English National Opera’s ‘The Gospel According to the Other Mary’
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The Gospel According to the Other Mary, Coliseum, London

Fully staged, John Adams’ work is a heart-wrenching experience

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Frazey Ford, Cadogan Hall, London – review

The singer brought a dash of Southern soul to London

Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra
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Boston Symphony Orchestra/Nelsons, Symphony Hall, Boston – review

The orchestra’s new music director explored its heritage

Howie the Rookie, The Pit, Barbican, London – review

A revival of Mark O’Rowe’s pugnacious monologues

Maurizio Cattelan’s ‘La Nona Ora’ (1999)
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Maurizio Cattelan’s interview and new show

‘Every reign needs its jester’, says Italy’s best-known contemporary artist and chief joker

Singer Mary J Blige during a recent trip to London
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The gospel according to Mary J Blige

The ‘Queen of hip-hop soul’ talks to Ludovic Hunter-Tilney about her latest collaboration and new album

Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope rehearse ‘An American in Paris’ at Théâtre du Châtelet
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‘An American in Paris’ comes to the stage

Sixty-three years after Gershwin’s film was released, it will be showing to audiences on Broadway

Tena Stivicic
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Tena Stivicic’s ‘3 Winters’ at the National Theatre

Her ancestors’ turbulent experiences form the basis for the Croatian playwright’s new work

‘A Delicate Balance’, Golden Theatre, New York

A starry cast including Glenn Close and John Lithgow shines

Nancy Allsop
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God Bless the Child, Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London

Vicky Featherstone has worked with her child cast with great success