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Entries by David Finkle from 06/2010

Easy Reader: James Lord's My Queer War on Gays in the WWII Military

| Posted 06.10.2010 | Books

James Lord's memoir, My Queer War, recounts his experiences in the World War II years following his 1942 enlistment as a naïve 19-year-old homosexual.

First Nighter: Cabaret Thrushes Stacey Kent, Karen Oberlin Flying High and Low

| Posted 06.10.2010 | Entertainment

Joy infuses everything that Stacey Kent sings with a vocal zing -- which she's showing off this week as part of her current stateside tour.

First Nighter: Polly Stenham's That Face Hard to Face

| Posted 06.15.2010 | Entertainment

Handed Stenham's outlandish manuscript for That Face, helmer Sarah Benson and ensemble don't have much choice but to fling themselves into it body and soul -- mostly body.

First Nighter: Thoroughly Entertaining Sutton Foster

| Posted 06.18.2010 | New York

If you had to pinpoint the leading leading-lady in musicals today, you'd have to say there's no contest: It's Sutton Foster.

First-Nighter: Tammy Grimes Remains Unsinkable at The Metropolitan Room

| Posted 06.29.2010 | Entertainment

It's important for me to keep things in perspective when writing about Tammy Grimes, who's just finishing up a week-long engagement at Manhattan's Metropolitan Room. After all, she's 76 now. And yet, and yet: She's still enchanting.