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Entries by George Heymont from 09/2010

Dreamgirls Gets a Facelift

| Posted 09.01.2010 | Arts

From the very first beats of Henry Krieger's score, the new staging of Dreamgirls roars out of the opening gate and never slows down.

Three Women: Profiles in Courage

| Posted 09.05.2010 | Arts

In 1964, when Jan & Dean scored a huge hit with their song, "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena," listeners quickly fell in love with the refrain "Go g...

Get Them to the Greeks

| Posted 09.08.2010 | Arts

Jon Tracy's imagination is so rich and so clearly articulated that he makes Homer's epic understandable to a modern audience that, like the ancient Greeks, has grown tired of constantly being at war.

Filming Sondheim's Follies (VIDEOS)

| Posted 09.11.2010 | Arts

In the brief period when I lived in Providence, Rhode Island, I was able to catch performances of several shows during their pre-Broadway Boston tryou...

Transforming Fat Into Art

| Posted 09.17.2010 | Arts

While Hollywood tends to use fat people for comic relief (or to show how much they suffer when dieting), several actors have used the struggle to control their weight as source material for live performance art.

You've Got Homework! (VIDEOS)

| Posted 09.17.2010 | Arts

Writing about an educational partnership between the New York City Department of Education and Bard College that allows highly motivated students to c...

Two Operas You'll Never See Performed at the Met!

| Posted 09.21.2010 | Arts

Whether deploying a chorus line of Ku Klux Klansmen, mocking every symbol of Christianity, or filling the theatre with nonstop profanity, Jerry Springer:The Opera has something to offend everyone.

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

| Posted 09.24.2010 | Entertainment

For those who enjoyed the Planet Earth series, Lemire's The Last Continent offers a sumptuous visual treat. Its stunning views of the Antarctic landscape, coupled with great underwater photography, place it at the top of the list of great travelogues and nature films.

Brush up Your Shakespeare! (VIDEOS)

| Posted 09.27.2010 | Arts

Shakespeare's plays have been the stuff of inspiration for playwrights, composers, and film directors. Here are a few of the best and worst attempts to re-imagine the Bard.

They Are Women, Hear Them Roar

| Posted 09.30.2010 | Arts

I was intrigued by Symmetry Theatre's claim that fewer good roles are written for women, I found myself wondering if people might not be aware of the variety of plays that do indeed have meaty roles for female characters.