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First Nighter: Rajiv Joseph's 'Guards at the Taj' Shocks Admirably

David Finkle | Posted 06.13.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

What ensues may have some comic elements but, considering all that's preceded the Humayun-Babur activities, Joseph's Guards at the Taj is too morbid for non-stop yuks.

Atlantic for Kids Brings Lisa Loeb's Musical and More to NYC

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.28.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

As arts education continues to get cut across the country, someone needs to pick up the slack. There need to be more affordable shows that parents can take children to see. So I am happy that Atlantic for Kids exists.

First Nighter: Nick Jones' Verité, Stephen Adly Guirgis' Between Riverside and Crazy

David Finkle | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Nick Jones could have fooled me -- and he did with Verité, his new comedy(?) at Lincoln Center's Claire Tow. But he didn't fool me for very long.

On the Culture Front: Marc Maron, Tig Notaro, Antica Pesa and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 01.11.2015 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Antica Pesa, which has a sister restaurant in Italy, serves top-notch Roman fare in a muted Williamsburg-cool setting that feels like the culmination of the neighborhood's increasing blend of hip and high-end.

Off-Broadway Currently Boasts an Embarrassment of Riches

Andy Propst | Posted 08.14.2012 | New York
Andy Propst

There's an extraordinary amount of richly conceived theater available currently at some of New Yorks's institutional theaters. To help you sort out what's what, here are some brief thoughts on a trio of recently opened shows.

'Storefront Church' Completes John Patrick Shanley's Faith Trilogy

Posted 06.12.2012 | Religion

A constituent angrily tells a politician, "You've become a bottle of smoke," in John Patrick Shanley's new drama, "Storefront Church," which is about ...

Stage Door: Tokio Confidential

Fern Siegel | Posted 04.16.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The exotic can be seductive. Especially when you blend artistry with sex. That's the premise behind the flawed, but hypnotic, musical Tokio Confidential.

FutureFest, Dayton's New-Play Competition, Thrives

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

The fabulous invalid -- as theater has been termed for decades -- is alive, well and dancing a jig in Dayton.