Marvin Hamlisch, the classically trained pianist who composed the music for shows including “A Chorus Line” and movies including “The Way We Were,” winning show business’s most sought-after awards by the armloads, has died. He was 68.
King Richard III has 1,171 lines in the drama Shakespeare named for him. Kevin Spacey mangles just about every one of them, beginning with “Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this sun of York” right through “A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!” more than three hours later.
Dark desires are sweeping through London’s theaters like a forest fire. There’s murderous incest at the National Theatre. There’s a nymphomaniac duchess at the Royal Opera. And a group of cynical whores are popping their corks at the Haymarket.