Has it? We’ll know quickly sufficient. Mr. Irons and Ms. Manville at the moment are in previews in the West End of London, the place “Long Day’s Journey” opens on Tuesday, Feb. 6, in a restricted run at Wyndham’s Theater. After that, it’s off to the Brooklyn Academy of Music (May eight to 27) and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles (June eight to July 1). LAURA COLLINS-HUGHES
Dance: Ronald Okay. Brown on the Joyce
Feb. 6-11, joyce.org.
Given how brief dance careers may also be, sticking with the similar corporate for 20 years is reason why for party. For their go back to the Joyce Theater, Ronald Okay. Brown and his Brooklyn-based troupe, Evidence, pay tribute to Arcell Cabuag, who joined the corporate in 1997 and serves as its affiliate inventive director. Mr. Cabuag was once a pupil on the Ailey School when, peeking right into a practice session, he first encountered Mr. Brown’s inviting mix of African, hip-hop and fashionable dance types. He was once hooked.
At the Joyce the 2 will carry out a brand new duet, “Den of Dreams,” on a program additionally that includes Mr. Brown’s “Come Ye” (2002), impressed via Nina Simone, and an excerpt from his 1995 “Lessons” set to a speech via Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Honoring any other shut dating would be the corporate premiere of “Dancing Spirit,” created in 2009 for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as a homage to its inventive director on the time — and a mentor to Mr. Brown — Judith Jamison. SIOBHAN BURKE
Classical: Nico Muhly Reimagining Philip Glass
Feb. eight; carnegiehall.org.
One of essentially the most thrilling occasions of Philip Glass’s present residency at Carnegie Hall — which contains the composer’s personal ensemble taking part in his landmark “Music with Changing Parts” on Feb. 16 — is not going to characteristic Mr. Glass in efficiency in any respect. Instead, on Feb. eight, the prolific composer Nico Muhly, contemporary off the debut of his new opera “Marnie” in London (coming to the Metropolitan Opera subsequent season), will oversee and carry out his personal reimagined variations of a few of Mr. Glass’s extra difficult to understand works.
An obsessive admirer of Mr. Glass since highschool and the composer’s studio assistant in school, Mr. Muhly has crafted his personal inventive voice that imbues Mr. Glass’s minimalist abstraction with a rhapsodic self-expression. Mr. Muhly can be joined via a world-class clique of collaborators together with composer and vocalist Caroline Shaw, violist Nadia Sirota and, most likely maximum intriguingly, the nice Laurie Anderson. WILLIAM ROBIN
TV: The Cuter Bowls
But for many who want their athletes more youthful and cuddlier than Tom Brady — and yearn to provide a rescued puppy a forever-home — the motion doesn’t get any higher than “Puppy Bowl XIV,” Sunday on Animal Planet. Ninety child bruisers from around the nation, together with hurricane-devastated spaces in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico, will compete for both Team Ruff or Team Fluff in a brand new bone-shaped stadium equipped with nose-level cameras to seize chew-toy interceptions, terrier tackles and the occasional slobbery kiss.
More of a cat lover? Tune in to “Kitten Bowl V,” Sunday on Hallmark, the place a roster of displaced fur balls will paw and pounce their manner into the tip zone. And like their pet competitors, they’re all up for adoption. KATHRYN SHATTUCK
“How can you be certain he is the one, if he is the only one?” That’s the tagline of “Permission,” Brian Crano’s Brooklyn-based rom-com, opening Friday, Feb. nine, and starring Rebecca Hall and Dan Stevens as Anna and Will, longtime sweethearts who've by no means been with any person else.
Cut to Anna’s 30th-birthday dinner, for which Will has tucked away an engagement ring, and the drunken advice via Reece (Morgan Spector) — his very best pal and the spouse of Anna’s brother, Hale (David Joseph Craig) — that the couple sleep with folks prior to they inevitably tie the knot. After which that ring doesn’t resurface.
Mr. Crano may have finished with out the crashing glasses and burning automotive to punctuate the fraught nature of Anna and Will’s sexual unfurling with new companions (François Arnaud and Gina Gershon). We get it. But the questions plaguing fashionable relationships — of affection and constancy for Anna and Will, of attainable parenthood for Reece and Hale — make for an often-charming exploration in the arms of the magnetic Ms. Hall and Mr. Spector, who, like Mr. Crano and Mr. Craig, are married in actual existence. KATHRYN SHATTUCK