Tag Archives: Concerts

Sondheim at the BBC PROMS

This season of the BBC Proms with use its July 31st concert to celebrate the work of Stephen Sondheim to celebrate his 80th birthday. The Proms are an annual classical music event in the UK and this year they will … Continue reading

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It’s Kander and Ebb Night at the Vineyard

The Vineyard Theatre, currently the home of the new Kander and Ebb musical The Scottsboro Boys, will host a gala paying tribute to that musical theatre team, the creators of shows such as Cabaret, Chicago and Kiss of the Spider … Continue reading

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Reviews for FANNY at Encores!

Here’s a roundup of reviews for the current Encores! production of Fanny. Raves Andy Propst at Theatremania: From the moment it begins, there’s a palpable sense of gentleness and delicacy…. [I]t’s essentially impossible to not be entranced by this delectable … Continue reading

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Saluting Lansbury in Song

The previously announced fundraising gala, during which Angela Lansbury will receive the inaugural Signature Theatre Sondheim Award, will include tribute performances by Jason Danieley, Sherri L. Edelen, Victor Garber and Marin Mazzie. Of their involvement in the event, the Signature … Continue reading

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FANNY Photos

The City Center Encores! production of S. N. Behrman, Joshua Logan and Harold Rome’s Fanny, directed by Mark Bruni with choreography by Lorin Latarro opened tonight for a run through 7 February. The cast includes Elena Shaddow (Fanny), Fred Applegate … Continue reading

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Mandy Patinkin as Buddy

Looking once again at Follies in Concert, I have to say it: Mandy Patinkin’s performance is a definitive performance of Mandy Patinkin, nothing else. Buddy is lost in his unfocused freneticism.

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Bernstein’s MASS gets lyrics by Schwartz

The Northwestern University performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass starts tonight at the Cahn Auditorium and will run until November 15th. In consultation with Jamie Bernstein, new lyrics for Mass have been created by Stephen Schwartz. Featuring an eclectic mix of … Continue reading

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I finally tracked down a copy of this DVD, a tribute to the music of Richard Rodgers. On the whole, the piece felt a little empty to me, but I’m starting to wonder if that isn’t a general reaction on … Continue reading

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