Mr. Friedwald writes about music and popular culture for The New York Sun and…
Directed by Lear Debessonet, this production re-established the show’s status as one of the more irresistible works of world musical theater.
The pianist, bandleader, composer, and frequent vocalist has given us two very different kinds of music with two very different bands, neither of which fits into conventional categories.
Great works of art — and musical theater in particular — are almost invariably defined by the eras that conceived them, but ‘Camelot’ is that great rarity: an artistic and pop culture work that actually defined its era.
Also, at Weill Recital Hall, the German-born singer and entertainer Adrienne Haan performs ‘Tehorah’ in honor of the 75th anniversary of the founding of Israel.
You can’t help but conclude that these vintage soundtrack performances are some of the most powerful historical recordings ever made.
All five singers, as well as the trio, were motivated by an overwhelming love and respect for the subject, but everything was performed with the uproarious sense of humor that is a hallmark of Garland’s art.
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