Theaters

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When I first encounter the artist Lin Bo discussing his work “The Cage,” there is something about him that doesn’t sit quite right with me.

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Theaters

An Operatic Lament for the Lonely Artist

by Allison Meier on September 13, 2016

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“When we meet the very best, we have to give up,” baritone Rod Gilfry intoned in The Loser, composer David Lang’s one-act opera that debuted last week at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).

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There is hardly any dialogue in Small Mouth Sounds, a play about six weekend retreaters who have taken vows of silence.

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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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“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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Science fiction is notoriously difficult to stage.

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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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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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