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Entries by David Finkle from 05/2011

First Nighter: Tony Nominees Attend Press Meet-and-Greet

| Posted 05.05.2011 | Arts

The 2011 Tony Award nominations were announced early Tuesday morning, which can only mean that the annual press meet-and-greet erupted -- or something like that -- not quite so early Wednesday morning.

First Nighter: Tony Kushner's Intelligent Homosexual's Guide... Continues Genius Display

| Posted 05.05.2011 | Arts

Kushner has produced a play also reminiscent of Arthur Miller at the top of his form, a play about which many ticket buyers will conclude he's equaled Miller's best.

First Nighter: Is A Minister's Wife the Musical's Tepid Future?

| Posted 05.21.2011 | Arts

This observer believes the musicalized version of George Bernard Shaw is not only a sorrowful entertainment, but indicative of a much larger concern about how the musical, as a genre, is evolving.

Easy Reader: BookExpo America 2011 Offers Plenty

| Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Book lovers, here's a full disclosure about reporter/bookist me and BookExpo America 2011 at New York City's Jacob Javits Center: I go for the giveaways.

First Nighter: Cy Coleman's Best is Yet to Come is Here Now at 59E59 Theaters

| Posted 05.27.2011 | Arts

The best is yet to come? Not this time. It's already here as it deliciously unfolds by way of singers Sally Mayes, Lillias White and Rachel York.