April 23, 2000 |
Accepting an Oscar last month for his score to "The Red Violin," John Corigliano described the difference between his day job as a classical composer and his occasional foray into film work. It's a lonely life for a serious artist sitting by himself in a studio writing a symphony or concerto, he lamented. And movie-making can be a welcome communal respite.
December 5, 1999 |
Midway through the first act of "Aida," Disney's new Broadway-bound musical trying out at Chicago's Palace Theatre, the Egyptian princess Amneris hijacks the show and takes it on a flight of fancy. After a rather intense introduction to Radames and his Nubian captive Aida--whom the Egyptian captain is bringing to Amneris, his betrothed, as a gift--the audience is whisked off to a palace spa where the pharaoh's daughter bemoans her fate as a shallow clotheshorse in the song "My Strongest Suit."
June 6, 2000
The following is a complete list of the 54th annual Tony Award winners, presented Sunday evening in New York: * Play: "Copenhagen" by Michael Frayn * Musical: "Contact" * Revival/Play: "The Real Thing" * Revival/Musical: "Kiss Me, Kate" * Book of a Musical: Richard Nelson, "James Joyce's The Dead" * Original Score: Elton John and Tim Rice, "Aida" * Director/Musical: Michael Blakemore, "Kiss Me, Kate" * Director/Play: Michael Blakemore, "Copenhagen" * Leading Actor/Play: Stephen Dillane, "The