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Yes, Birdman Is 'All That' -- An Essay

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 10.22.2014 | Entertainment
Melody Breyer-Grell

Our 'hero' -- Riggin (literally and figuratively) -- is haunted by the voice of his iconic movie character, Batman, er, Birdman. He is often in the throes of human despair. Or he experiences what might be called the 'magic realism' of levitating, flying and causing much mischief.

The Sondheim Cure: a New Year's Gift to Awaken Your Sleeping "Muse"

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 03.08.2014 | Arts
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

I knew Stephen Sondheim's lyrics before I knew who Stephen Sondheim was. I was a little ghetto girl when I fell in love with West Side Story back in ...

Sondheim's Lyrics: Rhymes, Reasons and Religion

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Sigman

Though I grew up in an agnostic household, I was rarely in doubt that a spiritual force was afoot. Music, specifically what's come to be called "The Great American Songbook," was our religion.

First-Nighter: London's Sweet Charity Sufficiently Sweet

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

These days, the clever fabric manufacturers able to do whatever they want with a proven musical comedy are the folks at the Menier Chocolate Factory.