Musical Theater Heritage revives Leonard Bernstein revue, Living Room takes on David Mamet

The first revue Musical Theater Heritage staged at the Off Broadway Center was “Bernstein’s Broadway,” a survey of some of the remarkable music Leonard Bernstein composed for “West Side Story,” “On the Town,” “Candide” and “Wonderful Town.” Six years later, MTH founder George Harter and artistic director Sarah Crawford have brought it back so more people can see it.

‘Bark’ chronicles contemporary quests for happy endings

“Bark,” a wise and trenchant new collection of stories, gilds Lorrie Moore’s reputation as one of the most elegant and insightful fiction writers of our time: a witty observer of contemporary life, finely attuned to absurdity, gently ironic and appealingly sly.

The father of modern espionage

Author Douglas C. Waller’s book “Wild Bill Donovan: the Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage” is about the spymaster Donovan and the Office of Strategic Services. Waller will speak at the Plaza library branch in connection with a new spy exhibit at the Truman Library.

Joyce DiDonato’s climb to top of opera world was long and hard

Sitting on top of the opera world, sent there from suburban middle America and a constant regimen of hard work, Joyce DiDonato makes a case for balance. For several minutes on that stage, she delivers a motivational talk about learning from life, about overcoming adversity, about turning off the hypercritical voice that threatens to derail one’s focus and, mainly, about being true to oneself.

‘I’ is for ice houses, inspiration and more

When the Central Ice Co. first got going in the early years of the 20th century, it was one of two dozen or so ice dealers in the vicinity of downtown. The history of the company and this building, in the 2000 block of Campbell Street, intersects in ensuing years with some prominent names