On Friday 21 November, the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s 80th Annual Luncheon presents Brava, Jessye! to salute Jessye Norman, who recently wrote about her life in a memoir titled Stand Up Straight and Sing! A perennial highlight of the opera season, the Luncheon will bring together a host of artists and other luminaries to honour the sumptuous-voiced soprano and her long and … [Read more...] about Brava, Jessye! Met Opera Guild’s 80th Luncheon salutes Jessye Norman
Harry Lennix, an actor who has frequently worked with Taymor for almost 20 years, tries to answer the question in The Huffington Post: In my opinion, the producers of Spider-Man have found a convenient whipping girl to bear the brunt of any woes related to the production. They seem to have absolved themselves from accountability for the show's production while reaping the … [Read more...] about Why is Julie Taymor being attacked so viciously and relentlessly?
The main risk for the actors of 'Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark' is now no longer inside the theatre building but on the sidewalk outside. After the recent blizzards Broadway actors are taking to their skis and skates to get to work. Following an actor's injury after a 30-foot fall, and the suspension of the preview performances, the musical is up and running again - without … [Read more...] about Spider-man skis in with a no-injury performance in post-blizzard Broadway
Julie Taymor's new feature film "The Tempest," featuring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren as Prospera, "an exiled sorceress whose vengeance is unleashed when her enemies are shipwrecked on her magical island," opens in New York and Los Angeles tonight prior to expanding to other cities on 17th December. Image via Wikipedia Taymor, who is currently represented on Broadway … [Read more...] about Julie Taymor’s film “The Tempest” with Helen Mirren as Prospera opens in New York and Los Angeles tonight