Column | Jan 18, 2015 | 3:06 PM
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Column | Jan 22, 2015 | 4:00 AMWhen, in 1975, the movie director Ken Russell turned "Tommy," an album by The Who, into a film, catapulting the Pinball Wizard to further glory, he made one particularly notable change: He switched the period of the rock opera from the years following World War I to the years following World War II. This necessitated changing the title of one of Pete Townshend's rock numbers ("1921" became "1951"), but the benefit was not just a more contemporary milieu (back in '75, at least) but a period that more closely charted Townshend's own life.
Story | Jan 9, 2015 | 8:55 AM
Tom Vendafreddo, music director, conductor and keyboardist for the Paramount Theatre’s production of “The Who’s Tommy,” believes that Pete Townshend of the ’60s and ’70s British rock group The Who changed the course...
Column | Dec 31, 2014 | 11:19 AM
Story | Oct 1, 2014 | 4:30 PM
The long-aborning musical "Doctor Zhivago" has locked in its Broadway home at last, with producers booking an April opening at the Broadway Theater. The stage adaptation of the epic historical romance, based on the 1957 Boris Pasternak novel that was...