| Sep 9, 2013
| 6:15 AM
The chronically troubled New York City Opera is once again facing a perilous financial situation, with the company announcing over the weekend that it needed to raise at least $7 million by the end of the month, with an overall fundraising goal of $20...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:20 AM
New York City Opera, the venerated institution that New York mayor Fiorello La Guardia once affectionately dubbed the "people's opera," has officially lowered the curtain for good.
The company announced on Tuesday morning that it has begun the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 1:26 PM
When renowned tenor Plácido Domingo was still a relatively unknown singer from Spain, he made his Los Angeles-area debut at the Music Center in 1967 in a touring series by the New York City Opera. His local debut included performances in "Don Rodrigo,"...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 3:44 PM
New York's second-largest opera company appears to be on the brink of bankruptcy as an emergency fundraising effort is failing to meet its target, barring any last-minute miracle.
The New York City Opera was looking to raise $1 million through...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 11:29 AM
After the drama, comes the music.
Monday night, the Metropolitan Opera threw an opening night gala that will be mostly remembered for its offstage dramatics: a celebrity director who couldn’t oversee her staging of Tchaikovsky’s “...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Gala-goers at the Metropolitan Opera's opening night of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” a tale of fiery, futile love, were also greeted with a few impassioned pleas.
Members of LGBT advocacy groups Monday night staged a protest...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:49 PM
HBO’s political satire “Veep” took home a good portion of the cake in the comedy genre with Julia Louis-Dreyfus winning the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy and Tony Hale going home with supporting actor in a comedy. Ultimately, though,...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Fans of "Breaking Bad" have just two more episodes to learn the fate of Walter White and his crystal meth empire, but at Sunday night's Emmy Awards, the AMC drama looks poised to glide over all.
The nail-biting serial, about a milquetoast high-school...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Ethan Hawke has a taste for the macabre. More specifically: “Macbeth.”
The actor will star as the king of Scotland in the Shakespeare tragedy at Lincoln Center this winter. Jack O'Brien, whom Hawke worked with on 2006/2007’s "The Coast...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Albert Murray, the influential novelist and critic who celebrated black culture, scorned black separatism and was once praised by Duke Ellington as the "unsquarest man I know," died Sunday in New York. He was 97.
Murray died at home in his sleep,...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 9:57 AM
“Captain Phillips,” Paul Greengrass’ fact-based story of the hijacking of a U.S. cargo ship by Somali pirates, will have its world premiere at the New York Film Festival.
Organizers announced the news Monday, saying the Tom Hanks film...