Theaters

Post image for To Hades and Back, with a Wailing Jazz Score

Hadestown combines and retells two classical myths — that of Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of Persephone — through a sizzling New Orleans jazz score by Anaïs Mitchell.

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Post image for This Katty and Declawed Musical About the Kardashians Is Pawful

Katdashians! Break the Musical! began 15 minutes late. If only that were its gravest error.

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Post image for Dancing to the Glacial Rhythms of Ice

“There is no surer way to be derivative than to be unaware of your history,” dancer-choreographer Jody Sperling said in a 2014 interview.

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Post image for Small Gestures of Humanity Amid the Ruins of Civilization

Science fiction is notoriously difficult to stage.

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Post image for A 1944 Dalí Backdrop Gets Its Own Surreal Circus

The archives of the Metropolitan Opera can seem like some kind of pharaonic tomb, packed as they are with theatrical treasures.

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Post image for ‘Antigone’ Meets 1970s Radical Detroit in a Work of Immersive Theater

DETROIT — The oft-repeated thesis statement of this interactive theater performance is: “The only war that matters is the war against the imagination; all other wars are subsumed in it.”

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Theaters

An Opera of Love Songs to Science

by Allison Meier on April 14, 2016

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“Maybe there’s a physicist sitting right beside you, who can explain this better than we do, but we’re in the business of art, so we’ll make a metaphor,” sings Hai-Ting Chinn in Science Fair: An Opera With Experiments.

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Post image for Six Characters in Search of a Puppetmaster

Luigi Pirandello’s iconic play Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921) is being reimagined at La MaMa this month.

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Post image for Camera Obscura: Jackie Sibblies Drury’s ‘Really’

Really by Jackie Sibblies Drury had its world premiere at Abrons Arts Center on March 18.

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Post image for An Immersive Theater Trip to a 1970s Tropical Paradise

Only minutes after walking through a hallway painted like the cabin of an airplane and handing my mock boarding pass to a charming man in a Hawaiian shirt, who greeted me with a lei, I was in a secret room getting a tarot reading.

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