Put on your platform shoes and pimp suit and ease on down the road—in this case, I-95—to Baltimore, where Center Stage has created a sturdily upbeat revival of the musical The Wiz that pays tribute to 70s kitsch without being slavish to the boogie. [Read more...]
Ford’s Theater opened its 2010-2011 season last week with a charming production of Samuel A. Taylor’s romantic comedy Sabrina Fair.
Written in the early 1950s, Sabrina Fair opened on Broadway in 1953 and tells a Cinderella-esque story about a young girl who is looking for true love but finds her hopes and dreams stunted by the class and social conventions in place at the time. [Read more...]
I wish this book on “The Art and Making of Beauty and the Beast” had more about the development and design of Disney’s first Broadway musical. The title of this column is, after all, Theatre Shelf – not Movie Shelf. However, while the chapter on the stage version has just 10 pages to go with the 150 pages on the development of the film [Read more...]