August 14, 2013 |
Shakespeare's "Love's Labour's Lost" is getting a total musical makeover in the Public Theater's new staging at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. With director Alex Timbers and songwriter Michael Friedman on board, this version of the Bard's comedy relocates the action from the kingdom of Navarre to a modern-day resort populated by rowdy college graduates. Timbers and Friedman were the minds behind the musical "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," which ran at the Kirk Douglas Theatre before transferring to the Public and later to Broadway.
January 23, 2003 |
The artist Christo will drape orange-yellow banners on about 23 miles of pathways in Manhattan's Central Park for two weeks in February 2005, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday. The project, called "The Gates," will consist of 7,500 gates with hanging saffron-colored cloth and will be financed by Christo and his wife, Jeanne-Claude, the mayor said. The artists said they would donate $3 million to the Central Park Conservancy, which runs the park.
March 28, 2006 |
"Macbeth" -- the Shakespeare tragedy no one mentions by name in a theater because of bad luck -- will be performed this summer in New York's Central Park, starring Liev Schreiber as the title character and Jennifer Ehle as Lady Macbeth. The free Public Theater production, to be directed by Moises Kaufman, will begin June 13 at the Delacorte Theater and run through July 9. For tickets, visit www.publictheater.org
August 19, 2010 |
Central Park is almost synonymous with New York. But historians have long wondered whether the city's signature park was originally conceived the way it looks today. Were the ornate colorful tiles underneath the Bethesda Terrace a vision of the original designers? What about elegant black lamps that dot the park? Now historians might finally have some clues about the park's design. Illustrations for features of Central Park and other public places in New York have resurfaced, and the city has gone to court to get them back.
May 28, 2002 |
Playboy Jazz in Central Park is always the centerpiece for the annual Old Pasadena Summer Fest, and this year's three-day event was no exception. With a lineup ranging from Jeff Lorber and the Harvey Mason Organization to Susie Hanson's Latin Jazz Band, the Banda Brothers and Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, there was a little something for virtually every musical taste. Sunday's program was a good example.
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November 25, 2013 |
If you liked "wilding," you're gonna love the "knockout game. " I have just become aware, thanks to Fox News and an author who publishes under the conspiracy-minded World Net Daily imprint, that roving gangs of black adolescents are marauding through our streets, randomly attacking innocent white victims in a racist ritual known as the "knockout game. " The motive is mischief, not robbery. These impeccable sources also claim the mainstream media, in a woeful act of political correctness, refuse to report the racial nature of this crime wave.