Cameron Kelsall

It’s going to cost you It’s going to cost you

Cost of Living, the Pulitzer Prize–winning play by Martyna Majok now on Broadway, overflows with complexity. It begins with the title.

on October 10, 2022 at 1:23 PM
Talking about a revolution Talking about a revolution

People turn up at a cancer hospital on the worst day of their lives. In I’m Revolting, a moving and often unsettling world premiere from Atlantic Theatre Company, playwright Gracie Gardner dissects the fears and motivations of patients and their caregivers with surgical precision.

on October 05, 2022 at 9:00 PM
Mouths to be kissed Mouths to be kissed

The smile for the fools is especially broad this summer in the Berkshires, where a charming revival of A Little Night Music opened recently at Barrington Stage Company.

on August 16, 2022 at 12:01 PM
Summertime lies Summertime lies

A trip to Mediterranean climes came through musically, as the Boston Symphony Orchestra presented a largely satisfying concert performance of Don Giovanni on July 16.

on July 19, 2022 at 11:35 AM
Sweet and sour Sweet and sour

People’s Light deserves commendation for resurfacing The Vinegar Tree, and there’s satisfaction in seeing a fine old play handled with care.

on July 05, 2022 at 8:00 AM
Diamond Lillias Diamond Lillias

Lillias White keeps herself busy.

on November 18, 2021 at 8:00 AM
Joust in time Joust in time

Zachary James builds on his early career experience as a musical theater performer to deliver a thoughtfully crafted, blessedly restrained Quixote/Cervantes.

on July 09, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Her kind of woman Her kind of woman

Plucked from obscurity by Howard Hughes and sold to the public as a buxom, brunette heir apparent to his former protégé, Jean Harlow, Jane Russell became a household name before she ever shot a single reel of film.

on June 24, 2021 at 12:00 PM
We’ll always have Paris We’ll always have Paris

If you missed Amour during its Broadway premiere 19 years ago, you’re not alone.

on April 03, 2021 at 1:53 PM
Halfway to heaven Halfway to heaven

All in all, Mahler’s ethereal evocation of the natural world, and the world beyond our own, is becoming old hat.

on December 04, 2020 at 2:50 PM
Something close to cultishness Something close to cultishness

Over the course of 700 pages, Alex Ross exhaustively—and sometimes exhaustingly—examines an impact that began in the Wagner’s own lifetime and continues unbroken today, with references cropping up in contemporary works as different as The Matrix and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

on September 14, 2020 at 1:18 PM
All out of love All out of love

The success of Porgy and Bess at the Met forced bass-baritone Eric Owens, the newly installed director of vocal studies at the Curtis Institute, to cancel a long-planned afternoon recital at the school on February 16.

on February 17, 2020 at 12:18 PM
For unto us a child is born For unto us a child is born

Each year, when I take in a performance of Messiah by the Philadelphia Orchestra as part of my own holiday tradition, I hope it will spark some new and exciting feeling inside of me, or offer a new way of looking at the musical drama as a whole.

on December 23, 2019 at 8:41 AM
Speaking to a missed opportunity Speaking to a missed opportunity

Greater Clements provokes more genuine poignancy than the whole of The Inheritance in half the running time. There’s hardly a moment that isn’t painfully true to life.

on December 17, 2019 at 12:45 PM
You better shop around You better shop around

Little Shop of Horrors loses its necessary edge when it’s wrested from the gritty world of its creation.

on October 17, 2019 at 9:00 PM
Moody “Blue” Moody “Blue”

The Glimmerglass Festival premiered a searing examination of race, identity, and the fraught relationship between communities of color and law enforcement. Blue, with a score by Jeanine Tesori and libretto by Tazewell Thompson.

on July 15, 2019 at 11:08 AM
Leading woman Leading woman

French conductor Emmanuelle Haïm debuted with the Philadelphia Orchestra this weekend, leading performances of Handel and Purcell.

on November 21, 2018 at 11:17 AM