The one who comes closest to understanding what he's required to do with the songs and dialog that bookwriter-composer-lyricist Clark Gesner made of Schulz's material (with two songs Andrew Lippa added) is Joshua Colley as, luckily, Charlie Brown.
Theatrically, the riveting one night production of I Am Harvey Milk an original oratorio based on the life of the first openly gay man championing social justice to hold public office in California was an emotionally dynamic experience,
When I moved to New York City in the late 80s to attend a musical theater school, I could never get over the fact that all across the city, magic was occurring in numerous Broadway theater houses each night.
Intelligent, unconventional, non-cookie-cutter Broadway musicals are so rare that we try to go out of our way to encourage those that come along. Susan Stroman's Big Fish, at the Neil Simon, is such a one.
Two new works for voice written by two contemporary American composers to be performed in two theatres located two blocks away from each other. No matter what lens one uses to compare these works it's crystal clear that one has a bright future ahead of it while the other does not.