horror musicals

July 07, 2013

For Hannibal & Co., A Horrifying New Stage

What do a reanimated deviant surgeon, a cannibalistic serial killer and a demon-plagued, vomit-spattered priest have in common? They're all characters in camp stage musicals inspired by horror films — and they're all played by the same classically trained opera singer.


Violinist Amandine Beyer holds Mozart's own violin backstage at Boston's Jordan Hall on Monday.

(Kathy Wittman/Courtesy of the Boston Early Music Festival)

June 14, 2013

Playing Mozart — On Mozart’s Violin

The violin and viola that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart played himself are in the United States for the first time ever. The instruments come out of storage only about once a year at the Salzburg Mozarteum in Austria. The rest of the time, they're kept under serious lockup. I talked to the musicians who got to play them at the Boston Early Music Festival earlier this week before the violin's New York premiere at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York tonight.


(Michael Brosilow)

June 09, 2013

In The Rush To The Tonys, A Late Glut For Theatergoers

This spring, more than in any recent year, the 2012-2013 Broadway season accelerated toward its conclusion: Nineteen productions opened between the beginning of March and April 25, the cut-off date for Tony eligibility. And many of those shows raised their curtains in the final two weeks of the season.


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