The movie "American Sniper " got six 2015 Academy Award nominations, including best picture and best actor. The film is based on the true story of the man known as the most lethal sniper in Navy SEAL history. Actress Sienna Miller plays that man’s wife, Taya Kyle, in the film, and WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen recently sat down with her to talk about the experience.
Marcia DeBonia, Martin Moran, Candy Buckley, and Tyler Lansing Weaks in Christopher Durang’s smash-hit Broadway comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by Jessica Stone, based on the Broadway direction of Nicholas Martin, playing January 2 – February 1, 2015 at the BU Theatre / Avenue of the Arts.
Season five of PBS’s hit show “Downton Abbey” premiered Sunday night. And the new year is bringing new rules, new technology and new drama to the estate. So what does it take to create this world of aristocracy, secrecy and intrigue? WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen recently got some insight from some of the foremost authorities.
The focus on arts and culture in Boston is entering new territory, with the first ever cabinet-level chief of arts and culture. Julie Burros, already known around the city as the arts czar, arrived to Boston from Chicago, where she was director of cultural planning.
Read an excerpt of WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen's interview with Burros, and watch the entire conversation below:
Watch the full show above, or see segments by clicking the links below.
The holiday season is the perfect time to kick back and watch a movie or curl up with a good book. We’ve assembled a panel of notable local authors to share some must-reads that also make great gifts. And our critics will tell you which new flicks are worth the price of admission.
"The Trip To Bountiful" is playing at the Cutler Majestic Theatre as part of the ArtsEmerson season. WGBH News Arts Editor Jared Bowen recently sat down with the cast, including Blair Underwood, Vanessa Williams and the legendary Cicely Tyson.
Boston’s annual Open Studios events are in full swing, giving the public a glimpse inside the private workspace of local artists. The historic Fenway Studios, home to dozens of painters, will open its doors this weekend.
The new film "Nightcrawler" will surely make your skin crawl, especially if you work in the media. The tale of a freelance cameraman short on scruples could be construed as a hefty indictment of broadcast journalism.
Francisco Goya was one of the most beloved painters of his time, adored by royal courts, patrons and collectors, which is interesting given that his subject matter could careen from the traditional to the darkly subversive. You can see it all in a new retrospective of the Spanish master at the Museum of Fine Arts. Not to mention it’s the first major Goya show in this country in 25 years.
If you’ve ever been to Plimoth Plantation, you know it’s something of a time warp. The clothing, buildings and housewares at the 17th-century living museum are about as authentic as it gets. Now, visitors have the chance to see how early settlers combined function and artistry to make their goods.
What these three works have in common—two on the stage and one on the page—is the opportunity for theater lovers to understand the immense amount of thought, work and heart that goes in to a play, from its inception to its delivery.
La Traviata, Presented by Boston Lyric Opera, it plays a the CITI Shubert Theatre through October 19th.