Did you ever look at the Anna Nicole Smith debacle from the sidelines and think to yourself, This would make a great piece of high art tragedy? If so, you were evidently not the only one, because someone has gone and written an opera about the tumultuous life of the playmate-turned-heiress-turned-incoherent reality star. Not just any opera either: Anna Nicole was commissioned by the Royal Opera House in London and has been called “engrossing, outrageous, entertaining and, ultimately, deeply moving” by the New York Times. Also, librettist Richard Thomas already earned some serious celebrity catastrophe cred when he penned an opera about everyone’s favorite guilty pleasure from college, Jerry Springer. On Tuesday night, Anna Nicole will make its U.S. premiere and begin a seven-date run at BAM. Unfortunately, the $25 balcony tickets are sold out across the board, but you can still score a pricier seat for this unprecedented cultural phenomenon here.
It’s outdoor drinks season, that time of year when your favorite cocktail, beer or glass of rosé isn’t complete unless you’re sipping it in the sunshine.
From the carpet of bluebells at Brooklyn Botanic Garden to, barbecues, movies and punk rock yoga, Memorial Day weekend and beyond is looking pretty ideal.
Make yourself a cherry pie, whether or not you’re a Twin Peaks fanatic prepping for the return of the Agent Cooper, Sheriff Truman and the Double R Diner.
From bike parties to floating food forests, there’s a ton of great events to enjoy this week, but you’re forgiven if you just want to skip to Twin Peaks.
Some say that the neighborhood restaurant is a dying breed in New York City. Not at River Deli, which is not a deli at all, in Brooklyn Heights.