Music Box: Hamilton the Musical – History Is Happening In Manhattan

I’m dazed. Literally. I first saw the off-Broadway production back in February, at the Public, as a birthday present to myself. It was a staggering achievement then, but even more so now. Every so often a work of art descends upon us from the heavens, via the musical theater gods – so breathtaking, towering in … More Music Box: Hamilton the Musical – History Is Happening In Manhattan

Music Box: Idina Menzel Live At Radio City Music Hall

Idina Menzel lives in a musical kingdom where she rules as the Queen and her uber-fans are of many facets – her disciples, her defenders, her watchdogs, her court jesters, and her steadfastly dedicated army. Dare, if you will, to publicly state that the Emperor has no clothes, and you will be harangued, and scolded, … More Music Box: Idina Menzel Live At Radio City Music Hall

Reel Life: Look To The “Rainbow”?

I remember as powerful a play as a lily-white newly teenaged man/child could comprehend…I vaguely remember being one of very few white people in the audience…and I remember the black woman sitting next to me, tears streaming down her face one moment, her self-affirmative, “Mmm hmm! That’s right!” proclamations the next; her juxtaposition of pride, … More Reel Life: Look To The “Rainbow”?