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The emotionally volatile Spanish women of Pedro Almodóvar’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown arrive on Broadway in a new musical by David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane. Sherie Rene Scott stars; Bartlett Sher directs (opens Nov. 4; Belasco Theat...
Chicago Conductor Riccardo Muti takes over as music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with a free concert in Millennium Park (Sept. 19; cso.org), then a Berlioz double bill (Sept. 23–28). Barbara Gaines, founder of the Chicago Shakespea...
The holidays will sparkle with Alexei Ratmansky’s new version of The Nutcracker for American Ballet Theatre at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (Dec. 22–Jan. 2). Along with Tchaikovsky’s soaring score, there are fanciful sets and striking costumes by...
Paris With close to 200 works, including figures and still lifes, “Claude Monet (1840–1926),” at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais (Sept. 22–Jan. 24; monet2010.com), offers a complete overview, from the artist’s travels along the Normandy a...
Ladies who lunch and Eloise fans have something to rejoice about, now that New York City’s landmark Palm Court at the Plaza Hotel (doubles from $1,150; tea service $45) has reopened for breakfast, lunch, and tea. The relaunch, following a 15-month...
No one can agree precisely when it started, let alone where it starts. South of Houston Street? 14th? 23rd? Does it include the farther-flung galleries of Chelsea? The Financial District? Do the leafier blocks of the West Village still count, or ...
Acorn a Brooklyn Toy Shop At this fairy tale of a store, you’ll find mobiles hand-stitched from Liberty of London fabrics, bamboo model airplanes made in Vietnam, German Waldorf dolls, and embroidered Mexican bibs. 323 Atlantic Ave.; 718/522-3760...
There’s never been a better time to get to know your agave. Artisanal tequilas are turning up on cocktail menus across the globe thanks to the arrival of small-batch, handmade bottlings such as Casa Dragones (casadragones.com; $275), a sipping teq...
Forget the mini-bar: New York City’s The Surrey (doubles from $800) is bringing cocktail hour to your bedside. A personal bartender is on hand 24 hours a day to shake up pitch-perfect concoctions, whether you crave a vanilla Old Fashioned or a bla...
“Very good, and for you, sir?” You is me and I just don’t know. “What I will have…obviously…is…. What I shall in fact have is the…the….” Now, this kind of dithering is very much not what I’m about. You can ask anyone. When it comes to acting dec...
By Adrien Glover, with Jennifer Flowers, John Newton, and Tracy Ziemer See our slideshow of 10 Great Waterside Restaurants. Blame it on the intoxicating salt air. Or the way the light bounces as the sun sets. Or the pure pleasure of digging into...
“The first time I visited the Delacorte, I was with my mother, and we saw Raul Julia in Othello. I must have been twelve years old. At one point during the performance a giant white egret took flight. The image was stunning—for the play, of course...
“Don’t you like positive thinking?” Heiko Kuenstle, general manager of New York City’s landmark Pierre hotel, says when I ask if he’s worried that it is about to reopen—after a four-year, $100 million renovation—in a climate of economic uncertaint...
The stereotype of the surly Parisian maître d’ may be losing currency nowadays, but for the determined efforts of one man: Philippe Pinoteau, owner of Le Baratin, a bar à vin/bistro in the 20th Arrondissement. A skilled sommelier and manager, Pin...
At the dazzlingly futuristic Yas Hotel, in Abu Dhabi, the curvilinear buildings are draped with a giant, LED-lit glass veil and straddle a Formula One racetrack. The structure resembles a multicolored UFO waiting to take off. For the inside, the b...