| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:15 AM
The fall music season will begin with dissent. Petitions have been circulated calling for companies that employ Russian artists, such as the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera, to protest Russian President Vladimir Putin's human rights policies,...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:15 PM
The novelty at the Hollywood Bowl Thursday night was not the dance. Nor was it Diavolo.
Curious as it may seem for so vast a venue, the Bowl once hosted ballet on a regular basis. And in recent years, the Los Angeles Philharmonic has revived the idea of...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 2:20 PM
They laughed when Leon Botstein became president of Bard College in 1975, at the very idea that a 28-year-old could enliven a venerable New York liberal arts college. They laughed in 1990 when Botstein started the Bard Music Festival, which had the...
| May 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The music of Philip Glass will be in the spotlight for the new season at the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. The 2013-14 season will feature works and productions by Glass, Robert Wilson and the critically acclaimed British theater group...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 1:16 PM
To open up “The Glass Menagerie” in Chicago — whether you're in a second-floor walk-up or a downtown showcase — is to awaken the ghosts of history.
This city never supported a needier or worthier play. There's an excellent case to...
| Mar 18, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Mark Swed reviews Eteri Andjaparidze's disappointing "Spectral Scriabin" at the Broad Stage....
| Jan 18, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Anna Deavere Smith, famed for creating one-woman, documentary theater pieces about taut social issues in which she portrays multiple people she’s interviewed, has won the $300,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, one of the most lucrative awards in...
| Feb 17, 2013
Mikhail Baryshnikov remembers studying a short story by Anton Chekhov, "Man in a Case," which was required reading in Russia when he was 14.
"I feel deeply personal towards this piece," says the actor-dancer-arts entrepreneur in his sleek modern...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 4:32 AM
“1001 Nights,” by the British theater director Tim Supple, was commissioned by Toronto’s Luminato Festival and was supposed to open on Navy Pier in Chicago June 25. TORONTO — Luminato, the festival of arts, culture and ideas that...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 11:17 AM
"The Two Foscari," starring Plácido Domingo, and a joint recital performance by Renée Fleming and Susan Graham are the highlights of L.A. Opera's 2012-13 season....
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Christopher Knight looks at the McCarthyite attack on the Eisenhower Memorial design for Washington, D.C.'s, National Mall....