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Linda, Bunny & Liz

Linda Lavin, besides being one of the great theatrical presences of our time, has always sung. She makes that point abundantly clear with her new CD, “Possibilities” (Ghostlight/ Sh-k-boom), which she debuted at Birdland on December 5. It’s a swinging conglomeration of some of my favorite songs ever written, including Jobim’s “Quiet Nights” and Mancini’s “Two for the Road” –– which will certainly be my wedding theme if I ever… Comment

The Observer

I have never told an interviewee, “I’m grateful that you’re alive,” but that’s exactly what I did when I met writer Alan Hollinghurst at the Helmsley Hotel. His new novel, “The Stranger’s Child,” is his fifth, and I feel that I’ve grown up with him through all of them, every one of which has been marked by his pellucid gay sensibility, radiantly expressive prose, breathtaking turns of phrase and observations, and wonderfully pointed wit. Comment

Shen Wei Takes on the Great Indoors

In his native China, Shen Wei was known for prodigious dancing, which combined strong Western modern technique with what he learned as a child from traditional Chinese Opera. A founding member of the Guangdong Modern Dance Company, China’s first such troupe, he came to America in 1995. Comment

Hoop Dreams, American Dreams

California daughter of Burmese immigrants finds her authentic lesbian self in Germany Comment
Around Town

Passion, Hellfire Painted in Pastel, Beige

Michael Grandage’s “Don Giovanni” is strike three for the Met Comment

Clarity Amidst Liberated Perspectives

Kathleen Kucka’s abstract discourse engages viewers in forging meanings Comment

Deluxe and De-Lovely

With an obvious infusion of capital and an expansion in scale, the 2008 downtown hit “Arias with a Twist” has moved uptown –– though, to be accurate geographically, it’s actually headed crosstown to the Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Arts Center. Comment


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