Ed Rampell: Director James Robinson has reset Mozart’s 18th century Singspiel – with lyrics, spoken dialogue and story written by Christoph Friedrich Bretzner, adapted and enlarged by Johann Gottlieb Stephanie – in the Roaring Twenties.
Ed Rampell: At a time when many Americans declare “Black Lives Matter!” the 1949 anti-apartheid Broadway musical created by composer Kurt Weill and playwright Maxwell Anderson is having a rare revival.
Ed Rampell: The Last Five Years is sort of La La Land set in Manhattan, instead of Hollywood, although this musical by multi-Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown actually opened Off-Broadway about 15 years before Damien Chazelle’s movie was released.
Patrick O’Heffernan: Athena is a magical musical angel whose songs release emotion like endorphins.
Mark Will: I always cast the I Ching in early January to get a feel for where I am and what’s to come. This year, according to the oracle, there is CONFLICT in the present, and the future will demand ADAPTATION. I’m still not sure what that means exactly.