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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Censored on Final Approach by Sarah B. Roberts

My nieces had just been to the National WASP WWII Museum in Sweetwater, Texas, when I received an invitation from Petol Weekes, a producer at Infinite Variety Productions, to see their new p…

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Things I Left on Long Island at FringeNYC by Sarah B. Roberts

Things I Left On Long Island is funny, sweet, sad, and revelatory. Playwright Sara Cooper weaves the story beautifully and it's directed by Noah Himmelstein, a frequent collaborator of Coope…

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Friday, July 25, 2014

And now for something just a little different: Renée Fleming is in a play...A PLAY. by Sarah B. Roberts

For two weeks this summer, opera diva Renée Fleming is in a PLAY.   When Renée told me that she would be doing a play this summer, my reaction was to screech, "A PLAY!?!" No need…

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Phantom of the Opera goes Color Blind by Sarah B. Roberts

Finally the longest running show in Broadway history has modernized with color blind casting and it's brilliantly done.  Starring as the latest Phantom of the Opera is the dashing Afric…

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

King John at Frog & Peach Theatre by Sarah B. Roberts

There's a marvelous production of "King John," one of William Shakespeare's rarely seen "History Plays" on through May 18th by the Frog & Peach Theatre Company.   As is custom,…

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Macbeth at Lincoln Center Theatre by Sarah B. Roberts

I attended Blogger Night at Lincoln Center Theatre's Macbeth on Tuesday.  We were wine and dined by 'wichcraft and swagged with wooden spoons engraved with the production logo and the q…

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Pipes of Christmas are calling! by Sarah B. Roberts

We are just weeks away from the annual Pipes of Christmas. It's the best holiday celebration in New York City, and this comes from a cynical soul who has all but given up on Christmas. …

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Opera in concert: Peter Grimes at Carnegie Hall by Sarah B. Roberts

We joined in the centennial celebrations for British composer Benjamin Britten by attending the concert of Peter Grimes at Carnegie Hall.  The stars were Anthony Dean Griffey in the …

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Back for seconds: Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Met Opera by Sarah B. Roberts

Went back to Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Met thanks to Sally and the Rush Ticket program. This production, this cast, this opera made me FEEL about opera again. Viewing it twice was barel…

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Practical Advice from Renée by Sarah B. Roberts

Last week, Renée Fleming participated in an online answer/question series via Reddit. Besides it being downright fun and Renée got to show off some of her sense of humor, she shared some …

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Met Opera by Sarah B. Roberts

Noah insisted that I see Strauss' Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Met.  It's the only opera this season we planned to definitely see at the Met and actually purchased tickets for in …

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

David Sedaris and Lena Dunham at Carnegie Hall by Sarah B. Roberts

On Thanksgiving Day 2001, my college roommate and I were on vacation in New York. We had just seen the parade and noticed kids dressed in letter jackets with clipboards at the Ed Sullivan T…

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Monday, November 18, 2013

The Battle of the Two Vivienne Westwood Gowns or The Tucker Gala 2013 by Sarah B. Roberts

The 2013 Richard Tucker Gala marked the one hundredth birthday of its name sake American tenor Richard Tucker with an all American affair. American opera singers Stephanie Blythe, Stephen C…

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Angie at the Oscars by Sarah B. Roberts

Angela Lansbury earned two Oscar nominations in succession when she was only a teenager - for Gaslight in 1944 and The Picture of Dorian Gray in 1945. She earned her third nomination for th…

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More Sondheim: A Bed and a Chair at Encores! at City Center by Sarah B. Roberts

Oh, good grief: yet another Sondheim revue.  How many does this make that I've seen?   Who am I kidding?  I can't resist especially when it's starring Bernadette Peters.&…

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Men in White at the Seeing Place Theater by Sarah B. Roberts

The Seeing Place Theater is staging a revival Men in White.   It is playwright Sidney Kingsley's first major work and he won a Pulitzer for it in 1934.  About a medi…

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Friday, November 15, 2013

A Bloody Give Away: Tickets to Macbeth at Lincoln Center by Sarah B. Roberts

Something wicked this way comes!  Again!   Yes, there's another production of Macbeth in New York again.  This promises to be a very sexy and sumptuous production at…

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Aunt Beth Talks about LBJ by Sarah B. Roberts

Click here to listen to my Aunt Beth, Elizabeth Woolls Johnson, talk about LBJ. It's so thrilling to hear her voice again! We lost her on April 12, 2007. She was 98 years old an…

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Midsummer's Night Dream at the Met Opera by Sarah B. Roberts

I went to the Met Opera for the first time last Sunday night.  Sally rushed for $20 orchestra seats for us (thank you Sally and to the late Dr. Agnes Varis and the other patrons who are…

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Opera Travel: Vienna by Sarah B. Roberts

I traveled to Vienna for the first time from October 22nd-27th, with stops in Berlin and Prague first. I built my trip around seeing Renée Fleming sing the Marschallin for the first time i…

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Jamie Barton in Recital by Sarah B. Roberts

 Today, we went to the first Voce at Pace: Rising Opera Stars in Recital supported by the Richard Tucker Music Foundation in honor of the late Dr. Agnes Varis.  The first singer to…

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HAMLET at Frog and Peach Theatre Company by Sarah B. Roberts

Last night I walked 10 minutes from my apartment to Denmark and I never left the Upper West Side.   The Frog and Peach Theatre Company has mounted another terrific Shakespeare…

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Julius Caesar at St. Ann's Warehouse by Sarah B. Roberts

   There's some extraordinary Shakespeare going on with the production of Julius Caesar at St. Ann's Warehouse until November 3rd.   We trekked over yesterday to take it i…

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

I love this album: Marry Me a Little featuring Lauren Molina and Jason Tam by Sarah B. Roberts

The cast album of last fall's off-Broadway "Marry Me a Little" is out!   i LOVED the show when it played at the Clurman and went back twice.   Friends, it's so, so good!&…

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Our Story: Jets and Sharks Then and Now by Sarah B. Roberts

I wasn't planning on attending the annual Broadway Flea Market thrown for Broadway Care/Equity Fights Aids. I'm in fact very glad that I made a quick run through with Noah Himmelstein befor…

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Persuasion at Chamber Opera Chicago by Sarah B. Roberts

 Chamber Opera Chicago passed through town last week to present the new, original work "Persuasion" based on the Jane Austen novel.  This is the  first opera written of Jane A…

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Capables at The Gym at Judson by Sarah B. Roberts

On Saturday night, I was fortunate to see Dale Soules  in the closing performance of The Capables.  Dale played Anna Capable, a woman who has been hoarding - or collectin…

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Monday, August 5, 2013

A Conversation with Alexander Harrington, playwright of "The Great Society" by Sarah B. Roberts

A new play about President Lyndon Baines Johnson and his ambition  to wage legislative war on poverty opens off-Broadway this week.   THE GREAT SOCIETY will play a four-w…

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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Loving Leo at Weston Playhouse, Vermont by Sarah B. Roberts

View behind the Weston Playhouse Last weekend, my friend Kari and I road tripped north to blissful Vermont.   It was my first time in the quiet state (physically and more or less …

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Monday, July 22, 2013

VOLLEYGIRLS at NYMF by Sarah B. Roberts

I got on the ball to catch VOLLEYGIRLS at the New York Musical Theatre Festival on Saturday.  I felt like I was at the gym with all of the fans cheering on the team in their champi…

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Do you think I'll be able to watch the live streaming of Renée being Knighted? by Sarah B. Roberts

My Brit friend Suzanne wants to know, "Do you think I'll be able to watch the live streaming of Renée being Knighted, over here?" In our world as American Arts Lovers, "knighted" is a…

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