The Observer‘s John Heilpern was right. The Tony Awards last night at Radio City Music Hall was the night for the great Ms. Patti LuPone and the diva’s devoted followers known as LuPonistas. It had been almost three decades since Ms. LuPone won her first Tony Award for Evita. She was nominated in 1988 Read More
Roger and Hammerstein’s Broadway classic South Pacific was the big winner last night at the Drama Desk Awards at the F.H. LaGuardia Concert Hall in Lincoln Center. Associated Press reports that the revival picked up five prizes including best musical revival, best actor and director for a musical, best musical set and sound Read More
South Pacific performers heard some "Happy Talk" this morning. The revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical at the Lincoln Center won four awards for the 58th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, announced today. The Outer Critics Circle Awards are decided upon by a group of writers "covering New York theatre for out-of town newspapers, Read More
Call me a cockeyed pessimist. While everyone else in the audience at Lincoln Center’s loving revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1949 South Pacific seemed to be in heaven, I thought I was in a retirement home.
Now, now … before I’m drummed out of town, let me say that the score is an unequalled Read More
Tickets are now on sale for the first-ever Broadway revival of the classic musical South Pacific at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theatre, according to BroadwayWorld.com.
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific is set on a tropical island in the Pacific during World War II, where US Navy nurse Nellie Forbush (who will Read More
A few months back, in the South Pacific, I met a lady named Olive from the Save the Whales movement. She was on her way to an international conference and staying at the same hotel as a friend in Nuku’alofa. We all went out to eat. She reminded me of a suffragette: striking, thin-lipped, precise Read More
Boarding the flight to Auckland, I held my knapsack in my
right hand and, in my left, a pressed shirt and pressed jacket, both on hangers
in the dry cleaner’s plastic sleeves, and when the flight attendants greeted me
I said, “Do you think I might be able to hang these up?” The nearer one Read More