City Ballet Director Peter Martins was charged with a DWI on January 1 but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge on Tuesday.
There's drama behind the scenes at City Ballet after the troupe announced the creation of a smaller touring company.
We asked some of our favorite culture vultures to weigh in on what to expect in the coming year in the arts. Here's what they said.
Say goodbye to the Year of the Tiger and usher in the Year of the Rabbit. Here are our top choices for how to ring in the Lunar New Year in New York.
When it comes to spectacle, the scale and scope of Broadway is nearly impossible to match. Here are three plays to see before the curtain comes down for the last time just after the New Year.
The New York City-based ballet company "Les Ballets de Trockadero de Monte Carlo" kicked off a three-week season of ballet and comedy on Tuesday night, with extra-large pointe shoes poised to crack up audiences. Check out WNYC's rehearsal slideshow here.
"Burlesque," which was directed by Steve Antin and stars Cher and Christina Aquilera, has grossed over $30 million since it opened over Thanksgiving weekend, even as Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a 37 percent "rotten" tomato rating. We asked several mistresses of tease to weigh in on the film that's selling the glamor of their dancing on the silver screen.
This weekend, the 30-year old non-profit will put on 10 plays written by kids and performed by big-name actors like Lili Taylor and Frances McDormand.
Two New Yorkers—"Fela!" choreographer Bill T. Jones, and "Hello, Dolly" composer Jerry Herman—take home national honors.
If you've got some down time this weekend, these three plays are a sure bet to escape the season of hectic holiday hyperspeed.
Bill T. Jones, co-founder, artistic director and choreographer of the Bill T. Jones-Arnie Zane Dance Company, discusses the merger.
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Wei, who choreographed the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, kicked off a world tour of street performances in Times Square on Thursday.
This November, the American Ballet Theatre will perform in Cuba for the first time in half a century. The company, based in New York City, has long had ties to the island: Cuba’s prima ballerina, Alicia Alonso, moved to the United States, and then joined the ballet theatre in 1940.
On the patio of a soulless corporate plaza, amid the mirrored towers of the financial district, the lunchtime entertainment has arrived. Everyday at noon for 30 days, Canadian dancer and choreographer Paul-André Fortier is performing the same 30-minute dance piece to a crowd of transfixed tourists and harried suits.
Moments before the sky opened up to a sticky summer storm, a dry wooden dragon appeared in Kew Gardens. Traditional lion dancers performed on the concrete as Buddhist monks blessed the dragonhead, which happened to be attached to a one-ton wooden boat.
Bellies up! New York's first large-scale bellydancing conference pops its hips on the Lower East Side this weekend.
Every August, the sprawling International Fringe Festival brings 1200 performances from over 200 countries to 20 venues around the city (or thereabouts.) In the meantime, there are a number of smaller festivals popping up with promising new fare.
WNYC takes you behind the scenes of one of the city's major theatrical institutions. Watch the video for details.