Performing Arts

Sarah Fallon stars as Cleopatra and James Keegan as Antony, in a story of opposing forces and the love that attempts to overcome them at American Shakespeare Center. Photo: Michael Bailey

ARTS Pick: Antony and Cleopatra

Best known for the love story of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare did not stop there. Antony and Cleopatra, one of his last romantic plays, is an epic unravelling of life and death, passion and hatred, filtered through peace and war in a narrative that circles the lives of two prominent figures during the dictatorship of Octavius […]

Behind-the-scenes political dealings are revealed as Queen Elizabeth II (Helen Mirren) takes confidential meetings in the National Theatre’s broadcast of The Audience. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: The Audience

From the Oscars to the Oliviers to the Tonys, the performance world can’t throw enough awards at Dame Helen Mirren for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II. The legendary actress reprises her royal role in the National Theatre’s encore HD screening of The Audience, an original West End play that draws back the curtain on […]