Be Here Now: Frank Rich Will Mix Entertainment and Politics on Stage with WAMC’s Joe Donahue [Berkshire on Stage]

October 6th, 2011, 1:00 pm by Sara
Frank Rich

Frank Rich

Frank Rich. He’s coming to the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield on Sunday, October 9 at 2pm. When the leaf peepers start to arrive they will be snapping up the remaining tickets, so think about getting your seats early. It’s not to be missed. Here’s why.

If you know who he is, Rich is either the god of truth to you, or the enemy. He is, journalistically speaking, one of America’s great eminences. From 1994 when he began writing his op-ed columns in the New York Times to this past March when he wrote his last (before going over to New York Magazine), you could always count on him to see through the murky waters of half truths to reveal what was actually going on in Washington.

“The answer is not complicated,” Rich once wrote. “When people in power get away with telling bigger and bigger lies, they naturally think they can keep getting away with it.” But he admits that “It is kind of tedious after a while, to parse politicians doing the same thing over and over again. The facts change from week to week, but the sort of masquerade doesn’t.”
We are going to get a chance to hear that side of him soon as WAMC’s Joe Donahue probes his thoughts, up close and personal.

Click to read the rest of this story at Berkshire on Stage.

Also read Larry Murray’s interview with Frank Rich.


Be Here Now: Frank Rich Interviews Stephen Sondheim @ Williams College, 1/23/10

January 13th, 2010, 11:10 am by Sara

Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim

Frank Rich, New York Times columnist and former chief theatre critic, will conduct an onstage interview with Stephen Sondheim ’50 on Saturday, January 23 at 8 pm on the Chapin Hall Stage at Williams College in Williamstown. The two will discuss Sondheim’s career including his collaborations with Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, and Tim Burton; the state of the American musical theatre; Sondheim’s own creative process; and his specific work on shows such as West Side Story, Gypsy, Company, Follies, and Sweeney Todd. This unscripted conversation promises to provide a most personal and engaging view of Sondheim and his life in the theatre. This free event is open to the public but tickets are required. You can reserve tickets online (limit 2/person) here.

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