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First Nighter: William Shakespeare's and Daniel Sullivan's 'Cymbeline' Lights up Central Park

David Finkle | Posted 08.10.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

There's a reliable rule of the stage according to which, if the actors are having fun, the audience absolutely will. That's what's rambunctiously going on throughout Daniel Sullivan's fooling around with William Shakespeare's late romance, Cymbeline.

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: Hollywood Expat Soderbergh Stages The Library

David Finkle | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Soderbergh may have left Hollywood behind, but he hasn't entirely abandoned the craft of filmmaking.