This is the hardest piece I’ve ever tried to write for parterre. For days now, it has just refused to work, and every time I hit a snag, the first thought in my mind would be, “Jason would have written this so beautifully.” Read more »
Opera loves its anniversary years, and works inspired by William Shakespeare are everywhere in 2016, marking 400th since his death. Since January I have posted adaptations of Romeo and Juliet, Falstaff, Othello, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This week, I am happy to add two of the newest crop of nods to the Bard of Avon: Lear by Aribert Reimann, and Hamlet by Anno Schreier. Read more »
On this day in 1963 the Arthur Schwartz-Howard Dietz–Mary Martin musical Jennie opened on Broadway. Read more »
Born on this day in 1853 actress and socialite Lillie Langtry
On this day in 1950 Irving Berlin‘s musical Call Me Madam opened on Broadway.