So. You’ve just seen the revival of Follies at the Kennedy Center and you say “I must have this score on my theatre shelf.” Or you are planning to see it and you say “I must get a recording to familiarize myself with the score before I see the show.” Which of the many recordings […]
Archives for May 24, 2011
It’s not the air-conditioning causing goose bumps at the Eisenhower Theater. Instead, chills of pleasure are induced by director Eric Schaeffer’s deluxe, star-packed production of Follies, Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s milestone 1971 musical about spectacle and specters from a distant past—a past that may not have been entirely real.
If you’ve never felt goosebumps rise on your arms in 80 degree weather, you have a week left to seek out the experience. The powerfully haunting spectacle that is Swampoodle — hatched by Solas Nua in partnership with The Performance Corporation of Ireland — has been shrouded in mystery for weeks. The only real signs […]
The theatre continues to dispense its magic in mysterious ways. Before visiting the current Broadway revival of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart, I’d thought of it as an old warhorse of a tract against the inertia on the part of government when the AIDS epidemic first reared its head in 1980. I remembered it as […]