Funny Girl

Fanny Brice Revisited

November 20, 2019 | By Heidi Ellison | Theater & Dance

Until recently, musical comedies were unheard of in France, but now that the Parisians have taken to them like showgirls to glitter, American musical comedies are popping up all over the place. Americans in Paris will open at the Théâtre … Read More

Les Hirondelles de Kaboul

Just a Woman

October 2, 2019 | By Heidi Ellison | Film

It’s not exactly news that life for women in Afghanistan under the rule of the Taliban was a nightmare, but the animated film Les Hirondelles de Kaboul (The Swallows of Kabul), by Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec, offers a pertinent … Read More

Tristan und Isolde

The Joys of Tragedy

September 19, 2018 | By Nick Hammond | Music

Some might think that foregoing one of the final days of late-summer sunshine to spend over five hours cooped up in a theater watching Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde demonstrates either an admirable sense of duty or complete madness. When … Read More