The Golden Apple Is Coming This Week to City Center’s Encores! THIS IS A HEADS-UP

Some of you have complained about not getting a heads-up in time to catch the great musicals in the Encores! series, so here it is. The Golden Apple by Jerome Moross and John Latouche, is a brilliant, funny and most of all beautiful musical from 1954. Still timely–it’s based (very very loosely) on Homer’s Iliad…

Best Show in Town – DON’T MISS IT!

You still have tonight, tomorrow and Sunday to see Cole Porter’s 1930 show, “The New Yorkers,” at City Center, part of the Encores presentations. You should not miss this show; beg, borrow or steal to get there. First, the songs. Some were already in there–some were added from other Porter shows, but you won’t complain.…

Handel on Wall Street

If you haven’t been downtown recently to see what’s happening, take a ride on the east or west side train to Broadway and Fulton to see the Handel Project–continuing this Wednesday with Act II and the following week with Act III of Handel’s Jephtha at St. Paul’s Chapel. (ny-pictures.com) After that, they will perform all…

“The Winter’s Tale” – A New Masterwork by Christopher Wheeldon and Joby Talbot

¬† (danceeurope.net) It’s not often that I get to use the word “master” writing about anything¬† but here it is. A new, full-length ballet choreographed by the great Christopher Wheeldon of “An American in Paris” fame composed to the music of Joby Talbot who has worked with Wheeldon before on another of his full-length ballets,…

Levine and the Ring Take a Bow at Carnegie Hall

(simonbutler)For more than 40 years, we have been fans of James Levine and of his way with Wagner, especially the Ring of the Nibelungen. We have seen four Ring cycles with him (more than 20 hours of music in four operas each time) and have witnessed his growth into perhaps the most eminent Wagner conductor…

SHE LOVES ME –A PERFECT SHOW DONE PERFECTLY

The Roundabout has done it again. We have always liked this show better than “Fiddler,” Boch and Harnick’s bigger blockbuster, and last night’s performance confirmed that. This is now the fourth time I’ve seen it and the fifth for Rory, who saw the original with Barbara Cook. We have loved it every time but this…