Table Of Contents: August 2014

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MARIN MAZZIE: BROADWAY'S BRIGHTEST LIGHT 

Vol. 79, No. 2

• 8 Moments that Changed Musicals Forever
• What's Up With the New Broadway Season?
• Bette Davis's Biggest Flop
• Inside the Lotte Lenya Competition
• Real Cool: The New West Side Story Recording
• The Changing Sound of Broadway: How Loud Is Too Loud?
• Road Show: Peter Mattei
• Reunion: Harvey Schmidt


Features
Road Show Peter Mattei thmb 814Road Show: Peter Mattei in New York City
ERIC MYERS catches up with the Swedish baritone, who favors some unexpected dining options when he is working in Manhattan.
Open Season thmb 814Open Season
Composer MICHAEL JOHN LaCHIUSA wonders what the new Broadway season will bring.
Reunion Schmidt thmb 814Reunion: Harvey Schmidt
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HELEN SHEEHY visits the composer of The Fantasticks — the musical that's been enchanting audiences for more than fifty years.
Now for Something THMB 814And Now for Something Completely Different
BARRY SINGER travels to Rochester, New York, to watch the Lotte Lenya Competition, a unique contest for young singers.
Stage Fright thmb 814Stage Fright
In 1974, Bette Davis signed for the Broadway-bound musical Miss Moffat, expected to be the great triumph of her spotty stage career. It closed after fifteen performances. BRIAN KELLOW reports.
What Mazzie Knows thmb 814What Mazzie Knows
Marin Mazzie has dazzled New York and London audiences in everything from Sondheim to Cole Porter. BRIAN KELLOW talked with the actress during her run in Bullets over Broadway.
Ears Are Ringing Thmb 814Ears Are Ringing
LAURENCE MASLON listens to the new sound of Broadway.
Age of Aquarius thmb 814The Age of Aquarius
Broadway musicals changed forever during the Swinging Sixties. NEIL GENZLINGER looks back at eight historic moments.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books Musorgsky Circle lg 814 Books
Discovering new details about Handel; a look at Mussorgsky and his circle.
Viewpoint King and I thmb 814Viewpoint: Classic Broadway     
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
OpWatch Sierra thmb 814OperaWatch
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
On the Beat Deonarine thmb 814On the Beat
Jagde, Deonarine and Lavrov are top winners at L.A.'s Zachary Competition; the neglected Bridges of Madison County is preserved on CD.
by BRIAN KELLOW
Sound Bites thmb 814Sound Bites: Jay Armstrong Johnson
by SCOTT BARNES
Dateline     
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by MARIA MAZZARO
Obituaries Christie thmb 814Obituaries
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Glyndebourne's George Christie dies at seventy-nine; soprano Helena Bliss. 
Coda Flop thmb 814Coda: The Flop I Can't Forget
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by ROBERT SANDLA

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