Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Scottsboro Boys

Saw a preview of "The Scottsboro Boys" last night at the Lyceum (thanks to my friend Bobby at Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS) and it blew me away. It's nasty, dark, brutal and almost too entertaining.

For all of us downtown theater types who think we're so risky and out there - Kander and Ebb makes us look like a bunch of babies.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Student of Prague in Gowanus

Went to a very interesting music event last night. (First, I snagged Trumbull to come with me to get drinks beforehand.) Evan Mazunik, who heads the ZAHA Ensemble, was performing his score for a silent film from 1913, "The Student of Prague." "Student" is a very creepy old variation on the Doppelganger story and the 40 minute film - nearly a hundred years old - manages to be charming, quaint, and kind of nightmare-icky all at the same time.

Evan is a member of the Douglass Street Music Collective, performing in their teensy space at Gowanus. The Doppelganger score was really great - a lot of electronic/modern sounds layered over top of this old film, but still managing to find this weird heightened core of emotion.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Blogs for Theatre Lovers

For some unexplainable reason, I've been included in a list of 50 Best Blogs for Theatre Lovers.

I say unexplainable, since I blog little these days and many times just post pictures of my Dad at a game of the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

I'm notable!