Nick and Diane Marson aren’t your typical Broadway superfans. Sure, the retired couple from Houston, Texas has seen the 2017 Tony-winning musical “Come From Away” nearly 100 times, but there’s a reason for that: The show is based, at least partly,…
It’s not uncommon for young playwrights to model their work on the writers they admire, whether they’re emulating Tennessee Williams or Suzan-Lori Parks. But Shakespeare? Who would have the guts to imitate the most heralded playwright ever?
This weekend at the Orpheum Theater, members of New Orleans Ballet Theatre and Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami will collaborate on a major work for the second consecutive year.
Nearly nine years after New Orleans Museum of Art officials first imagined doubling the size of the museum's highly successful sculpture garden in City Park, the 6.5-acre addition will open to the public Wednesday.
“The Pianist of Willesden Lane” is a daughter’s tribute to her mother, a portrait of Europe embroiled in world war and a testament to the power of music during dark days.
“Flowers for Halie” at Southern Rep is a world-premiere production, but it feels like a revival. Not a theatrical revival, but the church-going kind, one that celebrates the glory of God and his creations through powerful music and loving fellowship.
One of the finest public sculpture gardens in the United States has just gotten even more magnificent.
For a rare opportunity to see art history being made — or at least edited — look no further than the Ogden Museum of Southern Art this month.
Four dance events will come to the stage of the Marigny Opera House as the Marigny Opera Ballet announced the lineup for its 2019-20 season.
First established over 30 years ago, Southern Rep has emerged as an essential stalwart of the New Orleans theater scene.
Standing in her spacious Marigny studio, artist Kate Beck brandished a wispy poncho the color of burnt sienna, embellished with swirls of blue and green.
Tim Duffy spent years assisting elder statesmen of Southern roots music via his nonprofit Music Makers Relief Foundation. Along the way, he became an artist himself.
The New Orleans Museum of Art will donate proceeds from museum attendance Saturday and Sunday to the rebuilding of both the churches burnt down in St. Landry and the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, officials announced Tuesday.
In this current climate of fractured national identity, it’s good to be reminded of the things we as Americans are supposed to have in common.
The to-do lists on the four pieces of bright yellow paper on the wall next to Gia Hamilton’s desk are a prominent reminder of what has already been accomplished — and what is left to be done — before the New Orleans African American Museum in Trem…
Everyone has a general idea of what the term “contemporary art” refers to. But defining it in more specific terms is another matter.
The rousing quality of a Rodgers and Hammerstein score is undeniable, perhaps none more so than “South Pacific,” with its slew of American standards from “Some Enchanted Evening” to “I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair."
Faux flowers, pipe cleaners, paper, glue and scissors are just a few of the tools that will turn partygoers into artists at the Community Works’ Arts + Action benefit, the evening of April 5.
During his lifetime, jazz pianist and composer Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967) deliberately shunned the spotlight, while such greats as Duke Ellington, Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald and others performed his compositions to widespread acclaim.
A new exhibition at Arthur Roger Gallery shows how one of the most familiar American artists of his generation is still full of surprises.
Composer Lera Auerbach literally adapted the concept of "the blind leading the blind" to create her unusual one-act opera opening this weekend at the Marigny Opera House.
There’s a lot going on in “Azul,” a new play from Christina Quintana, now in a world premiere production at Southern Rep (through April 14).
A hidden, centuries-old well. A self-playing organ. A virtual-reality elevator ride. An interactive map of the French Quarter.
Bryan Washington is a connoisseur of cities. He knows the streets and neighborhoods of his native Houston well, delineating the porous borders of city life with the precision of a cartographer. In his first collection of short stories, “Lot,” almo…
With art, music and balmy weather, “Evenings with Enrique” might be the perfect way to wrap up a beautiful spring day.
Now that Mardi Gras is in the past, it’s time for “Bonnie-Gras,” a celebration on Sunday, March 31, for Bonnie Warren.
The 1956 film “Baby Doll,” penned by Tennessee Williams and directed by frequent collaborator Elia Kazan, stands as a sultry, salacious piece of Southern Gothic cinema.
It’s difficult to write about “Barbecue” without giving too much away. Through unexpected twists and turns, the 2015 dark comedy from playwright Robert O’Hara peels back layers of the modern American experience to expose characters whose lives fal…
A busy weekend is in the offing for the New Orleans classical music scene when three of the city’s presenting organizations showcase the talents of visiting artists on piano and wind instruments.
The emotional and physical stress endured by soldiers on the battlefield is often hard for combat veterans to process once they return home. A new exhibit at The National WWII Museum features the artwork of painter and French commando Guy de Montl…
A long, eventful chapter in the 70-plus-year history of dance at Tulane University’s Newcomb College comes to a close this weekend when the Newcomb Dance Company stages three free performances at Dixon Hall.
Like previous years, the 2019 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival features an impressive lineup of writers, scholars and theatrical performances dedicated to America’s favorite playwright.
Growing up in a small Texas town in the Great Depression and the Jim Crow era, Alvin Ailey felt the stirrings of black pride at an early age. Years later, as the founding artistic director of his own New York City-based dance company, he incorpora…
The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts has paired two accomplished local artists in complementary exhibits: one featuring works in clay by Susu Kearney in her maiden gallery outing; the other, paintings by retired broadcast journalist Garland Robinette.
Just two months before it opens to the public, new details were released Monday about the landscaping and water features that visitors will experience when they walk through the New Orleans Museum of Art's expanded Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpt…
A pair of vintage yellow pumps, a leather vest adorned with a heart applique and a frilly door wreath repurposed into a festive hat were a few of the hot items on the runway during the 10th annual Recycled Fashion Show recently at Rock ’N' Bowl.
Home to one of the most important collections of self-taught, outsider and visionary art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art will open “Vernacular Voices,” tonight (March 7) during Ogden After Hours featuring KatieCat and Cain. It is also a good tim…
For years, Zeitgeist Theatre & Lounge proprietor Rene Broussard has wanted to do regularly scheduled children’s programming.
As the Napoleonic War was winding down and the French emperor was going into forced exile, the English poet Lord Byron wrote a poem celebrating Napoleon’s downfall.
Barry Kern’s family name is synonymous with Mardi Gras, but the president and CEO of Kern Studios says someone else deserves to be even better known among parade-goers: Manuel Ponce.
John O’Neal Jr., a civil rights activist, playwright and actor who co-founded the Free Southern Theater in 1963 and Junebug Productions in 1980, died Feb. 15 in New Orleans. He was 78 and had been suffering from dementia.