Theatre critic, translator, and playwright Eric Bentley recently turned 99 years old and was honored with a special birthday celebration. Happy Birthday, Eric Bentley!, a centennial tribute concert at the Town Hall on Dec. 7, included tributes from Louise Kerz Hirschfeld, Austin Pendleton, Michael Riedel, Tony Kushner, and more. The event also included performances by soprano Karyn Levitt. Check out photos from the event on Playbill.
American Dance Machine for the 21st Century is bringing classic pieces of musical theatre choreography to the Joyce Theater. Dancer Lori Ann Ferreri, who will be performing in pieces such as “The Music and the Mirror” from A Chorus Line, spoke to BroadwayWorld about American Dance Machine and her experience of working with Donna McKechnie. Read the full interview here.
Soprano Karyn Levitt talked to TheaterMania about the work of playwright Bertolt Brecht, composer Hanns Eisler, and translator and critic Eric Bentley, as well as the upcoming tribute concert for Bentley. Happy Birthday, Eric Bentley! will take place on December 7 at the Town Hall and will feature tributes and music he translated. Read the interview here.