Leonard Bernstein

The word “shitstorm” had not yet been coined, but that is what the situation became.
Just to be exact, this is not the original 1955 version with Lillian Hellman script. (More about that later.) Just to be
But when you have a story that goes from Westphalia to Constantinople by way of Montevideo with a dozen other stops in between
One story I enjoy sharing is about the staging of "Glitter and Be Gay" in our production. We were in an environmental set
"Nature," my teacher Homer Lambrecht once reminded me, "teaches us also how to let things die."
To the extent that we are mirrored, encouraged and acknowledged for our achievements and our creative pursuits, we are unified within ourselves. To the degree that we are perceived through a distorted mirror, we are torn asunder and may search for approval at a cost to our real self and creativity.
Fast forward about 3,000 years to Israel Horovitz' play Out of the Mouths of Babes. In this striking Cherry Lane Theatre production (www.cherrylanetheatre.org), the Babes are adults. Out of their mouths comes wit..with claws. Picture four sassy, savvy, snarky babes -- all ex-wives and lovers of the same beloved Professor -- clumped together in one Paris apartment for his funeral.
While being outspoken, Cook is also modest; hanging her dirty laundry on a clothesline in the front yard is not her style
The evening literally took my breath away again and again. Robbins, Laurents, Bernstein and Sondheim are West Side Story's
As a vocal performance major, Jay became very acquainted with the advantages of staged concerts. He performed the role of Fabrizio Naccarelli in Adam Guettel's Light in the Piazza and the title role in the composer's Floyd Collins.
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Senator Cruz, it was frightening for a conductor to see what happened in your misjudged pregnant pauses. What works from the pulpit and the orchestra pit does not always work on the stump.
Nobody moves like Chita Rivera. With all due respect to Catherine Zeta-Jones who earned an Oscar for her film role as Velma
Talk about turning a mood around. Blending wit, wisdom and humor, Lorna has inherited the gift of comedy, commentary and
Today we learned of the death of Dick Horowitz at the age of 91. You perhaps never heard of him. If you went to the Metropolitan Opera or listened to its broadcasts any time from 1946 until two years ago, you definitely heard Dick Horowitz.
Why bother? Because, for better or worse, the symphony remains the greatest technical and aesthetic challenge and resulting statement that a serious composer can attempt outside of opera.
Dudamel has become the embodiment of the cultural renaissance of Los Angeles. I never tire of watching the dip in his knees when a particularly pungent musical passage comes along and then the way he rises on his toes for a fanfare. His solidarity with the youth of his troubled native country is commendable and this is where he feels his focus should be. But is the Ode to Joy Dudamel's sotto voce answer to his critics who decry his silence on Venezuela? Beethoven may have been deaf, but Dudamel is not.
George, you're associated with the creation of the new box set Miles Davis At Newport 1955-1975. What was it like for you the first time you saw him at Newport?
Ivy Smith, however, is just another stock character - an ingénue-with-a-secret. There's another one of them in American in
The opera's conductor laughed when I told him. "I recall teaching one of my protégés how to use a rotary phone; he kept looking for buttons to push." "Boy or girl?" I quipped.