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First Nighter: Met's Second Cast Eugene Onegin Has Chekhovian Flair

David Finkle | Posted 01.24.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

The new cast of Eugene Onegin, the season opener at the Met, has weighed in. Turns out -- hooray! -- they're a troupe of heavyweights, especially as conducted by debuting Alexander Vedernikov, who appears to have Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky deeply embedded in his DNA.

First Nighter: Simon McBurney's "Shun-kin" Mustn't Be Shunned at Lincoln Center Festival

David Finkle | Posted 09.11.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Watching Shun-kin in the Rose Theater, you think more often than not that it's hard to know what you are looking at. Leaving the Rose Theater, you find yourself uncertain about what you've just looked at. One thing you do know for sure is that it was enthrallingly theatrical.

First Nighter: London Glowing Thanks to Daniel Radcliffe and Playwrights James Baldwin, Alan Ayckbourn, Lucy Kirkwood

David Finkle | Posted 08.27.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Daniel Radcliffe is out to prove something, and he's doing a bang-up job of it. Set for life as the #1 Harry Potter alumnus, he could undoubtedly mak...