Tag Archives: Broadway

An American in Paris on Broadway

Music and dance gorgeously come together in An American in Paris, which opened at the Palace Theatre last month. Set in the postwar city of light and based on the 1951 film starring Gene Kelly, this production is not a … Continue reading

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New Magic to Do: Pippin on Broadway

On April 24th, one night before its official opening, Pippin dazzled, delighted, and blew me away. Sitting in the balcony of The Music Box Theatre, I was mesmerized by the dynamite singing, phenomenal circus creations and choreography, and the magic … Continue reading

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Chaplin: The Musical

Charlie Chaplin, one of the most famous comedians of silent films, has come to Broadway.  Before seeing Chaplin: The Musical on Thursday evening, I wondered, can an icon best known for his silent movies be enticing enough to survive Broadway, … Continue reading

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Actors Learn Gaga for The Miracle Worker

William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker opens on Broadway today – the first revival in nearly fifty years.  A recent New York Times profile of Abigail Breslin, who plays Helen, revealed that the actors trained in Ohad Naharin’s movement language, Gaga, … Continue reading

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Radical Dancing Annas

The Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA), a Massachusetts-based organization devoted to uncovering and chronicling the history of American Jewish women, recently invited me to contribute to their blog as they celebrate the anniversary of Anna Sokolow’s 1937 debut on Broadway. Since … Continue reading

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