Aesthetic fixations make strange bedfellows. Musical theater, a highly stylized art form that demands the merger of many disparate elements, can hardly benefit much from having its scenes scattered around the auditorium, its characters literally rubbing elbows with various segments of the audience. Yet Jack Cummings III, artistic director of Transport Group, seems compulsively eager to move his troupe's productions, musicals included, off the stage and into the house. His current revival, of Michael John... More >>>