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Musical Review: Miss Saigon

It was an emotional masterpiece. Bravo, bravo, bravissimo!

Miss Saigon was one of the best stories I’ve seen recently and I want to thank the playwrights, the lyricists, the composers, the director, and the actors for making me believe in the power of storytelling again (and the power of musicals).

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NY Times Names Jesse Green Co-Chief Theater Critic

The New York Times poached New York magazine’s Jesse Green to be co-chief theater critic with longtime Number One, Ben Brantley. The hiring, effective May 1, according to a memo to the staff from culture editor Danielle Mattoon, inaugurates the double title in the theater coverage and comes with Brantley’s blessing in sharing the title. 122 more words

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Manhattan Theater Club Adds 'The Children' to Broadway's 2017-18 Season

New York nonprofit Manhattan Theater Club has added Lucy Kirkwood’s play “The Children” to its 2017-18 Broadway season, along with an Off Broadway production of Anna Ziegler’s “Actually.” 215 more words


finally shunned

It’s National Water Day, in these United States.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Continuing my week of presenting photos of non horrible subjects, today here’s a few shots of the moon. 707 more words

New York City

The Present (Sydney Theatre Company)

Blaring punk and a lovely black and white projection of (what I vaguely remember to be) foliage. If anything could wake me up after walking around the city for five hours, that certainly did the trick. 835 more words


"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" one worth seeing at Bass Concert Hall

“Beautiful,” the story of how Carole King went from a 16-year-old aspiring songwriter to the Grammy winning singer songwriter of the “Tapestry” album, truly is beautiful. 479 more words

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