REVIEW: “Curtains” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

by Macey Levin   From the mid-60’s into the 21st century John Kander and Fred Ebb were major figures in Broadway theatres.  Their notable musicals include Cabaret (1966), Zorba (1968) Chicago (1975) Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993) among many others.  Curtains (2007) was their last show but it was incomplete at the time of…

REVIEW: “Camelot” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

by Roseann Cane There may be no American musical that comes close to the poignant resonance of Lerner and Lowe’s Camelot. A favorite play of President John F. Kennedy (who had been a classmate of Lerner’s at Harvard), the star-studded, award-winning show originally ran on Broadway from December 1960 through early January 1963. It was…

Mac-Haydn Theatre Kicks Off its 51st season with “Camelot”

CHATHAM, NY— The Mac-Haydn Theatre kicks off its 51st season with the Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe classic Camelot, running May 23 through June 2. This soaring Lerner and Loewe masterpiece tells the tale of the legendary love triangle between King Arthur, Guenevere, and Sir Lancelot. The fate of the kingdom hangs in the…

REVIEW: “Cabaret” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

by Macey Levin Cabaret, first produced in 1966, is set in 1929-1930 as the Nazi Party under the leadership of Adolf Hitler is growing into a major political/social force in Berlin.  This musical by John Kander (music,) Fred Ebb (lyrics) and Joe Masteroff (book) based on the play , was the Tony Award winner for…

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…