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We Quizzed Helen Mirren on Her Most Famous Lines — and She Only Missed One
“My brain’s like a sieve, I probably won’t remember any of them!”
classical music review
Shostakovich, With Bright L.A. Glare, at Lincoln Center
Dudamel brings out the symphony’s loudest, brightest aspects.
The Over-the-Top Plans for Redoing Geffen Hall Are History. Good.
The $500 million–plus plan to squeeze a new building into the shell would have been a disaster.
It’s Alive! A
Where Even the Sets Perform
At Mostly Mozart, an opera that doesn’t skimp on theatrical power.
Lincoln Center Refuses Admission to Woman Wearing Anti-Trump Sign
The incident raises questions about the theater’s role as a political space.
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Scattered Ashes Shut Down the Metropolitan Opera
What was intended as a tribute to a deceased opera lover prompted an appearance by the NYPD counterterrorism unit instead.
Thomas Heatherwick Will Redo David Geffen Hall
The post–Avery Fisher era gets under way.
Thomas Adès’s Thrilling Blend of Dance and Music
Few composers have embraced dance so well.
How Reynold Levy (Says He) Saved Lincoln Center
The former chairman dishes in his new book.
An Ordinary Concert at Alice Tully Hall That Was Anything But
An evening when the 18th century came alive.
’s Most Memorable Scenes
“I did think that Roger Sterling was going to die the first season.”
Holocaust Survivor Debuts at Lincoln Center
Emily Kessler usually plays her mandolin for groups at community centers. Up next, an audience of 3,000.
See Emma Thompson As Mrs. Lovett in
You can see the full performance on PBS on September 26.
Justin Davidson Talks to the New President of Lincoln Center, Jed Bernstein
For the first time in eleven years, the hand on the tiller at Lincoln Center is changing.
Mos Def To Take The Stage Again In
A Free Man of Color
But now he’s going by just “Mos.”
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Lincoln Center Gets Some Work Done, and Other Culture Highlights From This Week’s
Jonathan Groff! ‘Angels & Demons’! ‘The Singing Forest’! And more!
last night's gig
Jamey Johnson and Lee Ann Womack, Achy and Breaky in All the Right Places
Johnson is a dark-hearted country beardo who sings like he’s just been punched in the gut, and Womack still tried to out-sad her opener.
Mozart Goes to the Laser Show
The OpenEnded Group, “Masses I” from “Breath” (2007).
Beverly Sills Dies at 78
The former Belle Silverman was an impossibly charming public figure who (one got the sense) could shout down an obnoxious cabbie if need be, then go straight to the stage and start trilling.
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