“West Side Story” – June 2, 2016

West Side Story—Sondheim, Bernstein and Laurents’ beloved 50s-era street-gang homage to Romeo and Juliet. Few American musicals are as widely loved and as over-performed. Let’s face it, in America, it’s you can’t walk down a city street without seeing at least one poster for some upcoming production of West Side Story. There’s a reason for […]

“Red Velvet” – May 25, 2016

Fictionalized history, like ‘free trade’ and ‘forgotten memories,’ is something of an oxymoron. The minute you introduce fiction to a story, its claim to being history loses strength. But unless a playwright has a transcript of the backroom conversations held by historical figures, she has no choice, in telling the story of great historical moments, […]