The Goodman Theater’s renowned, four-act epic drama "The Iceman Cometh" is coming to the Brooklyn Academy of Music for a six-week engagement. The show stars Tony Award winners Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy in the revival of Eugene O’Neill’s portrait of hope and disillusionment.
Rodion Shchedrin’s rarely performed opera “The Enchanted Wanderer” will open up the 2015 Winter/Spring Season at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. This will be the first performance of the world-renowned St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre two-week residency at BAM.
Douglas Dunn & Dancers will present the world premiere of "Aidos" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in February. "Aidos" is a new work by Douglas Dunn and is characterized as a highly stylized and elegant piece. Douglas Dunn & Dances describe the performance as a piece that allows Aidos, the Greek goddess of shame, to appear as a split personality danced by two 6-foot-tall women: Jin Ju Song-Begin and Jessica Martineau. Their ongoing duel, juxtaposed against six more affiliated dancers, is the focal point of the general suggestion of dance display as inherently embarrassing. The beauty of the Bach Suites played live by Ha-Yang Kim and the sleek black and gold costumes by Andrew Jordan keep the mordant theme from shredding the luxuriant texture of the hour-long dance. Dunn has been dancing and choreographing for 43 years and formed Douglas Dunn & Dancers in 1976. He stands out because of his collaborations with poets, painters, sculptors, musicians, composers and playwrights to help offer the audience a multifaceted theater experience. He has set pieces for the Paris Opera Ballet and composed numerous outdoor and site-specific events. For his work, he has won many awards, including a Guggenheim, a Bessie and Chevalier in the Ordres des Arts et des Lettres.
After a four-year absence from New York, the world-renowned St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre has announced a two-week residency at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, kicking off BAM's 2015 winter/spring season.
Jazz legend, fourteen-time Grammy award winner and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Herbie Hancock opened up about his life and career in his highly anticipated memoir, Possibilities. To celebrate, Hancock and New Yorker magazine critic Sasha Frere-Jones discussed the details and answered audience prompted questions Wednesday night at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Rose Cinema as part of the Unbound: A Literary Series.
A classically trained pianist since the age of 7, Herbie Hancock did not predict his success would be in music, let alone the world of jazz. In fact, he went to college for engineering. To divulge how that pivotal change happened leading to his fourteen Grammy awards and his long anticipated memoir, 'Possibilities,' Hancock and New Yorker magazine critic Sasha Frere-Jones laid it all out in front of a nearly sold out audience on Wednesday night at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Rose Cinema as part of the Unbound: A Literary Series.
Pina Bausch’s dance company, Tanztheater Wuppertal, will bring her iconic dating ritual piece from 1978, "Kontakthof," to the Brooklyn Academy of Music through this Sunday.
Ted Hearne's latest work, "The Source," is based on Chelsea Manning's release of government documents to Wikileaks. The multimedia oratorio piece was commissioned and produced by Beth Morrison Projects and features a libretto by Mark Doten with direction by Daniel F, production design by Jim Findlay and video design by Findlay and Fish.
"The Simpsons" mastermind and "Family Guy" crossover co-conspirator Matt Groening is coming to Brooklyn this winter to, hopefully, bestow upon us his infectious smarts.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of her career, Meredith Monk is set to perform at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall and the Guild Hall starting this fall.
Like we said we would, Classicalite is pleased to share Reuters photog Andrew Winning's shots from the opening night--February 17, 2011--of 'Anna Nicole' at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Long before A&E's mess of mallards and that mess of a family on TLC were dumbing down reality television beyond whatever aesthetic marrow remained, there was 'The Anna Nicole Show.' Of course, resigned to the E! network, it, too, was pretty terrible. And yes, 'The Anna Nicole Show' was hardly a program about "reality" proper.
LIVE @ Howard Gilman Opera House, Brooklyn Academy of Music - Thursday, April 24, 2013