 2008
    Eternally apt performance artist Laurie Anderson - appearing at Zankel Hall on March 26 - reveals new searing ruminations on America.
  • By Dwight Garner | December 22, 2007
    In its tenth year (which runs Jan. 23 through March 1), Lincoln Center's series looks to the cusps of American song.
  • By Susan Jackson | November 21, 2007
    Lincoln Center continues to make its campus accessible to the disabled.
  • By Carl R. Cunningham | August 20, 2007
    Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera took a great leap forward in 1987 with the opening of their new home.
  • By Joy Goodwin | August 12, 2007
    Lincoln Center launches its 2007-08 season with a month of remarkable music — and the 45th New York Film Festival.
  • By Jeremy D. Birch | August 4, 2007
    The Kennedy Center celebrates the new season this September with a month of music, theater, dance, and fun events for all ages.
  • By Eric Myers | July 12, 2007
    "There should be a fountainhead in the city for music and art, and it seems to me that [New York] City Center fills that need." (Leonard Bernstein, 1945)
  • By Harry Haun | July 6, 2007
    Argentina, Chile, Mexico, and Spain are represented among the Spanish-language events at the 2007 Lincoln Center Festival.
  • By Robert Johnson | June 25, 2007
    The 2007 edition of Lincoln Center Out of Doors celebrates the fabulous '60s all through the month of August.
  • By Pat Kinney | June 12, 2007
    One of Japan's leading Kabuki players, Nakamura Kanzaburo XVIII, returns with his troupe to Lincoln Center Festival in July.
  • By John Donohue | May 24, 2007
    After nearly two decades on Josie Robertson Plaza, Midsummer Night Swing (which starts its 2007 season on June 19) is more popular than ever.
  • By Charlotte Kaiser Weinberg | March 25, 2007
    Lincoln Center marks the upcoming transformation of Alice Tully Hall with "Good Night, Alice", a gala concert on April 30.
  • By Robin Tabachnik | March 2, 2007
    As the New York Philharmonic presents four concert performances of the classic Lerner & Loewe musical, March 7-10, our correspondent talks with stars Kelsey Grammer and Marni Nixon.
  • By David Pratt | February 25, 2007
    A look at the children's education programs of the Lincoln Center Institute, which holds its annual benefit gala on February 27.
  • By Anthony DeCurtis | January 29, 2007
    David Byrne's Perspectives concerts at Carnegie Hall in February defy cultural and musical boundaries.
  • By Amanda Mitchell-Boyask | January 12, 2007
    Philadelphia's Academy of Music, America's first opera house, turns 150 years old in January 2007.
  • By Matthew Westphal | January 2, 2007
    Opera getting discussed on the evening news — who would have thought that would happen? It did in 2006, more than once. (Sometimes it was even good news.)
  • By Matthew Westphal, Matt Blank | January 2, 2007
    Among the distinguished figures in classical music and dance who passed away in 2006, it's the leading ladies who come most to mind.
  • By | November 18, 2006
    Alan Gilbert has a growing reputation as a conductor who makes sparks fly, both on the concert podium and in the opera pit. This was highlighted this past season, when he received ecstatic reviews following an unscheduled debut with the Berlin Philharmonic, as well as raves for the two new productions he conducted at Santa Fe Opera. Of the former, a critic for the Berliner Morgenpost called Gilbert's performances "the embodiment of a conducting 'event'."
  • By Robert Sandla | November 12, 2006
    A Q&A with Barbara Cook, who makes a grand return to Carnegie Hall this season, beginning on November 18.
  • By John Ardoin | October 31, 2006
    Dainty musician, foul-mouthed child-man, something in-between — who was the real Mozart? John Ardoin paints a thoughtful portrait.
  • By Marion Lignana Rosenberg | October 24, 2006
    Magdalena Kozenš brings her sensational artistry to Lincoln Center's Great Performers series in November.
  • By | September 27, 2006
    VSA arts and the Kennedy Center pay tribute to emerging artists with disabilities who are pursuing a career in the arts.
  • By Andrew Clevenger | August 5, 2006
    Lincoln Center Out of Doors kindles the spirit of play in audiences of all ages.
  • By Vivien Schweitzer | August 1, 2006
    The 2006 Mostly Mozart Festival begins tonight in truly regal fashion — with a pair of Coronations: Festival music director Louis Langr_e conducts a gala concert program consisting of the "Coronation" Concerto (featuring pianist Garrick Ohlsson) and the "Coronation" Mass.
  • By Robert Johnson | June 18, 2006
    In August, Lincoln Center Out of Doors launches a monthlong celebration of the blues.
  • By Joy Chutz | June 12, 2006
    Joy Chutz looks at a new piece of public art on display at Lincoln Center this summer.
  • By Robin Tabachnik | April 8, 2006
    Lincoln Center Festival celebrates a decade of art on the edge.
  • By Marty Lipp | January 27, 2006
    Great Performers unveils a new series of hour-long, late-night concerts at the Allen Room in Frederick P. Rose Hall.
  • By Ben Mattison, Emily Quinn | January 4, 2006
    Soprano Victoria de los Angeles, beloved for her portrayal of Carmen, died in 2005, as did the powerful diva Ghena Dimitrova. David Diamond and George Rochberg, two 20th-century composers who maintained an ear for melody, also died.
  • By Adele Zydel-Harris | December 15, 2005
    Adele Zydel-Harris looks at the delicate process of maintaining the art in Lincoln Center's plazas.
  • By Brian Scott Lipton | November 28, 2005
    Lincoln Center's American Songbook series warms up for another exciting and eclectic season.
  • By Jeremy D. Birch | November 23, 2005
    The Kennedy Center's state-of-the-art Family Theater opens next month.
  • By Tiffany Kuo | October 8, 2005
    The Juilliard School launches a starry centennial season.
  • By Ken Smith | October 2, 2005
    This month the Kennedy Center presents the largest celebration of Chinese performing arts in American history.
  • By Jane Gottlieb | September 7, 2005
    A new exhibit at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts reveals the remarkable history of The Juilliard School, which marks its 100th anniversary this year.
  • By Jeremy D. Birch | August 25, 2005
    The Kennedy Center celebrates the new season with three weeks of music, theater, dance, and fun events for all ages.
  • By Susan Jackson | August 10, 2005
    The Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival presents its annual Homemade Instrument Day.
  • By Jennifer Barger | July 20, 2005
    The Kennedy Center launches a new $125 million arts education initiative.
  • By Ken Smith | July 11, 2005
    Director Robert Wilson returns to Lincoln Center with a stirring epic from Indonesia, in the New York State Theater, July 13 _16.
  • By Robert Johnson | June 27, 2005
    Lincoln Center Out of Doors celebrates its 35th anniversary starting August 13.
  • By Robin Tabachnik | April 1, 2005
    Lincoln Center Festival unveils its 2005 season.
  • By Gino Francesconi | December 1, 2004
    Carnegie Hall archivist Gino Francesconi looks back at the history of grand charity balls at the hall.
  • By Gino Francesconi | September 1, 2004
    One hundred years of recorded sound at Carnegie Hall.
  • By Robert Johnson | August 1, 2004
    Dancers and musicians from the Pacific Rim gather at Lincoln Center Out of Doors in August.
  • By Shirley Fleming | June 1, 2004
    Carnegie Hall unveils a powerful 2004-2005 season.

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