New York Spectacular, a new summer show at Radio City Music Hall that features the Radio City Rockettes and some terrific sets, aims to tap into a similar demographic as Broadway, where more than two-thirds of the theatergoers are tourists. But its appeal to tourists is more direct. It’s basically a sightseeing tour of New […]
Archives for June 24, 2016
Seven years ago, Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey explored the devastating cost of mental illness in their Tony-winning Broadway debut of Next to Normal. Now Keegan Theatre is bringing the gripping psychological saga of Diana and her struggling family to DC, pinning local audiences to their seats with wrenching emotion and dark humor.
Close to forty four years ago the Duke Ellington Orchestra made an appearance in Rhode Island on a bleak November evening. I was attending a nearby college and was able to persuade several friends – one of whom had a car – to come with me to “Rhodes on the Pawtuxet” in Cranston to see […]