Sunday at the Kimmel Center, the superstar soprano got away with things that younger singers would not. Why? She understands the overall intent of the music.
Jenkintown's Pulley & Buttonhole Theatre Company mounts an ambitious if wrong-headed production of one of the weaker plays written by the late feminist playwright.
Georg Philipp Telemann wasn't easy on the Philadelphia baroque orchestra Tempesta di Mare Saturday night amid an international conference of scholars. But the concert crackled.
He recently released his first album in eight years.
Pennsylvania Ballet's new "Sleeping Beauty" is a glittering gem of crisp dancing, familiar music, and stunning tutus, tiaras, and singlets. But although it's a beloved fairy tale ballet, it might be too long an outing for small children.
All three Tchaikovsky works are on this season for the Pennsylvania Ballet - and its orchestra. Thursday's performance of "The Sleeping Beauty" was solid and polished, although a fuller sound would bring more emotion into the house.
The Philadelphia Orchestra's presentation of "West Side Story" showed the Leonard Bernstein musical could survive and in some ways thrive in uptown circumstances, but not without compromise.
New This Week Ideation (Theatre Exile). Stressed-out consultants meet to plan their presentation of a mysterious and shady project. Through Nov. 5.
The Force is with Tim Leong. In 2013, he published a hit called Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe. And now he's back with Star Wars Super Graphic, which beautifully illustrates the beloved space opera's quantifiable trivia.
The stories in James McBride's latest book often feel like parables. They're full of his signature energy, intellect, and moral vision.
Ron Chernow's new biography, a truly mammoth examination of the life of Ulysses S. Grant, gives us a hero with faults, but also a man of both frailty and incredible strength. Chernow, famed for his biography of Alexander Hamilton, argues Grant should join the pantheon of our great presidents.
Amy Tan has released a new memoir, "Where the Past Begins," that contains several new revelations about her relationship with her parents.
The Orion String Quartet and Robert Levin take on "The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross."
Experts lost sight of the bust of Napoleon for decades, but it resurfaced in Madison, of all places.