Friday, April 28, 2017

Interview: director François Ozon on his new film Frantz

The French auteur talks about his tricksy, topical and uncharacteristically chaste new movie

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The story of Picasso’s ‘Guernica’

A Madrid exhibition uncovers the artistic roots of this anti-war masterpiece

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Interview: director Yaël Farber reinvents a Biblical femme fatale

Why the story of ‘wicked’ Salome is getting a radical new interpretation on stage

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Many happy returns: Barrie Rutter on bringing ‘Richard III’ back to Hull

The director is taking the play that launched Northern Broadsides home for the City of Culture year

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A Doll’s House: Part 2, New York — Ibsen gets a belated ‘sequel’

At the Golden Theatre, Lucas Hnath reveals what Nora Helmer did next

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Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s Globe, London — overblown

A production of Shakespeare’s tragedy that’s inventive, but exhausting

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Who’s going to build Trump’s wall?

The proposals are in, some militaristic, some fanciful — but how realistic are they?

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Nicholas Payton Trio, Ronnie Scott’s, London — edgy and pulsating

The trumpeter and keyboardist led a performance that combined soul, jazz, funk and hip-hop

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Forty Years On, Chichester Festival Theatre, West Sussex, UK — an essay on Englishness

National myths are at the heart of Alan Bennett’s revived revue of the 20th century

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Lady Macbeth — a remarkable British film

Though set in the 1860s, William Oldroyd’s film is a deeply modern thriller

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 — pulp high jinks

The prankish energy flows in this sequel to the space yarn

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The Promise — grim power

An old-fashioned epic that unfolds to reveal the 1915 Armenian genocide

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Heal the Living — profoundly human

A drama about organ donation from French director Katell Quillévéré

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A Moving Image — awkward truths

A complex story of urban gentrification from director Shola Amoo

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Doctor Atomic, Barbican, London — zeal and drama

This concert performance of John Adams’ opera generated a buzz

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All-Wheeldon programme, Lincoln Center, New York — breadth and imagination

New York City Ballet’s Here/Now Festival opened with four pieces by the choreographer

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Der Fliegende Holländer, Metropolitan Opera, New York — bland and wan

If this production of Wagner’s opera has a hero, it is conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin

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Obsession, Barbican, London — the drama of inner geography

Jude Law broods compellingly in Ivo van Hove’s production

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Lil Yachty/Migos, Brixton Academy, London — from calm to fever pitch

An evening of Southern rap that eventually overcame power problems

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017: the best of an impossibly eclectic bunch

Judges for this prestigious award, which last year went to London’s V&A, face a challenging task

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Dance Theatre of Harlem, City Center, New York — expansive

This season, the company has offered a coherent vision of classicism

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Baal, La Colline/The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Comédie-Française, Paris

Two Paris theatres host starkly contrasting Brecht productions

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The Handmaid’s Tale — a chilling new adaptation

On-demand TV channel Hulu’s series is escalating into a vivid nightmare

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The Exterminating Angel, Royal Opera House, London — virtuoso writing, dazzlingly executed

Thomas Adès’s epic opera showcases its composer’s capacity for invention

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Nuclear War at the Royal Court — beguiling and elliptical

Simon Stephens’ play is a boldly experimental reflection on death and time

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Let it all out: The Antipodes, Pershing Square Signature Center, NY

Annie Baker’s satire tilts at the tech industry’s commodification of our private lives

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Crowd-pleaser: Sean Paul at the Forum, London

Pop’s vogue for Caribbean music has given the dancehall star a welcome boost

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Cityscape in sound: Conrad Tao’s ‘swallow harbor’, Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Philharmonic’s composer-in-residence unveils his new work

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Cellos and nothing but: Cellophony at Kings Place, London

The octet was at its best when it let a sense of fun run free

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Tainted Love defined synth-pop — but started as a 1960s soul B-side

Marc Almond heard Gloria Jones’s version by chance — and Soft Cell’s 1981 multimillion-seller was born

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Indecent, Cort Theatre, New York — an unsparing lament

In 1923 Polish-Jewish playwright Sholem Asch brought scandal to Broadway. Now Paula Vogel has brought him back

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