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Archives for: 2009, week 20

CD Reviews - Kritzerland's Anya, Illya Darling, House of Flowers

Bruce Kimmel's Kritzerland label has been exceptionally busy this spring, bringing both soundtrack and original cast recordings – long unavailable on compact disc – into the 21st century. For musical theater lovers, there have been three OCR's that hav… more »

CD Reviews - NYFOS, Kaye and Sharp Render Gershwin, Bernstein Beautifully

It's been nearly 20 years since Koch International Classics released a trio of New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) recordings each dedicated to of a single composer: Leonard Bernstein and Marc Blitzstein, and George Gershwin. I'd somehow missed these di… more »

ATW Review - Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson - A 19th Century Spectacle With a 21st Century Edge

A new musical about a presidential candidate with roots in Tennessee who finds that he's lost an election despite having won the popular vote opened at the Public over the weekend. No, it's not a musical about Al Gore, but rather the nation's seventh co… more »

ATW Review - 42nd Street - Come and See This Dancing Feat

Goodspeed Opera House amazes again with a grand production featuring a large cast tapping, shuffling and dancing their way around on a relatively small stage as 42nd Street opens the 2009 season. The dancers expertly “go into their dance” with the help… more »

ATW Review - Groundswell - A Moving Glimpse into Post-Apartheid South Africa

Ian Bruce's Groundswell begins daringly. Perhaps too much so. Starting a play in total darkness with a man speaking in a strange foreign language jars the audience into the play. After the lights have come up, to reveal scenic director Derek McLane's… more »