The Band’s Visit–the Music is Great

(mubi) As seems to be our fate, we completely missed the dates of Lincoln Center’s Rendezvous with French Cinema and everything was sold out, including the French films downtown. So we decided to go to the theater. We had been promising ourselves to see this anyway. (playbill.com) The score by David Yazbek consists of Arabic-Israeli…

MY FAIR LADY IS BACK and With a Great Henry Higgins

(lct) You will enjoy the current version of this wonderful show by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater. True, the orchestra is largely under the stage a la Bayreuth and that’s too bad because the Robert Russell Bennet/Phil Lang orchestrations are so good. (timessquarechronicles) We saw the first preview…

Pericles and the Theatre for a New Audience

(printmag.com) Milton Glaser’s poster for TFANA. (downtownbrooklyn.com) What drew us to Brooklyn was the opportunity to see Trevor Nunn’s (americantheater.org) work on “Pericles” at Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA); what kept us there was a splendid production in a gorgeous house that looks like a modernized Globe Theater inside (cgarchitect.com) the Polonsky Shakespeare Center.…

NYCID–Your Passport to New York’s Wonders

First of all, it is free to all New York City residents. (nyc.gov/idnyc) Second, it will replace all those cards you can never keep track of, especially your library card.(nypl.org) Once you have your NYCID card, go to your local NYC library and register it. The library remembers your number and you’re home free. I’ve…