Capital in the Twenty-First Century

https://youtu.be/reyy9ASpMSc Directed by Justin Pemberton Based on the book by Thomas Piketty New Zealand/ 2019/ 103 mins ★★★★ We’re halfway through 2020, a peculiar pandemic year which hosts a variety of elections, consequences, narcissistic reaches, and exposure of the toxic systems in place in a way which bathes inequalities – particularly economic – in a … Continue reading Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Celtic Tiger – The Show Must Go On

Directed and Choreography Michael Flatley ★★ With no ill intent, Americans will love this. Which will probably answer any questions for anyone watching Celtic Tiger. Lord of the Dance, the flashiest of toe-tappers and a bonified Irishman performer, Michael Flatley has an exceptionally acute sense of over-the-top style, panache and gusto when it comes to dance for the … Continue reading Celtic Tiger – The Show Must Go On

Hamilton – Disney +

https://youtu.be/DSCKfXpAGHc Directed by Thomas Kail Book, Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda ★★★★★ For people who never understood, indeed resented, the attention and proclaimed brilliance of Hamilton – this is the opportunity to witness the phenomenon which has, and continues to, challenge the face of theatrical culture and historical perception. The American founding fathers, among … Continue reading Hamilton – Disney +

Peter Pan Live! – The Show Must Go On

https://youtu.be/mhHaUtRdqHA Written by Irene Mecchi Directed by Rob Ashford & Glenn Weiss ★★ For several years now, American television network NBC has been adapting beloved musicals into televised theatrical productions. Originally designed to air in early June – The Shows Must Go On moves forward, allowing the Americans their chance to show the world their … Continue reading Peter Pan Live! – The Show Must Go On

Soft Power – Album Review

Lyrics by David Henry Hwang Music & Additional Lyrics by Jeanine Tesori ★★★ “What is this America?”, a phrase on the lips of the globe. Two years ago, lyricist & writer David Henry Hwang teamed with composer Jeanine Tesori to create Soft Power, a reversal of the perceived status-quo and keeping an eye on democracy in … Continue reading Soft Power – Album Review