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Entries by David Finkle from 11/2011

Easy Reader: Is Joan Didion's Blue Nights Way Too Blue?

| Posted 11.07.2011 | Books

In discoursing on her daughter's death -- and after having analyzed in print her reaction to a husband's demise -- Joan Didion is absolutely dealing with reality, but is she dealing with everyone's reality?

First Nighter: Hugh Jackman Takes Broadway by the Numbers

| Posted 11.11.2011 | Arts

Hugh Jackman brims with the X factor in Back on Broadway. And such cheering! My ears are still ringing from the screams two young women directly behind me issued practically non-stop.

First Nighter: Andrea Marcovicci, Bebe Neuwirth Act Up in Cabaret

| Posted 11.17.2011 | Entertainment

Andrea Marcovicci and Bebe Neuwirth represent those who say that what's important for performers appearing in intimate rooms is not that the voice be considered first and foremost but that appreciation of a lyric is equally as important as vocal reproduction and projection.

First Nighter: J. T. Rogers' Necessary Blood and Gifts at Lincoln Center, Seminar, The Visit Elsewhere

| Posted 11.22.2011 | Arts

Why American-born playwright J.T. Rogers' plays are repeatedly produced first in England rather than this side of the Atlantic is somewhat beside the point, but here comes another one, his best to date and a must-see, especially for news-analysis junkies.

First Nighter: Genius Jazz Violinist Aaron Weinstein Meets Brilliant Jazz Singer Christine Ebersole in Dual Birdland Triumph

| Posted 11.29.2011 | Arts

It's high time someone employs several hundred words to sing the praises of jazz violinist Aaron Weinstein for the widest audience possible.