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Lynn Ahrens

The Rocky Road to Self-Awareness

George Heymont | Posted 02.16.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Getting to know yourself better, deeper, and more intimately has fallen under all kinds of labels from meditation to masturbation, from navel gazing to spiritual grazing. The truth is, some people embrace self-examination while others are forced to confront themselves in a mirror.

Zane Tankel's Rocky Road in Retrospect

Myra Chanin | Posted 10.28.2014 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

So what could have led such a fastidious administrator to risk a bundle on the chanciest investment on the planet? A Broadway show, specifically Rocky, the Musical, which closed two weeks ago without recouping its $16,500,000 capital investment.

Tropical Heat Waves

George Heymont | Posted 07.19.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Two recent productions set in vastly different island cultures told unique coming-of-age stories with the help of tribal gods, the cadences of native music, some convenient magical realism, and a long-established, intensely local tradition of ethnic dance.

On the Culture Front: Kids Entertainment That Doesn't Suck and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 06.03.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

If you have kids, I can't imagine a better place to take them on a Saturday morning.

Aisle View: Rock 'em Sock 'em

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.13.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

It turns out that Rocky is better than the Spider-Man, by several notches in the proverbial heavyweight belt. The Cinderella story, such as it is, is durable; and the sure-to-be-much-talked-about staging of the climactic boxing match more or less delivers the punch of excitement required.

Easy Listener: Tom Wopat, Kevin Dozier, John Lloyd Young Are Singers You Need to Know

David Finkle | Posted 07.28.2013 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Hey music lovers, let's consider--for want of a better term--pop crooners. At the moment, the greater listening public seems to think there are only ...

Guess Which Boxing Hero Might Be Heading To Broadway?

Posted 12.10.2012 | Arts

Sylvester Stallone is doing his very best to keep the Rocky Balboa franchise alive. After five sequels, a novelization, and several video games, Sly h...

Esprit de Corpse

George Heymont | Posted 12.07.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

2012-10-07-heymont.jpg Every body needs a buddy. That buddy may come in the form of a coroner who is totally dedicated to his work or a mortician who loves the smell of formaldehyde.

Celebrating 29 Years of Ahrens and Flaherty and the New York Pops

Eddie Sarfaty | Posted 07.03.2012 | New York
Eddie Sarfaty

This fantastic finale to the Pops' 29th season may have set up some daunting expectations for its 30th, but if history is any indicator, Mr. Reineke and his talented collaborators will not disappoint.

'Rocky''s Next Big Fight: Broadway?

Posted 08.02.2011 | Arts

You might have thought Rocky was down for the count, but a new musical in the works might get him saved by the bell. Tony Award-winning song writing t...

'Seussical' Lyricist Lynn Ahren's 'One-Man Show': Narrative Magazine's Friday Feature

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Narrative Magazine: Lynn Ahrens, whose lyrics for Seussical, Anastasia, School House Rock, and other famous musicals have won Tony and Emmy awards, is...