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First Nighter: London Boasts a Great "Ragtime," David Hare's "The Red Barn," Ronald Harwood's "The Dresser," Tom Stoppard's Surpassing "Travesties," Stephen Jeffreys's "The Libertine"

David Finkle | Posted 11.02.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

London--Ragtime, the musical billowed by Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens from E. L. Doctorow's 1975 novel, is the great American mu...

First Nighter: The Tonys as Experienced in the Press Room

David Finkle | Posted 06.07.2016 | Entertainment
David Finkle

I notice this is a surprisingly short account of the year's Tony Awards as scoped from the press room. I can only suggest it's an indication of the excitement the event didn't create from start to finish.

First Nighter: All-Female "Julius Caesar" Works Except When It Doesn't

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

The funniest aside takes place during one of Walters' most demanding sequences as disillusioned Brutus. What she breaks it off to say to her convict colleagues won't be revealed here, but it's a laugh-and-a-half.

First Nighter: London Consumer Report on "Sweet Bird," "Merrily," Worthwhile Others

David Finkle | Posted 08.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

By 1959 when Tennessee Williams got around to presenting Sweet Bird of Youth on Broadway, as directed by Elia Kazan and starring Geraldine Page and Pa...