Archive for the 'Theatre' Category

Hamilton Lessons

1 No one is an accidental success. You’ve got to want it, you’ve got to pursue it like you’re running out of time. Did you watch “Hamilton” on Disney+? “Hamilton” is the biggest musical event of the past five years, far eclipsing Ariana Grande or Kanye or anybody on the hit parade. Because it wasn’t […]

Now The Green Blade Riseth

Green Blade I spent an hour today watching a recording of last night’s Public Theatre play on YouTube: “What Do We Need To Talk About” This is the latest chapter of the Apple Family. Previous stories have been performed over the past ten years. But this is the first one to make its debut live […]

David Byrne’s American Utopia On Broadway

Is this the white “Homecoming”? Yes, Beyonce stunned Coachella with a huge production featuring the ethos and activities of historically black colleges. David Byrne stuns Broadway with a big production featuring the ethos of the Caucasian art school experience of the last century. Now the Byrne story is not new, he’s been trooping this show […]

Hamilton In L.A.

How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore And a Scotsman dropped in the middle of a forgotten Spot in the Caribbean by providence, impoverished, in squalor Grow up to be a hero and a scholar? It might have been “We Will Rock You.” Or “Rolling In The Deep.” Or any hit of today. […]