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Tuesday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 19 Feb 2013 7:51 AM

Today in the roundup: Reviewing the tour of Anything Goes, behind the scenes of the DMA’s Chagall exhibition and words with Akin Babatunde.


BACK ON THE BOARDS: Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Anything Goes won three Tonys in 2011, including the award for Best Musical Revival. The tour, currently in residence at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, must be good, right? From reading the reviews, it certainly seems so. “Anything Goes delivers what seems like half of the Great American Songbook and some of the fiercest, sharpest and most invigorating high-stepping you’ll ever see,” Lawson Taitte writes on “Overall, the show is an amusing, hilarious diversion with a visual appeal and spunky kick to brighten anyone’s mood and get them dancing,” Cheryl Callon writes on “Though it’s technically been modernized, the show remains delightfully old-fashioned,” Lindsey Wilson writes on Front Row. Get thee to the Winspear by Sunday.

CHAGALL ON THE WALL: Did you make it over to the Dallas Museum of Art for the opening weekend of “Chagall: Beyond Color”? Jerome attended the press preview and filed a review on Monday. If you’re interested in the show and want a little more, take a look at the behind the scenes photos of its installation up on the DMA’s Uncrated blog.

QUOTABLE: “We consistently grow. I’ve been her mentor, and in a sense she’s my protégé, and that kind of relationship is a very comfortable and easy one. Like any actor/director relationship, it’s a give and take. It felt so unencumbered by anything because of our personal and artistic relationship keeps getting richer.

–  Akin Babatunde, director of Jubilee Theatre’s Black Pearl Sings, on his long working relationship with the show’s star, Liz Mikel. Babatunde discusses the show further – including his stint directing it in Vienna – in an interview with