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Author: Alison Durkee


 Alison has 28 articles

From their first collaboration in 1965 to 2015’s The Visit, composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb have cemented their place as musical theatre icons. The songwriting team penned such legendary hits as Cabaret, Chicago, and NYC anthem “New York, …Read more

When stories and histories get passed down, what details get left behind? How we tell stories — and what gets left out — sits at the heart of the ephemera trilogy, a visual piece written and performed by Kimi Maeda that forces us to think about what …Read more

In Ride the Cyclone, six Canadian teenagers board a roller coaster — and only one makes it out alive. The question of which teen ultimately escapes this tragic fate is at the center of this witty new musical, which is now playing at the Lucille Lorte …Read more

This summer, FringeNYC audiences were treated to a new twist on a classic tale with The Radicalization of Rolfe, which takes on The Sound of Music from the perspective of the young messenger boy who vies for Liesl von Trapp’s heart. The new play by A …Read more

From Rapunzel to Hansel and Gretel, some of the most beloved and well-known tales in the world are the products of the Brothers Grimm and their collection of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. But not all of the stories these German brothers told have reached the …Read more

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