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Say, you cover a lot of ground yourself

dumontBorn on this day in 1889 actress Margaret Dumont. Read more »

Mark, missed

tell-1Having remained absent from the Metropolitan Opera since 1931, Rossini’s Guillaume Tell made a tepid return to the company last night (the first time in the original French!), with a new production by Pierre Audi. While it was wonderful to hear the brilliant score, performed by an impressive cast and orchestra, thoughtless direction stifled the epic drama.  Read more »

Intruding in nudist parties in studios

anythingOn this day in 1987 a revival of Anything Goes opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, to run 804 performances.  Read more »


Chat: Guillaume Tell

Note the early start time of 6:25 PM for tonight’s streaming broadcast of Guillaume Tell.

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‘Tis new to thee

Donizetti’s bel canto masterpiece Lucia di Lammermoor returned to Chicago Lyric Opera on Saturday evening.

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Born on this day in 1898 actress and singer Lotte Lenya.

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Jason McVicker 1962-2016

This is the hardest piece I’ve ever tried to write for parterre.

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Bard of Avon calling

Works inspired by William Shakespeare are everywhere in 2016.

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Before I kiss the world goodbye

On this day in 1963 the Arthur Schwartz-Howard DietzMary Martin musical Jennie opened on Broadway.

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The lady is a camp

Happy 91st birthday Dame Angela Lansbury.

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