Jan 21, 2011

Weill and Anderson, Together Again

photo by Hugelemeyer
In some sort of eerie coincidence, both of the musicals that Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson wrote more than 60 years ago are being revived in semi-staged and/or concert readings in the next few weeks: Knickerbocker Holiday, which gave us "September Song," and Lost in the Stars, which gave us the title tune among other priceless gems. And I should just say here that I've enjoyed few privileges like the chance to write about my favorite composer for the paper of record. My last chance to geek out on Weill was in Back Stage West many years ago.

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