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First Nighter: As Opera, Anna Nicole Goes Bust

David Finkle | Posted 11.18.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

In a way you can't fault underfunded New York City Opera general manager and artistic director George Steel for scheduling Anna Nicole, now at BAM, as the opening for what could be the revamped company's swan-song season.

First Nighter: Encores! Series' Pipe Dream Almost a Dream Come True

David Finkle | Posted 05.29.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Of course, when songs so ebullient and/or passionate are this good, who's going to complain? Although a number of the Encores! dust-offs have moved to Broadway, this one certainly won't. Never mind, since it has enough going for it right where it is.