Chicago Opera Theater to Stream Chicago Premiere of Daniel Catán’s La hija de Rappaccini April 2021 Production at Field Museum Marks 10-Year Anniversary of Composer’s Death As COVID-19 restrictions continue, Chicago Opera Theater is changing the digital production slated for April 24 from the previously announced Il Postino to La hija de Rappaccini, composed by Daniel Catán […]

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WHAT’S STREAMING: CLASSICAL March 3-27, 2012 Wednesday, March 3 at 6:00 p.m. ET Pianist Jonathan Biss joins violinist Mark Steinberg & cellist Marcy Rosen to play Schubert in recital live-streamed by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society Three months after performing together in a special Beethoven 250 program, pianist Jonathan Biss, violinist Mark Steinberg, and cellist Marcy Rosen reunite […]

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THE BEST FILM ADAPTATIONS OF THE CLASSICS Most of the time, when you ask someone how a movie was that’s based on a book that they’ve read before, you’ll hear them say that the book was better. This is the case in most of today’s movie adaptations, where a long and brilliantly written novel is […]

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FREE ONLINE ANNIVERSARY EVENT ON MARCH 8 INCLUDES SONDHEIM Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins premiered Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons on December 18, 1990, and closed on February 16, 1991, after 73 performances. With sharp characters and fabulous songs, the simple premise has nine people who have tried to kill or who actually have killed […]

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The world premiere of The Joffrey Ballet’s Boléro, filmed at the Gerald Arpino Black Box Theatre, has been playing since last Friday. Now it has been extended, and I highly recommend a viewing via the Joffrey’s YouTube channel. Boléro is without question the most extraordinary, sensuous, exhilarating virtual event since the COVID-19 shutdown. At the center […]

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THE HISTORY OF CINEMA IS A HISTORY OF US In A Chronology of Film, Ian Haydn Smith takes on the history of Cinema (and incidentally the history of the world) from the late nineteenth century to the present.  As befits the recounting of a primarily visual medium, the book is a visual treat with a […]

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CAESAR THE MOMENT Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeare’s best known and most oft-quoted plays, chronicling the political and moral crisis of Brutus and his fellow conspirators as they plot to murder Caesar to prevent a dictatorship. First performed in 1599, this timeless play examines the razor-thin line between power and corruption, duty and ambition, […]

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Broadway Backwards Makes Virtual Premiere on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Broadway Backwards will take a hopeful, musical look toward life post-pandemic in its first virtual edition set to stream with a bevy of Broadway’s best at 8 pm Eastern on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Broadway Backwards (#broadwaybackwards) is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, […]

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THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY 29th SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT The Road Theatre Company takes a sharp turn off the beaten path for their 2021 season. Pulling out of a year that turned many artistic avenues into dead ends, The Road is bringing some of Los Angeles’s best intimate theatre across the country and around the world in […]

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PACIFIC SYMPHONY RETURNS TO THE STAGE Join Pacific Symphony online for the inaugural performances from the stage of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall! Symphony Thursdays @7pm will be streamed on Pacific Symphony’s YouTube channel, Facebook page and on their website. Individual events will remain available for online viewing for 30 days. Livestream FAQs to enhance your virtual […]

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