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Who doesn't love stand-up comedy? Oliver first appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2001 as part of The Comedy Zone, a late-night showcase of newer acts, where he played the character of ...
by Youffraita
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Apr 20, 2015 at 05:00 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Do you recognize how extraordinary this paean to feminism is? Sung by Audra McDonald: And b/c this one always gets me: Audra's version is the sine qua non of versions: I had an idea for a ...
by Youffraita
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Apr 13, 2015 at 05:04 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Albert Herring , Op. 39, is a chamber opera in three acts by Benjamin Britten. Composed in the winter of 1946 and the spring of 1947, this comic opera was a successor to his serious opera _The Rape ...
by Youffraita
Comment Count 26 comments on Mon Apr 06, 2015 at 05:00 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
A Sondheim spectacular! Sondheim master classes. Let's start with "My Friends" from Sweeney Todd:
by Youffraita
Comment Count 27 comments on Mon Mar 30, 2015 at 05:00 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Kathleen Mary "Kathy" Griffin (born November 4, 1960) is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host. Born in Chicago, Illinois, she moved in 1978 to Los Angeles, where ...
by Youffraita
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Mar 24, 2015 at 05:00 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
I'm watching old Robin Williams YouTubes. See you tomorrow night, with new material. I promise.
by Youffraita
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Mar 23, 2015 at 05:08 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
I should write something. But I don't know what to write. You all know him; you all love him; and anything I can say would be superfluous. So enjoy these clips for what they are: an indication of ...
by Youffraita
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Mar 09, 2015 at 05:00 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Wow. She's terrific. Margaret Moran Cho (born December 5, 1968)[2] is an American comedian, fashion designer, actress, author, and singer-songwriter. Cho, of Korean ancestry, is best known for her ...
by Youffraita
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Mar 02, 2015 at 05:00 PM PST with 9 Recommends
So, for those of you in the Greater Metropolitan Area or lucky enough to travel to NYC frequently, the Sunday Times published its preview of upcoming shows. And for theater lovers, there's a LOT to ...
by Youffraita
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Feb 24, 2015 at 05:00 PM PST with 12 Recommends
A tenth-anniversary staged concert: you will probably want to watch it in full-screen mode. Set in early 19th-century France, it is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his quest for ...
by Youffraita
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Feb 23, 2015 at 05:00 PM PST with 14 Recommends
OMG. His stand-up in Detroit. Lewis Niles Black (born August 30, 1948) is an American comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor. He is known for his angry face, comedy and style, which ...
by Youffraita
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Feb 16, 2015 at 05:00 PM PST with 26 Recommends
What's with the ladies in the green hats? That is just...odd. They are clearly cougars before the term was even introduced. Oh, well, on to the background: The opera was the culmination of a period ...
by Youffraita
Comment Count 54 comments on Mon Feb 09, 2015 at 05:00 PM PST with 13 Recommends
This one really does have subtitles! The Marriage of Figaro (Italian: Le nozze di Figaro, pronounced [le ˈnɔttse di ˈfiːɡaro]), K. 492, is an opera buffa (comic opera) in four acts composed in ...
by Youffraita
Comment Count 29 comments on Tue Feb 10, 2015 at 05:00 PM PST with 13 Recommends
I can't speak to the choreography; indeed I don't know from choreography. But the music is as beautiful as it was when Igor Stravinsky wrote it. Stravinsky was a young, virtually unknown composer ...
by Youffraita
Comment Count 27 comments on Wed Feb 04, 2015 at 05:00 PM PST with 15 Recommends
I first saw her when she was hosting an amateur stand-up night at a little bar in the West Village, NYC, besides appearing in much larger venues. Turns out we're both from the same county in PA. I'...
by Youffraita
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Feb 02, 2015 at 05:00 PM PST with 9 Recommends
I've lived through 'em. It's not there yet, but NYers are going to have fun scaling piles of snow at every intersection. (Wishing you all the best! I know how rough it is.) Let's begin with Elaine ...
by Youffraita
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon Jan 26, 2015 at 05:00 PM PST with 17 Recommends
I've been watching a staged concert of Sweeney Todd; but you've all seen that one already. So, a miscellany tonight. Please vote in the poll for your favorite musical meltdown or high point. To ...
by Youffraita
Comment Count 20 comments on Mon Jan 19, 2015 at 05:00 PM PST with 12 Recommends
What more need be said?
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Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 05:00 PM PST with 22 Recommends
This is a concert version with Bernstein conducting, and English subtitles (although it was sung mostly in English, the subtitles do help). And it is *just gorgeous:* the music, the vocals, the ...
by Youffraita
Comment Count 42 comments on Tue Jan 13, 2015 at 05:00 PM PST with 22 Recommends
full and uncut: I was searching back through past diaries and found the poll from last summer wherein I asked whether people wanted me to post on Monday, even if I had to work, or whatever day I ...
by Youffraita
Comment Count 30 comments on Mon Jan 12, 2015 at 05:00 PM PST with 20 Recommends