Category Archives: Theatre

NEW YORK VIA THE METRO NORTH

Driving in Jersey Is a frustrating mess. Get lost at ev’ry turn Even with the G.P.S. So have I written in a song.  After a number of driving adventures in New Jersey, my wife and I have recently decided to … Continue reading

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TO WORK IN THEATRE

If you love the theatre enough, it will break your heart.  You will find your heart broken again and again if you pursue it.  My solution to this has always been to move away in distain, to work, for a while, … Continue reading

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WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL

A number of years ago I was in a grocery store near Bennington, Vermont when I saw an ad near the store’s exit.  The ad told of a current production of Brecht’s Mother Courage at a Williamstown Theatre Festival.  I … Continue reading

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TOWARD A POLITICAL THEATRE

Theatre artists generally have mixed feelings when it comes to plays with political topics.  So much of political art is badly done.  Many writers and painters assume that their art will be compelling merely because it tackles political issues.  They … Continue reading

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VILLAGE FOOD

For some reason, many of my blogs are about food, particularly baked goods.  In a recent trip to New York City, my wife and I took a walking food tour of the West Village.  We walked from place to place, … Continue reading

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ANNE HATHAWAY’S OSCAR

The common misperception is that musical theatre is low entertainment, an art form inferior to both  and straight theatre.  While too many musical theatre productions cater to this misperception, there is also a strong tradition of musical theatre as serious … Continue reading

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NEW FORMS OF MUSIC THEATRE

I was surprised to read in American Theatre that Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is to be one of the most performed plays in the U.S. during the 2012-2013 season.  This musical played on Broadway three years ago, but did not … Continue reading

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NICE WORK NYC

The weather continues to be strange.  In upstate, I’ve this week dodged rain and even occasional snow, but last weekend my wife and I walked in the 70 degree-plus sunshine of Central Park. It was a good trip to the … Continue reading

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SHORT STORIES AND PLAYWRITING

Recently my short story “Escape” was published by Stone Canoe.  It is now available at stone canoe 6 online through stonecanoejournal.org.  I’ve been writing short stories for a long time, but never made much effort until recently to get any … Continue reading

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THE HAMMERSTEINS: A REVIEW

Recently the Canadian theatre and film producer Garth Drabinsky lost the final appeals on his fraud conviction.  The start of Drabinsky’s five-year prison sentence seemed a distant anticlimax to the fall of his Livent company over a decade ago. But outside … Continue reading

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