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Pacific Overtures

Charmed, I'm Sure!

George Heymont | Posted 04.24.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

When people with widely disparate cultural beliefs meet up in real life, several outcomes are possible. One of the best examples of this phenomenon was depicted in Pacific Overtures (the 1976 Broadway musical which focused on the historical moment in which Japan opened its isolated island society to Western culture).

Celebrated Playwrights To Aid Japan

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.03.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — Celebrated playwrights including Stephen Sondheim, Tony Kushner and Edward Albee have joined a fundraiser to mark the anniversary of ...

Basking in the Multiple Charms of The Secret Garden

George Heymont | Posted 02.11.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

If the crassness of the current social, political, and economic climate has you down in the dumps, I can't recommend a lovelier, more charming, experience.

The Powerful Appeal of Opera To Ethnic Communities (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

In 1964, when a new musical based on the tales of Sholem Aleichem began its pre-Broadway tryout in Detroit, the producers feared the show might be "to...