The decision to divide Universal’s screen adaptation of Wicked makes it clear the production knows some form of special sauce will be needed to make the blockbuster musical work on the big screen. Continue reading Two Wicked?
Image: Backstage.com Over the past month, I’ve had the thrill of seeing both West Side Stories, director Robert Wise’s 1961 version and Steven Spielberg’s recent remake, within days of each other at a cinema. They’re both, on first glance, very different. And so they should be. Seven decades removed you would hope there’d have been enough positive change for this story to be seen anew. … Continue reading Sixty years on, West Side Story still belongs to Anita (not Spielberg)
Through the Black Lives Matter movement, through public lynchings, through a painful, powerful dialogue about cultural representation and racism in the West, people still love Hamilton, blindly, passionately, almost operatically. Continue reading The age of Hamilton is over