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In Memoriam

I haven’t kept up with this blog for a while, but I couldn’t ignore the passing of one of the American theater’s legendary performers: Barbara Cook. She made her Broadway debut in 1951 and was an important part of musical … Continue reading

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Carousel Review Roundup

The N.Y. Philharmonic’s concert staging of the 1945 musical Carousel, based on Ferenc Molnar’s 1909 play Liliom, received near universal acclaim. The concert was taped for “Live from Lincoln Center” and will air starting April 26 on PBS. The creative … Continue reading

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Cinderella Review Roundup

The Broadway premiere of the 1957 TV musical Cinderella, based on the fairy tale “Cendrillon” by Charles Perrault, has opened to mixed reviews. The creative team includes Douglas Carter Beane (book), Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics), Richard Rodgers (music), Mark Brokaw … Continue reading

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Wild Bride Review Roundup

The Cornish theater troupe Kneehigh has received very positive reviews for the Off-Broadway stop of its U.S. tour of The Wild Bride, adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale “The Girl Without Hands.” The creative team includes Carl Grose (book, lyrics), … Continue reading

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Passion Review Roundup

Classic Stage Company’s Off-Broadway revival of the 1994 Broadway musical Passion, adapted from Ettore Scola’s 1981 film Passione d’Amore, has received generally positive reviews. For the record, the creative team includes James Lapine (book), Stephen Sondheim (lyrics, music), John Doyle … Continue reading

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Donnybrook Review Roundup

Irish Rep’s revisal of the 1961 musical Donnybrook!, which was adapted from John Ford’s 1952 Oscar-winning film The Quiet Man (itself adapted by Frank S. Nugent from a 1933 Saturday Evening Post story by Maurice Walsh), has received mixed reviews … Continue reading

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2013 Oscar Awards

Clocking in at  three hours and 35 minutes, this year’s Academy Award presentation saw a democratic spread of trophies among the films nominated, with Life of Pi taking home four statues and Best Picture winner Argo and the musical Les … Continue reading

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2013 BAFTA Awards

The 66th British Academy Film Awards were handed out on Sunday at the Royal Opera House in London, in a ceremony hosted by actor Stephen Fry. Ben Affleck was voted as Best Director and his film, Argo, as Best Film. … Continue reading

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2013 Grammy Awards

The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences handed out their 55th annual Grammy Awards last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, in a ceremony hosted by rapper LL Cool J that was broadcast live on CBS. Dan … Continue reading

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Fiorello Review Roundup

The concert revival of the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning 1959 musical Fiorello!, presented as the season opener of the Encores! series at City Center this past weekend, received mixed reviews but universal acclaim for supporting actor Shuler Hensley. The creative team … Continue reading

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