Misty Copeland on ABT’s fall season, diversity in ballet

Misty Copeland’s performance at American Ballet Theatre’s fall 2016 Gala Thursday, Oct. 20, was a delightful display of classical ballet at its most technically challenging and musically responsive.

An American president finds himself on trial

To some, George W. Bush is considered a war criminal, having plunged the United States into two needless Middle East wars, one in Afghanistan and the other in Iraq

Miriam Makeba magnificently honored in ‘Mama Africa the Musical’

In the early 1960s she was introduced to the world by singer and activist Harry Belafonte, singing in her incredible, unique South African vocalizing style of yells, chants, hums and scats woven into the electrifying soulfulness and spiritual vibrations of ...

Nora Chipaumire’s manifesto to her father

Nora Chipaumire doesn’t just make dance works; her work provokes many sensibilities. In her latest, “Portrait of Myself as My Father” (September 14-17) at BAM Fisher as part of the 2016 Next Wave Festival, the Zimbabwe-born Chipaumire is joined by ...

September 2016 Dance Calendar

Check out what's going on this month around the city in the world of dance

Demerara Gold’ shines onstage

“Demerara Gold,” starring and written by Ingrid Griffith, is a boisterous one-woman show about a young Guyanese girl’s coming of age journey, capturing a heart-wrenching immigrant’s tale in spurts of immense elation and disconcerting sorrow, with pocket sized doses of ...

‘Everything Is Fine Until It’s Not’ completes run at FringeNYC

Doreen Oliver sets a humorous and realistic tone in a one-woman performance of “Everything Is Fine Until It’s Not.”

Doreen Oliver brings one-woman show to NYC Fringe Fest

“Everything Is Fine Until It’s Not” is a heartfelt comedy about Doreen, a workaholic film producer whose life goes off-script after her son is diagnosed with autism.

Jordan Donica, first Black ‘Raoul’ in Broadway’s ‘Phantom’

I remember how excited I was when it was first announced that Norm Lewis was going to be cast as the Phantom in “The Phantom of the Opera,” on Broadway, making him the first Black man to play the role ...

‘Hamilton’ keeps rolling on

Sydney James Harcourt is now in the role of Aaron Burr, which is the very same role that earned Leslie Odom Jr. a Tony—this year—and Harcourt is brilliant as Burr.

'Motown the Musical' is marvelous!

“Motown the Musical” is back on Broadway. It’s a completely engaging, soulful trip down memory lane, mixed with serious moments that echo the discrimination that Blacks have endured in this country.

‘She Loves Me’ is a theatrical delight!

You will love “She Loves Me,” playing at Studio 54. This musical comedy is just a good time at the theater.

‘Paramour’ is thrilling theater

In the audience, you get to experience a captivating story, phenomenal singing and some of the most stunning, graceful and lovely acrobatics you’ve ever seen.

Ballet Hispánico featured in Lincoln Center at the Movies

Beauty of motion. Power in the sublime. An athlete poured into the body of a dancer.

Edisa Weeks’ Delirious Dances—Political dance?

There is beautiful movement, live music and a good deal of theater in Edisa Weeks’ “To Begin the World Over Again” (Gibney Dance, Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, June 30 to July 2).