Sending humans to Mars poses an extraordinary set of challenges—the long distances, the need to carry massive amounts of materials into space, and the off-the-charts radiation levels—so in National Geographic's “Mars Up Close,” it’s no surprise that a more modest project known as Curiosity takes center stage. The one-ton, SUV-sized vehicle that parachuted safely onto [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Stephen Sondheim’
The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess—which is to say, the 2011 opera-into-musical re-engineering by the playwright of Top Dog/Underdog and others—may indeed be a bastardization of a towering American classic, like Stephen Sondheim said it is, but I wouldn’t know. This Tony-winning gloss on the Gershwins’ (and the less famous Heywards) groundbreaking 1935 opera about life [...]
In news that will surprise absolutely no one, the Kennedy Center's star-packed $7.3 million production of Follies will transfer to Broadway this summer for a limited engagement, the Kennedy Center announced today. Dates for Follies' run at New York's Marquis Theatre will be announced soon, the press release promises.
The Stephen Sondheim/James Goldman musical—directed by Signature Theatre Artistic [...]
If you're in the market for dazzling, you might want to save your pennies for the all-star Follies that's in previews at the Kennedy Center. That $7 million undertaking will presumably offer a little more in the way of spectacle than the Signature Theatre has been able to muster in its pleasant run through Side [...]
She'll play Sally Durant Plummer, who gets two of the most celebrated numbers in a show many fans think may be Sondheim's masterpiece. But is she the right pick?