When Pepe Romero was born in 1944, his home nation of Spain was reeling from the aftermath of a bloody civil war and the even more devastating conflagration raging in the rest of Europe.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Everyone knows the postcard-perfect view of New Orleans: a streetcar making its way down the oak-canopied length of St. Charles Avenue at twilight, the steady splash of a paddleboat along the Mississippi River, a piping hot bowl of gumbo.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Despite its name, “The Birds,” by Irish dramatist Conor McPherson, is not a retelling of Hitchcock’s classic horror flick. The play, which premiered in Dublin in 2009, is more akin to a sequel, picking up the action where Hitchcock left off.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
“The Birds,” a psychological thriller by Irish dramatist Conor McPherson, darkens the doors of the Theatre at St. Claude beginning Friday through May 27.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
NOLA Project returns to the New Orleans Museum of Art's Besthoff Sculpture Garden this week with “The Spider Queen” (Through May 28), a new work written by NOLA Project company members James Bartelle and Alex Martinez Wallace.
Monday, May 08, 2017
Director Gary Rucker’s brightly spirited production of “Bye Bye Birdie” delivers what Rivertown does best — entertain with spirited singers, sprightly choreography and actors that twinkle while striking the perfect balance between satire and sincerity.
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
There is bound to be a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on in “Bye Bye Birdie,” recipient of four 1961 Tony Awards including Best Musical and widely considered the first rock ’n’ roll Broadway musical.
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
A bit of pixie dust will be headed to the Saenger Theatre Tuesday when the national touring company of "Finding Neverland The Musical" finds a place to land on Canal Street
“Ain’t Misbehavin’,” on stage Friday to June 25 at BB’s Stage Door Canteen at the National WWII Museum, pays tribute to legendary jazz musician Fats Waller.
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
The wonderful, wizarding ways of J.K. Rowling's favorite young magician will cast a spell over the audience when the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra joins the fun for two performances of the movie that started it all.
With Jammin’ on Julia falling on the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, music fans who also want to keep up with the contemporary visual arts scene may have to make some tough choices.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
As a Lafayette teenager in the early 1970s, visual artist Francis X. Pavy fell under the spell of pioneering New Orleans funk band the Meters. While still in high school, he saw multiple performances, and Meters records were around the house.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
2017 marks Molly McGuire’s fifth year doing the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. A bass guitarist, she has recorded with Frank Black, opened for The Eagles of Death Metal and performed with Queens of the Stone Age. But the multi-instrumenta…
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Ten years ago, sculptor Takashi Horisaki peeled off the 10 layers of latex rubber and cheesecloth he’d painted onto a partially collapsed shotgun house on Caffin Avenue in the Lower 9th Ward. To create them had taken two months of work, 200 gallon…
Friday, April 21, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
When Andrew Brader auditioned for Complexions Contemporary Ballet in New York three years ago, the company’s co-founder, Dwight Rhoden, was impressed.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Jim Gaffigan has rescheduled his Saturday performance due to a family emergency, according to a tweet by the comedian. He'll be in New Orleans in November instead.
Monday, April 17, 2017
When “Jim Steg: New Work” opened at the New Orleans Museum of Art a few weeks ago, viewers were treated to the odd sight of an inflatable camouflaged tank in the austere setting of the museum’s neoclassical Great Hall.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Profanity has never been rendered with such hilarity as in Robert Askins’ pitch-black comedy “Hand to God,” receiving a deft production by the Storyville Collective at the Theatre at St. Claude and smartly directed by Michael McKelvey.
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Early discussions about staging a “nautical visual presentation” of composer Yotam Haber’s “New Water Music” imagined a procession of canoes on Bayou St. John.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
A lot of art these days is full of big words and big concepts, much of it strident in tone as it attempts to deal with big issues of race, class, power, and politics.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
“Hand to God,” Robert Askins’ wildly popular black comedy about a demonically possessed hand puppet that terrorizes a Christian puppet ministry, is receiving its local premiere by the Storyville Collective.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
“I think you discover things by writing,” said Neil Simon in an interview with Michiko Kakutani for The New York Times, regarding his semi-autobiographical trilogy that began with “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and ended with “Broadway Bound."
Monday, March 27, 2017
“The estate won’t be divided until hell freezes over!” declares octogenarian Stella, the formidable family matriarch to members of her offspring itching to get their share of inheritance immediately.
In 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was beaten to death in Money, Mississippi, supposedly after calling a white woman “baby.”
In Flannery O’Connor’s short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” a salty Southern grandmother turns suddenly soft when she’s held at gunpoint by a fugitive called The Misfit.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Along with the usual roster of all-star authors, master classes and panel discussions, this year’s Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival will once again include a broad selection of theatrical offerings by — and inspired by — Tennessee …
Horton Foote, the prolific Southern playwright extraordinaire, recipient of two Academy Awards (screenplays for “To Kill a Mocking Bird” and “Tender Mercies,”) and a Pulitzer Prize (“A Young Man from Atlanta”) is celebrated for his gentle but unfl…
During the height of The Beatles’ popularity in the mid-1960s, hundreds of thousands saw the Fab Four live on one of their three North American tours.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Coming at the end of the so-called Disney Renaissance, the 1999 animated film “Tarzan” followed blockbusters like “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Lion King.” By then, Disney’s movie-to-musical machine had been firmly established, and the transitio…
Thursday, March 16, 2017
1. WHAT IS IT? Depression glass is a molded glass product made from the mid-1920s, through the 1930s, and into the very early 1940s. World War II put an end to most of the manufacturing because the factories were used to make other items and mater…
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film “The 39 Steps” is a taut, fast-paced thriller. The stage adaptation of “The 39 Steps” by Patrick Barlow is — to borrow a phrase from Monty Python — something completely different.
Returning to New Orleans for the first time since a sellout performance in November 2014, “Stars of American Ballet ENCORE!” will present a distinctly local angle Saturday night at the Mahalia Jackson Theater.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Friday, March 10, 2017
Each year when the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Garden Study Club collaborate on Art in Bloom, the patron and exhibit preview parties sell out. And why wouldn’t they?