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Theater: Audra McDonald

On May 18, five-time Tony winner, two-time Grammy winner and two-time Emmy nominee Audra McDonald will perform at NOCCA, accompanied by pianist/interviewer Seth Rudetsky.

Subverting the Status Quo

The image—black women, mostly prostitutes, dressed as baby dolls, dancing and singing bawdy songs in segregated New Orleans—at first seems to be one of self-denigration.

Theater: Megan Mullally Performs in Broadway at NOCCA

Next up in Broadway at NOCCA, on April 6, is Megan Mullally, best known for her Emmy-winning turn in “Will and Grace,” but also an accomplished singer and stage performer.

March Arts: Two Performances Not to Be Missed

Two time Tony winner Sutton Foster is performing in New Orleans on March 2 as part of the Broadway at NOCCA series featured in the February issue of this magazine. Recently, I conversed with the multi-talented star.


“Candide” at the Loyola Opera Theatre

Celebrate the Holidays at Loyola

Integrate the arts into your holiday festivities

Southern Rep Paints the Town ‘Red’

Play helps mark 25 years of the acclaimed theater company

State Civil Rights Museum Sponsors First Exhibition

“Race: Are We So Different” runs through September 25 at the Old U.S. Mint

Once Upon a Time in New Orleans …

Eric Peterson as the lovable green ogre takes audiences to the far-away land of ‘Shrek the Musical’

A One-Man Show with a Universal Theme

Playwright/actor Carlo Alban puts a compassionate face on his family’s personal immigration story

Left of Center

On the West Bank, the Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents cutting-edge theater

The Illustrated Man

A new exhibition captures the life’s work of Tennessee Williams, as seen through Al Hirschfeld’s legendary drawings

Art on the Horizon

Prospect.1.5 highlights New Orleans artists while previewing the next Big Easy biennial

Love, Love Them Do

Beatles mania comes to New Orleans and then heads to Broadway

New Horizons

Susan M. Taylor, the new director of the New Orleans Museum of Art, plans to expand on the vision of her predecessor

It’s Showtime!

The new performing arts season starts with a bang

Artists to the Rescue

Mignon Faget and the painter Tuna create very different works for a common cause

Young Samaritan

A 13-year-old’s bar mitzvah project raises money for those in need in St. Bernard

Shelter After the Storm

Dan and Jackie Silverman help women and children get off the street

Bounce Is Back

An exhibit at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art spotlights the New Orleans rap and hip-hop scene

Taking the Longue Vue

The nonprofit institution continues the spirit of philanthropy begun by Edgar and Edith Stern

The Little Theater That Could

Gary Solomon, the man behind Le Petit’s resurgence, talks about the importance of the French Quarter icon

Worth a Thousand Words … and More

The pictures taken by an amateur photographer get recognition at the Historic New Orleans Collection

War Stories

The Battle of New Orleans Anniversary commemorates a piece of Chalmette’s–and the nation’s–history each year

Dream Team

The New Orleans Museum of Art and Disney pair up in an exclusive exhibition of animation artwork

Acting Up

The Fringe Festival finds New Orleans to be a perfect fit

Young at Art

NOCCA allows students to explore their talents in an enriching and challenging environment

Season’s Greetings

As 2009–2010 shows, the performing arts are alive and well in New Orleans

Culture Club

Mary Len Costa helps the creative community through the Arts Council of New Orleans

Summer With Shakespeare

Tulane’s theater festival is much ado about something

Deconstructing Katrina

Through a trilogy of plays, author John Biguenet looks back at what the hurricane wrought

Captured on Canvas

Jazz Fest artist James Michalopoulos lives, breathes and paints New Orleans

Let’s Get Literary

The Tennessee Williams festival showcases theater icon Frances Sternhagen

The Artful Krewe

As with tradition, Rex and its commissioned artist have their designs on Mardi Gras

In Good Company

The community at large benefits from NOBA’s role as both arts educator and dance presenter

Out of the Shadows

JPAS programs get the spotlight they deserve in a first-rate arts center

One for the Books

The Words & Music conference attracts writers and all those who love literature

Reeling Them In

The New Orleans Film Festival expands its offerings and its audience

A Royal Affair

Dirty Linen Night lets you stroll the Quarter and support local artists (while drinking damn good martinis)

Props to ‘Pops’

The Satchmo SummerFest honors our native son and the founding father of jazz

Remembrance of Things Past

With its latest expansion, the National World War II Museum plans to tell the whole story of the war

And the Orchestra Played On

Carlos Miguel Prieto has been instrumental in the LPO’s comeback

The Gang’s All Here

West Side Story is added to the New Orleans Opera Association’s repertory

Hope Floats

Studio 3 helps to carry on the fantasy of Carnival

Art in the park

NOMA is back and better than ever with three stellar exhibitions

Postcards from New York

Friends from afar weigh in on the future of New Orleans

High Hopes

A woman’s personal journey home