Artist Marina Abramovic and theater director Diane Paulus are among Time magazine's 100 most influential people for 2014. The annual list, which covers fields as diverse as arts, politics, science and sports, was released on Thursday and also included artist-filmmaker Steve McQueen and songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.
Abramovic, the Serbian-born performance artist, has been presenting her often-bizarre live installations since the early '70s. She has become a fixture of the New York arts scene and had a retrospective at the
Paulus, a Tony Award winner who directed the recent revivals of "Pippin" and "Hair," heads the American Repertory Theater in Massachusetts. Her production of "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" recently began performances at the Ahmanson Theatre in L.A. as part of a national tour.
McQueen, the director of