REVIEW: “Hello, Dolly!” at the Mac-Haydn

by Macey Levin Hello, Dolly!, an American classic, is receiving a terrific revival on Broadway with Bette Midler.  It is also receiving a terrific revival at Chatham, New York’s Mac-Haydn Theatre with a marvelous Dolly and a spirited and talented cast. Based on Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker, the original production, directed by Gower Champion, opened…

REVIEW: “Sweeney Todd” at the Mac-Haydn

by Macey Levin Stephen Sondheim, as the western world knows, is one of the musical theatre’s giant figures especially during the last half of the 20th century.  His works, even the weak ones, are celebrated as being innovative and challenging. Think of Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George, Into…