“Once on This Island” kicks off Le Petit Theatre’s 2017-18 season with festive rhythms and sun-soaked colors.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Friday, September 08, 2017
On the surface, David Mamet’s 1992 drama “Oleanna” is a play about social politics, with themes ranging from political correctness and women’s rights to class privilege and “the white man’s burden.”
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Rivertown Theaters opens its 2017-18 season with the jubilant “Guys and Dolls,” considered by many as the finest piece of musical theater ever created.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
José Torres-Tama is many things — poet, performer, artist — but above all, he’s an activist, fighting the social and political injustices that threaten the well-being of Latino immigrants and other people of color in America.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
One of the city’s newest theater companies, the Mighty Lincoln Company, debuts this weekend with a production of David Mamet’s 1992 drama “Oleanna,” running Sept. 7-23 at the Valiant Theatre and Lounge.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Most of the works in “Ephemera Obscura”, an often stunning group show now on view at the Contemporary Arts Center, use everyday objects as ways to explore memories — good, bad and sometimes painful.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
SEATTLE — Jimi Hendrix thought New Orleans food was just okay. Former New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham boasts a wing span of 7 feet. Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen may be the most deep-pocketed Trekkie of them all.
Monday, August 21, 2017
Anne Gisleson opens the door of her Bywater cottage, the visitor walks in, and then there they are — right in the middle of her new memoir, “The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading.”
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Decades ago, when the monks of St. Joseph Abbey and Seminary College produced most of their own food, the low-slung white building on the monastery grounds near Covington served as their chicken coop. Now the building is being put to a more exalte…
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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 13, 2017
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Ballet Hispánico, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Tango Fire, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo in Roméo and Juliette and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will headline the 2017-18 season of the New Orleans Ballet Association.
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
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.
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.
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?