One of the most poignant moments I’ve recently seen at the theatre occurs (no spoiler alert needed!) at the end of Me…Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall, which opened this past weekend at Kennedy Center’s Theater for Young Audiences.
There was reason behind the fact that I had not yet seen The Book of Mormon. The show, a pop culture lodestone and the apex theatrical event until it ran up against the wave of adoration over Hamilton, has been available for inspection since 2011. Its spell has spread near and far, selling out playhouses […]
Love is tragic and sumptuous in the Mariinsky Ballet’s La Bayadère. At the Kennedy Center this week, under director Valery Gergiev and acting ballet director Yuri Fateev, the production – its sets (by Mikhail Shishliannikov) vast, its costumes (by Yevgeny Ponomarev) sensual and splendid – has a remarkable grandeur. The very size of the company […]
This past weekend, En Garde Arts brought a new multimedia documentary theatre piece to the Kennedy Center. True to the best of its genre, Wilderness strikes right at the core with devastating and moving true stories.
Experiencing a Matthew Bourne ballet is like indulging in a whole box of Christmas crackers from Harrods – stuffed with surprises. It also reminds me of reading something by the late writer Vladimir Nabokov – yes, might we say “positively Nabokovian” – dazzling in the layers and turns of the story but always with a […]
Caravanning to the stars and beyond—to a planet of flowers somewhere at the edge of the universe—is a nice coda to a long week. Even if it is a journey designed for kids. Music, after all, is a magic meant for everyone, which is what Night Train 57: A Sensory-Friendly Folk Opera is all about.
A year-long international celebration of the life of Leonard Bernstein called “Bernstein at 100” received its official launch at a memorable, one-night-only show Bernstein on Broadway in the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theatre on September 22nd. What a magnificent life and what a spectacular opening!
Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote that “There are no second acts in American lives.” F. Scott Fitzgerald never met Barbara Cook, the beloved Broadway star and singer who passed away on August 8, 2017 at a youthful 89 years of age.
The National Tour of the Lincoln Center Theatre production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I is currently wowing audiences at the Kennedy Center, and many of its cast will be spending their downtime for a special cause.
“Any story about a world leader who realizes the only way to protect the country is not by extending walls but extending a hand of friendship to a foreigner—I find that very profound,” Jose Llana says, speaking from the touring Lincoln center production of The King and I.