Author Archives: ELISABETH VINCENTELLI

Critic’s Notebook: How to Listen to Rock ’n’ Roll in a Theater

Source: New York Times » Music

Rock is underexplored onstage, but two Under the Radar shows, “How to Be a Rock Critic” and “The Hendrix Project,” grapple with its transformative power.

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Review: TV Crooners (and Danny Aiello) Head ‘Home for the Holidays’

Source: New York Times » Music

Despite the presence of “American Idol” winner Candice Glover, this limp revue of carols and pop songs isn’t likely to bring much Yuletide cheer.

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Review: ‘Red Roses, Green Gold’ Brings Back the Grateful Dead

Source: New York Times » Music

While the jukebox musical has a cartoonish plot, songs like “Friend of the Devil” and “Box of Rain” work smartly on stage.

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Review: ‘The Dreyfus Affair’ and the Sound of Anxiety

Source: New York Times » Music

This production is a hybrid of concert and theater, a combination that has become the signature of the Ensemble for the Romantic Century.

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How Steve Earle Got Back Into Downtown Theater

Source: New York Times » Music

The Grammy-winning musician thought he was just writing the score for “Samara.” Then the playwright Richard Maxwell asked him to take a role, too.

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