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Review: 'The Harry Partch Legacy' and the BSO season openers
At Symphony Hall, with its legendary warm and natural acoustics, the amplification created a distorted, directionless sound for the singers of Porgy and Bess .
| October 05, 2012
Fall Theater Preview: Fall on Boston boards
Fall came early to Boston boards this year, bringing with it "Summertime."
| September 16, 2011
I loves you, Porgy
So shoot me, Porgy purists. To my mind, the retooling of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess for American Repertory Theater is compelling enough to push past quibbles.
The A.R.T. streamlines a classic
| September 02, 2011
Reimagining Porgy and Bess
In the new production at the American Repertory Theater, directed by Diane Paulus, Messrs. Heyward and Gershwin have been reworked by two actual African-Americans: two-time Obie Award winner Diedre L. Murray and Suzan-Lori Parks, the first African-Americ
The A.R.T. takes on the Gershwins' classic and prep it for Broadway
| August 12, 2011
Flesh and blood: Phil Wilson's Miles and Gil
When I first put on Benny Sharoni's new Eternal Elixir (Papaya), there was, as a composer friend of mine likes to say, "nothing wrong with it." That is, it seemed no better or worse than a zillion other straight-ahead tenor-saxophone discs.
Plus Benny Sharoni's hard bop and Ben Powell's fiddle magic
| November 12, 2010
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