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.…

“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,…

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.…

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…

School of Rock–Surprisingly Listenable and Watchable

Lots of talent here: Downton’s scribe, Julian Fellowes, did the book which is very funny, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s songs and Glenn Slater’s lyrics were tuneful and clever and the choreography took off the roof. I’m happy to say that the music almost never stopped. It’s the old story of a strict school run by the…