In the news: Sutton’s original play gets ink in ‘Wall Street Journal’
Associate Prof. Brian Sutton’s original musical opened to a full house and ended with a standing ovation Tuesday (July 8), as “Searching for Romeo” made its debut as a full production at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. The play also drew the attention of arts reporter Pia Catton of The Wall Street Journal, who interviewed Sutton this week for a story that hit the paper’s website just after Tuesday’s performance. Catton’s piece explores the plot of “Romeo” as it relates to Shakespeare’s classic tale, focusing on the role of women — in this case, the jilted Rosaline — in spinoffs of the Bard’s well-known works. Sutton, Catton writes, “focused on a woman’s perspective. Shakespeare often wrote women into his plots without making much ado about them as individuals.” Check out her story.