For many it was a long awaited moment, the equivalent of the arrival of Warhol, Godot or the Dalai Lama, the Return of the King (of Carrot Flowers) after years in exile. It was the first time many of us had ever seen him in person. The sheer anticipation of seeing the man whose wailing, disembodied voice and Byzantine lyrics defined Neutral Milk Hotel’s two seminal albums evaporated when Jeff Magnum shambled out onstage and took his seat.Read more...
Millions of people fondly remember the hit 1990 film Ghost, which starred Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, and Tony Goldwyn. Now, the classic story has been updated and adapted as a stage musical that captures all of the drama, emotion, and magic live on stage. I was fortunate to be able to see Ghost on Broadway, and it was definitely a night to remember.
The most novel and innovative aspect of Ghost is its use of special effects. Through a combination of artful lighting, clever stag... [Read more]
As we thaw out from the chill of winter and as New York City's tourism heats back up, Broadway is gearing up for the crowds with a slew of new shows. There are 14 new productions opening in April alone (to give you some perspective, there are only 40 Broadway theatres in total). Spring is always a fertile time for Broadway partly because the deadline for Tony Award eligibility looms (this year, it is April 26th). Producers hope that by debuting so close to the Awards, that they will be fresh, ob... [Read more]