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First Nighter: Marcus's 'Killing of Sister George,' McPherson's 'Port Authority'

David Finkle | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Context is everything. At least that's the impression I had on leaving The Actors Company Theatre revival of Frank Marcus's 1965 multiple prize-winning play, The Killing of Sister George, at the Beckett.

Moonlight Shows Woody Still Has the 'Magic' Touch

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The dialogue, the skill of the actors, and the 1920s setting for the story all add to the emotional response drawn from the audience.

Woody Allen's Sleight-of-Hand: Magic in the Moonlight

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.17.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Woody Allen is up to his old tricks. Real ones, like pulling a rabbit out of a hat. In previous films he's played the magician role himself, but in Magic in the Moonlight he allows the dreamy Colin Firth to handle the willing suspension of disbelief.

Aisle View: 18 (Plays) in 16 (Days)

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

In busy spells -- which in the Broadway arena typically include the two weeks before Thanksgiving and the month before the various award deadlines in the spring -- it is not uncommon for critics and award nominators to find themselves at five or six a week. Eighteen in 16, though, is overdoing it.

First Nighter: Neat Tricks Pulled Off in Beckett's All That Fall, Nothing to Hide

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Samuel Beckett wanted his plays done exactly as he wrote them and as he particularized them in his stage directions. Don't think of adding even a second tree, for instance, to the Waiting for Godot set.

Stage Door: All That Fall

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

There is something strangely appealing about a character that shrieks: "Have you no respect for misery?" Such a demand is vintage Samuel Beckett -- and at 59E59Theater, director Trevor Nunn is staging one of his most accessible works, the 1957 radio play All That Fall, to hypnotic effect.

Woody Allen's New Movie Is Called 'Magic In The Moonlight'

Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Woody Allen announced on Tuesday that his new movie is called "Magic in the Moonlight." No word yet on plot specifics, but Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Ma...

Movie Review: Beautiful Creatures

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.13.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Based on the first in a series of books by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, Beautiful Creatures (opening Thursday) hopes the "Twihards" can shift their focus from the undead to the magically endowed.

Interview: Director Simon Curtis discusses My Week with Marilyn

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.21.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Simon Curtis bristles a little when asked why, having directed so extensively in television and produced numerous films, it took him so long to direct...

Theater: A "Room" of Her Own

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Director Anne Bogart and actress Ellen Lauren share their love of Woolf by delving into her mind and literally embodying the thought processes of an artist.

First Nighter: Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman Unleashes Acting Blizzard

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

John Gabriel Borkman is one of the rarely revived Ibsen works, which may be a reason to see it now. On the other hand, this treatment won't serve as a strong argument for its being brought back more often.

Free Flick Fridays: Cold Comfort Farm

Tribeca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tribeca

Watch Cold Comfort Farm and be very happy that you're not wandering the moors, stuck in an English romance.