NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nearly a decade after winning an Academy Award for her role as Britain’s Elizabeth II in “The Queen,” Helen Mirren is ruling over Broadway in “The Audience,” a new play about the monarch’s weekly meetings with her prime ministers.
Mirren said she has huge empathy for the 88 year-old royal she plays in the British import that premiered in London and opened on Sunday at New York’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Madonna proves her staying power as a creative force and an enduring pop icon with her new album, “Rebel Heart,” her 13th studio release that also shows her renegade and softer sides.
It is a revealing portrait of the Material Girl, showing the Grammy-winning singer as a trail-blazer and provocateur but also someone who is sensitive, reflective and outsider.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A rare five-dollar gold piece and a prized silver dollar each could fetch $10 million or more in upcoming auctions, making the American rare coin market as attractive, though not nearly as glamorous, as fine art.
Sales of rare U.S. coins reached a record of nearly $536 million last year, and now collectors are turning to the D. Brent Pogue Collection, which could boost it higher.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Albert Maysles, a pioneering American documentary filmmaker best known for works such as “Grey Gardens” and “Gimme Shelter,” has died at age 88, his family said on Friday.
Maysles passed away on Thursday at his home in New York following a brief battle with cancer.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – “Fish in the Dark,” a new play by comedian Larry David, is the hottest ticket on Broadway, but critics said the lightweight, 60s-style comedy flounders with one liners and a weak plot.
The play racked up a record of more than $13.5 million in advance sales ahead of its first preview and opening on Thursday at the Cort Theater, largely on the popularity of David.
NEW YORK, March 4 (Reuters) – Author Elizabeth McCracken won
the annual Story Prize for short fiction on Wednesday for
“Thunderstruck and Other Stories,” her collection of tales about
life-altering experiences and loss.
McCracken, a National Book Award finalist for her novel “The
Giant’s House,” will receive a $20,000 prize for her critically
acclaimed book of nine stories.
NEW YORK, March 3 (Reuters) – With pulsating sounds,
stunning videos and elaborate costumes, a retrospective at the
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) dedicated to the work of Bjork
transports visitors into the creative world of the Icelandic
musician, composer and singer.
“Bjork,” which opens on Sunday and runs through June 7,
follows the artist through 20 years of her career, from her
first mature solo album “Debut” in 1993 to her latest work and a
new music installation commissioned for the retrospective.
NEW YORK, Feb 26 (Reuters) – “Finding Neverland,” Hollywood
film producer Harvey Weinstein’s first hands-on foray into
musical theater and which follows the British family that
inspired Scottish playwright J.M. Barrie’s classic children tale
“Peter Pan,” has staked its place on Broadway.
After the reworking of the 2012 version that played in
England and a dispute over publicity in New York, the musical
will begin performances in March and open on April 15 at the
NEW YORK, Feb 25 (Reuters) – Fifty years after Omar Sharif
and Julie Christie captivated audiences in David Lean’s
Oscar-winning epic film “Doctor Zhivago,” the musical adaptation
of the love story set during the upheaval of the Russian
Revolution will open on Broadway.
The musical is based on Boris Pasternak’s novel that became
an international bestseller after it was smuggled out of the
Soviet Union and published in Italy in 1957. Pasternak was
awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature a year later.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hemlines fell, sultry dresses hugged the body and tailored coats with generous fur trim oozed elegance on the runway as designers at New York Fashion Week spun a retro 1970s look with sleek silhouettes for their 2015 fall/winter collections.
Chunky-knit sweaters, high collars, long layering and fur hats paired with ponchos and capes exuded a warm, comfortable feeling as the week-long fashion fest came to a close on Thursday and temperatures outside dipped below freezing.