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Kander and Ebb

The Visit's Chita Rivera Has My Vote for Tony for Best Actress in a Musical

Carole Mallory | Posted 05.22.2015 | Arts
Carole Mallory

Swiss dramatist Friedrich Durrenmatt's tragicomic play Der Besuch der Alten Dame (The Visit) is a tale of sweet revenge. It's always been one of my favorites. And this production is masterful.

Keepers of the Flame

George Heymont | Posted 04.03.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

A muse and a mentor can go a long way toward helping an artist transform music into magic. While labanotation is a wonderful tool for documenting choreography, it can't capture the more intangible aspects of dance.

Oscar's Divine Decadence: Cabaret at Forty

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.07.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Innovative in its time, Cabaret, the quintessential movie musical, marked its anniversary with a special screening last week at The Ziegfeld Theater, where it premiered 40 years ago.

Beowulf Borrit on The Scottsboro Boys, Theatre, and Process

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.13.2011 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

On December 12th, The Scottsboro Boys closed its Broadway run. Months later, Beowulf Boritt received a Tony nomination for "Best Scenic Design of a Musical" for work that used minimal elements to convey symbolism and depth.

On the Culture Front: Antony and the Johnsons at Lincoln Center, The Scottsboro Boys, and Terra Andina Wine Dinner at Pure Thai Shophouse

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Photo: Richard Termine When Antony and the Johnsons took the stage Saturday night at Alice Tully Hall shortly after 7:30pm - which is like 5am in ...

Stage Door: Chicago, Confessions of a Prairie Bitch

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Chicago, at the Ambassador Theater, hits a winning combination: marrying social commentary to slick showmanship.