Baltimore inspired him, and now he intends to return the favor. “Cool. Savvy.” That branding for the 2011-2012 season dangles outside the CenterStage theater on Calvert Street in Baltimore. It’s cut and pasted from an enthusiastic Washington Post review of last season’s ReEntry. Presumably, the idea was that even for those outside the Baltimore Beltway, […]
Archives for September 19, 2011
The Kennedy Center celebrates turning 40 with MyTix, a generous ticket discount program This month, forty people will win a pair of tickets to Les Misérables, and others will be able to take advantage of deeply discounted tickets, thanks to the generosity of Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein and his wife Alice Rubenstein. Called […]
Baltimore has many advantages over its sister city to the South—better food, nicer people, filmmaker John Waters, and the citizenry got to see Alice Childress’ funny, furious come-to-Jesus-talk of a play Trouble in Mind four years ago.
Fela! is all about the music and the tragically inspiring story of the legendary Nigerian musician, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Immensely stirring and emotional, it was a hit on Broadway, winning almost universal acclaim, and in 2010, Fela! was nominated for eleven Tony Awards and won three (best choreography and best design in costume and sound.)