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" Bertolt Brecht

First Nighter: Martha Clarke's "Threepenny Opera" Short-Changes

David Finkle | Posted 06.07.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Not to put too fine a point on it, director-choreographer Martha Clarke's version of the Bertolt Brecht-Kurt Weill Threepenny Opera, at the Atlantic's...

First Nighter: CSC's 'A Man's a Man' Somewhat Mouse-y

David Finkle | Posted 04.01.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Brian Kulick certainly attempts to get around the inherent problems with all manner of theatrical notions in a new translation by Gerhard Nellhaus, with Duncan Sheik's music carrying Brecht's customarily acerbic lyrics as Nellhaus frames them.

First Nighter: In London With "Strangers on a Train," "Arturo Ui," "Barking in Essex"

David Finkle | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

London--Perhaps it has everything to do with what you choose to see, but right now in London there's a strong sense of déjà vu--a sizable helping of...