Tag Archives: Musicals

‘He was high-brow, low-brow, every-brow!’ the genius of Leonard Bernstein

Composer, conductor, inspiration, FBI suspect Leonard Bernstein was born 100 years ago this August, and this summers Proms will celebrate his work. Musicians, critics and his own family remember an astounding talent Marin Alsop: Bernstein the inspiration Bernstein was impossibly brilliantin so many different areas: a genius conductor, composer, author, pianist, thinker, activist, educator and Read more »

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: dammit Janet, it doesn’t quite work

Solid performances, but the meta presentation is muddled and the decadence has been fatally dialed down even Rockys no longer in a tight, gold Speedo I have seen culture of the live performances. When Fox announced it was remaking the film for television (under the clunky title Kenny Ortega (High School Musical) might destroy it. Read more »