“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…

A Great Meal and A Story Slam in Flushing

Heading east to Flushing on the 7 train (which now extends west to the Hudson Yards)(subwaynut.com), we disembarked at Main Street to find ourselves in a cool new world. (macaulay.cuny.edu) In fact, we went into a shopping mall called the New World to find the Grand Restaurant and other shops of distinctionfor a special treat…

Iphigenia Ascends to the Gods in the East Village

(csc.org) As part of their Greek Festival, the Classic Stage Company on East 13th Street mounted a new translation of Euripides’ last play, Iphigenia in Aulis, complete with singing and dancing Greek chorus and it was great. The 2500 year old play, as fresh as yesterday, explored how parents with good intentions inflict pain on…