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From 'Gershwinner' to Homegrown Drama

Whether you like your theater light and musical, or probing and stark, there's a stage worth visiting the next couple weekends.

All you need to know about what I think of a certain legendary sibling composing team of the 20th Century is that I used to own two cats, and one of their names was Gershwin (the other Sondheim).

The Brothers Gershwin – musical George, verbal Ira – were a pair of creative geniuses for the price of one, a songwriting team who prodigiously authored Great American Songbook standards that have not only endured but rudely remind us “they just don’t write ‘em like that anymore,” more’s the pity. Their work was as inspired and romantic as it was accessible in its sentiment and unerring in their melodies.

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Yorktown Tattler July 31, 2012 at 04:02 AM
why did no one leave a comment on this? bruce apar is a very good and entertaining writer, even when I don't agree with everything he says.
Aidan July 31, 2012 at 10:36 AM
I guess he should say something interesting ... and different. This is like saying, "Babe Ruth knew a little something about baseball". Get it? I don't get a whole lot of energy from this post. So now Bruce has two posts. Happy?
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