Once again, feel-good battles artsinessfor the Antoinettes
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 >>
I'll review the new Broadway homage Sondheim on Sondheim in the next column--it's pretty fine stuff--but it's interesting to note that Sondheim himself admits in videotaped sound bites that he didn't have a relationship until he was 60! And this is the man who's aways brilliantly written in ... More >>
Live onstage, this version is longer, louder, more garish, and a lot worse.
1971 and 2005: Separated at birth? Or was that Bill Shakespeare and John Guare?