The production marks the U.S. premiere of Calixto Bieito's bold 1999 staging of Bizet's 'Carmen.' He has set the action in post-Franco Spain, cut much of the dialogue and created indelible pictures of a frontier society beset by hardship, cruelty and sexual violence. At Friday's opening, Irene Roberts played the title role, and Brian Jagde played Don José.
Mendes bows out of Bond films, hopes for new directionSam Mendes is finished with James Bond. The acclaimed British director of "Skyfall" and "Spectre" said Saturday he will not direct the next installment in the popular spy series.
At long last, a video project that was kept tightly under wraps until Friday was unveiled by the White House. It features footage of Hayward's Burbank Elementary students dancing and singing to the tune of 'Everyday People,' with actor Tim Robbins.