Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

Movies: Hmm, what to see — the new “Star Wars” installment (“Solo”) or a documentary about Miss Thing herself: “The Gospel According to Andre.” TV/Streaming: On Friday, PBS presents Susan Froemke’s terrific documentary “The Opera House,” about the building of the Met. Netflix has a sexy new comedy called “Ibiza.” Music: I’m listening to Yma Sumac — lock me up now! Back on earth, there’s “From the Fires,” by Greta van Fleet. Books: Michael Ondaatje’s new novel, “Warlight,” is precise, poetic, and unforgettable. Sports: This weekend is all about the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool. Finally: Happy Memorial Day! Have a picnic! Binge on Netflix! Take the kids to the beach!

“Hair” With No Frontal Nudity

NBC has announced a live version of “Hair” for broadcast in 2019. But no peepees. Which makes about as much sense as doing “West Story Story” in which Tony lives. Or “Hamilton” in which ole Alex survives. Or “Sweeney Todd” with no pies.

The Met Unpacks “Souls Grown Deep”

The Art Newspaper says: ‘It is a salve to see an exhibition as succinct, as purposeful, intelligently designed and filled with good art as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new show History Refused to Die (until 23 September). It highlights a generous, recent gift of 57 works from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation and powerfully affirms the vibrancy of America’s visual culture beyond the coasts and big cities.’ Pictured is Purvis Young‘s “Locked Up Their Minds” (1972).

Whitney’s Bathroom Is On Album Cover

Today, May 25, rapper Pusha-T releases his new album DAYTONA (via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam). The album cover has now been revealed, via Push’s new online shop. The DAYTONA art is a photo of Whitney Houston’s bathroom. The photo, reportedly taken in 2006, was released to the public after Houston’s death in 2012.

King’s College Choir: If You Like…


…this sort of thing (I don’t: boy choristers creep me out) then this news will be major in your world. Daniel Hyde (pictured) will succeed Stephen Cleobury in one of the world’s highest profile choral posts, it has been announced today. The conductor and organist will take up the post of Director of Music of King’s College, Cambridge in October 2019.

“Peter Pan”: Bernstein’s Show Re-Interpreted

Bard Summerscape will stage an all-new production of Leonard Bernstein’s 1950 Broadway musical Peter Pan, which will run June 28–July 22. The 90-minute chamber arrangement from Olivier Award-winning Bernstein specialist Christopher Alden will explore the darker side of the childhood fantasy in a psychologically gripping dramatic treatment. In this new interpretation, set in an abandoned fairground, Wendy Darling has become an only child. Bernstein’s entire original score, which was cut down to five songs for the 1950 Broadway premiere, has been restored and re-scored for an onstage band of five musicians who are incorporated into the action.

Exhibition: Springsteen In The ’80s & ’90s

Beginning in 1992, photographer David Rose was Bruce Springsteen’s shooter of choice for a full decade. It was a time of transition, experimentation and reunion for the rock superstar – marked by his first albums and tours without the E Street Band – as he raised his young family in Los Angeles and New Jersey. Rose documented much of that era on the road, in the studio and at home with a mostly unguarded Springsteen. A selection of photographs from this era has just opened in “Unseen Springsteen: Intimate Portraits,” Rose’s first exhibition at the Mr. Musichead Gallery in Los Angeles. The show, through June 2nd, coincides with the release of Springsteen’s new deluxe vinyl box set, “The Album Collection Vol. 2: 1987-1996,” which includes more than a dozen of Rose’s photographs.