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‘The Portal:’ A Movie on the Stage

‘The Portal:’ A Movie on the Stage

December 5, 2016


Filed under Arts, Theater

"The Portal" takes too much advantage of multimedia tools and comes off more like a bad party than a thought-provoking theater piece.

‘Butterfly’ Remake Pins Audience

‘Butterfly’ Remake Pins Audience

By Hailey Nuthals, Highlighter Editor

May 2, 2016


Filed under Arts, Theater

The latest production from Brits Off Broadway is an adaptation of the opera "Madame Butterfly."

“Marguerite” is a Surprising, Off-Key Delight

“Marguerite” is a Surprising, Off-Key Delight

By Dejarelle Gaines, Copy Chief

March 8, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

French film "Marguerite" centers on a wealthy, aspiring opera singer — who cannot sing.

Arts Issue: Diva definition morphs as new talent takes stage

Arts Issue: Diva definition morphs as new talent takes stage

April 10, 2014


Filed under Arts

The popular understanding of what makes a diva has evolved over time. The term originated in the opera world, where it referred only to singers with extraordinary talent and public appeal. In the 1980s, however, the term began to refer to super-talented female pop vocalists like Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houst...

Skirball series celebrates Chinese visions, voices

Skirball series celebrates Chinese visions, voices

March 10, 2014


Filed under Features

The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts’ second annual cross-cultural event “Visions and Voices,” is highlighting China with a vibrant collection of performances and events throughout the month. The event, which started Feb. 20, showcases global cultures through dance, film, theater and mu...

NYU Reacts: NYC Opera declares bankruptcy

NYU Reacts: NYC Opera declares bankruptcy

October 2, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, News

The New York City Opera announced it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy yesterday after a failed Kickstarter campaign, marking the end of the second-largest opera house in New York. Meanwhile, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development has seen one of its largest incoming...