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Entries by David Finkle from 04/2010

First Nighter: Important "Red" Alert on Broadway

| Posted 04.02.2010 | Entertainment

Red insists that art matters; so does Red matter in all its dark, dramatic hues.

First-Nighter: Anyone Can Whistle Those Great Stephen Sondheim Melodies

| Posted 04.12.2010 | Entertainment

In song-writing, where success is ideally a matter of fifty percent lyrics and fifty percent music, Stephen Sondheim almost always achieves the delicate balance.

First-Nighter: The Maude-like, Un-Maude-like Maude Maggart

| Posted 04.16.2010 | Entertainment

What's truly appealing about Maude Maggart is that what you initially see--and hear--isn't what you eventually get. She fools you seven ways to Sunday and plainly gets a kick out of it.

Green Day's American Idiot Underscores Broadway's Current Non-Star Practices

| Posted 04.21.2010 | Entertainment

Box-office magnets like American Idiot will keep coming alongside shows with someone like Nathan Lane and whatever gobsmacking star salary he gets.