From left, Jack Farthing, Katie West, Viktoria Vizin, Noma Dumezweni and John Light in ‘Carmen Disruption’
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Carmen Disruption, Almeida Theatre, London — review

An unorthodox take on Bizet’s classic tale

The Life of a Song

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This supremely worldly 1973 song about adultery has been covered by artists such as Amy Winehouse
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The anthem of American resilience from the musical ‘Annie’ is revived by Jay-Z and echoed in Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’
From left, Anna Chlumsky, Douglas Sills, Renée Fleming and Jerry O'Connell in 'Living on Love'
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Living on Love, Longacre Theatre, New York — review

Renée Fleming’s Broadway debut struggles to hit a comic note

Alan Gilbert conducts Joyce DiDonato and the New York Philharmonic at the Barbican
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New York Philharmonic, Barbican, London — review

An old world audience applauded a new world orchestra

Eileen O’Brien in ‘Who Cares’
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Who Cares, Royal Court Theatre, London — review

An urgent piece of political theatre about the UK’s NHS

Petr Rykov as the condemned Claudio in ‘Measure for Measure’
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Measure for Measure, Silk Street Theatre, London — review

The study of power and corruption is more pertinent than ever

Vadim Muntagirov and Laura Morera in 'La Fille mal gardée'
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La Fille mal gardée, Royal Opera House, London — review

A performance of heart-touching emotion and heart-stirring bravura

From left, Shaun Dingwall, Brian Doherty and Katie McGuinness in 'Death Of A Comedian'
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Death Of A Comedian, Soho Theatre, London — review

A disappointingly simple take on familiar Faustian material

Sonia Delaunay at Tate Modern

The painter put abstraction into design with spectacular results, writes Jackie Wullschlager

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What happens when rappers get older?

Raekwon, aged 45, talks about hitting middle age and artistic longevity

Roy Andersson
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Interview: Roy Andersson

The Swedish director on beating ‘Birdman’ in Venice and selling black humour to advertisers