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David Bowie’s LARARUZ at New York Theatre Workshop

The alien has a very nice apartment with nothing but gin and cereal to consume. He has a pretty, unhinged assistant and he thinks...

Kate Mulley’s Review of HENRY IV at St. Anne’s Warehouse

Shakespeare’s Henry IV plays have been dissected and reorganized into a single intermissionless play at the new St. Ann’s Warehouse. To inaugurate the space,...

A Review of AMAZING GRACE

John Newton is not your average protagonist for a musical. In Hollywood, they call it “medicine”: a movie or TV show that’s good for you,...

Kate Mulley’s Review of HIR

If you’ve seen a Taylor Mac show before, you won’t be surprised by the amount of sparkle on the set of Mac’s new play...

Kate Mulley关于《一个美国人在巴黎》的剧评

Christopher Wheeldon的《一个美国人在巴黎》是英国编舞在导演界的首次惊艳亮相。这部作品的音乐由Gershwin作曲和Craig Lucas填词,灵感来自Gene Kelly和Leslie Caron主演的1950年同名电影,沿用了剧情和大部分的人物设定,但也加入了其他一些Gershwin的作品。 Robert Fairchild扮演Jerry Mulligan,一个美国士兵,二战后想留在巴黎以感受当地文化和继续自己的艺术家生涯。他遇见了Adam Hochberg(Brandon Uranowitz饰,也担任本剧旁白),一个曾经也是美国士兵的作曲家,还有Henri Beurel(Max von Essen饰),一个法国贵族,梦想在美国当个沙发音乐歌手,他们帮助他在巴黎安顿下来。Adam邀请他去芭蕾舞学校弹钢琴,在那里Jerry爱上了Lise(Leanne Cope饰),一个让他眼前一亮的舞者。他还遇见了Milo Davenport(Jill Paice饰),这是一个富有的社会名流,非常欣赏他的外表和艺术才华。最后,Milo将一个芭蕾短剧交由Lise主演,Adam作曲,Jerry编导。 这部剧中比剧情更重要的是华丽的舞蹈。舞蹈主要受Gene Kelly原作的编舞启发,同时为了适应舞台表演的需要有所改编。开场用一场旋转芭蕾向观众介绍了战后的巴黎和主角Jerry和Lise,这两位都是从芭蕾舞界被搬上舞台,演员Robert Fairchild和Leanne Cope跟Jerry和Lise一样出色。 Gershwin最受欢迎的作品如《I Got Rhythm》《S Wonderful,》《But Not For Me》和《I’ll...

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