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American Repertory Theatre

Singin' on the Brain

George Heymont | Posted 12.30.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

By their very nature, successful musicals can generate royalties for their investors for many years after the show's initial run. If a stage musical becomes a big hit, the chances are pretty good that it will make it to the silver screen.

Aisle View: Project Uganda

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.02.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

One of the biggest musical hits of the century, thus far, tells of American do-gooders who go to Uganda and -- in the face of a corrupt and lawless evildoer -- teach the natives to read, write and think.

Suzan-Lori Parks Returns From the Wars Triumphant

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.28.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

There is enough in the characters and the dialogue -- even in the costumes, with some actors drifting on wearing basketball sneakers -- to tell us that Father Comes Home is a play of ideas and freedom that directly speaks to us, here in the 21st century.

Musicians in Flight

Tony Woodcock | Posted 07.23.2014 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

Nick Kitchen has found his way into this blog before. He is leader of the Borromeo String Quartet and an extraordinary musician/violinist/scholar whose curiosity is infinite.

"The Play's the Thing": Getting Butts in the Seats

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ashley Wren Collins

"I don't think revolution ever happens on big Broadway stages. So our responsibility is to create extraordinary events in small rooms that infect the rest of the culture," Anne Bogart insists.