Painting the Town Rouge

The Moulin Rouge has been providing a glittering extravaganza of feathers, rhinestones and scarcely-clad showgirls since 1889.

Jean-Luc Choplin: Bringing Broadway to Paris

Standing ovation. As the curtain closes, a long roar of cheering and applause rises from the 2,000 spectators, including families and scores of teenagers. Brilliantly crafted and performed, director Lee Blakeley’s production of Stephen...

Fabulous Ballets Russes

The premiere of Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) in May 1913 turned into a riot, the greatest scandale recorded in ballet history.

Phantoms of the Opera

Ghosts in the vaults of the Paris Opera.

A Little Night Music at the Théâtre du Châtelet

Tinged with the burnished glow of nostalgia, with sumptuous costumes and superb sets  that owe as much to Gustav Klimt and the Austrian Secession as they do to Scandinavian summers, director Lee Blakeley's new...