As always, the two big companies wheel into Lincoln Center and overlap between April 29 (City Ballet Opening Night Gala) and July 10 (ABT’s final Romeo and Juliet).
ABT is also unveiling a production of John Neumeier’s full-evening The Lady of the Camellias from 1978. It’s not up my alley, but it may be up Read More
On a recent weekend at Carnegie Hall, the young cellist Alisa Weilerstein had been assigned to the Maestro Suite. It’s a comfortable but somewhat unnerving place. When you’re inside, it’s hard to forget the grand, intimidating tradition of conductors who have performed there. Faded glamour shots of Erich Leinsdorf, Leonard Bernstein and other legends glare Read More
We pick the best in culture this season, from movies and TV to music, theater, and more Read More
Bryan Cranston woke up on the morning of Wednesday, March 24, and went for a long run over the Williamsburg Bridge and back. Then he ate lunch, did some writing for a new children’s show he’s working on for Nickelodeon and popped into the bar at Soho’s Crosby Street Hotel, where he was staying, for Read More
Stark Sands probably never thought of himself as a casting director’s go-to choice for a young GI. But take a glance at the 31-year-old Dallas native’s résumé and a pattern emerges: He’s played military men in Flags of Our Fathers and HBO’s Generation Kill, and in 2007 he garnered a Tony nomination for his role Read More
One night in November 2009, at Damon Dash’s short-lived Tribeca basement venue, Under 100, Alexis Krauss, one-half of the buzzy Brooklyn noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells, walked up to her microphone stand and stood timidly before her audience. Derek Miller, the band’s guitarist, songwriter and beat-maker, was right next to her, bouncing on the balls of Read More
“I’m sure they told you,” the baritone Thomas Hampson said recently with a smile. “If you ask me a question, I’ll go on.” It’s true. There are some people who speak in sentences. Others speak in paragraphs. Mr. Hampson, 54, speaks–his big blue eyes staring at you–in pages.
He loves to talk about the things Read More
April may be the cruelest month for some, but in Hollywood-land, it’s the start of the big-big blockbuster season that will keep theaters stocked up on exploding 3-D robots, superheroes and star-studded comedies through September. But on April 30, nestled amid clashing titans and ass-kicking comic-book characters, comes a much smaller movie that would be Read More
“Bugsy Siegel. As soon as I thought of it, I knew that was my story,” Melissa Barak said. She was speaking of her newest, yet-to-be-titled City Ballet commission-which will premiere in the company’s spring season, on June 5. Though Ms. Barak left the New York City ballet in 2007 to join the newly formed Los Read More