Frankly, I was surprised last night as the 2011 Helen Hayes Awards nominations were read. While I was surprised be some of the choices, on the whole, this year’s group of Helen Hayes judges have done the best job of any I have seen in years.
Archives for March 1, 2011
When a six-year-old in the lobby says, “This is going to be awesome,” I ask why. “I know the story.” Several other youngsters look up. They know it too. No, not from Disney World’s Magic Kingdom; they’ve heard it from their mothers who read or tell them stories. I’m impressed.
Linda Eder sings songs of Frank Wildhorn Peace hasn’t broken out around the world, and pestilence, famine and plague haven’t been banished from the face of the earth, but at least one small thing has improved my world. Sony Masterworks released a new collaboration between Frank Wildhorn and Linda Eder today.
I first saw Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 1973 in London before it moved to the west end. It still had some of the enthusiasm and roughness of a school production, which indeed was the source of its first commission of a 19-year old Andrew Lloyd Webber. In some ways, there is a […]