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In this edition of SundayArts: Paula Zahn speaks with innovative theater and opera director Peter Sellars, we visit Japan Society for a glimpse of "Fiber Futures: Japan's Textile Pioneers," Christina Ha reports the latest SundayArts News, and more.

Paula Zahn speaks to Peter Sellars, considered one of the great innovators in contemporary theater and opera.

Some theater works, like the new Addams Family musical (which I’ll talk about next week) seem tailor-made to appeal to the widest number of people. But one of the joys of New York is the ability to see equally professional productions of shows that seem tailor-made to offend or confuse most audiences. At Carnegie Hall [...]

Two companies that dazzled New York last season with highly praised pairs of plays are back this spring. The first is Theatre For A New Audience, which last year presented two highly regarded Shakespeare productions (Hamlet and Othello), who is currently mounting Measure For Measure directed by Arin Arbus (who helmed the aforementioned TFANA Othello). [...]

The Park Avenue Armory has become an increasingly alluring venue for performances in the past few years, as the location for events such as Lincoln Center Festival’s Die Soldaten, Ariane Mnouchkine’s Les Ephémères, and now Brennan Gerard/Ryan Kelly’s Armory Show, co-presented by Moving Theater and the Park Avenue Armory. Performed last weekend, the company of [...]

A Little Night Music is a little more “little” this time around. Trevor Nunn’s scaled down version of Stephen Sondheim’s 1973 musical (currently running at the Walter Kerr Theatre) features a mere eight musicians in the “orchestra” pit. In contrast, the first (and only previous) Broadway production boasted a band of 25. This is the [...]

Thanks to works like The Coast of Utopia and The Norman Conquests, three-part theater series are in vogue right now.  Uptown, Horton Foote’s The Orphan’s Home Cycle (nine plays edited into three evenings) is just gearing up at Signature Theater Company; and downtown, The Public Theater is wrapping up the run of a new trilogy [...]

Like everything else during the Christmas season, many New York’s theaters also become a winter wonderland. A variety of holiday shows are currently running for both your naughty and nice sides this season. The oldest, and most famous Christmas show is of course, The Nutcracker, seen every December at the New York City Ballet.  The [...]

It’s been a rough year for Eugene O’Neill.  First his 1925 drama, Desire Under the Elms, was a substantial flop on Broadway.  Despite an interesting cast (including Brian Dennehy and Carla Gugino) the play was bizarrely directed—and heavily edited—by Robert Falls and it closed early, with some performances (like the one I attended) more than [...]

Amazing how Bill T. Jones’ work looks and feels as fresh as ever in his company’s 25th year. Serenade/The Proposition, at the Joyce through last Sunday, takes inspiration from Abraham Lincoln, whose bicentennial approaches. The performance combines Jones’ elegant choreography, spoken text, and live chamber orchestra and singer in a rich, luminous hour-long work. At [...]

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