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‘COME HEAR THE MUSIC PLAY:’ Memories of My Twenty Years as Agent For John Kander by Richard Seff: Part Two: ‘The Curtain Rises’: ‘Flora, the Red Menace,’ ‘Cabaret,’ ‘Zorba,’ and ‘The Happy Time’

John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Richard Seff at a dinner honoring Harold Prince. Photo courtesy of Richard Seff. THE CURTAIN RISES. One of the properties for which I tried to get this new team hired was the Theatre Guild’s upcoming The Unsinkable Molly Brown which had Richard Morris as book writer. The Guild wanted a […]

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Review: ‘In Transit’ at Circle in the Square Theatre

I first ran into this musical which deals with the lives of several New  York subway commuters in 2010 when it first bounced into town onstage at the 59 East 59th Street Theatre off/Broadway. It was a small musical then, housing a cast of seven men and women who were so busy “getting there” that they […]

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Review: ‘Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella’ at the Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center

It’s anyone’s guess what the late Oscar Hammerstein would make of it, but we are now getting our first close look at Oscar’s modest Eisenhower-era TV musical Cinderella all buffed up and retooled for millennials. This 2013 hybrid stage adaptation, known as Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, had a trial run on Broadway and is now […]

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2016 FringeNYC Review: ‘Take One”

Sometimes even the most inspired geniuses need to do some rethinking, reworking, and rewrites of their greatest creations to forge an unforgettable masterpiece. Such is the case with God, Michelangelo, and Richard Rodgers in Take One, the exceedingly witty and tuneful new musical, with book, music, and lyrics by Jeff Ward, now in its world […]

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Review: ‘A Grand Night for Singing’ at Montgomery Playhouse and Arts on the Green

Question: Where can you hear more than 30 wonderful songs from the legendary team of Rodgers and Hammerstein performed by talented local artists? Answer: The current production of A Grand Night for Singing by Montgomery Playhouse in partnership with Arts on the Green. With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, musical arrangements by […]

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This Sunday @4 PM Tony Award Winner Laura Benanti Joins GMCW for “A Gay Man’s Guide to Broadway’ at The Kennedy Center-Tickets Still Available

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC presents A Gay Man’s Guide to Broadway with special guest Tony Award winner Laura Benanti This Sunday, May 18th at 4 PM at The Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW) concludes its 33rd season with a concert entitled A Gay Mans’ Guide […]

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‘An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin’ at The Kennedy Center by David Friscic

If you were going to create a time capsule to preserve a glorious musical theatre partnership, you need look no further than Mandy and Patti in Concert now playing at The Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theatre. Having played variations of this concert for several years now, Patinkin and LuPone have refined their concert to emphasize their unique […]

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‘Let’s Fall in Love: Ann Hampton Callaway Sings Streisand, Songbook Classics, & More’ at The Kennedy Center by David Friscic

A Valentine’s Day treat was offered to all those who were lucky enough to attend celebrated jazz and cabaret artist Ann Hampton Callaway’s concert Let’s Fall in Love: Ann Hampton Callaway Sings Streisand, Songbook Classics, & More at last night at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. The very prodigious Callaway‘s artistic output is phenomenal from being the […]

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Aaron Reeder on Appearing in ‘Showboat’ in Chicago and in DC at Washington National Opera at The Kennedy Center

Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein’s Classical Musical at Washington National Opera at The Kennedy Center. This is not my first time on the Boat. Back in 2009, I was part of Signature Theatre’s scaled-down incarnation of what was affectionately coined, “No Boat.” It was beautifully re-orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick for 9-12 musicians. WNO auditions annually […]

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