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Rags’ Resplendent Riches @ Lyric Stage

Nothing ragged about Lyric Stage’s current production of the 1986 Tony nominated Rags, created by the top-flight musical theatre trio Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof, book), Charles Strouse (Annie, music) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, lyrics). A visually elegant performance placed within an austere but evocative setting with strong acting and superb singing in compliment … Continue reading

No Average Bump & Grind: Lyric Stage’s “Gypsy”

Everything does seem to be “coming up roses” for Irving’s Lyric Stage these days, where mounting one fully orchestrated classic musical theatre production after another gives regional and national artists and audiences alike the chance to experience the shows in fully restored auditory splendor. The current offering, Gypsy, (music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen … Continue reading

Gypsy Songbird to Delight Lyric Stage

How does one go from Zurich, Switzerland to a celebrated thirty-one year international career as an actor, singer and recording artist to portraying Mama Rose in Lyric Stage’s upcoming production of Gypsy? Tuneful dynamo Sue Mathys shared revelations about her life path with criticalrant.com’s Alexandra Bonifield, with passion and clarity. Asked if she likes to … Continue reading