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The last ruse of summer

“Ladies, this is where we turn and sell it with a look!”

“It’s an unjust world, and virtue is triumphant only in theatrical performances.”* One injustice is the oblivion to which whole genres of once-popular theater pieces have been consigned. Have them out! Perform them, by all, by any, means!  Read more »


You may have missed the announcement—because there hasn’t been one—but this is John Latouche Week in New York.  Read more »

The Importance of Being Rudolph

Since Gilbert and Sullivan remain constant in the light-opera repertory, somewhere between Fledermaus and Les Mis in popular esteem, there must be good reasons their final collaboration, The Grand Duke, is seldom revived. There are.  Read more »