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Zoe Saldana plays a ruthless assassin in “Colombiana.” And Melissa McCarthy is a C.I.A. administrator-turned-agent in “Spy.”
“I think I can bring innovation to the company, bring it in tune with our time,” said Mr. Acosta, a favorite when he danced for London’s Royal Ballet.
Jeremy Geffen, part of Carnegie’s artistic planning team for 12 years, will lead Cal Performances at the University of California, Berkeley.
In her dances and short films, she created dreamlike, surreal tapestries. “I describe my aesthetic style as ‘perceptual mischief,’” she once said.
Two documentaries try to unpack a spectacular scheme by Billy McFarland, now in prison, who used social media to sell a music festival in the Bahamas.
Make-Believe Association, a new podcast producer in Chicago, showcases diverse stories — and audiences — from a starkly divided city.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin decisively conveys the subliminal intensity that courses through Debussy’s “Pelléas et Mélisande.”
The English musician’s style has seeped into pop’s commercial mainstream. On his fourth album, his greatest challenges are his own past and a new lyrical frontier: intimacy.
Companies at the Joyce Theater’s Cuba Festival share a similar issue: The country produces wonderful dancers but, as of yet, no great choreographers.
Our assistant TV editor has a state-of-the-art setup for watching shows and movies. But here’s what happens when there can be too much content to choose.
Performers revisit their own fraught memories in recent productions, including one inspired by women who have accused the president of misconduct.
Andrew Barth Feldman, a high school junior on Long Island, is an ardent theater fan who has been acting since he was 8. Now he’ll be leading the cast in his favorite show.
Their claims and demands are not new.
With Kevin Hart gone and a plan to proceed with no comic in charge, the show theoretically should be shorter. But the host’s importance is both overrated and underrated.
Harold Haliday Costain photographs the sugar and salt industries; Karl Haendel creates artistic punch lines; and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye ignites the unexpected.
In “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” Shoshana Zuboff methodically dissects a new economic order that exploits our “every move, emotion, utterance and desire.”
Theater colleagues recalled Ms. Channing, the Broadway legend who died Tuesday, as a tireless performer and promoter who had little use for doctors’ orders.
Deborah Harkness’s All Souls fantasy novels come to TV in “A Discovery of Witches,” the latest story of hot, forbidden supernatural love.
A multiyear project, backed by $4 million from three foundations, aims to make the country’s museums more inclusive.
This alt version of the back story of the Taj Mahal features real footage of Rajasthan that is more luxuriant than anything Hollywood could have created in 1929.
The Senior Youth Correspondent on “The Daily Show” only made his debut there in October; at 24, he is an unusually assured stand-up.
Here are the actual events behind History’s popular new series on the Air Force’s program to investigate and debunk U.F.O.s.
In “Breaking and Entering,” Jeremy Smith tells the story of a brilliant, larger-than-life computer scientist who runs her own boutique cybersecurity firm.
“Normally I would wonder if you didn’t know how to spell it or if you just made a typo,” Seth Meyers said. “But this one is so bad, I think it’s both.”
Rare photographs that take you backstage and inside the audition rooms for the musical that celebrated “La Vie Boheme.”
“Schitt’s Creek” returns for its fifth season, and all 10 episodes of YouTube’s original series “Wayne” are available to stream.
Taking the company reins, Michael Novak has planned a tour to honor Taylor with nine programs of his work.
The musician, a 15-time winner herself, takes over from James Corden a year after the Grammys faced backlash over gender diversity.
Though seemingly an effort to showcase the talents of Chevy Chase, this moribund project’s single saving grace is his co-star Richard Dreyfuss.
How her outsize presence — and that “Hello, Dolly!” cast album — helped entice a burgeoning theater critic to New York.
With its focus on black cultural contributions across the world, a museum opens amid a heated debate about reclaiming plundered art.
The director said his new film, “Glass,” was the toughest he has ever made. Yet the man once called “the Next Spielberg” says he is back where he wants to be.
The 15-year-old institution is known for its size and scope. But a new Half Marathon provided an opportunity to stop and savor that informed the entire festival.
She explored the obstacles confronting women seeking their place in the world as well as her own privileged but unsettled life under the sway of daunting parents.
Retail moguls toast their own struggling industry at separate gala.
Marcelo Martinessi’s debut feature from Paraguay will probably defy your initial expectations about the story.
The master-choreographer George Balanchine coached the autobiographical title role of “Apollo” as he coached no other.
In “Prisoner,” the former Tehran bureau chief for The Washington Post shows that the most innocent activities in Iran could get you accused of spying.
Aleksey Krasovskiy faced an uproar for a film about a tragic event in Russian history. So he paid for it himself and didn’t bother asking for permission to show it.
Two grants will help start a new fellowship program and support the work of the Poetry Coalition.
Openly gay performing arts leaders are still rare. So it was a breath of fresh air to chat about coming out and Celine Dion with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and his partner.
The Condo group exhibition, whose fourth London edition opened on Saturday, lets smaller dealerships attract new faces by sharing their spaces and client lists.
Like democracy itself, this film assumes such a broad mandate and has such noble intentions that indicating its shortcomings seems almost beside the point.
“Inheritance” explores the way we construct our identities, and how much our belief in a blood connection to our parents shapes how we view ourselves.
In her latest Help Desk column, Judith Newman consults three books that offer guidance to readers navigating through tense times.
When it comes to President Trump’s relationship with Russia, Stephen Colbert said, “there’s nothing secret about it.”
Watch the new revival of “Roswell” on CW. Or catch the Season 2 premiere of “Corporate” on Comedy Central.
The Italian conductor (and philanderer and anti-Fascist) gets the Great Man treatment from Ensemble for the Romantic Century.
The dancer’s social media posts, declaring his dislike for homosexuals and embracing Putin and Trump, caused a furor online.
After Alfonso Cuarón’s movie cleaned up at the Critics’ Choice Awards, what stands in the way of a best picture win?
The New York rapper’s “Hoodie SZN” set a record — for the lowest number of copies sold the week it reached the top of the chart.
Started in 2016, the three-day expo provides singalongs, meetups, workshops and, of course, “marketplace” booths targeting theater buffs.
The art stolen by the Nazis has gotten more attention, but millions of books were also looted from Jews, and others, and have yet to be returned.
Doug Bock Clark’s first book is an immersive, densely reported look at a tribe of 1,500 hunter-gatherers who live on a remote Indonesian island.