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Review of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Touring Production at the 5th Avenue Theatre

The national touring company version of the recent Tony Award winning revival of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess has reached the 5th Avenue Theatre. If you desire to hear powerful melodic voices sing haunting harmonies and melodies within a surprisingly complex musical drama, then buy a ticket before Porgy and Bess leave town. The choreography […]

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Noah Gundersen’s Album Ledges is Amazing!

My older brother Jeff gave me Noah Gundersen’s album Ledges as a birthday present. Before I received this gift, I knew nothing about Gundersen’s work. However, when Jeff called to see if I had downloaded the album yet, I began to suspect that I was about to hear something really good. Jeff and I don’t […]

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A Review of the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Production of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes at the 5th Avenue Theatre

There is one main reason to see the Roundabout Theatre Company’s touring production of Anything Goes at the 5th Avenue Theatre. That reason is Rachel York. If you don’t get a kick out of Rachel York’s voice, then you most likely don’t enjoy singing. The moment York began singing, I realized I would be in […]

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Secret Emmy Planning Email Exposed

This morning someone forwarded me an anonymous email from the Emmy planning committee. I assume it came from the NSA or a 14 year-old hacker who was upset that Glee was once again shut out of the winner’s circle. Anyway, this email might shed light on why this year’s broadcast seemed to have some consistently […]

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A Review of The 5th Avenue Theatre’s Production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance (man that’s a long title)

The 5th Avenue Theatre’s production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance is the very model of a modern major musical. Simply put, James Rocco’s rendition of this theatre classic is a vibrantly fresh, clever, laugh out loud, hilarious romp. After writing “romp,” I decided to look up what it actually means. The internet […]

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Lana Del Rey is Holding Me Captive

I don’t know if I actually like Lana Del Rey’s music or perhaps her voice is holding me hostage. I first heard her on Saturday Night Live. Her performance seemed to contrast the “live” aspects of the show. While watching her “sing” it appeared to me that a highly sedated villain from a 1970’s bond […]

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Review: I Was Wrong: Rise of the Guardians is Great!

So I’m going to make this quick because my mind is already drifting towards more important things, like pumpkin pie and football doubleheaders. However, before I head into Thanksgiving holiday bliss, I’d like to make you aware of Rise of the Guardians, an excellent holiday film opening in theaters today (November 21st). Last week I […]

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Wicked Still Worth Seeing: For a Couple More Centuries

Wicked Still Worth Seeing: For a Couple More Centuries The touring production of the Broadway smash musical Wicked is wicked awesome; primarily because of leads Patti Murin as Galinda (Glinda the Good) and Dee Roscioli as Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West). Murin and Roscioli are the anchors to this well crafted musical adaptation […]

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