“CATS” Will Return to Broadway

FIRST U.S. REVIVAL OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S ICONIC MUSICAL BEGINS PERFORMANCES THIS JULY AT THE NEIL SIMON THEATRE   DIRECTION BY TREVOR NUNN CHOREOGRAPHY BY ANDY BLANKENBUEHLER BASED ON ORIGINAL CHOREOGRAPHY & ASSOCIATE DIRECTION BY GILLIAN LYNNE Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced today that CATS, one of the biggest hits in…

Make Way for the Calendar Woman

Annie Leibovitz reinvents the Calendar Girl in a feminist tour de force By Rory Winston “Photographs shock insofar as they show something novel,” commented Susan Sontag while also coming to the conclusion that ‘capitalist society requires a culture based on images in order to stimulate buying while anaesthetising the injuries of class, race and sex.’…

Shakespeare with a Twist

  By James Clark. Continuing its wildly popular run, Off-Broadway’s Drunk Shakespeare is guaranteed to make any night this holiday season intoxicatingly fun. Directed by David Hudson and produced by Scott Griffin, Drunk Shakespeare features a group of rotating actors (Alison Wien, Brandon Carter, Caitlin Morris, Josh Hyman, Josh Sauerman, Julia Giolzetti, Michael Amendola, Monique…

A Language All It’s Own

HALF-GEORGIAN HALF-RUSSIAN, ALEX POP SPEAKS FLUENT MUSIC By Rory Winston Joseph Conrad, Vladimir Nabokov… Not only had some brilliant English writers hailed from non-English speaking countries but a gifted few had even managed to surpass their native counterparts in terms of eloquence and nuance. So why was I surprised. Why did it seem strange –…

Turning Zinc into Brass

INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARD WINNER DAZZLES A PACKED HOUSE AT NYC’S ZINC BAR By Rory Winston “A slow afternoon brings a thousand memories.” The words wafted through the Zinc Bar, caroming from ear to ear before gently settling on the nape of each listener’s neck like a fading embrace. It was an ethereal voice that surfed…