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Language Matters in Life – and on Broadway: ‘Hamilton’ and the Triumph of the Tongue

The astounding part of the 'Hamilton' phenomenon has been the tremendous popular success of such a language-heavy show. In a cultural and political environment of violence and hollering, it's easy to forget that poetry and rhetoric – words – still matter. A lot.

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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Rimbaud in New York’

Brimming with a studied outrageousness, and brushed with sentiment, the show takes a sidelong look at the pretentiousness of downtown artsiness, while reminding us – or introducing us to – the French force of nature who provoked the spirits of so many 20th century creatives.

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Music Review: Sara Bareilles – ‘What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress’

This 'Waitress,' in addition to being a good album on its own, makes me want to see the show. And that's saying something. On this album, the pop songstress sings songs from her new musical herself (with a little help from Jason Mraz). 'Waitress' the musical opens on Broadway in the spring of 2016.

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