Archives for: February 2011

Review: Judy Collins at Café Carlyle

It seems incongruous that Judy Collins has made the Café Carlyle, once home to the suave Bobby Short, her home away from home. But the folk/pop singer brings such a warm, homey atmosphere to the swanky environs that she seems to fit right in.   Curren… more »

Review: Nixon in China

Most contemporary operas come and go while leaving nary a trace in the cultural zeitgeist. A rare exception is John Adams’ Nixon in China, which is finally making its debut at the Metropolitan Opera a mere 24 years after its world premiere.   The orig… more »

CD Review: Our First Mistake

You probably haven’t heard of them yet, but it’s only a matter of time until you do. Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk are a musical theater composing team who has won virtually every prize there is for promising up-and-comers, including the Kleban, Jon… more »

Book Reviews: Best American Short Plays of 2008-2009 ; Applause Libretto Library Series - The Sound of Music, Avenue Q, Oklahoma!

If the one-act play form is an endangered species, the folks at Applause Theatre & Cinema Books don’t seem to know it. They’ve just released The Best American Short Plays 2008-2009, the latest annual edition of their invaluable long-running series. E… more »