Metropolitan Opera Live! Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her.
Playing in the Starlight Room
They came. They conquered. They looked fabulous. With a contract to perform a drag show out in the Australian desert, Tick (Hugo Weaving), Adam (Guy Pearce) and Benadette (Terrance Stamp) each has his own reason for wanting to leave the safety of Sydney. This wickedly funny and high-drama trio heads for the outback...and into crazy adventures in even crazier outfits. 104 min.
Playing in the Starlight Room
John Boorman's surprisingly riotous comedic childhood WWII memoir finds 9-year-old Bill Rohan growing up in a London suburb amid the thunderous chaos of the Blitz - and having a grand time. Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Boorman's upcoming sequel, Queen and Country, is coming soon to the Rose. 113 min.
3/2 - 3/26
The follow up to the very popular Divurgent, this film raises the stakes for Tris (Shailene Woodley) as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris and Four (Theo James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Kate Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite Elite.
3/27 - 4/2
This hypnotic film is the story of a woman wronged by men and God, if finally, in a sense, redeemed by cinema. Under Israeli law, a woman can be divorced only if her husband presents her with a religious bill of divorce called a gett. Vivian - brought to powerful life by Ronit Elkabetz with currents of humility - is at once a fleshed-out character, a political metaphor, a shout to heaven and earth. 115 min.
The ever-curious Wim Wenders has created wondrous documentaries (Buena Vista Social Club, Pina). This film is a deeply emotional portrait of Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado, co-directed with Sagado's son Juliano, and is Wenders' finest nonfiction work yet. It gracefully covers Salgado's choice to leave a comfortable middle-class career to become a restless globetrotting artist. 109 min.
3/13 - 3/19
From first rehearsal to world premiere, Ballet 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as Justin Peck, a young up-and-coming choreographer, crafts a new work. Ballet 422 illuminates the process behind the creation of a single ballet within the ongoing cycle of work at one of the world's greatest ballet companies. 72 min.
During the Cold War, the fate of the Soviet hockey team seemed a matter of life and death. Gabe Polsky's moving, exceptionally entertaining and funny documentary explores this phenomenon through the wild tale of Viacheslave "Slava" Fetisov, an extraordinarily talented, charismatic defenseman and youngest ever captain of the national team. 85 min.
This masterwork by famed playwright David Hare is based on a book by Pulitzer Prize-Winning author Katherine Boo. A tumultuous play on an epic scale about modern-day India, and the lives of a family of slum-dwellers.
From the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. War is the inevitable result when the King of France demands that John relinquish his crown in favor of his nephew, the young Prince Arthur. Excommunication, attempted atrocity, rebellion and assassination all contribute to a political and personal turmoil that finds devastating expression in an anguished mother’s grief for her son.
3/20 - 3/26
On his first day of duty, British army grunt Gary Hook loses contact with his unit: a dangerous proposition in Belfast, at the height of the all-consuming Catholic-versus-Protestant violence. Gradually, as Gary senses the complex vendettas, schisms and betrayals on all sides of the war, his own conflicted loyalties emerge. Both sides of a politically charged historical moment are heard. 99 min.
Bolshoi Ballet. Yuri Grigorovich's powerful and fascinating epic dramatizes Ivan the Terrible's controversial reign, and portrays events in 16-century Russia in visually stunning scenes. Live same day, 3 hr delay.
Metropolitan Opera Live! Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods, but in the same Sicilian village. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci.
Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong in this ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014. Arthur Miller's masterpiece confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate Brooklyn tale.
Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National with this highly-anticipated new play, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors). A young researcher of brainscience is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet.
The Alloy Orchestra returns to the Rose with another thrilling live score! Working with an outrageous assemblage of peculiar objects, they thrash and grind soulful music from unlikely sources. Hear their stunning accompaniment to Rudolph Valentino's last and greatest silent film, Son of the Sheik, a movie of passion, betrayal and redemption. 81 min.
From the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Reason and judgement prove no match for the tsunami of mutual passion engulfing Mark Antony, one of the three joint rulers of the Roman republic, and Cleopatra, the seductive queen of Egypt. Surrendering everything to their desires, they open the floodgates to a civil conflict that will shake the very foundations of their world.
Ralph Fiennes stars in this exhilarating reinvention of George Bernard Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris. Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defense.