Mythology comprises of six diverse performers who are each a powerhouse in both their solo and ensemble songs, backed of course by the dynamic Celtic Thunder Band. And while Celtic Thunder shows are known for the use of dramatic combinations of lighting, choreography and set design, Peter Barnes, the Set & Lighting Director for Mythology has upped the ante and has created a stage that surpasses anything Celtic Thunder has done heretofore.
Celtic Thunder have now toured the US and Canada, coast to coast, six times, performing at over 500 shows and in doing so have sold well in excess of half-a-million concert tickets.
All Things Considered: Knightley’s Anna Karenina Loses The Innoncence
Weekend Edition: Tom Stoppard, On Adapting ‘Anna’
Academy Awardr nominee Keira Knightley, Academy Awardr nominee Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson dazzle in this stunning new vision of Leo Tolstoy’s epic love story. At the twilight of an empire, Anna Karenina (Knightley), the beautiful high-ranking wife of one of imperial Russia’s most esteemed men (Law), has it all. But when she meets the dashing cavalry officer Vronsky (Taylor-Johnson), there is a mutual spark of instant attraction that cannot be ignored. She’s immediately swept up in a passionate affair that will shock a nation and change the lives of everyone around her. From acclaimed director Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice) and Academy Awardr-winning writer Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love) comes this visually enchanting masterpiece hailed by critics as “ecstatic” (Time), “rapturous” (MSN Movies) and “a spectacle that has to be seen to be believed!” (The Huffington Post)Share
Fresh Air: Affleck on ‘Argo’
All Things Considered: Fact Checking ‘Argo’
Talk of the Nation: Former White House Aide Reviews ‘Argo’
Weekend Edition: Ben Affleck Brings a Crisis to the Big Screen
Ben Affleck’s new film, “Argo,” jolts us back to 1979. Iran’s in revolution. Protesters storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran. The American hostage crisis begins as all the U.S. diplomats inside the embassy are captured and blindfolded, except for six, who escaped to the Canadian ambassador’s residence and hide there. But how long can they be safe? The film’s based on the CIA’s true story of an agent named Tony Mendez, who concocts a cover story to get them out - that the six were Canadians on a movie crew, scouting locations for a science fiction film called “Argo” they wanted to shoot in Iran. Ben Affleck directs the film and plays Tony Mendez, the real life CIA agent, who has to drill the six Americans on how to sound both like believable Canadians, and genuine film people.Share
All Things Considered: In ‘The Sessions,’ A Different World View of the World
The Takeaway: The Real Sex Surrogate Behind ‘The Sessions’ Tells All
Paralyzed and confined to an iron lung since childhood, poet-journalist Mark O’Brien (Hawkes) has overcome adversity time and time again. But now, at age 38, he faces his toughest challenge yet: losing his virginity. With the help of a beautiful therapist (Hunt), a sympathetic priest (Macy), and his own unbridled sense of optimism and humor, Mark embarks on an extraordinary personal journey to discover the wondrous pleasures that make life worth living.Share
Song Travels: Liza Minnelli on ‘Song Travels’
Weekend Edition: A Conversation with Composer John Kander
Liza Minnelli stars in this musical extravaganza set in a Berlin cabaret in 1931, where the rising tide of Nazism has direct effectson the lives of several individuals. A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.Share