Arts & Culture Books
"The Secret Life of the American Musical" is as entertaining as it sounds. Michael Tueth, S.J., reviews.
October 13, 2016
Viertel tells many backstage stories about how the directors and composers managed to avoid a disaster, sometimes only a few hours ahead of opening night.
Arts & Culture Theater
September 26, 2016
Ms. Houdyshell presents women as complex persons with a charm that gets everyone’s attention.
July 11, 2016
'Shuffle Along' was the first musical to feature an all-black cast.
March 16, 2016
The Catholic connections of Tennessee Williams
February 11, 2016
“Brooklyn” vividly portrays the extreme homesickness of a young woman in a strange land.
November 24, 2015
'Joy Ride,' by John Lahr
Arts & Culture Film
November 23, 2015
What gives “Room” its originality and power is its vision of a mother and a child literally clinging together to each in a situation beyond our imagining.
In All Things
November 20, 2015
With so many contenders, which movies will enter the canon of holiday gems?
November 19, 2015
A beloved pet comes between man and wife in the show's Broadway revival
January 28, 2015
“Anything can happen in the woods,” sings Prince Charming in the lavish adaptation of the multi-award winning Broadway hit, Into the Woods. Many years ago, the venerable literary scholar Northrop Frye expressed the same opinion about the forest to which the Athenian lovers flee to escape