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May 03 2013 2:42 PM ET
8. THEATER: Falling for Make Believe
Lorenz Hart was one of the most gifted musical-theater lyricists of the 20th century, crafting witty, bittersweet words to meld with the melodies of Richard Rodgers, in the years before Rodgers’s equally noteworthy collaboration with the more sentimental Oscar Hammerstein II. Hart was also a gay man in a less than accepting era, and playwright Mark Saltzman explores Hart’s trials in Falling for Make Believe, having its world premiere at the Colony Theatre in Burbank, Calif. Directed by Jim Fall (Trick, Wedding Wars, So Notorious), it features many classic Rodgers and Hart songs, including “My Funny Valentine,” “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered,” and “Isn’t It Romantic?” Now through May 19.