Modern femininity can be hard to navigate and harder still to understand, but Danielle Georgiou is giving it her best shot. Her nonverbal dance show, Dirty Filthy Diamonds, explores contemporary womanhood and the dichotomy of thought and instinct through a series of vignettes performed by her performance dance group, DGDG.
If we won as many awards as Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike did this past awards season, we would run out of room on our trophy shelf. After nabbing the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play (among many, many others), this laugh-out-loud show comes to the Kalita Humphreys Theater to tell the story of a movie star whose return home interrupts her family’s feelings of ennui.
Named for Superman's secret Artic headquarters, Jonathan Lethem's semi-autiographical novel-turned-musical concerns two boyhood friends who grow up together in Brooklyn's newly-christened Boerum Hill in the 1970s. As children, Dylan and Mingus have quite a bit in common, stuff like comic books and the fact that their mothers are gone and their fathers are often distracted and absent. But there was one difference that everyone around them would make sure they knew: Dylan is white, Mingus is black. The narrative follows the boys as their lives diverge on different paths. The Fortress of Solitude, with a book by Itamar Moses (The Four of Us, Completeness) and music and lyrics by Michael Friedman (Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson), marks the Dallas Theater Center's continued collaboration with the The Public Theater in New York. The musical will have an off-Broadway run after its premiere. You saw it here first, folks.
The grungey world of Stephen Adly Guirgis' foul-mouthed funny-serious play is inhabited by talkative characters with plenty to say (and plenty of deeds to do, which include lying, cheating, drinking, and snorting crack cocaine). Recovering alcoholic Jackie and his far-from-sober girlfriend Veronica live in a seedy single room occupancy in Times Square, more or less happily. However, happiness goes out the window fast when Jackie discovers another man's chapeau in his humble abode. Emotions run high and anger burns white-hot.
Until Pablo Picasso’s debut, Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923) topped the list of internationally respected Spanish painters. Bastida expertly captures the faces, landscapes, and sunlight of his surroundings. More than one hundred paintings, oil sketches and drawings featured in “Sorolla and America” examine the artist’s unique relationship with the United States throughout the early 20th century.