In troubling times, some of this season’s most important artistic events are those that will elicit sorrow over joy. The mix is essential.
The play’s title refers, nominally, to the northern Israel region of the Galilee. But it also refers to a potential end to the land of Israel itself.
Art has always been financed by the wealth of entities – people, corporations, or countries – whose ethical standing is dubious.
The 2017 Lincoln Center Festival will feature a theatrical adaptation of David Grossman’s 2008 novel “To The End of the Land” and filmmaker Amos Gitai’s play “Yitzhak Rabin: Chronicle of an Assassination.”
New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts will rename its Avery Fisher Hall for music mogul David Geffen, who has made a $100 million gift to help with its renovation, officials said on Wednesday.
Bathsheba Doran’s new off-Broadway play ‘The Mysteries of Love and Sex’ hits on plenty of hot-button topics. Jesse Oxfeld says she does it with a light but searing touch.
97-year-old Emily Kessler shows off her mandolin technique / Courtesy
There have been New York premieres of several noteworthy works recently, including major new violin concertos by Harrison Birtwhistle and James McMillan. But easily the most interesting was the grand finale of Lincoln Center’s Tully Scope Festival on March 18: Heiner Goebbels’s “Songs of Wars I Have Seen,” which uses passages from the remarkable book of the same name by Gertrude Stein. Despite being not only Jewish and American but also a lesbian and a modernist, Stein managed to survive Vichy-era France without too much privation, and the book is essentially a distillation of her diary from that period.
Tongues have been clicking in the Orthodox world about the U.S. debut of Eve Annenberg’s feature film “Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish” (which I previously wrote about for the Forward here), but the New York Jewish Film Festival screening on January 16 at Lincoln Center sold out quickly and the Hasidic dropouts-turned actors who star in the film expect a huge black hat turnout.
A few weeks ago, while walking past the fountain at Lincoln Center, a young Lubavitch teenager approached me with a laptop in his hands. He asked if I had a second to vote for his school on the Kohl’s Cares for Kids Internet contest, in which the department store chain is giving away a total of $10 million to 20 schools based on Facebook votes.