Archives for February 1, 2011

Defying Gravity

Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz from Godspell to Wicked Carol de Giere’s power-point presentation of a book tackles more than just what its title promises. Yes, she covers the creative career of Stephen Schwartz, but in the process she does something much greater. Here is a book that explains just why it […]

His Eye is on the Sparrow

Those already familiar with the awesome powers of the inimitable Bernardine Mitchell and have waited anxiously for her return to the metro area can breathe a sigh of relief.  She’s back in a winning combination—Mitchell telling the story of Ethel Waters –it’s a no brainer.  You gotta go.

What the Public Wants

As  the 21st Century enters its second decade, the plays  of a hundred years earlier are attracting the eyes of the artistic directors of a number of New  York theatres. Last week we had a hit from  the 1906 season, Langdon Mitchell’s The New York Idea, the week before we had Oscar Wilde’s The Importance […]

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