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Preludes: Taming the Past

Barry Singer | Posted 07.16.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

I wanted to see Preludes at Lincoln Center Theater the minute I heard about it. A musical about Sergei Rachmaninoff's three-year writer's block brought on by the botched premiere of his first symphony, and the hypnotherapist who saved him? That's for me.

Heavenly Bodies

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

Last week's Supreme Court one-two punch -- Gee, black folks, aren't you over that racism thing yet? Hey, gays, I guess you're kind of like real people...

Aisle View: Let 'em Eat Pierogi

Steven Suskin | Posted 07.21.2013 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

This is an edgy, gimmicky, nouveau musical wrapped in a gaudily immersive, dinner theater atmosphere; "an electropop opera ripped from a slice of War and Peace," in their own words.

A Musical Based On 'War And Peace'??

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 07.17.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — What do you get when you take a 70-page melodrama at the center of "War and Peace" and turn it into a musical? Now layer dance music ...

First Nighter: "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" Doesn't Quite Zoom Across the Tuner Sky

David Finkle | Posted 07.16.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Call it "interactive." Call it "immersive." Call it whatever contemporary term you will. Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812--the musical n...

Thinking About War and Peace

Norman MacAfee | Posted 06.13.2011 | Arts
Norman MacAfee

When I first saw Bondarchuk's "War and Peace," in 1968, in New York, it was presented in two parts and ran six hours. You went in the afternoon, broke for dinner, then came back for the rest. It was stupendous.

Feral Russian Girl Raised By Cats And Dogs In Siberia: Police

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a real-life "Jungle Book" situation, a 5-year-old Russian girl has been rescued from an un-heated Siberian flat, where she has lived her entire lif...

Rubbernecking: Charm School with Ricki Lake, Season Premiere

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

One girl even said that, rather than go through this show again, "I'd rather eat my own face." Should be a wild ride.