Raúl Esparza was waiting for fried chicken and talking about the mystery of existence. “The most beautiful thing about the play, and what moves me every night, has to do with humanity’s search for something greater than themselves,” he said. “Some sense of fitting in, whether it’s in time, whether it’s a sense of history.” Read More
Director Michael Greif’s works have addressed AIDS, mental illness, poverty and self-delusion.
And those are just the musicals.
Brooklyn-born, Mr. Greif has directed Rent, Grey Gardens and Next to Normal on Broadway, to considerable acclaim–Tony nominations for each–and, in the case of Rent, a robust 13-year run. He’s also the director of the current revival Read More
It’s a famous image. Merce Cunningham, chair strapped to his back, suspended in the air, somehow peaceful, not a hair out of place, effortless. His signature: the eerily calm upper torso. The image is from a dance called Antic Meet. It’s a 1958 collaboration between Cunningham and his close friend, artist Robert Rauschenberg, staged to Read More
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala is perhaps the institution’s most famous and most glamorous event, New York’s version of the Oscars. The event, a million-dollar fund-raiser for the Met, is planned out months, sometimes more than a year, in advance.
But when 40-year-old British designer Alexander McQueen committed suicide last February, the Read More
When David Foster Wallace hanged himself with a black belt and his arms bound by duct tape on the patio of his home in Claremont, Calif., on Sept. 12, 2008, he had published a history of the concept of infinity, three collections of short stories, two books of essays and two novels. The last of Read More
With warmer weather comes the heat. Here are some of the fresher faces in theater, opera, dance, the visual arts, film and television–the ones people will be talking about this spring.
David Lomeli, singer
Nemorino, The Elixir of Love
New York City Opera
March 22 to April 9
In this production of Donizetti’s Elixir of Read More