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Entries by David Finkle from 07/2010

First Nighter: Public Theater's Merchant of Venice and Winter's Tale Are Problems, Only the First of Which Is Solved

| Posted 07.02.2010 | Arts

Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis decided to do some problem-solving during this summer's Shakespeare in the Park series.

Easy Listener: Why You Should Know Singer Joyce Breach

| Posted 07.07.2010 | Entertainment

There's a world-class pop singer you may not know about but absolutely should. She's Joyce Breach, who's been hiding her mellow light under lucky urban bushes.

First Nighter: Peter Stein Scores with Dostoyevsky's The Demons for 12 Hours!

| Posted 07.12.2010 | Entertainment

The Demons is something to experience for anyone who loves to be immersed in theater -- this immersion offered with four 15-minute intermissions and two meal breaks.

First Nighter: From Scott Siegel's "Broadway Rising Stars" Some Will Rise, Some Fall, But Which?

| Posted 07.22.2010 | Entertainment

There's something intrinsically, irrefutably wonderful about the "Broadway Rising Stars" evening but predicting which of these kids will make it here and, by extrapolation, anywhere is a fool's game.

First Nighter: Young Women Behave Badly in Bachelorette and So Does Bachelorette

| Posted 07.29.2010 | Entertainment

Now at Second Stage Uptown we're given 29-year-old Leslye Headland's Bachelorette, which takes place in a hotel room the night before a wedding.