Composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch is profiled in the newest episode of the PBS series American Masters. Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love premieres tonight, Friday, December 27, 2013, 9 -10:30 p.m. ET on PBS, with new interviews his family, Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, Woody Allen, John Lithgow, Lucie Arnaz, Ann-Margret, and many others.
“I could have done this all summer.” – Ellen “Me, too.” – Barbara There’s a boatload of quotes in this episode, about finality, theatre, art, redemption, transience, and all sorts of beautiful concepts, and I had a harder than usual time picking one. After all, this is it, the last time I do this! I […]
Geoffrey: “Lear loses everything…and it is only when he is all alone, naked in a storm, that he is able to find…” Oliver: “His dignity.” The thing about rock bottom is this…it’s always far below where you thought it was. Secrets are seeping out all over the place around the companies of King Lear and […]
“At the end of it all, you’ve got to have some spectacular cock-ups, because THEN, you’ll have stories…and you’ll have had a life.” – Cyril It’s a long way to rock-bottom, isn’t it?
Last night, I watched something awful. And it wasn’t on TV. We’ll get to that later. Reviewing the broadcast of Sound of Music LIVE! is actually pretty simple for me, so we’ll address that first. From top to bottom, we were treated to a gorgeously sung affair. Robust choruses, talented kids, dynamo supporting actors, and […]
50 million people are expected to watch the 87th Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, including 3.5 million seeing it in person. That group includes many lovers of Broadway since the parade usually features some current theatre productions among the 30 floats, 52 balloons, 900 clowns, and countless marching bands. Theatre lovers will have to choose between the […]
“Charles has run raving into the storm. The irony is breathtaking!” – Oliver Every week, Slings and Arrows pulls a quote from the play it’s focusing on that season to reflect the themes of that episode. Here, at the episode 3 “tipping point” of the six-episode, “That Way Madness Lies” proves to be more on-the-nose literal […]
And in the 1970th year anno dominum, God created the concept musical. Only in this particular case, “God” would be Stephen Sondheim. Ask any musical theatre nerd, though, and they’ll probably respond, “Yeah, that sounds about right.”
“Is work enough, or is there something more?” – Father McTeague
“Some people don’t handle success very well.” – Anna Anybody else smell the dread in the air?
“Between me and the ape pacing over there, which one of us is actually thinking about THIS PLAY?” – Geoffrey
“All you really have to do is connect. With the other actors. Live moment to moment; that’s exactly how Macbeth is living.” – Geoffrey