What becomes a legend most? In the case of "The Phantom of the Opera" it is a re-imagining, which is taking place in a new production that recently started a U.S. tour in Providence, RI.
Many don’t know that four-time Broadway legend and leading lady Mary Martin would have celebrated her 100th birthday on December 1, but staunch aficionados like the folks at Urban Stages remember her fondly on the first night of "Winter Rhythms."
The Met stages the Strauss opera that is alternately farcical and affecting, featuring Robert O’Hearn’s magnificent and extravagant sets.
Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan give the vaudeville treatment to Samuel Beckett’s existential "Waiting for Godot."
It was clear when I talked to Andrew Lippa, composer of "A Little Princess," that the lives of those who make musicals are dramatic. Is it any wonder that so many musicals are about characters that believe in the unbelievable and triumph over adversity?
The Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center’s Studio Theatre in Boca Raton pays tribute to female singers and pop stars and their music when "Respect: A Musical Journey of Women" hits Florida.
FIERCE. That’s the word that pops up when I think of this particular Margaret. Totally funny and just a little vulnerable, sweet and a bit scrappy, a fighter with a big heart.