Tag Archives: George Gershwin

The Saturday List: Five Bees-Knees Musicals of the 1920s

How’s tricks, everyone? Today’s “Saturday List” takes a look at my top five musicals from the 1920s. Continue reading

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THE SATURDAY LIST: Ten Best Moments at the 69th Tony Awards

The 69th Annual Tony Awards took place last Sunday, so with almost a week to reflect on how the ceremony landed, it’s time to share my list of the ten best moments at this year’s ceremony. Continue reading

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Musical Theatre Sunday School: Divine Integration

There are three separate elements of divine integration in musical theatre: the book, the music and the lyrics. Continue reading

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Musical Theatre Sunday School: In the Beginning…

In the beginning, there was music and there was drama, and musical theatre was without form. Broadway was in darkness. And Henry Jarrett and Harry Palmer moved upon the face of the district, by arrangement with William Wheatley. “Let there be light,” they said: and there was THE BLACK CROOK. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: DEAREST ENEMY

With a book by Herbert Fields, direction by John Murray Anderson, direction of the libretto by Charles Sinclair and Harry Ford and dance and ensemble direction by Carl Hemmer, DEAREST ENEMY ran for 286 performances. Continue reading

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Monday Meditation: I Am Over Fear Taught in the Name of Sondheim

Don’t get me wrong. I love Stephen Sondheim’s musicals. Follies, Gypsy, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Company are shows that can be ranked among the absolute best achievements in musical theatre and most his other shows aren’t far … Continue reading

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New PORGY AND BESS Musical Adaptation (with Audra!)

Which part is the real news here? That Diane Paulus, Suzan-Lori Parks and Diedre Murray are adapting the classic George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward opera, Porgy and Bess, as a contemporary-styled musical theatre piece? That the producers are Hair alumni … Continue reading

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