The new documentary “The Green Prince” opens in theaters Friday. It tells the remarkable story of a Hamas insider who took an extreme risk by becoming an Israeli informant. WGBH News Arts Editor Jared Bowen recently spoke with the actual Green Prince.
In 1967, Hollywood thrust the issue of interracial marriage into the spotlight with the Academy Award winning film, “Guess Who's Coming to Dinner,” starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn and Sidney Poitier. The film tells the story of a liberal San Francisco couple reconciling their private views about race. Now, a formidable pair of television stars are taking the stage in a re-make. WGBH News Arts Editor Jared Bowen was at the opening last night, and chats about the new reboot, and how it translates to the stage. Watch more of Jared's conversation with stars Jamal Warner and Julia Duffy about honesty, comedy, and the making of this production.
At a starry affair Monday night – the Museum of Fine Arts opened a new show presenting the original Hollywood style with gowns worn by Mae West, Gloria Swanson, Carole Lombard – and a host of other leading ladies. WGBH News Arts Editor Jared Bowen and Jill Radsken, style correspondent for the Boston Globe walk us through what these gowns tell us about the origins of Hollywood style.
Word at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is that language is as powerful in a gallery setting as it is on the page. In dual summer shows on view through October – language is the springboard to two very different points of view. WGBH News Arts Editor Jared Bowen takes us there.
The Cape Ann Museum was closed for the better part of last year and for good reason. It’s been undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation. The museum re-opened this week sporting a new look. WGBH News Arts Editor Jared Bowen got a tour before the doors opened to the public.
For more than 100 years, the adventures of Peter Pan have captivated audiences, from the famous play starring Mary Martin in the title role to the beloved Disney movie. The classic tale was the brainchild of playwright J.M. Barrie. Now, the story of how Barrie came to imagine a world of fairies and lost boys is the basis of a new musical, based on the 2004 film “Finding Neverland,” as WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen explained.
I don't have enough thumbs to raise in appreciation for the new Finding Neverland. It was no surprise to receive their official announcement yesterday: this show is bound for Broadway. Be sure to catch it while you can and see the incredible Jeremy Jordan, who is sure to pick up awards for this performance.
Robin Williams was a singular performer. His wit, his timing and his range earned him the admiration of fellow comedians and dramatic actors alike. Actor and comedian Steve Sweeney had the privilege of meeting him.
The cartoon Astro Boy is one of Japan's most beloved figures, and in this age of anime, he's as heroic as ever. Now he's the subject of a Company One show, "Astro Boy & the God of Comics," that has WGBH News Arts Editor Jared Bowen raving.
Some of the biggest books and movies aimed at young people in recent years have been rooted in fantasy: think "Twilight," "Harry Potter" and "The Hunger Games." But "The Fault In Ours Stars" deals with a hard truth of real life, telling the story of a teenage girl with cancer who falls in love with a boy she meets at a support group.
When Boston arts patron Ted Cutler looked at the summer calendar, he saw an opportunity for a new arts festival in Boston. Thus, was born the Outside the Box festival. Featuring over 200 acts, it was held last July on Boston Common.
The “Wyeth” name is one of the most famous on the American art scene. Needham native N.C. Wyeth created more than 3,000 paintings. Works by his son, Andrew Wyeth, hang on the walls of most major American museums. And now, the Museum of Fine Arts is presenting the first comprehensive retrospective of the work of Andrew Wyeth’s son, Jamie. WGBH News Arts Editor Jared Bowen recently spoke with Jamie Wyeth about the collection.
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes is threatened by a band of humans who survived a devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. The CGI is incredible. The story will draw you in. One of the best movies of the summer.
The infamous “Shot Heard Round the World” was a turning point in American history, one we all read about in school. But now, the Concord Museum is doing one better than the history books by creating an hour-by-hour account of the day that shot was fired. WGBH News Arts Editor Jared Bowen has our story.
It's a tough part of my job, really, to visit New York City and check out the theater scene. If you are inclined to make the same trek to the Big Apple—which I encourage—here are a few plays not to miss during your stay.
Violet Presented by the Roundabout Theatre Company, it plays through August 10th at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway.
For years, a collection of Nigerian antiquities has been a treasured part of the Museum of Fine Art's African art holdings. But the MFA has announced it returned eight of those pieces to Nigeria, including two artifacts roughly 2,000 years old. After a year and a half of research, the MFA determined the pieces had been removed from Nigeria illegally.
Massachusetts is home to dozens of art institutions and historical landmarks that bring in billions in tourism dollars, but the price of admission keeps some local residents from experiencing the cultural gems attract so many out-of-towners. That’s the reason behind Highland Street Foundation's “Free Fun Fridays.”
Before you indulge in the deluge of summer blockbuster films, consider this documentary with its scathing presentation of the role law enforcement played in the Bulger case. Next, plan some early Friday departures to take advantage of the 60+ venues swinging open their doors free to the public through the summer months.
The 1980s seem to be on its way to becoming an art movement. A time rife with huge social issues like the AIDS crisis, it's also come to define many artists who professionally came of age then. That's the case in the Institute of Contemporary Art's newest show titled “Give More Than You Take,” a retrospective of artist Jim Hodges.
From lizards and snakes to mushrooms and monkeys, from antique eagles to homemade hearts, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s collection of pins is on display at Wellesley College.
The exhibition, “Read My Pins,” has toured the nation and stopped at Albright’s alma mater for a special visit. WGBH spoke with Secretary Albright, famous for her diplomatic usage of brooches and pins, about some of her favorites and the stories behind them.