Ricky Ritzel is the Manhattan club world's kinetic musical fixture, the creative whirlwind who chaperones the weekly reunifications of Judy Garland and not-so-ever-lovin' daughter Liza -- or reasonable facsimiles thereof -- at Don't Tell Mama.
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.
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.