David Patrick Stearns is a classical music critic and columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Writer of "Oz the Great and Powerful" on the big screen and "Good People," playing at the Walnut, David Lindsay-Abaire has found success by harvesting what haunts him.
Welcome to the perfect lives of playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. He's the 43-year-old screenwriter of mainstream films including the current Oz The Great and Powerful and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Rabbit Hole. In recent ventures he has worked with the best of both worlds - Frances McDormand on Broadway
Eric Whitacre and his handpicked choir debut Wednesday at Verizon Hall.
When composer Eric Whitacre launched his East Coast tour Monday, he received such a rock-star greeting that he wondered whether he should have a stack of amplifiers and a mean-sounding Stratocaster. "I felt a little guilty," he says. "I wanted to have something to meet that young energy."