By Bryson David Hoff Blue Man Group. Stomp. Riverdance. It’s hard to deny that America has long had a place in its heart for this nameless genre of theatre that rides that line between musical theatre, concert and performance art. The kind of thing that proves surprisingly difficult to describe when you’re asked to describe
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That’s not to say that there aren’t many things to appreciate here. It’s well-devised and crafted, and goes full-tilt in its flavor, with onboard talent in spades.
CHICAGO – NOW AND THEN, a new musical about a long-term loving relationship between two gay men, will be mounted in a commercial production by Now and Then Productions in the Broadway Theatre at the Pride Arts Center from July 12 – August 11. The musical with a folk-infused score by Dennis Manning and a
Perhaps the best thing about this show is its tender illustration of how courting was done in the era, with a nostalgic nod to how different men and women of the era behaved (or didn’t). Lehman’s tales of romance are sweet and at times unexpected.
Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s Moby Dick opera, then, is as rare and fine a sighting as the white whale itself: on first hearing, it’s clear it’s made the operatic canon.