Theater

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei turns to opera with ‘Turandot’

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei turns to opera with ‘Turandot’

Published 21/06/2019

ROME (Reuters) - Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, known for his politically charged contemporary works, will try his hand at opera by directing “Turandot”, which is [more…]

Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96

Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96

Published 15/06/2019

ROME (Reuters) - Franco Zeffirelli, who directed the world’s greatest opera singers and brought Shakespeare to the cinema-going masses, has died. He was 96. In [more…]

‘Hadestown,’ Cranston win big at Tonys, ‘Ferryman’ best play

‘Hadestown,’ Cranston win big at Tonys, ‘Ferryman’ best play

Published 10/06/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - “Hadestown,” a folk opera about a young couple’s dark trek to the underworld, topped Broadway’s Tony awards on Sunday winning eight [more…]

Factbox: Key nominees for the 2019 Tony awards

Factbox: Key nominees for the 2019 Tony awards

Published 10/06/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Tony awards honoring the best of Broadway theater take place in New York on Sunday, hosted by James Corden. Following [more…]

Factbox: Key winners at the 2019 Tony awards

Factbox: Key winners at the 2019 Tony awards

Published 10/06/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Tony awards honoring the best of Broadway theater were handed out in New York on Sunday, hosted by James Corden. [more…]

Mars invades: Jeff Wayne’s ‘The War of the Worlds’ goes interactive

Mars invades: Jeff Wayne’s ‘The War of the Worlds’ goes interactive

Published 31/05/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Twenty-first-century Londoners will be transported back to the late 19th century of H.G. Wells’ “The War of the Worlds” to join a [more…]

Henry VIII’s first wife, Catherine of Aragon, in spotlight in new show

Henry VIII’s first wife, Catherine of Aragon, in spotlight in new show

Published 03/05/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - English Tudor king Henry VIII and his six wives are a staple tale of costume dramas - now a new television series [more…]

Syria’s last shadow puppeteer hopes to save his art

Syria’s last shadow puppeteer hopes to save his art

Published 04/12/2018

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - The last shadow puppeteer in Damascus lost most of his equipment to war and endured life as a refugee in Lebanon, but [more…]

Cher, Reba McEntire and ‘Hamilton’ creators shine at Kennedy Center…

Cher, Reba McEntire and ‘Hamilton’ creators shine at Kennedy Center…

Published 03/12/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cher, Reba McEntire, and the creators of the Broadway musical “Hamilton” — superstars of the entertainment world — gathered in Washington on [more…]

Play depicts Lebanon as building at risk of collapse

Play depicts Lebanon as building at risk of collapse

Published 29/11/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The squabbling residents of a dilapidated building at risk of collapse serve as an allegory for Lebanon’s political and religious divisions in [more…]