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  • Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2024

    92nd Season Runs Nine Weeks

    By: Pillow - Feb 20th, 2024

    The nine companies to perform for one week each in the Ted Shawn Theatre are, in chronological order: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, The Royal Ballet of the United Kingdom, Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Social Tango Project, MOMIX, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Parsons Dance, Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, and Dance Theatre of Harlem.

  • Foreverness of Plastic by Artist Robin Frohardt

    Co-Produced by WTF and MASS MoCA

    By: WTF - Feb 20th, 2024

    Williamstown Theatre Festival announces The Plastic Bag Store, produced by MASS MoCA in association with WTF, opening May 9. Created by artist Robin Frohardt and produced by Pomegranate Arts, this immersive, multimedia experience will be open from May 9 through September 2 in MASS MoCA’s Building 1.

  • 10x10 New Play Festival

    Thirteenth Version at Barrington Stage Company

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 20th, 2024

    During the dead of winter yet again, for the thirteenth time, we embraced 10x10 New Play Festival at Barrington Stage Company. At least for a matinee we woke from hibernation to embrace the treat of arts in the Berkshires.

  • Emancipation: The Unfinished Project of Liberation

    Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)

    By: WCMA - Feb 19th, 2024

    In conjunction with the 160th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) will present newly commissioned and recent works by Sadie Barnette, Alfred Conteh, Maya Freelon, Hugh Hayden, Letitia Huckaby, Jeffrey Meris, and Sable Elyse Smith in a new exhibition visualizing Black freedom, agency, and the legacy of the Civil War today and beyond.

  • Rigoletto

    Opera San Jose's Powerful Production of Verdi Masterpiece

    By: Victor Cordell - Feb 15th, 2024

    The jester Rigoletto's life is dedicated to the care and safety of his daughter, Gilda. When she is kidnapped and compromised by his employer, the Duke of Mantua, he plans revenge but is also cursed by the father of another victim of the Duke's lechery. His plans backfire catastrophically. The glorious opera receives a powerful treatment.

  • The Garbologists

    TheaterWorks Hartford

    By: Karen Isaacs - Feb 19th, 2024

    The playwright points out that sanitation people often feel “invisible” to the people whose garbage they pick up. In the same way, both Marlowe and Danny feel they have become invisible.

  • Corpus Evita

    West Bay Opera Performs 2006 Grammy Nominee

    By: Victor Cordell - Feb 17th, 2024

    The composer and librettist both grew up in Argentina during Juan Peron's return to power and his third wife Isabel's ascension to the presidency on his death. Employing magical realism, the ghost of Evita, Juan's second wife beloved by the people, looms over Isabel, who fails to capture a similar relationship, despite the machinations of her advisor, Ministro. Lush neo-romantic music and Argentina's dramatic political events in the last half of the 20th century drive this beautifully produced rendition.

  • The Cancellation of Lauren Fein

    World Premiere at Palm Beach Dramaworks

    By: Aaron Krause - Feb 18th, 2024

    Christopher Demos-Brown's suspenseful play, "The Cancellation of Lauren Fein" is experiencing a riveting world premiere production at Palm Beach Dramaworks in West Palm Beach. The production runs through Feb. 25. Demand for tickets was high, so Palm Beach Dramaworks extended the production of the timely and layered play by a few performances.

  • Days of Wine and Roses

    Studio 54 through April 28

    By: Karen Isaacs - Feb 16th, 2024

    The musical is based on the teleplay by JP Miller and the Warner Brothers film, all with the same name. The 1958 Playhouse 90 production starred Cliff Robertson and Piper Laurie. The 1962 film starred Jack Lemon and Lee Remick.

  • 2024 Boston Pops season, May 10–June 8

    Under Baton of Keith Lockhart

    By: BSO - Feb 14th, 2024

    The Boston Pops’ 138th season opens on May 10 and 11 with one of the great entertainers of our time, Harry Connick Jr., singing American Songbook classics. Returning to the Pops for the first time since 2001, Connick performs in what will be the 35th anniversary year of the release of the When Harry Met Sally soundtrack that earned him his first Grammy Award and went multi-platinum. He joins Maestro Lockhart, who is in his 29th year leading the Pops, making him its second longest-serving conductor since the Pops was founded in 1885, after Arthur Fiedler. 

  • Anatevka at Komische Oper, Berlin

    Better known as Fiddler on the Roof

    By: Angelika Jansen - Feb 17th, 2024

    Most people know the story of Tevye, the milkman, as 'Fiddler on the Roof.' What started in the1960's as a sensational Broadway musical by Jerome Robbins, has kept all of its allure. 'Anatevka,' here named after the location of the action, is still the wonderful same.

  • Love, Loss and Waffles

    Mona Pirnot’s I Love You So Much I Could Die

    By: Jessica Robinson - Feb 14th, 2024

    Running approximately 65 minutes without intermission, I Love You So Much I Could Die isn’t just theater, it’s an experience. The fact that I found it disturbing is a compliment to the playwright because she made me feel something, even though that something was emotionally unsettling. As Edward Albee said: “if the theater must bring us only what we can comfortably relate to, let us stop going entirely and sit in our rooms and contemplate our paunchy middles.”  

  • Stormin Norman’s Barbecue

    Just Off 1-95 in Kenly, N.C.

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 12th, 2024

    During our epic road trip to and from Florida we sniffed out barbecue. By default, we enjoyed many Mexican restaurants. In a hamlet off 1-95 we enjoyed authentic North Carolina grub at Stormin Norman's Barbecue.

  • Barrington Stage Celebrates Black History Month

    Free Event February 26

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 13th, 2024

    Barrington Stage Company’s Black Voices Matter Program is proud to present “Black History: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future” on Monday, February 26 at 6:00pm at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center (36 Linden St.)  

  • Rhapsody in Blue 100th

    Link to Berkshire Jazz Performance

    By: Ed Bride - Feb 12th, 2024

    Berkshires Jazz got a jump on the centennial phenomenon last April, presenting the remarkable pianist Ted Rosenthal with the equally remarkable advanced strings ensemble from Kids 4 Harmony.  

  • Environmental Artist Harry Bartnick

    Launches Evocative Website

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 09th, 2024

    Harry Bartnick is a realist painter whose modernist aesthetic is deeply rooted in traditions of classicism. He refreshes and refines his vision through annual visits to Europe particularly the ruins of Italy. In recent years that has evolved into aerial depictions of nature ravaged by industrial and residential development. While framed as environmental commentary the works have an uncanny beauty that evoke a range of responses. Following a template, the artist has launched a website for his extensive and unique oeuvre.

  • Florida State Bird

    Raindancer Steak House in West Palm Beach

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 10th, 2024

    Since 1975 Raindancer Steak House in West Palm Beach has been serving the Florida clan of the rich and elegant. With a fabulous vintage jazz soundtrack we enjoyed exquisite fine dining. The more so as we arrived in time for the Early Bird special menu.

  • Seiji Ozawa at 88

    Former Music Director Laureate of BSO

    By: BSO - Feb 09th, 2024

    With great sorrow, the Boston Symphony Orchestra announces the death of its beloved Music Director Laureate, Seiji Ozawa. The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s longest-serving conductor, holding the title of Music Director for 29 years (1973–2002), Maestro Ozawa died February 6, 2024, in Tokyo. He was 88 years old.

  • Simona’s Search at Hartford Stage

    World Preimere Needs Work

    By: Karen Isaacs - Feb 07th, 2024

    Simona’s Search is worth seeing, even if you finally conclude that it needs improvement. Less monologue would help, as would having someone point out that Simona’s conclusions may be wrong. The only person who does that, her thesis director, is so blatantly sexist and demeaning that the audience immediately discounts that position.

  • Pigout in West Palm Beach

    Park Avenue Barbecue and Grill

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 08th, 2024

    A month of dining on the road has its ups and downs. Mostly when turning off for the night there is a range of chains. Now and then we got lucky with diners, drive-ins and dives.

  • Prayer for the French Republic

    Manhattan Theatre Club

    By: Karen Isaacs - Feb 08th, 2024

    Prayer for the French Republic is thought-provoking, but last season’s  Leopoldstadt, which addresses many of the same themes, is a better work.  

  • My Home on the Moon

    SF Playhouse Dramedy About Soup and Artificial Intelligence

    By: Victor Cordell - Feb 06th, 2024

    A Vietnamese soup shop verges on closure when it "wins a grant" from a mysterious company that offers to pay to implement a new marketing strategy to revive the business. A consultant's program includes an unlikely and unseemly advertising campaign, but it works. Or does it?

  • The Golden Cockerel at Komische Oper, Berlin

    Der Goldene Hahn by N. Rimsky-Korsakov

    By: Angelika Jansen - Jan 31st, 2024

    Barrie Kosky, former director at the Komische Oper, Berlin, directed Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's last opera "Der Goldene Hahn" (The Golden Cockerel) at the Schiller Theater, the temporary house of the Komische Oper during its renovation.

  • Cult of Love at Berkeley Rep

    Awesome Treatment of Leslye Headland's Seventh Deadly Sin - Pride

    By: Victor Cordell - Feb 02nd, 2024

    The Dahls raised their children in the "Christian way," and Christmas homecoming celebrated by food and song is a great family tradition. But as adults the four offspring have deviated from the parents' hopes - among them a lesbian, a pathological believer, a recovering addict, and a lost sheep. When singing together, they seem the idyllic family, but when the music stops, the fractures appear. Despite the holiday setting, this is not a Christmas play.

  • Suzanne Valadon at Norton Gallery

    Hidden Gem in Stunning Collection

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jan 29th, 2024

    The young Suzanne Valadon was the favorite model and lover of Renoir. She learned much in his studio and for some 40 years pursued her own work. One of which is a gem which we encountered at Norton Gallery in Palm Beach.

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