It's been said that a musical has to have at least three 'wow" moments to really grab an audience. Well, the Diane Paulus-directed revival of the 1972 musical Pippin has at least seven. The tale of a medieval lad searching for significance--dotted with both earnestness and shtick, like so many of co ... More >>
This is not a review.
I'll let far more erudite scholars than myself go into lengthy analyses about exactly what's been trimmed out of the new revisal being called DuBose Heyward's Porgy and Bess.
(They're actually calling it The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, but I thought I'd give the co-author a li ... More >>