iOS app Android app

Kate Baldwin

Aisle View: Fish Are Jumpin'

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.10.2013 | Arts
Steven Suskin

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.

'Fiorello!' Succeeds: Will It Move To Broadway?

David Finkle | Posted 04.03.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

There may be two outstanding reasons why in 1960 Fiorello! was only the third musical to nab the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Both reasons are craftily on display in the sparkling Encores! revival at City Center.

Everything's Bigger in Texas, Including the Musicals -- Michael John LaChiusa's Giant at the Public Theater

Carey Purcell | Posted 01.19.2013 | Arts
Carey Purcell

While Giant is far too long and lacks far too much focus, the excellent cast and gorgeous score are both beautiful. The show could undoubtedly benefit from some trimming and restraint - perhaps like the actual state's attitude towards the rest of the country as well.

First Nighter: Musicalized Giant Not Extra-Large but Still Plenty Large

David Finkle | Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Maybe that reminder of good parts compensating for the less-than-successful whole -- along with a stageful of singers shining in individual scenes that catch fire -- will and should work for Giant. At the moment, it, sho' 'nuff looks like show enough.

Theater: New Musical 'Giant' Has Big Ambitions...And Scores

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.15.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Giant is a wonderfully intimate and complex show, but it will fill up a Broadway stage with ease. You know the story from the novel by Edna Ferber or the somewhat leaden film best known for containing James Dean's final performance.

The Masochist's Profession: An Interview With Giant's Bookwriter, Sybille Pearson

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Shoshana Greenberg

Even if you love musicals, you might not know the name Sybille Pearson. But you should.

The Music Man Marches Into D.C. And Fills Arena Stage With Charm

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 08.10.2012 | Home
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

When I read that Molly Smith, artistic director of Arena Stage, was going to produce The Music Man, I picked a date and bought advance tickets. I was not disappointed.