His uncommon voice is at home on the Broadway stage and in the opera house. He was the most respected composer and lyricist in musical theater. And the most challenging. Stephen Sondheim was a rarity in the theatrical world, a composer who was also a lyricist. He approached both tasks with intellectual honesty and a... Continue Reading →
Meteorologists Should Look to the Theater for Naming Storms
The National Hurricane Center began naming tropical storms in the Atlantic Ocean in 1953. Meteorologists say naming these storms helps people remember them, helps make communication about the storms more effective and, ideally, helps people stay safer when a storm makes landfall. The lists of hurricane names now is generated and maintained by the World... Continue Reading →
Broadway Shows Aren’t Scared By These Boos!
Oh, the drama of Halloween, this year made a cauldron more scary with COVID-19 hanging around on our doorstep like a rotting Florida pumpkin overstaying its welcome. Long before the pandemic wreaked havoc with our psyche, Broadway had tapped into the spookiness and magic the holiday has to offer. Here’s a selection of the best... Continue Reading →