Some seasons back, CenterStage did a delightful job with William Inge’s Picnic, directed with poignancy and joy by then-artistic director Irene Lewis, so a new production of his 1955 play Bus Stop was anticipated with fondness and eagerness.
Archives for December 4, 2012
It is a classic good news / bad news situation. Just as the original Broadway cast album of Chaplin: The Musical starts its entry into the music market, the show it documents begins its departure.
For the east coast Landesman household, fireworks this New Year’s Eve will mark more than the incoming year. It will mean that, for the first time in his illustrious career, Rocco Landesman, Broadway producer, theatre owner, and overall pitch man for the arts will wake up the next morning without a job.
Pullman Porter stories are legendary in Black communities along the northeast and southern corridors, and are particularly close to home for anyone with roots in South Side Chicago. The Pullman area is architecturally destinct, and the tales and exploits of the porters run through families, friends, loved ones like a locomotive.
Doctor Seuss, or Theodor Geisel as he was know to his kin, was a rebellious soul. He fought, tooth and nail, for civil rights and social justice. He was a progressive who understood that adult problems were often caused by ignoring simplicity. In other words, adults create adult problems because complexity seems adult, somehow. He […]