From out front – The Awards show (filed by Debbie Jackson) The theme that seemed to permeate the Helen Hayes Awards Ceremony this year was gentle kindness and appreciation for the arts and one’s fellow artists. Acceptance speeches were more humble and gracious than usual, no rants, no tirades, or loud explosive bits. “Just, wow—I […]
Archives for April 24, 2012
God of Carnage feels like a Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf for the 21st century. The characters are better dressed, finer housed, super toned, and a whole lot funnier. But playwright Yasmina Reza argues that the same god still reigns, and that under the surface we are still primitives. Scratch us and we don’t bleed, […]
The 25 Anniversary of what is now the longest running musical in Broadway history was celebrated last October with not just a concert, but a full staging of the entire show in London’s massive Royal Albert Hall with its seating of over 5,000. It was captured on audio and video discs, each or either of […]
A comprehensive and stunning celebration of composer Dominick Argento’s work is being presented at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, and it simply should not be missed.
There’s been some controversy about the slowly growing trend of presenting plays with characters originally conceived as white being played by actors of color. The recent all black cast on Broadway of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof comes to mind and reminds us that critic John Lahr with a blog comment last December called […]