Matthew Gurewitsch
Matthew Gurewitsch
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Title Publication Date
Balanchine's Four Temperaments, Symphony in Three Movements March 29, 2024
Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas strike again with 'Days of Wine and Roses' Classical Voice North America February 26, 2024
Sondheim Finished, Refinished, Unfinished Classical Voice North America December 15, 2023
Reflections on Balanchine's Orpheus November 15, 2023
Kander & Ebb Redux Classical Voice North America August 14, 2023
Drypoint to Technicolor December 9, 2022
Back Into the Woods Classical Voice North America August 1, 2022
The Amahl file December 23, 2021
When's Boxing Day again? December 4, 2021
Sondheim's World Parnassus: Poetry in Review (Autumn 2009) December 3, 2021
From the Archives: Everything's Coming Up Sondheim Town & Country (May 2002) December 2, 2021
At the Met, "Fire Shut Up in My Bones"; in Brussels, "The Time Of Our Singing" Air Mail November 2, 2021
A woman apart Air Mail July 31, 2021
The Paris Opera reopens with Marc-André Dalbavie's new 'Satin Slipper' Air Mail May 15, 2021
April's last Catch: Brush up your Shakespeare May 1, 2021
Twist's double feature Air Mail February 3, 2021
Georgia on his mind Air Mail October 17, 2020
Complete Works - The Table Top Shakespeare At Home Air Mail September 26, 2020
P.S. on "Creating 'Der Rosenkavalier'" June 21, 2020
Sweet Land, from LA Historic Park direct to video April 3, 2020
¡Habla conmigo! Creativity in conversation January 28, 2020
Previews of attractions, coming and gone January 12, 2020
MAPA version of 'The Nutcracker' provides glimpses of world peace Honolulu Star-Advertiser December 15, 2019
No shortage of musical Advent performances this holiday season Honolulu Star-Advertiser November 24, 2019
Casting call for Iao Theater's 'Matilda' draws girls far and wide Honolulu Star-Advertiser November 24, 2019
Twisty bromance takes center stage in noirish 'Strangers On a Train' Honolulu Star-Advertiser September 15, 2019
From the archives - Superstars gravitate to a super scriptwriter The New York Times (originally published May 30, 1999) August 12, 2019
Summertime at Catch of the Day, Part 2 (July 28) August 11, 2019
Over the moon with Rossini's Rosina, in the dumps with a Verdi Leonora 20 Jun 2019
Franco Zeffirelli June 15, 2019
'Twas the season January 15, 2019
Bull's-eye: Caleb Teicher lights up Crazy for You May 30, 2018
New Perspectives Revivify Carousel And My Fair Lady Classical Voice North America May 4, 2018
Opera Aloha! Oper! Das Magazin (Germany), April 2018 April 1, 2018
A stellar second act from the double threat whose name is Q January 22, 2018
From the 12th century to the 21st January 5, 2018
California Girls revisited November 30, 2017
All but the Hiddleston Hamlet November 12, 2017
Lost and found at the Paris Opéra October 31, 2017
From the Archives: Authentic Cook Town & Country August 12, 2017
From the Archives: What drove Daniel Day-Lewis? Connoisseur, December 1989 July 12, 2017
And he called for his divas three June 9, 2017
Moby Met ("Catch of the Day," episode 7) January 27, 2017
Waltzing Matilda July 24, 2015
Fun Home, the musical July 22, 2015
Musical of the Masses Honolulu Star-Advertiser August 13, 2013
Wotan's Revenge October 22, 2012
What Kind of an Animal Are You? 2 or 3 Things You Should Know About La Bête Capital New York November 5, 2010
A Feline Matron, Catnip for Seasoned Actresses The New York Times July 25, 2010
Honored in the Breach Opera News March 2010
As Plain as the Nose on His Stage The New York Times February 24, 2010
A Threesome: Husband, Wife, Shakespeare The New York Times January 5, 2010
Schubert and Beckett: Footsteps in Snow The New York Times December 4, 2009
The Cigarettes: Herbal. The Crisis: Midlife The New York Times May 3, 2009
When pigs fly Time Out New York April 16, 2009
‘A Little Night Music,’ a Little Less Staging The New York Times January 7, 2009
Orchestrating an Ogre’s Monster Makeover The New York Times December 12, 2008
Realizing a Musical Dickensian Dream The New York Times September 16, 2008
The Weill (Almost) Nobody Knows The New York Times September 7, 2008
Samuel Beckett, From Everywhere but the Stage The New York Times July 20, 2008
Festival Magic Opera News May 2008
Sing It Loud: They're Black and Proud The Wall Street Journal October 18, 2007
Wild Woman Smithsonian Magazine October 2007
Portrait of the Wizard as a Young Artist The Wall Street Journal July 17, 2007
Leaping Beyond His Comfort Zone The New York Times June 10, 2007
Admire the Footwork, but Mind the Hands The New York Times March 11, 2007
Jack O'Brien Charts a Wide Course The Wall Street Journal February 14, 2007
Scenes From London The New York Sun January 23, 2007
A Play for the Ages The New York Sun October 10, 2006
The Original ‘Mother' The New York Sun August 22, 2006
Evildoer Smithsonian Magazine April 2006
'Two Gentlemen' Takes an Encore in the Park The New York Sun August 16, 2005
Theater's Quicksilver Truth: All Is Change The New York Times December 2, 2001
Maria, Not Callas The Atlantic Monthly October 1997

Blog Posts

Title Publication Date
Fanfare for the Common (?) Man: In the Wings with Bill Heck, of The Orphans' Home Cycle Blog August 3, 2017
Listening to Shakespeare: One comedian, no problem Blog November 5, 2013
Culture shock: Cue kudos for Qurrat Ann Kadwani Blog March 11, 2013
Footnote: The Braunfels St. Joan onstage Blog January 9, 2011
Of Sondheim and A-flat: In the Wings with Elaine Stritch Blog April 16, 2010
A Bridge of Two: In the Wings with Christian Camargo and Juliet Rylance Blog January 12, 2010
Soul of Memphis: In the Wings with Chad Kimball Blog November 27, 2009
Lincoln Center at 50 - A Personal and Institutional History Blog July 24, 2009
Last Call for The Norman Conquests Blog June 29, 2009
Queen for a Day - Helen Mirren's Phèdre launches NT LIVE Blog June 28, 2009
Of the German Shakespeare, his Mary Stuart, and more... Blog May 15, 2009
Loquasto's Landscape for Godot Blog May 14, 2009
Faces to Watch: Christian Camargo Blog February 22, 2009

Book Reviews

Book Title Publication Date
Creating "Der Rosenkavalier": From Chevalier to Cavalier
by Michael Reynolds
June 20, 2020
Der Freischütz
by Nationaltheater Mannheim
Opera News October 29, 2013

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