| Dec 31, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Here's hoping you're not yet tired of "Empire State of Mind." The Times' Geraldine Baum writes in this Sunday's Calendar that the Jay-Z and Alicia Keys hit appears to be ready to stand the test of time. The question Baum......
| Nov 8, 2010
Stately and rumpled, Stephen Sondheim descended from an upper floor of his elegant East Side townhouse and submitted to the interview as though it were a necessary barber shop shave. He's used to these intrusions — the artist obliged to natter on...
| Nov 28, 2010
Finishing the Hat
Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) With Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes
Alfred A. Knopf: 480 pp., $39.95.
The essential qualities of Stephen Sondheim's artistic temperament —...
| Feb 19, 2011
| 3:14 PM
Sometimes the less familiar results in a delightful surprise.
Such was the case Saturday afternoon at the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra's salute to the music of Broadway and film composer Richard Rodgers, "My Favorite Things."
Tucked in among songs...
| Feb 8, 2011
Mary Cleere Haran, a singer, actress and writer whose performances and recordings brought new perspectives to classic American popular songs, died Saturday in Deerfield Beach, Fla. She was 58.
The Broward County coroner's office confirmed that she died...
| Aug 12, 2008
Jonas Brothers "A Little Bit Longer" (Hollywood)
* * 1/2
The third album from the alpha boy band of the moment is certainly of the moment. Jersey-born Jonas siblings Nick (15), Kevin (20), and Joe (18) hit all the right pop notes with such numbers as...
| May 16, 2008
If you want to catch two wicked talents get into trouble, head for the Fountain Theatre, where Tony winner Tonya Pinkins and "Cold Case" actress Tracie Thoms are tearing it up in "And Her Hair Went With Her," Zina Camblin's vivid if uneven look at African...
| Dec 5, 2007
When you think of modern-day musicals, two names pop right into your head: Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. A producing team for nearly 15 years, their film and TV musicals have won scores of Oscars and Emmys, most notably for "Chicago," which took home six...