I’ve seen bloodier stagings of Sweeney Todd than the current incarnation from Kokandy Productions at the Chopin Theatre’s downstairs space, directed and choreographed by Derek Van Barham. I’ve seen more polished versions of Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and Hugh Wheeler’s (book) magnum opus. But I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a Sweeney Todd […]
I can’t think of an American musical with a better pedigree than West Side Story, conceived, directed, and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, with a score by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. Yes, the show is pretty great. But it IS almost 65 years old. It’s hard to imagine […]
The film isn’t perfect by any means, but the new version rights many of the most egregious wrongs of the original.
At Writers Theatre, Gary Griffin stages a rich and rewarding revival of the popular fairy-tale mash-up.
Current musical obsessions of veteran singer-songwriter Susan Werner, musician and artist Scott Montgomery, and Reader coeditor in chief Karen Hawkins
The Lyric’s faithful revival addresses immigration, discrimination, and changing neighborhoods, but it’s the women who are the stars.
The rest of Porchlight’s raucous revival shines around her.
No man, especially a 35-year-old bachelor, is an island.
Comedian Tom Papa and more goings-on March 9-11
“The greatest book musical of all time” and a Woyzeck for the jazz age are among this week’s best bets.
A revamped version of Leonard Bernstein’s operetta and a taut, intense two-hander are among this week’s best bets.
A top-notch touring Broadway show and an intimate Sondheim concept revue are among this week’s notable new productions.
In an extraordinarily ugly election season, the rousing Hamilton shows us the light.
A haunting show from the Cuckoo’s Theater Project and George Bernard Shaw’s classic are among this week’s best bets.
New-music specialist Anthony de Mare performs selections from his new ECM album on Saturday at PianoForte Foundation.