May 26, 2009

"Lost" in Texas

The redoubtable Terry Teachout has a striking dispatch from Texas about a pair of seemingly unlikely must-sees: an apparently excellent Awake and Sing! in Houston and a reportedly fine revival of Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson's extremely seldom-revived Lost in the Stars. I second Teachout's ardent wishes to see this musicalization of Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country make it to New York, and would upgrade his rating of the score to the best thing Weill wrote for Broadway. It's the sort of thing Encores was made for (and hey, Paton's novel was even endorsed by you-know-who).

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