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 >>
A favorite showbiz revue returns with knives drawn
Trimmed and renamed, a great opera has shrunk to become a good show
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 >>
When the moon hits your eye, you're at the Planetarium
Not all the liquid refreshment was at the after-parties.
Too Briefly, Finian's Rainbow Brought Back Old Joys; Hair and West Side Story Still Offer Some
Hair moves to Broadway
And finding people who, surprisingly, aren't all wet.
Who says Montreal is cold? It's hot, baby.
Still grows on you 40 years later; Gurney's new play tells a more rueful comeback story
The Public Theater stages a sexual revolution
Shakespeare's Winter's Tale transformed into a funk dream
James Levine and His Met Orchestra Take Down the Stars
When It Comes to Playwright Edward Albee, It's Feast or Famine
A Downtown Reply to Michael Feingold's 'Your Future, My Past'
Alternative Theater Rides a Populist Wave