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Harold Arlen at 110: Before It's Too Late

Barry Singer | Posted 11.09.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

Beyond "Over the Rainbow," however, The Wizard of Oz proved that Harold Arlen was capable of writing a sophisticated, integrated musical score, creating songs that advanced the plot of a superior story, rather than songs that merely ornamented pedestrian scripts.

James Monroe Iglehart, the Genie From Disney's New Broadway Musical Version of Aladdin, Recalls the Phone Call That Changed His Life

Jim Hill | Posted 07.18.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

That's why every night -- as James is onstage performing Friend Like Me -- he makes a point of making eye contact with every other cast member who's out there making this eight-minute-long production number stop the show.

Skillful Mix of High Art and Low Clowning Helped Make Aladdin the Surprise Hit of This Season

Jim Hill | Posted 06.11.2014 | Arts
Jim Hill

There's a line from As You Like It carved into the ceiling of the New Amsterdam Room. It reads, "I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad.'' I imagine that a good many people are going to be made merry once they get the chance to experience this new musical comedy.

The Year in Resignations

Joe Rodota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joe Rodota

Most resignation letters are just a few sentences long, if that. But now and then someone gets inspired and treats their exit strategy as a creative writing assignment. Here are some of the more interesting resignation letters of 2010.