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Stage Door: Made in China, The Liar

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.27.2017 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Made in China, the company's first musical, takes audiences on a roller-coaster ride of sassy commentary. A kooky exchange kick-starts a satire about...

Stage Door: Nathan the Wise, Beckett Trilogy

Fern Siegel | Posted 04.16.2016 | Arts
Fern Siegel

It was a radical move; many of his writings on the subject were banned or censored by the authorities. His friendship with eminent philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, on whom Nathan was based, was equally rare.

Stage Door: Doctor Faustus

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.18.2016 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The lead in Doctor Faustus is dismissive of law and science, chucking the Bible with smug abandon. What he craves is power, sex and wealth.

Preventive Analytics and Child Protection

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 12.30.2014 | Impact
Daniel Heimpel

Sheffield's first reaction was "devastation, disappointment, depression, tragedy: any and everything that could be negative." Even if she didn't fully realize it as a pregnant teen in 2004, the prospects for her baby girl were less than optimal.

Stage Door: The Heir Apparent, La Zapatera Prodigiosa

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.11.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Classic French farce is on display at CSC, thanks to a madcap adaptation by David Ives. The Heir Apparent is a fast-paced, entertaining tale about a sickly miser whose nephew is desperate for him to die so he can inherit his fortune.

First Nighter: Clive, Moose Murders Include Deaths in More Ways Than One

David Finkle | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

I'm only left to report that in one extraordinary week I saw both Clive and Moose Murders and am prepared in both instances to cry, "Murder most foul!" Which was worse? Please don't ask.

Stage Door: The Heiress, Ivanov, No Escape

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.12.2013 | Arts
Fern Siegel

"Revenge is a dish best served cold." The sentiment comes courtesy of The Godfather, but it applies to the moving Broadway revival of The Heiress at the Walter Kerr.

Stage Door: Galileo and Sesame Street Live's 1-2-3-Imagine!

Fern Siegel | Posted 04.24.2012 | Home
Fern Siegel

What strikes audiences immediately at the CSC production of Brecht's Galileo is how modern it feels. Today's polarizing political landscape, with attacks on established scientific theories, is a chilling reminder that Galileo's struggles mirror our own.

Stage Door: The Cherry Orchard, The Mountaintop

Fern Siegel | Posted 02.03.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Written in 1904, The Cherry Orchard, Chekov's last play, feels wholly modern. Now at the Classic Stage Company, its issues of class, money and romantic ruin seem timeless

Stage Door: Unnatural Acts

Fern Siegel | Posted 08.24.2011 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Harvard University has its share of shameful secrets -- one is the basis of the play Unnatural Acts, now at the Classic Stage Company. It addresses th...

Set the Bar High

Vitaliy N. Katsenelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vitaliy N. Katsenelson

The world today is riddled with unique economic, political, and demographic risks. Finding attractively priced assets that will perform well in spite of these challenges is excruciatingly difficult.

Stage Door: Three Sisters

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Unhappy families were a Chekov specialty -- and one of his masterworks, Three Sisters, now at the CSC, sums up all the thwarted passion, love and year...

The Fix: Advisory Panel Can Bridge Gap Between Politics and Technology

John Aristotle Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Aristotle Phillips

Technology is shaping the world. Our political system has shown it can adapt to the best innovations and put them to work for voters. It is our hope that the FEC will position itself to lead the way.

Stage Door: Everyday Rapture, The Forest, The Subject Was Roses

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

It's not every Mennonite girl from Kansas who is torn between two lovers: Jesus and Judy. Judy, of course, is Judy Garland. And the Mennonite girl is Sherie Rene Scott, star of Everyday Rapture.

Foot in Mouth Disease

Kelly van der Kwast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly van der Kwast

Of course, the Hizbollah terrorist issue is not to be overlooked. But maybe we should deal with that after we give everyone a chance to speak.