New York

by Lynn on January 24, 2011

in Archive,What Should I See

“South Pacific”
At Lincoln Center
Rogers and Hammerstein’s lush, moving musical about love between men and women from different cultures and classes: lessons are learned the hard way. Directed by Bartlett Sher as a play with music rather than the traditional musical. Award season is in full swing in New York and South Pacific is raking them in. Open-ended run because people are clamoring for tickets.

“In The Heights”
At the Richard Rogers Theatre
Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Directed by Thomas Kail. A glorious musical about resilience, family, faithfulness to ones beliefs all seen from a Latino point of view in New York. A dilemma is created and the solution is elegant and fitting. The energy of the production is infectious and the message is compelling. Mr. Miranda conceived of the idea, wrote the music and lyrics and stars in the show. He is one talented fellah.