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in 'farinelli and the king' on broadway, mark rylance leads a deep exploration o


with “operatic” now a synonym for excessive grandiosity, and the demanding diva de rigueur for any opera, it is easy to forget the primal, visceral nature of the early years of the art. to paraphrase what is said in the fascinating new broadway play “farinelli and the king,” which opened here sunday...






springsteen and spongebob lead broadway’s fall season


also appearing on new york stages in fall 2017: amy schumer, clive owen, mark rylance and lea salonga, plus a work by ayad akhtar.






musical of “king kong” to roar on broadway next year


a musical version of "king kong" is hoping to make broadway go bananas.






musical of 'king kong' to roar on broadway next year


a musical version of "king kong" is hoping to make broadway go bananas.






minnesota opera's 'dinner at eight' is distinctly american 'broadway/opera hybri


minnesota opera’s latest world premiere is a distinct hybrid with american music and characters.






deep space gateway key part of updated exploration roadmap


a new edition of an international space exploration planning document to be released early next year will offer an updated plan for human missions to the moon and mars, emphasizing the role that nasa's proposed deep space gateway could play.






why it took two women to write 'balls,' the opera about billie jean king's 'batt


composer laura karpman was walking on the beach in front of her house when the idea hit her: she would write an opera about tennis great billie jean king, and it had to be called "balls." karpman had been in her early teens when she first watched king dismantle bobby riggs' made-for-tv chauvinism...






producer admits bilking investors with fake broadway play


a broadway producer has admitted scamming his friends and others into investing more than $165,000 in a nonexistent play about opera star kathleen battle supposedly starring oscar winner lupita nyong'o (loo-pee'-tuh nee-yahng'-goh).






opera, requiem give voice to national unrest


one work is about war, the other about homelessness. but the men heading upcoming productions by opera san jose and the choral project both say the works speak to the current political climate. michael shell is directing “silent night” for opera san jose. the pulitzer prize-winning opera by composer kevin puts and librettist mark pbell […]






broadway in chicago summer concert lineup set


broadway in chicago announced the lineup of its annual free summer concert tuesday. the event promises previews from disney’s "aladdin," "beautiful – the carole king musical," the pre-broadway engagement of "escape to margaritaville," "les miserables," "love never dies," "motown the musical," "school...






review: local soprano leads opera colorado’s bloody but satisfying “lucia,” open


what does it say about opera fans that they enjoy the ruthless "lucia di lammermoor" so much?






how president trump can shape space exploration


president donald trump has a chance to make a historic mark on nasa science and the future of space exploration in general, experts say.






nasa's exploration mission 1: a step-by-step return to the moon in pictures


nasa is getting ready to send humans back to the moon again, through an uncrewed test of its orion spacecraft in deep space. here are the key steps of exploration mission 1.






tip leads to arrest of man suspected in 4 tcf bank heists on north side


a suspect in four robberies at tcf banks on the north side was arrested when someone recognized him from news reports as he walked along broadway, about three blocks from a bank he hit last month, according to the fbi.when police caught up with michael weimer in the 3900 block of broadway last...






tip leads to arrest of man suspected in 4 tcf bank heists on north side


a suspect in four robberies at tcf banks on the north side was arrested when someone recognized him from news reports as he walked along broadway, about three blocks from a bank he hit last month, according to the fbi. when police caught up with michael weimer in the 3900 block of broadway on april...






opera star renée fleming bids farewell to signature role


in recent years fleming has been steadily retiring the big prima donna roles and singing more recitals, appearing on broadway and taking positions behind the scenes, including as a creative consultant at the lyric opera of chicago.






'spongebob' will make a splash on broadway


"spongebob squarepants," the musical based on the nickelodeon cartoon series with a cult following, will open on broadway dec. 4, nickelodeon announced monday. director tina landau's production will play the palace theatre, 1564 broadway. all four of the lead performers from the show's pre-broadway...






nasa's $200m spacesuit problem threatens its deep-space exploration plans


nasa is years away from having new spacesuits for its deep-space astronauts despite spending nearly $200 million on three separate development efforts over the past decade.






upgraded 24-hour bus-only lanes on broadway and lincoln debut next week in denve


starting sunday, red paint will mark the conversion of bus lanes on the busy commuter corridor of broadway and lincoln street to 24/7 transit lanes.






producer admits bilking investors with fake broadway play


new york (ap) — a broadway producer admitted on wednesday that he scammed his friends and others into investing more than $165,000 in a nonexistent play about opera star kathleen battle supposedly starring oscar winner lupita nyong’o. roland scahill pleaded guilty in state supreme court to grand larceny and fraud charges. as part of the […]






trump budget supports deep space exploration


president trump's 2018 budget proposal for nasa focuses on deep space and expanded public-private partnerships






producer admits bilking investors with fake broadway play


new york (ap) — a broadway producer has admitted scamming his friends and others into investing more than $165,000 in a nonexistent play about opera star kathleen battle supposedly starring oscar winner lupita nyong’o (loo-pee’-tuh nee-yahng’-goh). roland scahill pleaded guilty in new york on wednesday to grand larceny and fraud charges. as part of the […]






nasa and russia partner up for crewed deep-space missions


nasa and the russian space agency roscosmos have announced a new partnership for human exploration of the moon and deep space. both agencies signed a joint statement today (sept. 27) at the 68th international astronautical congress in adelaide, australia.






space webcasts: 'the atlantic' hosts on the launchpad - return to deep space


'the atlantic' will host nasa's acting chief robert lightfoot and other space luminaries on tuesday, may 16, for discussion on nasa's future in deep-space exploration. watch live here, courtesy of atlanticlive.






opera parallele’s ‘flight’ strikes uncanny resonance with trump’s ban


how often does one get a chance to attend an opera on a subject that actually parallels current newspaper headlines? this weekend, opera parallele in san francisco is presenting jonathan dove’s comic opera “flight” that depicts the plight of an iranian refugee stranded at an airport.  and yes, this 1998 opera indeed parallels the stories of […]






broadway’s box-office coffers soar but attendance retreats


new york (ap) — on broadway, there’s great financial news to sing about but a sour note amid the flush times: box offices are enjoying the highest grossing season in history but attendance has dipped after four consecutive seasons of gains. the broadway league, the national trade association for the broadway industry, said tuesday that […]






gail rosenblum: big boys don't cry, but maybe they should


mark greene has to dig deep to recall the memory. nearly 50 years deep, and not even a real event.






deep thought: vikings' thielen has skill not possessed by all


adam thielen and nfl deep threat don’t seem to belong together. so who leads the league in receptions of more than 20 yards through the opening weeks of the season?






watch live now: 'the atlantic' hosts on the launchpad - return to deep space


'the atlantic' will host nasa's acting chief robert lightfoot and other space luminaries on tuesday, may 16, for discussion on nasa's future in deep-space exploration. watch live here, courtesy of atlanticlive.






watch live @ 1:30 pm et: 'the atlantic' hosts on the launchpad - return to deep


'the atlantic' will host nasa's acting chief robert lightfoot and other space luminaries on tuesday, may 16, for discussion on nasa's future in deep-space exploration. watch live here, courtesy of atlanticlive.






deep thought: vikings receiver thielen has a skill not possessed by all


adam thielen and nfl deep threat are five words that don’t seem to belong together. then again, thielen leads the nfl through two weeks with five receptions over 20 yards.






review: a seductive ‘don giovanni’ on the prowl at sf opera


bass-baritone ildebrando d'arcangelo is superb in the title role as opera's beloved bad boy in his debut at war memorial opera house in san francisco.






deep throat drama 'mark felt: the man who brought down the white house' stays mo


it’s hard to pinpoint the moment the audience might be tempted to give up on “mark felt: the man who brought down the white house,” a sleek, scattershot portrait of the fbi associate director who spent more than 30 years hiding behind the naughty nom de guerre of deep throat. for some it might...






'prince of broadway': a bunch of hal prince scenes can't sum up the man


near the start of “prince of broadway,” the long-awaited musical celebration of a theatrical director of incomparable productivity, range, longevity, chutzpah and brio, an actor pops out and blinks at the audience. “my name is hal prince,” says the actor. "i've been directing on broadway for seven...






rory o'malley's comic road to king george in 'hamilton' started in burbank


rory o’malley’s husband says o’malley’s head has gotten bigger since it’s been wearing a crown. o’malley doesn’t argue. playing king george iii in the national tour of “hamilton,” after ruling the role for nine months on broadway, has done wonders for his self-confidence. “it’s definitely a high...