Possibly marking the end of Stephen Sondheim‘s 80th-birthday celebrations comes word of the Royal Albert Hall’s April 28 Follies: In Concert honoring the composer-lyricist’s 85th birthday on March 22 (which, in one of those weird God jokes only the deity can understand, also is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s birthday, though Lord Lloyd Webber apparently isn’t getting a Royal Albert Hall birthday party, perhaps because they had no more holes to fill this season). 144 more words
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Performing Arts Fort Worth presents its own version of “March Madness” this month, with six shows spanning a musical globe: Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes, The Pink Floyd Experience, Rhett Butler & Don Ross, One Night of Queen, Betty Buckley… 419 more words
Betty Buckley is that rare bird — a multidisciplined performer who has never settled into a comfortable groove. People of a certain age might remember her most as the cheerful mom in the sitcom “Eight Is Enough,” but her versatility has taken her from stage to screen to the concert stage without skipping a beat. 332 more words
I have a confession to make: I’ve never seen a live performance of my favorite musical. I know, it’s kind of hard to proclaim one specific show as your favorite when you haven’t actually seen it “for real”, but listening to the various cast albums a million times and seeing too many awfully recorded VHS bootlegs to count, I still feel I have the credentials to make such a statement. 684 more words
There’s no Sondheim on Ghostlight but in the absence of more current video content, here’s a blast of “Children Will Listen”
I wonder if I was the only one whose heart sunk just a little with the release of Barbra Streisand’s commercially fail-proof duets album. 369 more words