This musical bio of song writer Carole King might have been called BEAUTIFUL – On Broadway, for though it purports to show us Carole King and her music, the musical includes half a dozen songs by Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, and its book by Douglas McGrath gives almost as much time to the meeting, […]
Archives for January 13, 2014
I have two surprises to report. The first is that I liked Snyetic Theater’s production of Twelfth Night. I didn’t think I would, because it tells the story of Viola and Sebastian with movement and music, not with words, and I’m a language aficionado — so language-addled, in fact, that I wondered whether you could […]
“Your imagination can pierce reality,” says Hindu God Lord Krishna to nine-year-old Meena in the world premiere of Meena’s Dream at Forum Theatre. I left one-part inspired and one-part devastated – inspired by the music, message, and unparalleled talent of writer and performer Anu Yadav, and devastated because productions like this are too rare.
When we were young, the search for a life partner was so organic a part of our lives that we barely understood what we were doing. We would study for geometry and fill out college applications and go to the movies or a rave with our friends, and then with one special friend, and then […]
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