No longer a Ring virgin, I am now a fully qualified Lord of the Ring after sitting through all 19 or so hours of the Met’s epic, and somewhat controversial, new Ring […]
Megan Hilty from Smash on stage in a Marilyn Monroe role. Now why didn’t I think of that?
Avoiding the potential melodrama of a male love triangle, the Met’s rarely seen production of Billy Budd maintains a grave integrity and a compassion for its characters.
We used to call them “those shows without songs,” but this year’s plays have plenty of songs and music. In fact, two plays took Tony nominations for Best Score, a category that […]
In a style that could almost be described as film noir, The Makropulos Case is a rare entry in the opera thriller genre.
Newcomer Corbin Bleu (High School Musical) is a perfect fit in this frenetic, modern update of Stephen Schwartz’s time-honoured classic.
The classic folk opera Porgy and Bess shimmers to life in this truncated, but lovingly staged, adaptation.
An unexpectedly charming treat, Once wins over the audience early and never lets go until the bittersweet end.
Featuring the best singing currently to be heard on Broadway, Jesus Christ Superstar makes a welcome return in this slick, expertly understated production.
Your grandmother’s musical theatre is back on old Broadway in this featherlight confection that’s a daffy delight.