Posts Tagged ‘broadway’
Ben Stidham and Elizabeth Dewhirst in Anything Goes.

Easy to Love

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Anything Goes was revived on Broadway last year to great acclaim, but the musical has never really been in eclipse. Since it debuted in 1934, the show has endured as a vehicle for some of Cole Porter’s greatest songs. The sto...


Dance Flicks

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The Modern Art Museum and Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth have long been partners in a summer festival of modern dance, but this year’s version has a new element. Modern Film Fest 2011 is a selection of films from Lincoln Cente...



Stephen Sondheim Finishes the Hat

Kristian Lin
I spent parts of the past month reading over Stephen Sondheim’s book of published song lyrics, entitled Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and An...


Touch Me

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Duncan Sheik first came to prominence in the mid-1990s as a pop singer-songwriter, carving out airy, pleasing songs like “Barely Breathing” and “She Runs Away.” For all the lapidary artistry of these gems, he envisioned...



Can We Talk?

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If you missed the one-week run of Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work at AMC Grapevine Mills, don’t despair. Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg’s documentary portrait of the standup comic/TV talk show host comes to the Modern Art Museu...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 30 Admit it — you always wanted to learn how to make those sugar roses and icing curlicues on cakes, right? Central Market will conduct a cake-decorating seminar this evening, with cakes and icing already made so that s...



The Not Gay Actor (or, WTF, Ramin Setoodeh?)

Kristian Lin
Ramin Setoodeh’s recent culture piece in Newsweek last week has set off quite the conflagration in the gay blogosphere, with repercussions for those of us who care deeply about theater, movies, and TV. Let’s start from the ...


A Horse With Wings

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One of America’s great songwriters, Ricky Ian Gordon composes theatrical songs in the accessible style of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, and he’s written them for Broadway singers like Audra McDonald and Kristin Ch...



Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 27 UNT’s Fem Flicks series starts up again for the spring with Liz Mermin’s 2004 documentary The Beauty Academy of Kabul. The film tells the story of six American women (three of them of Afghan descent) who tr...


Maestro

KRISTIAN LIN
The flawed, fabulous musical Nine is based on a Broadway show, which in turn was adapted from Federico Fellini’s film 8½. Set in 1965, it stars Daniel Day-Lewis as Guido Contini, a world-renowned Italian filmmaker who...