Oscar Hammerstein II’s minor accomplishment was that he was the greatest lyricist in the history of Broadway, the principal author of a half-dozen of the most revolutionary and seminal musicals in the canon, and a man who by merely associating himself with a production could assure that it would attract a fortune in investment.
Archives for November 19, 2013
carried away on the crest of a wave
How can you tell the story of the massive 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed over 200,000 people in fourteen countries, one of the deadliest disasters in history? Playwright David Yee tackles the it by giving pieces of the story using different characters in different countries over a period of years. These scenes are united […]
Backstage Pass to Broadway, True Tales from a Theatre Press Agent
The name Susan L. Schulman probably doesn’t mean much to many of my readers, but it jumps off the page for me and for many of my fellow theater journalists. She’s one of the legion of press reps that we deal with to get access to the information about which we write. There’s a symbiotic […]
Playwright turns actor for experimental White Rabbit, Red Rabbit
Earlier this month, actors Jennifer Mendenhall, Michael Glenn and Nadia Mahdi took up the challenge of Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour’s White Rabbit, Red Rabbit (cold read before an audience, no set, no direction, no rehearsal). The series has five performances by five different readers still to go in 2013. Up next will be local playwright Gwydion […]