| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 1, 2011
| 10:07 AM
TORONTO — Luminato, the festival of arts, culture and ideas that just concluded in Canada's largest city, has only been held for four years. But this citywide extravaganza already attracts a collective audience in excess of 1 million and spends...
| Oct 16, 2011
The extraordinary workmanship on display in "Il Teatro alla Moda — Theater in Fashion" in Beverly Hills makes it easy to understand why Italy's haute couture fashion scene was once as revered as that of France.
The exhibition, which runs through...
| Sep 11, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Leading lighting designer Jennifer Tipton turns 73 on Saturday, and sheâll probably spend her birthday working. The two-time Tony winner keeps an intense schedule, trekking the globe to collaborate with the likes of Robert Wilson, Placido Domingo and...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Metropolitan Opera announces lineup for 2011-12 season...
| Mar 20, 2011
| 9:32 PM
Mark Swed reviews Philip Glass' "Akhnaten" at Long Beach Opera...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Mark Swed reviews Long Beach Opera's Southern California premiere of David Lang's mysterious "The Difficulty of Crossing a Field."...