A great star turn can’t quite overcome the limitations of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1993 musical.
He causeth the amplifiers to thunder and glitter to rain down upon the stage.
A clever mashup of fact and fiction and a “radio show” version of the holiday classic are among this week’s best bets.
The longest-running musical on Broadway returns to Chicago as impressive as ever.
American Theater Company revitalizes Hair, the 1967 “American tribal love-rock musical.”
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Sunday, May 19
Cats, Shubert Theatre. When Cats opened on Broadway 20 years ago, it was a sensation. More spectacle than story, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical transported theatergoers to a moonlit junkyard populated by sinuous, stretching, preening cats with electronic glittering eyes, all competing for the privilege of ascending to heaven in a spaceship and being reborn. But […]
THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER IN CONCERT at the Auditorium Theatre October 17-22 I have no doubt that composer Andrew Lloyd Webber will be known to future generations as the most successful opera composer of the second half of the 20th century. Few, I suppose, would question his unparalleled success. Not only is his […]