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Prolific author Richard Posner is profiled in Harvard Magazine. (2/06/16)

Waterfall, a new musical by Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire

I recently had the pleasure of seeing Maltby’s and Shire’s new musical at the Pasadena Playhouse.  I understand it is headed for New York, with other stops along the way.  Look out for it in your town and see it.

It is amazing that the boys are still at the top of their form after almost 60 years in the game.

The story is set in Thailand before World War II begins, but the Japanese are taking over.

In a post play “talk-back with the audience” some representative of an Asian rights group complained about a lack of parts written in American theater for Asian actors.  Shire, with a Cheshire cat grin on his face, responded that of 22 cast members in the play 21 were Asian. (Ron Stackler, 11/5/15)

Britt Orchestra presents world premiere song cycle inspired by Oregon Poet Laureate Peter Sears (Sandy Wiener, 10/02/15)