Lyric hosts a free, multigenre online concert this weekend.
A Chicago premiere from Porchlight and a searing solo show on gun violence are among this week’s best bets.
But Leonard Bernstein’s score and lead Bri Sudia soar in a revival of the 1953 musical directed by Mary Zimmerman.
A satanic hand puppet, a live version of Cheers, and a Twelfth Night in Hindi are among this season’s highlights.
A musical with good advice
TimeLine Theatre unearths Juno, a short-lived Broadway musical based on a play by Sean O’Casey.
Rodgers and Hart’s 1940 musical Pal Joey, now in revival by Porchlight Music Theatre, pushed Broadway’s boundaries.
Court Theatre’s Charles Newell directs James Joyce’s “The Dead”
“The times are here to debunk Gershwin’s lampblack Negroisms,” said Duke Ellington after the 1935 Broadway premiere of Porgy and Bess. Written by a quartet of white people—George and Ira Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Hayward—and stuffed with cringe-worthy stereotypes of black ghetto life, the opera focuses on Porgy, a crippled beggar who’s content with “plenty […]