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A R Gurney

First Nighter: Annaleigh Ashford as A. R. Gurney's Talking Dog Runs Away With 'Sylvia'

David Finkle | Posted 10.27.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

The comedy winks at a particular instance of a dog being man's best friend -- but not, as Gurney writes it, a woman's best friend. What the prolific playwright has here is the study of one guy's middle-age crisis, kinda sorta mixed with one guy's offbeat seven-year itch.

First Nighter: John Waters' John Lennon, Carol Burnett's Letter Writer

David Finkle | Posted 12.17.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Waters conceived and wrote Lennon Through a Glass Onion, throughout which, with Stewart D'Arrietta singing and playing at the piano in a fedora, he offers a 90-minute tribute to the late Lennon at the Union Square Theatre.

First Nighter: A. R. Gurney's Black Tie Diverts as it Disappoints

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Remove the "r," "n" and "y" from playwright A. R. Gurney's name and what's left is "argue"--perhaps a reviewer's excessively roundabout way to assert ...