Songwriters Sammy Cahn & Julie Styne

The music world thinks of Sammy Cahn & Jule Styne as a team. The songwriters burst on public consciousness with a string of hits in the 1940s, and both remained in the limelight till their deaths — Cahn in 1993 at age 79, Styne in 1994 at 88. But they wrote only two Broadway shows together and essentially stopped working as a team at …

Salome without the music or veils

Salome. By Oscar Wilde. Premier of a new translation by Joseph Donohue at Villanova Theatre, 2014

Salome: A Tragedy in One Act. Translated by Joseph Donohue. University of Virginia Press.

 

Oscar Wilde’s play Salome has not gotten much respect. Its only Broadway production, in 2003 with Al Pacino, was roundly denounced.

Clive Barnes in …

Anne Frank as an emerging woman

The Diary of Anne Frank. Lane Savadove directed. EgoPo Classic Theater, 2011

 

The diary, the play and the movie are so familiar that you wonder if you need to see it again. Be advised: This Diary of Anne Frank is different from what you grew up with. It’s better, too. Among other things, it’s less squeamish …

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