The Lion, The Unicorn, and Me, a new opera based on Jeanette Winterson’s acclaimed children’s novel, premiered in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater on Saturday night. Washington National Opera’s Artistic Director Francesca Zambello is interested in music and theatre that speaks to us today, and The Lion, The Unicorn and Me is no exception.
Archives for December 16, 2013
Charles Dickens’ classic yarn seems less of a carol, as we call it, and more of a campfire tale, yet it has come to represent all that is wonderful about the holidays: redemption, joy, forgiveness. To say that Ebenezer Scrooge has been overdone—top hats, coat tails, canes, and soiled nightshirts—would be blasphemy [we show 6 […]
The fine actor Matthew J. Keenan recontextualizes Dickens’ Christmas Carol in this play, and his company, Keegan Theatre, is producing it for the third consecutive year. Keenan, a native of Ireland who has no other playwriting credits, has written an honest piece of work, which takes no shortcuts in its effort to achieve an authentic […]
Amanda Peet is an actress with impressive credits on stage (Awake and Sing), on screen (“Something’s Gotta Give”, “Igby Goes Down”), the TV series “Studio 60 on Sunset Strip”, and she will soon be seen on HBO in “Togetherness”. Unusual then that she should now be arriving on the New York stage, courtesy of the […]
I’ve never been a late-night type so I’m not too familiar with the cabaret scene in New York. And I’m not the one you’ll see walking down the street with wires plugged into my ears, listening to pop music or jazz (or any music for that matter). So I’d never heard the work of cabaret […]