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SUNDAYARTS VIDEO : Theater

William Shakespeare’s unrelenting tragedy King Lear is widely considered one of the playwright’s most enduring and haunting works for the stage. The challenge of playing its title role has been taken on by some of the greatest actors of our time — Orson Welles, Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud, Sir Ian Holm and James [...]

In fewer than 25 years, Eugene O’Neill wrote 20 plays and won four Pulitzer Prizes. The triumphant author of such innovative works as The Iceman Cometh , A Touch of the Poet and the autobiographical masterpiece Long Day’s Journey Into Night , O’Neill once described writing as his “vacation from living.” Award-winning director Ric Burns, [...]

His nose knows, and so do New York’s toughest critics. Assessing Kevin Kline’s foray into the treacherous waters of Broadway as Edmond Rostand’s proboscisly challenged 17th-century warrior-poet Cyrano de Bergerac, The New Yorker summed it up for all: “Kevin Kline is sensational.” The sold-out limited-engagement, which also starred Jennifer Garner and Daniel Sunjata, closed last [...]

A comedy of mistaken identity and love unfolds onstage at the critically-acclaimed Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s Twelfth Night. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Hudson Valley at Boscobel, a stunning 19th-century estate, a group of dedicated and talented actors assemble to perform this Shakespeare classic.

Charles Strouse’s music has attracted top recording artists from the last half century with covers of his songs recorded by such diverse pop artists as Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, Harry Connick Jr., Bobby Rydell, Jay Z, Vic Damone, Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone, Grace Jones and Duke Ellington and his Orchestra. Strouse [...]

The creation of “In The Heights” seems like a fantasy in itself. A young man from immigrant parents wants to write a musical about the people in his neighborhood. Unlike the fairy-tale version of this story, this was not an overnight sensation – it was seven years of work before the show even opened off [...]

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