I exited Ohio State Murders recently speechless with admiration, and sorrow. I remain so. The play, by Adrienne Kennedy, and the lead performance, by Audra McDonald, so starkly speak for themselves that I’ve got nothing to add. Ms. Kennedy, a living master playwright acknowledged…
I’ve got to get a word in on Becky Nurse of Salem, which will close this week at Lincoln Center Theater. Reviews of this show were pretty dismissive. I…
I still believe that no movie — good, bad, or even great (especially) —needs to be made into a musical. Musicals of movies (as opposed to movie…
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…
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…
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…
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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Barry Singer (on The ARTS and Otherwise)