Review: ‘Cyrano de Bergerac,’ Now Noseless and Drunk on Words

James McAvoy gives a ravishing performance, without benefit of prosthetics or props, in a new adaptation alive with the love of language.

#brooklyn-academy-of-music, #crimp-martin, #cyrano-de-bergerac-play, #lloyd-jamie, #mcavoy-james, #rostand-edmond, #theater

With ‘Cyrano,’ James McAvoy Is Savoring a ‘Purer Form of Storytelling’

The actor will be making his New York stage debut with Jamie Lloyd’s Olivier Award-winning production, coming in April to the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

#brooklyn-academy-of-music, #crimp-martin, #cyrano-de-bergerac-play, #lloyd-jamie, #mcavoy-james, #theater

‘A Black Love Sitcom Dance’: Kyle Abraham’s D’Angelo Moves

In his evening-length work coming to BAM, Abraham wanted to focus on celebration and joy in Black culture, “the way we love and love on each other.”

#abraham-kyle-1977, #an-untitled-love-dance, #brooklyn-academy-of-music, #dangelo-singer, #dancing

‘It Was a Crusade’: Karen Brooks Hopkins Revisits Her BAM Tenure

In a new memoir, the former president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music reflects on some of the organization’s most memorable stagings and artists.

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Reggie Wilson Explores the Power of Moving Together

The choreographer continues his research into African American worship and the Black Shakers in “Power” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

#black-people, #brooklyn-academy-of-music, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #fist-and-heel-performance-group, #hancock-shaker-village, #power-dance, #religion-and-belief, #wilson-reggie

‘The Mood Room’ Review: 1980s Anomie, California Style

In Big Dance Theater’s new work, premiering at BAM Fisher, Annie-B Parson melds her sensibility with that of the Conceptual artist Guy de Cointet.

#big-dance-theater, #brooklyn-academy-of-music, #dancing, #parson-annie-b, #the-mood-room-dance

He Speaks Theater’s Language (and Many Others, Too)

Tiago Rodrigues, the newly appointed director of the Avignon Festival, will make his BAM debut, in English, with a work he has also performed in French, Greek, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

#brooklyn-academy-of-music, #by-heart-play, #content-type-personal-profile, #rodrigues-tiago, #shakespeare-william, #teatro-nacional-d-maria-ii-lisbon-portugal-theater, #theater

These Are the Art Shows and Events to See This Season

From an enormous roundup of Black American portraits to a two-city retrospective of Jasper Johns, the new art season is buzzing again — and as busy as it ever was.

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Review: In ‘Sun & Sea,’ We Laze Away the End of the World

Seemingly sweet yet insistently ominous, this opera installation turns a sandy beach into a spectacle of a changing climate.

#barzdziukaite-rugile, #brooklyn-academy-of-music, #global-warming, #grainyte-vaiva, #lapelyte-lina, #opera, #sunsea-opera

A Climate Opera Arrives in New York, With 21 Tons of Sand

“Sun & Sea,” an operatic installation that won the top prize at the Venice Biennale, is being staged at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

#art, #barzdziukaite-rugile, #brooklyn-academy-of-music, #grainyte-vaiva, #lapelyte-lina, #opera, #sunsea-marina-opera, #venice-biennale

5 Things to Do on Memorial Day Weekend

Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually and in person in New York City.

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DanceAfrica Turns Its (Virtual) Gaze to Haiti

The festival features a film that shows the light and empowerment of vodou, a tradition of danced communication and communion with ancestors and spirits.

#benin, #brooklyn-academy-of-music, #danceafrica-dance-festival, #dancing, #haiti, #haitian-americans, #oakland-calif, #red-hook-brooklyn-ny, #salaam-abdel-r, #voodoo

Live Performing Arts Are Returning to N.Y.C., but Not All at Once

Starting on Friday, theaters, comedy clubs and other arts venues can open at 33-percent capacity. The formula doesn’t work for everyone.

#bowery-ballroom, #brooklyn-academy-of-music, #city-winery, #comedy-and-humor, #comedy-cellar, #culture-arts, #daisey-mike, #daryl-roth-theater, #dworman-noam, #iridium-jazz-club, #jazz, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shed-manhattan-ny, #swier-michael, #theater

The Arts Are Coming Back This Summer. Just Step Outside.

The return of Shakespeare to Central Park is among the most visible signs that theaters, orchestras and opera companies aim to return to the stage — outdoors.

#boston-symphony-orchestra, #brooklyn-academy-of-music, #classical-music, #delacorte-theater, #glimmerglass-festival, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #opera, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #santa-fe-opera, #shakespeare-in-the-park, #shutdowns-institutional, #st-louis-shakespeare-festival, #summer-season, #tanglewood-music-festival-lenox-mass, #theater

BAM Helped Buy Its Boss a New Home. She Left in Under 6 Years.

Some cultural institutions own apartments for their leaders to use. The Brooklyn Academy of Music decided to help its last leader buy one with a bonus of $968,000.

#bonuses, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-academy-of-music, #clark-katy-1968, #culture-arts, #executive-compensation, #hopkins-karen-brooks, #orchestra-of-st-lukes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

What’s a Dance Theater Without an Audience?

A food pantry or a place to vote — or a place to make dance with different expectations: “What we’ve taken off the table is the pressure of the result.”

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Celebrating King the Activist (Not Just the Dreamer) in Art

A digital tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. joins seven Brooklyn-based artists, and BAM.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day: 9 Ways to Honor His Legacy

Marches and parades are on pause this year. But streamed events and exhibitions are still commemorating King’s achievements.

#apollo-theater, #art, #brooklyn-academy-of-music, #king-martin-luther-jr, #moma-ps1, #movies, #museum-of-the-city-of-new-york, #wnyc

New York Has a Cameo in ‘The Crown.’ Here’s What Really Happened.

Princess Diana visited the city in 1989, a trip featured on the Netflix series and remembered fondly by the people she met.

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Theater to Stream: Scotland Speaks and Nurses Get Their Say

Plus: A marquee cast tackles a Kenneth Lonergan play, and Glenn Close, Beanie Feldstein, Audra McDonald and Melissa Errico go digital.

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7 Things to Do on Labor Day Weekend

How can you get your cultural fix when many arts institutions remain closed? Our writers offer suggestions for what to listen to and watch.

#apollo-theater, #archives-and-records, #bandcamp-inc, #bard-college, #bard-music-festival, #bethel-woods-center-for-the-arts, #bond-justin-vivian, #botstein-leon, #brooklyn-academy-of-music, #children-and-childhood, #classical-music, #comedy-and-humor, #danceafrica-dance-festival, #dancing, #dessner-aaron, #festivals, #glasper-robert, #jasperse-john, #jazz, #mellman-kenny, #mendelssohn-felix, #music, #next-wave-festival, #pop-and-rock-music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sanders-pharoah, #sherman-palladino-amy, #still-william-grant, #studio-museum-in-harlem, #sykes-wanda, #theater, #walker-george-t-1922-2018