For at least a week now (it already seems a lifetime), you (and I) have been bombarded with news of self-identified “climate activists” flinging refuse of various consistencies at unsuspecting art masterpieces around the world; or otherwise simply affixing themselves to the art…
There are “smashes” in the theater and then there are “flops.” Audiences can usually tell one from the other. Everything in between is a mystery…
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By God, I have had this Congress. The line keeps rattling in my head —hollered by a hellion John Adams at the outset of 1776 — crying me home as I read…
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I actually invested in the original production of Into the Woods. My memory of this has long since faded (along with my dough), but the memory, at…
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A Skyscraper Jazz Luminary
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The inimitable co-creator of Hair, James Rado, passed away Tuesday night. My obituary of him is in today’s New York Times.
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The word “sanitized” dances in my head, thinking about the Tony Awards show tonight. As we so excruciatingly have come to understand, theater is the…
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An actor I have long admired passed away this week, much too soon. My obituary for him is in today’s New York Times.
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Barry Singer (on The ARTS and Otherwise)