The hills are alive... with the shrieks of homosexuals who either loved or hated NBC's live version of The Sound of Music. Personally, I thought it could've been a smidgen gayer. In fact, we have so many great gay musicals that I decided to rank them all.
In a way you can't fault underfunded New York City Opera general manager and artistic director George Steel for scheduling Anna Nicole, now at BAM, as the opening for what could be the revamped company's swan-song season.
You'd think -- what with getting the revival of "Jekyll & Hyde ready for its 13 week-long, limited engagement at the Marquis Theater -- that director Jeff Calhoun wouldn't have any time left for his other Broadway show, Disney's Newsies. But that's where you'd be wrong.
In setting Maria Stuarda to music, Gaetano Donizetti did some of his most beautiful writing, not just for the title character and her prevailing adversary Elizabeth I. Throughout, Donizetti also imagined any number of ensembles
I had the privilege of singing with the choir at Marvin Hamlisch's funeral yesterday. And being present for the celebration of such a celebrated composer was moving in all of the ways one would expect it to be.