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Aisle View: Her Heart Belongs to Daddy

Steven Suskin | Posted 10.13.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Playgoers might have trepidations upon heading to Daddy Long Legs, at the Davenport Theatre (half a block west of the Hirschfeld). This is a musicalization of a long-forgotten American novel by Jean Webster from 1912, about an orphan girl who is sent to college by a mysterious benefactor.

I Like My (Operatic) Meat Well Done

George Heymont | Posted 03.17.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

If one searched for the polymaths who made the greatest contributions to opera during the second half of the 20th century, two names would instantly come to mind.

Dr. Zhivago and Other Possible Broadway Entries

Cara Joy David | Posted 01.19.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Ever since Dr. Zhivago was announced last month for a spring Broadway berth, I've been thinking: "What other shows that I never thought would make it will come?"

Tenor Michael Fabiano: On La Bohème, Now at San Francisco Opera

Sean Martinfield | Posted 01.19.2015 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

During our recent conversation, we talked about the discipline involved for the tenor who has Rodolfo on his performance calendar. Rodolfo is a physically climactic role. A succession of performances requires much more than muscle memory.

First Nighter: 'Les Miserables' Returns in Sizzling 21st-Century Upgrade

David Finkle | Posted 05.24.2014 | Entertainment
David Finkle

This isn't your grandfather's Les Miz. It's the new and enhanced-in-some-ways-diminished-in-others Les Miz, and it very much takes into account the movie and the possible expectations that it's planted in the eyes, ears and minds of ticket buyers.

Happy Anniversary, Les Miserables!

Posted 03.12.2013 | Arts

Today marks the 26th anniversary of the Broadway premiere of Les Miserables, the third-longest running musical in the history of the Great White Way. ...

Can You Hear Me Now?

George Heymont | Posted 10.05.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

2012-08-05-Heymont.jpg During the 30-year period from 1970 to 2000, the wall between contemporary opera and musical theater was pretty thoroughly demolished.

Twelve Months Til Christmas

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

For most people, the holiday season is over and done with. Christmas decorations have been put back into storage and the tree has been disposed of. But for arts entrepreneurs the situation is quite different.