Police ask for the community’s assistance It is with great sadness that we report that the death of Gaurav Gopalan, an aerospace engineer who doubled as a director, dramaturge and production manager, has been ruled a homicide. A passerby found the thirty-five-year-old artist and scientist unconscious on a street near his Columbia Heights home on […]
Archives for September 20, 2011
Kuti’s Afrobeat was just the background to his workouts until 30 years later when he brought the musician’s story to Broadway Consider Fela Ankulapo Kuti. In his fifty-nine years on the planet, he invented a new form of music – Afrobeat; recorded seventy albums; challenged – socially and politically – the society in which he […]
Why Shakespeare without words? And can it be done well? People are still asking that. But Synetic Theater, now in its tenth season, with no less than seven of its signature wordless Shakespeare plays now under its belt, is presenting three of its past productions in what the company is calling The Silent Shakespeare Theatre […]
Will the well of wonders unearthed in Secaucus in 1986 ever run dry? Here, 25 years later, we have a brand new “World Premiere Recording” of the score of a 1946 musical! Who knows what gems remain to emerge?
Jonathan Bank runs a pretty tight ship over there at the Mint Theater Company, one of our off-Broadway treasures. In the most unpretentious of black box theatres on the third floor of a 43rd Street office building, he has given us productions of long forgotten or little known works by playwrights who were, in their […]
I don’t usually cover the Cabaret world, but as Michael Feinstein and Linda Eder have both graced Broadway stages on their career trajectories, I thought you might like to know how they’re doing when they are up there just inches away from you, on their own without benefit of plot, full orchestra or an audience […]
Looking to stretch your family entertainment dollar during yet another period of economic uncertainty? Well, here’s some good news. The Washington National Opera is coming to your rescue with its fourth annual installment of “Opera in the Outfield” this Thursday evening at Washington Nationals Park. This year’s operatic offering is Giacomo Puccini’s romantic thriller, Tosca. […]