Nicholas Hersh couldn't help picking up a baton. It all started in his college student days, back when he thought he was going to be a cellist.
The symphonic world gets periodic jolts from data collected by industry watchdog Drew McManus, who, among other things, keeps tabs on how orchestras spend their money. His latest report on music director compensation is bound to get heads shaking, tongues wagging and Internet comment sections sizzling.
City theater companies to offer readings of dozens of new plays by female writers
Finding oneself is hard enough for us peasants. Pity the offspring of monarchs. They can have an even tougher time, what with all those great expectations to face along the way.
"Marley," the bio-musical about reggae icon Bob Marley written and directed by Center Stage artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah, may not have generated universally upbeat reviews, but it had a totally positive impact on the box office.
If you want to take note of Terry Riley's 80th birthday on June 24 -- and who doesn't? -- dive into a new CD from the piano team of Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi, known as ZOFO. That's what I'm doing today.
Single Carrot Theatre commendably showcases works by company members from time to time, but, in my experience, those works can be awfully uneven. Alix Fenhagen's "Blind From Here" is the latest case in point.
A girl named Rose, a blue lion and a delightful new theatrical adaptation of Gertrude Stein's book