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Entries by David Finkle from 03/2010

Tunesmiths Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk: Writing 'Em Like They Used To

| Posted 03.04.2010 | Entertainment

Perhaps Kerrigan and Lowdermilk will get through to the larger public soon, possibly not--for the simple reason that they devote their tandem time to writing scores for musicals.

Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers is Important Stage Documentary

| Posted 03.11.2010 | Entertainment

The intent behind these stage documentaries is to inform. Although billed as plays, these theatrical entries aren't that. They're news reports outfitted with theatrical accoutrements.

The Scottsboro Boys: New Kander-Ebb Musical, Old Kander-Ebb Formula

| Posted 03.11.2010 | New York

Time was, audiences went to musicals--more often called musical comedies then--to see famous entertainers sing great songs written by first-rate lyric...

Next Fall: Geoffrey Naufft's Top-Drawer Gay Play Moves to Broadway

| Posted 03.15.2010 | New York

Hardly enough can be said about Geoffrey Nauffts's Next Fall, which is both remarkably simple and exceedingly complex.

Kay Thompson: The Singer Has Ended But the Great Arrangements Linger On

| Posted 03.22.2010 | Entertainment

Think Pink, the recordings of Kay Thompson, former head of MGM's vocal department, is a must-have for anyone interested in first-rate singing, songs and arrangements.

First Nighter: Come Fly Away, Twyla Tharp's Frank Sinatra Tribute, Flies But Doesn't Absolutely Soar

| Posted 03.25.2010 | Entertainment

Give a welcome to Twyla Tharp's Come Fly Away at the Marquis Theatre, which, while an entertaining opus, isn't Movin' Out caliber.

First Nighter: Tennessee Williams's Glass Menagerie Shattered

| Posted 03.29.2010 | Entertainment

By the end of Edelstein's misguided production at the Roundabout Theatre, I wanted to put a long distance between myself and it. And so should anyone who values the The Glass Menagerie.