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Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.16.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

To tell you the plot of this mysterious ghost play -- anything more than that Man brings Woman to the cabin and they eat two bites of trout -- or to even discuss the dramatis personae, is to give away the author's twists and turns of the evening.

First Nighter: Bloody, Bloody London Stages Rule

David Finkle | Posted 01.01.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

In all my theater-going days, I don't remember seeing a production that would likely give me nightmares. The thought had never crossed my mind. Until, that is, I went to the Pleasance Company and witnessed The Curing Room, David Ian Lee's import from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

First Nighter: London's 'Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense,' 'Mojo,' 'From Here to Eternity'

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

As popular as P. G. Wodehouse and his creations, suave manservant Jeeves and first-prize twit Bertie Wooster, have been for almost 100 years, they've apparently never toddled onto a West End stage until -- wait for it! -- now.

First Nighter: In London With Oscar Wilde, Harold Pinter, Charles Dickens and Former Movie Star William Haines

David Finkle | Posted 04.29.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Rupert Everett has just won an award for playing Oscar Wilde in David Hare's melancholy play, The Judas Kiss, at the Duke of York's, and it's not difficult to reckon why.

Jerusalem on Broadway: No Trip to the Holy Land

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.26.2011 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

Mark Rylance, after a second standing ovation following the evening performance of Jerusalem at the Music Box Theater, wanted to let the audience know...

The Seagull Revisited: What's So Great About Kristin Scott Thomas?

Pamela Newton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Pamela Newton

Scott Thomas is just too young and beautiful to be believed as a fading anything. Her girlish charm was out of joint with her character's panic over losing her boyfriend to a younger woman.