Read any good CD’s lately? The two discs of this complete recording of Treemonisha, Scott Joplin’s 1911 opera, come inserted between the covers of a 112 page small-print book that is almost as fascinating as the sounds on the discs. What a package!
Archives for June 19, 2012
Cuchullain is inspired by Irish legend and “Cuckoo’s Nest”, its author explains Rosemary Jenkinson’s brand new one-man, one-act play Cuchullain, currently in rep with Keegan Theatre’s musical Spring Awakening, reminds us of the mad Anglo-Irish down-and-outers whose lives she charted in her earlier comic tragedy Johnny Meister and the Stitch. This latter play was mounted by Solas Nua […]
Audiences for playwright Larry Kramer’s landmark 1985 agitprop drama The Normal Heart, will undoubtedly include those old enough to have been aware of and remember the baffling and fearful years when a strange new disease that would become known as AIDS first cropped up in gay communities. They recall the excruciatingly slow movement to address […]
The traveling road show edition of Memphis, winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Broadway’s Best Musical, arrived at the Kennedy Center’s Opera House this weekend past. DC is the first stop, launching its national tour. It’s a show that regales its audiences with a hot, evocative score, some smashing song and dance numbers, plenty […]
Until now, from my limited vantage, I would have charged that stagehands make up a group distinguished primarily by their prodigious consumption of doughnuts and coffee and their nocturnal habits. So when I got a call to do a “load in” story about Disney’s Beauty & the Beast at the National, I thought, “What’s up […]