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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Allegro’ at Classic Stage Company

Claybourne Elder and Alma Cuervo in Classic Stage Company's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'Allegro' directed by John Doyle. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

A new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1947 Broadway flop suggests that Hammerstein's talent was not only innovative but even more forward-thinking than he himself and those around him might have realized. Read More »

Theater Review (Staten Island, NY): ‘West Side Story’ by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents at Harbor Lights Theater Company

Aléna Watters, Michael Graceffa and Company in Harbor Lights Theater Company's 'West Side Story,' photo by Bittenbyazebra

With Broadway-class talent and Jerome Robbins's original choreography, this is a production to please newbies and old hands alike. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War’ by Carol J. Oja

Leonard Bernstein

Just in time for the new Broadway revival of 'On the Town' comes a new book showing how the show, with music by Leonard Bernstein, was as groundbreaking socially and politically as it was artistically. Read More »

Theater Review (DC): ‘Evita’ at The Kennedy Center

CAROLINE BOWMAN (Eva); JOSH YOUNG (Che) & SEAN MacLAUGHLIN (Perón) in the National Tour of "EVITA" by TIM RICE and ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER; the Tony Award®-winning musical directed by MICHAEL GRANDAGE and choreographed by ROB ASHFORD; PHOTO CREDIT - Richard Termine; photo call: Tuesday, September 10, 2013; 1:00 PM at the Providence Performing Arts Center; Providence, Rhode Island; Photograph: © 2013 Richard Termine 
PHOTO CREDIT - Richard Termine

There’s just something about this score that doesn’t connect with me. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Rock of Ages’

rock of ages musical

This weird 1980s jukebox musical is exciting and fun, and the humourous acting along with recognizable rock songs make it one you shouldn't miss. Read More »

Theater Review (Broadway): ‘Holler If Ya Hear Me’ Based on Lyrics by Tupac Shakur

Holler If Ya Hear Me

Theatrical spectacle can derive both its meaning and its power from any number of forms of expression. But no one had tried using pure rap on a Broadway scale before. Read More »

Bland Tony Awards Telecast a Limp Plug for Broadway

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Broadway razzle-dazzle is alive and kicking, but would these production numbers, in and of themselves, have made me want to see the shows? Mostly not. Read More »

Win a Copy of the ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ Original Cast Album

Bullets Over Broadway leading ladies

With the Tony Awards approaching faster than a speeding bullet, we've got a copy to give away of the original cast recording of the Woody Allen musical nominated for six Tonys. Read More »

Win a Copy of the ‘If/Then’ Broadway Cast Album Featuring Idina Menzel

if/then cast album

Enter to win a copy of the original Broadway cast album of the musical written for and starring Idina Menzel. Read More »

Music Review: ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ – Original Cast Recording

Madison County

The original cast album preserves a fine score and a star turn from Kelli O'Hara. Read More »