Tag archives: Gary McKenzie

Animal Activists: State Street Ballet Updates Jungle Book
By Steven Libowitz   |   March 14, 2019

Something about the original score by Czech composer and conductor Milan Svoboda for a theatrical production of The Jungle Book drew State Street Ballet Artistic Director Rodney Gustafson’s attention when it arrived unsolicited more than a decade ago with a proposal to use it to create an original full-length work based on the beloved Rudyard […]

Road Trip with a Reluctant Raconteur
By Steven Libowitz   |   May 31, 2018

It would be sheer folly to expect a linear conversation when interviewing Nellie McKay. The British-American singer-songwriter and actress may be sharp as a tack in creating diverse albums that range from her brilliant 2004 debut Get Away from Me – a double-album from a 21-year-old that was full of clever and original pop songs […]