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First Nighter: A Gotta-See Alan Ayckbourn Festival

David Finkle | Posted 08.11.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

The big fact about 75-year-old Alan Ayckbourn is that he's written 78--count 'em, 78--plays during his long career, including two, actually three, rec...

Les Miserables: Epic Crowd Pleaser

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.30.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The revival of Les Miserables comes weighted with history, and not just the French Revolution as Victor Hugo imagined it: a long running Broadway orig...

Your Favorite Broadway Musical Set In Dreary 19th Century France Is Back

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 03.24.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — The barricades have once again gone up on Broadway. Are they worth dropping everything and joining this time? The answer is a resou...

First Nighter: 'Les Miserables' Returns in Sizzling 21st-Century Upgrade

David Finkle | Posted 05.24.2014 | Entertainment
David Finkle

This isn't your grandfather's Les Miz. It's the new and enhanced-in-some-ways-diminished-in-others Les Miz, and it very much takes into account the movie and the possible expectations that it's planted in the eyes, ears and minds of ticket buyers.

Can You Hear Me Now?

George Heymont | Posted 10.05.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

2012-08-05-Heymont.jpg During the 30-year period from 1970 to 2000, the wall between contemporary opera and musical theater was pretty thoroughly demolished.