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First Nighter: Andrew Lippa's "Wild Party" Not Nearly Wild Enough

David Finkle | Posted 07.17.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Sure enough, by the time the first act finished, I was much more impressed with the adaptation of Joseph Moncure March's engagingly dark Jazz-Age poem than I'd been the first time around -- a seeming improvement I attributed to several elements.

First Nighter: Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal in Lovable 'Little Shop of Horrors' Revival

David Finkle | Posted 07.02.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

What follows is an unadulterated rave for the Encores! Off-Center presentation, at City Center, of the beloved Howard-Ashman-Alan Menken Little Shop of Horrors, as adapted from the 1960 Roger Corman movie.

It Takes a Woman

George Heymont | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Whether in its infant stages or a full-blown epic poem like Homer's Iliad, storytelling is an art form that develops over time and goes through many revisions.

The Rise of the Comedy?

Cara Joy David | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I genuinely did not know what to expect going into The Explorers Club. What I saw was a madcap diversion -- a hilarious way to take your mind of your troubles (for a couple of hours at least). Do you really need anything more?

Donyale Werle and David Korins: Creating a Show's Physical World

Cara Joy David | Posted 03.26.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Bad set design can make an otherwise good production appear false and a pitiful play can be made all the more horrible by confusing environs.

First Nighter: At the Theater, 'Tis the Season to Be Discerning

David Finkle | Posted 02.13.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

There are sentimentalists out therehappy to spend much of the Christmas season looking for It's a Wonderful Life screenings. For them, Anthony E. Palermo has adapted the beloved screenplay as a one-hour radio play.