Adam R. Perlman

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Wonderful Town

The theater can take you beautiful places. It can carry you to the simple elegance of Grover’s Corners or the


When Bestiality Turns Boring

Whenever my friends and I used to do comedic improv, it was understood when a scene was over—it was when


Lithgow Delivers Sweet Performance

John Lithgow ’67 can’t sing. This, at first, might seem to be a problem for a man starring in a


Everybody's Got the Right

Collecting music is not rare. Most people have a favorite band; they head over to Tower on the day the


Everybody's Got The Right

The first column I published in this space was a retrospective of a summer’s theatrical experiences. With 2001 now in


Mamet Swindle Fails to Entice in the Ex

When Shakespeare goes awry, the audience can find redemption in the language. Even bad Shakespeare retains value due to the


With a Name Like Urinetown, It's Gotta Be Good

“Is this really the title?” That this phrase is on promotional materials and souvenirs means a person can only be


'Saigon' Doesn't Go Far Enough in One Night

Of all the British mega-musicals that threatened to close on Broadway in recent years, the one that moved towards its


Jay, Even Without Assistants, Dazzles

The power of theater lies in its ability to transport one from the everyday nature of life to a world

Harmony by the Blue, Purple, Yellow, Red Waters

The greatest complaint leveled against the greatest composer of musical theater is inaccessibility. Critics label Stephen Sondheim’s works as cold


Everybody's Got the Right

In New York, the recovery is underway. Television shows broadcast from the city, including The Late Show with David Letterman,

Everybody's Got the Right

A Good Summer Going, Going, Gone... Everybody has a favorite moment—a combination of sight, sound, and sense that simultaneously summons


By Adam R. Perlman WASHINGTON—It’s been a great summer. Best of my life. I’ve been to London, New York, Las


Lost In the Woods

Late in the second act of Into the Woods, the Sondheim musical that is this season’s Mainstage, the lead character

On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

University Hall

Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’

Faculty Contributions Feature

Harvard Faculty Donate to Democrats by Wide Margin

Massachusetts Hall

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize