I am fond of the 1943 movie, but it does have its problems. The opportunity to finally see the show at City Center's Encores! series last week, ostensibly as it was originally performed in 1940 on Broadway, filled me with anticipation. And trepidation.
No sooner than the Broadway revival of A. R. Gurney's Sylvia closes, in which an actress plays a dog, than Mac Wellman's The Offending Gesture, opens, at the Connelly, in which not one but two actresses play dogs.
Lena Horne would've turned 94 on June 30, and it's been more than a year since the world lost this ground-breaking singer. But when I think of Ms. Horne, I remember her as the unflappable diva who rescued the Joffrey Ballet.