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Holiday Inn

It’s early in the year to blame a weight gain on the holidays, but after seeing Holiday Inn, the new Irving Berlin musical at Studio 54, I was afraid to step on the scale for fear some of the sweetness … Continue reading


A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

As an avowed fan of “Downton Abbey,” I was very intrigued by the idea of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, a musical that had been described as “Downton Abbey” on acid. One of the reasons I appreciate “Downton … Continue reading


Love’s Labour’s Lost

Love is many things in this musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost – a gun, a game and most of all, a puzzlement. Written and directed by Alex Timbers and composed by Michael Friedman, this production in performances at … Continue reading


Ghost

Lines are blurred at Ghost, the synthetic video game of a musical currently in performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater. These are not the lines between life and death, but rather between theater and film. This production, with with a book … Continue reading


The Orphans’ Home Cycle Part 2: The Story of a Marriage

The Orphans’ Home Cycle Part 2: The Story of a Marriage “Home is where you hang your hat,” Ruth L. Yorck, wrote in 1948. It’s also been said that “home is where your heart is.” Countless statements have been made, … Continue reading


The Orphans’ Home Cycle Part 3: The Story of a Family

The Orphans’ Home Cycle Part 3: The Story of a Family All good things must come to an end, as we are reminded poignantly in the third installment of Horton Foote’s The Orphans’ Home Cycle.” Part Three, “The Story of … Continue reading