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Remembering Oliver Sacks

Remembering Oliver Sacks

August 31, 2015 / People, Stage

Back in 1987 I had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and author who died Sunday at the age of 82. Here, in remembrance, is a reprint of my story in which he discusses his work, as well as the theatrical versions of it up til that time:

Your next big squeeze: ‘SpongeBob Musical,’ set for world premiere in Chicago

Your next big squeeze: ‘SpongeBob Musical,’ set for world premiere in Chicago

August 31, 2015 / Music, People, Stage

Yes, it’s true. SpongeBob, the high energy, high-spirited sea sponge who lives in a sea pineapple, loves his job as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab, and has a pet snail, Gary, who meows like a cat, and was the centerpiece of Nickolodeon’s hugely popular animated television series, is about to have a musical of his own. And it will have its pre-Broadway world premiere in Chicago.

Bargaining over the true value of a life in Arthur Miller’s ‘The Price’

Bargaining over the true value of a life in Arthur Miller’s ‘The Price’

August 28, 2015 / People, Stage, Stage Reviews

First things first. It is time to declare actor Mike Nussbaum the Eight Wonder of the World. Watch the 91-year-old actor as he moves through TimeLine Theatre’s gripping revival of “The Price,” Arthur Miller’s play about family, money, ambition, sacrifice, self-deception and the blackly comic joke that is life itself, and you are treated to something altogether rare and remarkable.