November recalls the play Lincoln first saw Booth in, Kern’s Princess Theatre musicals, a Puerto Rican literary godfather, a gospel Oedipus musical, and a century-defining epic.
August theatre history brings the heat of protest, rolling blackouts, the creation of two new companies, and the less-than-stellar U.S. premiere of a literary star.
A new guide to musicals about American history, and a new biography of the crucial figure Oscar Hammerstein II, make new cases for taking the form seriously.
For all its faults, the form (and its fans) can’t help but stand up and sing for the underdog, for the awakened conscience, for moments of joyful liberation.
The 5-acre farm in Doylestown, Pa., where Oscar Hammerstein II wrote his epochal musicals is being turned into a museum and education center.
In 4 excerpts from a new collection of letters to and from the great musical writer and producer, we read his thoughts on matters large and small, as well as his advice for a young Sondheim.