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Entries by David Finkle from 12/2009

Neysa McMein: Who Is She And Why Does She Deserve Your Immediate Attention?

| Posted 12.01.2009 | New York

The revival of S. N. Behrman's Biography has me thinking about someone who's fascinated me for years, someone well-known at the time the play debuted but virtually forgotten now: Neysa McMein.

Blanchett as Blanche in Tennessee Williams's Streetcar Named Desire

| Posted 12.08.2009 | New York

Cate Blanchett pulls out all stops throughout Tennessee Wiliams's supernal tragedy, A Streetcar Named Desire, now at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Hot New Night Club Duo: Michael Feinstein and David Hyde Pierce

| Posted 12.15.2009 | New York

Pierce has a resonant baritone-bass that doesn't come as a total surprise after his stints in the one-word-titled musicals Spamalot and Curtains.

Seeing Stars in Hollywood and New York

| Posted 12.28.2009 | Entertainment

Just as the Hollywood Powers That Be are beginning to consider the lessening impact of box-office stars, the Broadway Powers That Be are concluding the only box-office sure-things are star names.