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KENNEDY CENTER | Despite moments of less-than-perfect execution throughout the program, the choreography and production reestablished the New York City Ballet's status as a trend setter in dance.

The New York City Ballet Displays Potential at Kennedy Center

Kanye West and the 1940s Broadway hit “On the Town” may have little in common, but the New York City Ballet tries to convince you otherwise through its program “New Works and New Production.” An eclectic mix of pieces with a smattering of ill-prepared numbers, NYCB’s latest show offered a[Read More…]

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Performances Shine in ‘The Jewish Queen Lear’

From lions and warthogs on the African savannah to Italian and Puerto Rican gangs on the west side of Manhattan, reimagining Shakespeare in unusual or contemporary contexts is nothing new. “The Jewish Queen Lear” follows this well-worn path mostly successfully, examining not a medieval English King, but rather a widowed[Read More…]

by April 7, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide, Theatre
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Shakespeare Theatre Company’s ‘Potted Potter’ Only Shines When Unscripted

Watching “Potted Potter” at Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall is a bit like opening the yard-long scroll that serves as the show’s program: ridiculous, excessive and tangentially related to “Harry Potter.” Billed as “all seven ‘Harry Potter’ books in 70 minutes,” “Potted Potter” is surprisingly rife with non-Harry Potter[Read More…]

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The New York City Ballet Performs ‘Works by Balanchine, Martins & Peck’ at The Kennedy Center

It seems unlikely that an art established on 17th century royal French etiquette and modern 20th century abstractions can progress into the 21st century. Yet, in “Works by Balanchine, Martins & Peck” at the Kennedy Center, the New York City Ballet moves that art form forward with an intellectually arranged[Read More…]

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