Theatre

A Frida Kahlo musical is headed to Broadway

Developed with the permission and assistance of Kahlo’s estate, the musical will offer “a full-throated celebration of Kahlo’s joyous spirit of creativity”

Peter Brook, a giant of international theatre whose stage work moved in sympathy with the visual arts, has died, aged 97

Brook's influential "white-cube" 1970 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream and his epic 1985 realisation of the Sanskrit epic The Mahābhārata find echoes in art history

Warhol and Basquiat on the stage in London and Faith Ringgold's retrospective at New York's New Museum

Plus, Betye Saar remakes a mural in Los Angeles

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When Warhol met Basquiat

The acclaimed writer of biopics about Stephen Hawking, Winston Churchill, and Freddie Mercury has now turned his attention to the two great artists in a new play

Andrew Lloyd-Webber on why he commissioned eight monumental Shakespearian paintings for a London theatre

Artist Maria Kreyn’s depictions of King Lear and Othello go on show as part of Theatre Royal Drury Lane's £60m revamp

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Pre-Raphaelite paintings go on show in his refurbished historic London theatre

Composer has funded a two-year, £60m renovation of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane to turn it into a public gallery and heritage attraction

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Russian theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov found guilty of fraud and ordered to pay $1.85m in damages to culture ministry

Accused of embezzling funds while staging a contemporary arts festival, Serebrennikov faced six years in prison but was handed a suspended sentence

Degas’ love of the Paris opera house is brought to the fore in this catalogue

The artist used a variety of devices to explore the interior of the Opéra Garnier throughout his career

This well illustrated and wittily written book provides a thorough history of men wearing women’s clothes

Transformation, communication, exaggeration and non-conformity are some of the impulses behind cross-dressing

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Great Apes: when Planet of the Apes meets a White Cube opening

A new play in London based on Will Self’s 1997 novel is a viciously literate satire that imagines an art world populated entirely by chimpanzees

Interview with Antony Hegarty: “I think the art world is where I belong”

The musician explains why he is performing in the stage production The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic

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Marina Abramovic, Doug Aitken and Matthew Barney are leading the way in a new kind of theatrical art

"In long, durational performance, you change the performer and the public" says Abramovic

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New York’s digital shorts: 'Made Here' explores artists’ relationships with the city

The web-based videos looks into the lives of performers and artists

Interview with Jonathan Meese: "I am the samurai of art”

The German artist explains why he puts aggression and provocation centre stage—along with his mum

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"Il Tempo del Postino": the performance art group show comes to Art Basel

Constructed for a theatrical setting, this event makes space and time its materials

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Visual art group show “Il Tempo del Postino” will take to stage at Art Basel 2009

Each artist participating will present a 15-minute long performance, transforming the space provided by Theater Basel

London: Campaign to save Theatre Museum fails

The V&A could not raise the money to keep it running

London: V&A Theatre Museum likely to close

The collection will be put into storage