Defying Gravity

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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

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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

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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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