Arts Reporter, New Jersey Star-Ledger
I write for NJ's Star-Ledger about opera, classical, theater and arts/culture miscellany.
nj.com — To most of us, it's a plague. After 17 years underground, the cicadas invade, blanketing lawns and streets, flying uninvited into faces and droning incessantly. But to David Rothenberg, the sound of the cicada - and the cricket, and the katydid, and the waterbug - is a song.
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nj.com — John Sherba stood in a beam of light at the front of the stage, manically bowing his violin as words scrolled faster and faster across a screen until they could no longer be read. As the strings vibrated with increasing speed and intensity, it was as though a frayed nerve could sing.
nj.com — Although both have been at the forefront of the performing arts for decades, Laurie Anderson and the Kronos Quartet had never worked together until last year. When Kronos' first violinist David Harrington asked Anderson to write a piece for the ensemble, "I was terrified," she says. "I didn't know how to write a quartet.
huffingtonpost.com — I have not acted in a legit show on Broadway since A Streetcar Named Desire in 1992, having chosen the not-for-profit route on Broadway or regional for my last four shows. Broadway has changed in the past 21 years and I wanted take a moment to look at that.
nj.com — The top competitors at this year's Tony Awards come from all walks, with a number of nods to newcomers. Cyndi Lauper's Broadway debut "Kinky Boots" leads with 13 nominations. The favorite going in, "Matilda The Musical," the Broadway debut of Australian comedian Tim Minchin as composer and lyricist, scored 12.
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