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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Jake Gyllenhaal talks about life & 'Demolition'

In the past several years, actor Jake Gyllenhaal has been doing some of his best and most distinctive work, both in film and on stage. His newest film “Demolition,” which opens in New York City on April 8, continues that streak. … Full Article

Long Live The Kings at BAM

Brooklyn's being washed away in a sea of Shakespeare, nay, a tidal wave. The Royal Shakespeare Company, based in the Bard's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, has arrived on our shores to offer total us immersion in the Henriad plays. … Full Article

BAM will host ‘Olympic Trials of Ballet,’ world’s largest scholarship auditions

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) will host in April the annual finals week of the world’s largest student ballet scholarship auditions. … Full Article

EXCLUSIVE: Eagle interview with director of Arthur Miller's Crucible, featuring Saoirse Ronan

When the curtain rises on the new production of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” at the Walter Kerr Theater (which boasts the dream cast of Saoirse Ronan, the star of “Brooklyn;” Ben Whishaw; Sophie Okonedo; and Ciarán Hinds), the audience sees a gloomy classroom with a blackboard, dim, drab  … Full Article

Puff Daddy to celebrate Notorious B.I.G with Brooklyn concert

Puff Daddy will celebrate the late Notorious B.I.G's birthday with a concert featuring Lil Kim, Faith Evans, Mary J. Blige and Jay Z. … Full Article

Caroline Kennedy, Japanese ambassador plant cherry tree at Brooklyn Botanic Garden to celebrate Japanese garden’s 100th anniversary

It was cold and windy, but that didn’t stop the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) from continuing to honor the 100th anniversary of its historic Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden when it had Caroline Kennedy and the Japanese ambassador plant a tree at the site early Tuesday morning. … Full Article

At BAM, famed comedian David Cross talks Trump, gun violence

A thin-skinned audience would surely take umbrage at the comedy of David Cross. They'd consider his jokes bashing organized religion and his stories about masturbating while fantasizing about the Statue of Liberty (because he loves America so much) offensive. … Full Article

Shakespearean Kings in Cycle at BAM: Modern themes of leadership & downfall

With an especially raucous presidential campaign season upon us, it's an interesting time to reflect upon the lives of medieval kings. … Full Article

Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke dies at 69

Patty Duke, who won an Oscar as a teen for "The Miracle Worker" and maintained a long and successful career throughout her life while battling personal demons, has died at the age of 69. … Full Article

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