Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Monday, August 14, 2017
Sunday, August 13, 2017
As directed by the intrepid Emilie Whelan and presented by the ingenious Cripple Creek Theatre, Albert Camus’ thorny play “Caligula” proves to be a fantastic, surrealistic experience.
Sunday, August 06, 2017
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Watch 12 chefs prepare Gulf seafood for the top honors Saturday at the 14th annual GREAT AMERICAN SEAFOOD COOKOFF, 11:30 a.m. at the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center. $10. greatamericanseafoodcookoff.com.
Hike up your skirts and hit the streets Saturday for the annual RED DRESS RUN. The frocked festivities kick off at 9 a.m. at Crescent Park, with the actual rouge road run taking off at 11 a.m. An expo is $5. nolareddress.com.
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
For some, it’s a cherished summertime tradition that shakes up the early August doldrums and provides a fun opportunity to see and be seen. For others, it’s a humid, overcrowded stew of an evening that makes any kind of meaningful interaction with…
Monday, July 31, 2017
Upon opening in 1953, “Camino Real,” Tennessee Williams’ illusive dreamscape play, critic Brooks Atkinson deemed it “appealing bleak.” In a defensive letter to The New York Times, Williams acknowledged, “This play will exasperate and confuse a cer…
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Like many buildings in the French Quarter, the fortunes of the house at 520 Royal St. have ebbed and flowed with those of the neighborhood around it, moving between a lavish home for the upper crust and almost a crumbling ruin.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans will present “Camino Real,” Williams’ rarely produced 1953 surrealistic fantasia, opening July 28.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Bruschetta gleans its name from the bread’s method of preparation (grilled over hot coals). Olives’ ripeness determines whether extra virgin olive oil has a dark gold or greenish cast. Chef Chris Montero ticked off food facts on a recent Friday ni…
Sunday, July 23, 2017
It's 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, and the one-story brick building on Edenborn Avenue is buzzing with excitement.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017
Late last month, the parents of Austin Tice — an American journalist and former Marine taken hostage in Syria in 2012 — appeared on the "Today" show, telling host Matt Lauer that they believe their son is still alive. They admitted they hadn’t see…
Thursday, July 13, 2017
In the first few minutes of “The Last Lagniappe” (through July 30 at the Theatre at St. Claude), playwright and professional raconteur Jim Fitzmorris tells a story from 1969 about then-mayoral candidate Moon Landrieu getting double-crossed by fell…
Monday, July 10, 2017
Festooned with handmade pennant banners and a knitted “yarn bomb” (a street art-inspired yarn installation), ricRACK’s storefront stands out sharply from the neighboring fast-food restaurant and tax office. Its colorful crafts attract attention fr…
Sunday, July 09, 2017
Following their inventive re-imagining of “The Taming of the Shrew,” the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival closes its 24th season with a more traditional presentation of “The Tempest,” generally considered Shakespeare’s final play written completel…
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Sunday, July 02, 2017
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Theater lovers on the West Bank and beyond will soon have reason to celebrate, as the newly renovated Westwego Performing Arts Theatre prepares for its long-awaited reopening in time for the 2017-18 season.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane University kicks off its 50th anniversary season with “Annie Get Your Gun” (June 22-25), the classic Irving Berlin musical from 1946 that was inspired by real-life sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Until recently, a 6-foot-tall depiction of Louis Armstrong’s mother dominated a wall at gallery owner Arthur Roger’s sumptuous French Quarter abode.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
New Orleans is a hotbed of musical and culinary talent. But it’s also an incubator for more esoteric skills, sword swallowing, contortion, striptease and fire spinning among them.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Theater royalty, with all their inflated self-importance, gushing insincerity and drama-queen vanity, are ripe for lampooning, and that’s what they get in Terrence McNally’s consistently amusing, intermittently uproarious farce “It’s Only a Play,”…
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Le Petit Théâtre closes its centennial season in collaboration with the NOLA Project, presenting “It’s Only a Play,” Terrence McNallay’s fast, posh, and deliciously malicious behind-the-scenes comedy about an elite group of theater insiders sweati…
Monday, June 05, 2017
Many writers investigate the price of freedom as they examine the African-American experience. Suzan-Lori Parks, in her magnificent drama “Father Comes Home From the Wars Parts 1,2 & 3,” explores a different question: What is the value of freedom?
Sunday, June 04, 2017
Everyone knows William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” but chances are you have not seen anything like the enormously inventive production now playing at the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
All five artists in “Beyond the Canvas: Contemporary Art from Puerto Rico” at the Newcomb Art Museum use the traditional medium referenced in the title as a starting point for work that transforms it — through “pulling, rubbing, folding, slashing,…
After a 14-year run on Broadway, the hit show “Mamma Mia!” closed in 2015 as one of the longest running Broadway shows of all time.
In a deeply moving story inspired by “The Odyssey,” noted playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (“Top Dog/Underdog”) turns her masterful attention to the Civil War and the character of Hero who is promised his freedom from slavery in exchange for his servic…
Saturday, May 27, 2017
While some of his teammates concentrated on the NFL draft, Brandon Surtain devoted his time to his memories of New Orleans' 9th Ward.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
In an effort to bring Shakespeare's work to audiences who may seldom experience it, the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival, collaborating with the Cripple Creek Theatre, for the past month has been presenting a 90-minute, ensemble-driven production …
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017
Bayou Country Superfest has a big-time New Orleans venue this year in the Superdome. To warm up, BCS presents three free shows Friday night in Champions Square: 7 p.m. Dylan Scott; 8:10 p.m. Eric Paslay; and 9:30 p.m. Easton Corbin. bayoucountrysu…
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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.
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.