John Sullivan has been an editor and writer for newspapers, magazines, and websites on both coasts since the 1980s, including the New York Daily News, the San Francisco Chronicle, and an online start-up for the Wall Street Journal. He resides on his ranch in Northern California.
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Stewart Goodyear in performancePhoto courtesy of Philadelphia Orchestra
A New Yorker's Spin on Well-Worn Rep
The Philadelphia OrchestraJames Gaffigan, conductorStewart Goodyear, pianoVerizon Hall, PhiladelphiaMarch 10, 2012
New Yorker James Gaffigan has been associate conductor with the San Francisco Symphony ...
Steven Boyer and Megan Hill in "Hand to God"Photo by Gerry Goodstein
‘Hand to God’
By Robert AskinsDirected by Moritz von StuelpnagelEnsemble Studio Theatre/Youngblood, New York Feb. 29-April 1, 2012
Much as newcomer Nina Arianda became the rising star ...
Bill T. Jones (seated at desk) with company members in "Story/Time"Photo by Paul B. Goode
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
"Story/Time" (West Coast premiere)Zellerbach Hall, BerkeleyFeb. 25, 2012
“You live and learn, and then you die and forget ...
Actors in a scene from "Early Plays," adapted and directed by Richard MaxwellPhoto by Michael Schmelling
O’Neill’s Early Plays
Three one-acts by Eugene O’NeillAdapted and directed by Richard MaxwellPresented by The Wooster Group and New York City PlayersSt. Ann’s ...
San Francisco ballet dancers in Mark Morris' "Beaux"Photo by Erik Tomasson
Program 2: mixed repertory"Beaux" (world premiere, choreographed by Mark Morris), "Chroma" (choreographed by Wayne McGregor), and "Number Nine" (choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon)San Francisco BalletWar Memorial Opera ...
Vitor Luiz and Maria Kotchetkova were one of four principal couples in the weeklong run of "Onegin"Photo by Erik Tomasson
Ballet in three actsMusic by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arranged and orchestrated by Kurt-Heinz StolzeChoreographed by John CrankoStaged by ...
By Margaret EdsonDirected by Lynne MeadowManhattan Theatre Club at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, New YorkJan. 26-March 11, 2012
Plays are like people — none of them is perfect. That being said, Margaret Edson’s 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning ...
‘Gob Squad’s Kitchen (You’ve Never Had It So Good)’
Conceived and performed by Gob SquadPublic Theater, New YorkJan. 19 – Feb. 5, 2012
Since he took over as artistic director of the Public Theater in 2005, Oskar ...
Nick Bixby in Temporary Distortion's "Newyorkland"Photo by William Cusick
Co-created by Kenneth Collins and William CusickPerformed by Temporary DistortionBaryshnikov Arts Center, New YorkJan. 12-Feb. 4, 2012
Temporary Distortion is a theater company that has been around ...
From left, Hilary Clark, Regina Rocke and Katy Pyle in "‘Untitled Feminist Show"Photo by Julieta Cervantes
‘Untitled Feminist Show’
Conceived and directed by Young Jean LeeJerome Robbins Theater at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, New YorkJan. 12 – Feb. 4, ...