Tag Archives: Theater

Jimmy Buffett Does Not Live the Jimmy Buffett Lifestyle

Source: New York Times » Music

Mr. Buffett, who has a new Broadway show, “Escape to Margaritaville,” built a half-billion-dollar empire on his laid-back beach brand. But he’s all business now.

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Broadway Producer Named BAM’s New Artistic Director

Source: New York Times » Music

David Binder, who also has experience producing festivals in New York and London, will succeed Joseph V. Melillo.

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Curran in San Francisco Gets Go-Go’s Musical Before Broadway

Source: New York Times » Music

The Curran Theater in San Francisco will host “Head Over Heels” from April 10 to May 6 to start off the theater’s first full season after being renovated.

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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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Lester Bangs is subject of play ‘How to Be a Rock Critic,’ coming to Public Theater

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The writing of legendary/infamous rock critic Lester Bangs is the basis for the solo play How to Be a Rock Critic which stars Erik Jensen who co-wrote it with his partner Jessica Blank (who directs). It’ll be at the Public Theater from January 5 – 15.

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Review: Sailing on Silly Seas With ‘The Pirates of Penzance’

Source: New York Times » Music

The Hypocrites’ blithe production of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic offers the perfect restorative alternative to holiday drudgery.

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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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Eugene O’Neill and Meredith Monk, in BAM’s New Season

Source: New York Times » Music

Among the highlights of the winter-spring season is a production of “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” starring Lesley Manville and Jeremy Irons.

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Review: ‘The Band’s Visit’ Is a Ravishing Musical That Whispers With Romance

Source: New York Times » Music

This singularly seductive show, based on an Israeli film, finds the ecstasy in ennui in a small desert town.

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Hear a Newly Found Kurt Weill Song That Surprised Experts

Source: New York Times » Music

“Lied vom weissen Käse” (“Song of the White Cheese”), which Weill wrote for a musical revue in 1931, was recently discovered in a Berlin archive.

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Review: ‘The B-Side’ Is an Extraordinary Masterclass in Listening

Source: New York Times » Music

Vinyl sings across the decades in the Wooster Group’s transcendent presentation of a 1965 album of songs from a Texas chain gang.

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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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Your Week in Culture: Kendrick Lamar, Leonard Bernstein and Crime Scene Dioramas

Source: New York Times » Music

Also the week of Oct. 22: Wooster Group channels voices from prison, Benjamin Millepied dances about architecture, and the Bernstein centennial celebration starts early.

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