No, it wasn't exactly a solo. Or a featured bit. Or even the usual ensemble. I was part of a massive chorus of 300 or so people singing harmony behind Tony nominee Andrea Martin on her big song "No Time At All." And we soared! This was done in an uptown hall yesterday, as presided over by Time Out ... More >>
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 >>
He's back! And looking good! Jesus Christ Superstar--the 1971 Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical based on the 1970 album--has returned, in sharp contrast to Godspell, the Stephen Schwartz hippie tuner that also debuted in 1971 and has magically come back this year as well.
Shtick meets solemnity in the 1971 musical Godspell, conceived by John-Michael Tebelak, with a durably catchy score by Stephen Schwartz. It's a series of New Testament parables as rendered by a troupe wearing colorful vintage castoffs and indulging in comedy gags and vaudeville turns that or ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 21, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 25 Hype! Hype! Hooray! by Arthur Bell A heat wave blew into town last week. So did Merle Oberon, Malcolm McDowell, the Burtons, Ron O'Neal, Alice Cooper, Marlon Brando, withered endives, chopped liver fro ... More >>
A festival sets out to make musical theater seem hip again
Both on and Off-Broadway, new musicals suffer from severe multiple personality disorder
Not the Same Ol Song and Dance
Instead of Not About Nightingales, the Tennessee Williams play should really be called Is About Three Hours.