Ilyse Robbins

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Brush up your Porter

With its supreme Cole Porter score and its robustly entertaining book by Sam and Bella Spewack, the 1948 Kiss Me, Kate is surely one of the half-dozen best Broadway musicals.
Kiss Me, Kate at the Lyric
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  September 18, 2009

Old wives’ tales

A pretty girl is less like a melody than like yesterday’s news in Follies , the New York Drama Critics Circle Award–winning 1971 musical that lost money but became the stuff of legend.
Follies at the Lyric; We Won’t Pay! by the Nora
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 09, 2008

Impossible dreamer

If it’s “The Impossible Dream” you’ve come for, you’ll hit paydirt.
The Lyric Stage resurrects Man of La Mancha
By IRIS FANGER  |  September 12, 2007

Freedom fighters

Anglo-Irish playwright Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman, which is getting its area premiere at New Repertory Theatre (at the Arsenal Center for the Arts through October 1), is a superficially clever play.
The Pillowman at New Rep; 1776 at Lyric Stage
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  September 12, 2006