If I were to tell you that young couples once danced nearly to the point of death, staying in motion for forty-five minutes every hour around the clock for sometimes 4,000 hours straight for a chance, if they survived, to win a cash prize, would you believe me?
Archives for July 31, 2012
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Let’s face it – George Gershwin’s masterpiece Porgy and Bess must occupy some of the theater shelf of any serious lover of either music or theater.
New Girl in Town
Just when I thought they’d revived about all the decent musicals from the golden age, along comes Charlotte Moore’s Irish Repertory Company to deliver this smartly pruned and artfully staged Bob Merrill-George Abbott hit from the 1957-58 Broadway season, where it enjoyed a year’s run and gave Gwen Verdon and Thelma Ritter two major roles […]