Category Archives: theatre

Orchestras Aren’t The Only Ones Who Need To Get Over The ‘Maestro Myth’ – Theatre Companies Do, Too

“It’s not [Nicholas Hytner’s] fault that during his 12-year tenure at the National Theatre he wildly discombobulated expectations of what artistic directors could do. But that is what happened, because … in the wake of Hytner, it’s assumed that a single figure can be as brilliant directing as they are a chief executive, ultimately responsible […]

Director Darko Tresnjak To Leave Hartford Stage

The Tony-winning director (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder) will step down as artistic director when his contract expires at the end of the 2018-19 season. He has also served as artistic director of San Diego’s Old Globe Shakespeare Festival and directed the Broadway production of Anastasia; he makes his Metropolitan Opera this fall […]

The Sistine Chapel As A Multimedia Extravaganza In The Heart Of Rome

Balich also has to convince Italy’s traditionally skeptical art conservators that he’s not out to circumvent visits to the real chapel with a glitzy concoction that includes theater, ballet and many, many bells and whistles. “Italy has all these very conservative art critics, and they are against the idea of ‘spettacolarizzazione,’” he said, using an […]