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First Nighter: John Tiffany's 'Let the Right One In', Parallel Exit's 'Everybody Gets Cake!', Poe in 'Nevermore'

David Finkle | Posted 03.27.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

If you ask me, the prolific John Tiffany and the prolific Steven Hoggett are responsible for the best play ever presented about the Iraq War. So when I learned they were bringing Let the Right One In to the always adventurous St. Ann's, I figured it would be another must.

First Nighter: Sting in "The Last Ship," Barney Josephson and "Café Society Swing"

David Finkle | Posted 02.20.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

In his first-rate autobiographical musical The Last Ship, Sting -- also Gordon Sumner, son of a ship builder -- has come full circle, after a fashion.

First Nighter: "El gato con botas," "Le Nozze di Figaro," Carlisle Floyd One-Acts as Opera Magnets

David Finkle | Posted 02.08.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Since perfect things come along infrequently, it's absolutely required that when they do, a whole lot of carrying on attends them. The perfect thing about which I'm now holding forth is the Gotham Chamber Opera and Tectonic Theater Project's revival of El gato con botas.

First Nighter: 'Bauer' Is Marvelously Artistic About Art

David Finkle | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

In the history of art, the importance of patrons has rarely been underestimated. The egregious result of Solomon Guggenheim's support for Rudolf Bauer is one of the most disturbing instances. In Bauer, it receives superlative treatment.

First Nighter: Donald Margulies's Hard-Hitting "Model Apartment" a Model Production

David Finkle | Posted 12.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Depending on when you see -- or have seen -- The Model Apartment, you will either think playwright Donald Margulies has shifted gears to or shifted them from his list of strong-minded domestic dramas.