All posts tagged "kennedy center"

  • American Ballet Theatre brings its new Nutcracker to the KenCen

    ‘Tis the season for ballet companies to perform versions of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. The American Ballet Theatre offers a new version by the company’s Alexei...

  • Searching for the real “Messiah”

    No, this ain’t about Jesus — it’s about Handel’s Messiah. Specifically the various versions of the more 260-year-old classical classic, as ubiquitous this time of...

  • Midori plays with the NSO

    The National Symphony Orchestra conductor Christoph Eschenbach reunites with renowned violinist Midori for Britten’s Violin Concerto in D Minor. Also on the program is is...

  • Alexandra Silber at the Kennedy Center

    Alexandra Silber is Barbara Cook’s latest performer in the Spotlight cabaret series, highlighting those singers Cook considers among Broadway’s best today. Silber, with her sweet...

  • Victorian Nightmare

    A stylized Victorian nightmare with lashes of Sam Peckinpah realism and the odd sporran, David Alden's rendering of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor isn't for everyone....

  • The People Sing

    ''Oh, I don't know if this is something my parents would want to come see me in,'' Eric Van Tielen remembers thinking when he auditioned...

  • French Twist

    Mon Dieu! If Les Misérables is 25 and I've been a fan since the beginning, then I must be -- well, I guess I'm no...

  • Marriage Singer

    ''I want my child to be able to marry whoever she wants to marry when she grows up, and have the same rights as everyone...

  • Triumphant Tosca

    A perfect balance between elegant austerity and a swiftly-rendered, passionate tale of hearts, pure and not so pure, the Washington National Opera's Tosca is everything...

  • Weaving's World

    Hugo Weaving has portrayed a robot bent on world destruction, a neurotic drag queen, an evil computer program and a benevolent elf. Which was his...

  • Soviet Disunion

    Love hurts. Work is pointless. Authority is a joke. Life in Uncle Vanya may not be grand, but Chekhov certainly is -- particularly in the...

  • Normalcy

    Next to Wicked right now at the Kennedy Center is Next to Normal. But the two musicals could hardly be further apart on the spectrum...

  • Editor’s Pick: Next to Normal

    The 2009 Tony-winning musical and winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Next to Normal is a tour de force examination of contemporary life....

  • We’ll take a Royal Danish with that jete, please

    Led by artistic director Nikolaj Hübbe, the world-renowned Royal Danish Ballet returns to the Kennedy Center for the first time since 2004 to offer new...

  • Overblown Buffa

    It's a shame the Washington National Opera didn't end its season with the brooding intensity of the memorable Iphigénie en Tauride instead of the determined...

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