What struck me most is that Mothers and Sons reminds us HIV/AIDS is not "then," it is "now." In fact, it may arguably be as much "now," as it has been for the last decade and more, its appearance has just changed.
The generally spacious, multi-level restaurant was jam-packed with everyone from Nathan Lane to Bernadette Peters, and everywhere you looked, you couldn't help but lock eyes with Victor Garber or rub shoulders (literally) with F. Murray Abraham.
The recent news that Betty Buckley will star in a February 2013 London revival of Dear World at the Charing Cross Theatre brings hope that Herman's romantic score will have another opportunity to charm theatregoing audiences.
Many professional musicians who give of their time to conduct master classes for young opera singers have a vested interest in passing on the knowledge they have acquired in the course of their own performing careers.