Review: ‘Fire in Dreamland’ Is a Parable of Love and Licorice


“Fire in Dreamland,” Rinne Groff’s shaky parable of art and love and licorice at the Public Theater, is set just after Hurricane Sandy, the 2012 catastrophe that devastated New York’s coastline, flooding Coney Island. But Ms. Groff has another calamity in mind: the conflagration that tore through Coney Island in 1911, destroying the Dreamland amusement […]

July 17, 2018

Review: A Long-Awaited New Opera Is a Raucous Beauty


LONDON — George Benjamin and Martin Crimp have done it again. Six years after their previous operatic collaboration, the masterly “Written on Skin,” Mr. Benjamin and Mr. Crimp have again dared to challenge audiences by remaining true to their uncompromising visions. In “Lessons in Love and Violence,” which opened here on Thursday at the Royal […]

May 12, 2018
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