Last year, without much fanfare, a new parade made its debut.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Seventy years ago this month, a production premiered on Broadway with high expectations. But despite being based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by renowned playwright Elmer Rice — with additional lyrics by Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes…
Monday, January 16, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
It may be a year and a half away, or longer. But "Broadway in New Orleans," the series at the Saenger Theatre, announced on Friday that the smash musical “Hamilton” will be part of its 2018-19 season.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
When dancer and choreographer Maritza Mercado-Narcisse needed to come up with a title for her upcoming retrospective performance at the Marigny Opera House this weekend, she drew her inspiration from the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi — the repa…
Monday, January 09, 2017
As the arts departments at the University of New Orleans sought ways to increase enrollment and funding during tough economic times, administrators and educators decided to get creative.
Sunday, January 08, 2017
A season filled with much-loved shows about gals and guys will hit the boards of Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts' 2017-18 season.
Friday, January 06, 2017
“Escape to Margaritaville,” a musical based on Jimmy Buffett’s signature song, will premiere at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans Oct. 20-28 as the kickoff to the 2017-18 East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans season.
Thursday, January 05, 2017
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
In what’s being billed as a “fusion arts event,” Loyola University alumnus David Castillo has hatched a Twelfth Night party that takes the pairing of New Orleans’ popular signifiers — food and music — to a whole other level.
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
From the silver screen to Netflix to prime time TV shows, comic culture has become established outside the borders of comic book panels. Who hasn't heard of A-listers like Superman or Wonder Woman?
Monday, December 26, 2016
New Orleans ensemble Goat in the Road Productions has been a part of the city’s theater scene since 2008, and although its connection to the city is strong — the company regularly partners with local arts and culture organizations, and the Goat in…
Thursday, December 15, 2016
A family friend of former Tulane University art professor Pat Trivigno was arrested early Thursday after she was accused of stealing more than a dozen of his paintings estimated to be worth about $1.4 million, according to New Orleans police and t…
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
At the heart of the hit musical “Jersey Boys” is the enduring appeal of pop sensations Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, a group of blue-collar kids who got their start singing under a street lamp.
Monday, December 12, 2016
Dave Chappelle and Chris Tucker are bringing their joint comedy tour to the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans on February 15, 2017.
Thursday, December 08, 2016
The Here Comes the Funny comedy show scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 8, at the University of New Orleans' Lakefront Arena has been canceled.
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Since its first iteration 11 years ago, PhotoNOLA has expanded to encompass virtually every institution that exhibits art in the city — as well as a considerable number of less traditional venues — all of which devote most of their December schedu…
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Chris Rock's Total Blackout Tour 2017, his first comedy tour in more than nine years, is slated to stop at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans on March 25.
Monday, December 05, 2016
There is much to admire in See ‘em on Stage’s ambitious but still evolving production of James Goldman’s historical drama, “The Lion in Winter,” directed with care and commitment by Christopher Bentivegna.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Last Sunday afternoon, alien sounds drifted over a rusty 15-foot-tall corrugated metal wall in a remote corner of Bywater: A high-pitched, droning hum straight out of a 1950s sci-fi film. A mish-mash of percussion. Muted and mutated trumpet blasts…
An updated adaptation of one of the best-known ballets opens the Marigny Opera Ballet’s third season Friday night at the Marigny Opera House.
"Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical," comes to the Saenger Theater this month. Audiences look forward to familiar hits like "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," while the Grinch looks forward to … being awfu…
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Rock stars and royalty, culinary kings and real-life queens: They’ve all been captured on canvas by artist Rise Delmar Ochsner.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
On a dark and dreary night, a medieval Scottish king is stabbed to death in his sleep while a guest at the castle of one of his leading vassals. This act of regicide by his host, while fulfilling the prophecy of a coven of witches, leads to more m…
Friday, November 11, 2016
If you suspect George Brant’s one-act, one-actor play “Grounded,” currently receiving a challenging but chilling production at the Southern Rep, is another routine pro-soldier, anti-war drama, you better check those preconceptions at the door.
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
“I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace,” shouts an angry, frustrated John Adams (Gary Rucker) in the Rivertown production of “1776” directed by A.J. Allegra. “Two are called a law firm — and three or more become a…
Three years, six assistants and 8,000 film clips went into the making of “The Clock,” a time-linked, video montage installation created by multimedia artist Christian Marclay. Twenty-four hours long, “The Clock” samples a century of filmed entertainment.
In the late 1840s, after enjoying success with most of his first nine operas, Giuseppe Verdi hit upon the idea of adapting some of Shakespeare’s best-known plays as operas.
“Tour Detour,” featuring noted actors Harold Sylvester and Kenneth Brown Jr. and written by New Orleans playwright Harold Ellis Clark, is receiving its world premiere in a co-production between Ashe Cultural Arts Center and HEC Communications.
Monday, November 07, 2016
“The House That Will Not Stand,” on stage through Nov. 19 at Loyola University’s Marquette Theatre, marks the directorial debut of professor Laura Hope in her new role as chairwoman of Loyola’s Department of Theater Arts and Dance and artistic dir…
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Monday, October 31, 2016
“Freud’s Last Session,” running through Nov. 20 at Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré, is a two-character play that imagines a fictional meeting between psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and a young C.S. Lewis, the author and theologian best known for “The…
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
New Orleans has never lacked for haunted houses, especially during the run-up to Halloween, when long-standing favorites like the House of Shock and the Mortuary have been packing them in for years.
This powerful one-woman show follows an Air Force fighter pilot whose unexpected pregnancy has her reassigned to an air-conditioned trailer near Las Vegas where she maneuvers remote-control drones in Afghanistan.