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First Nighter: "Paint Your Wagon" Revival Paints Town Red-Hot

David Finkle | Posted 05.19.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

When Paint Your Wagon was first done and record companies still actively scoured upcoming scores for chart-topping possibilities, the ones selected were "I Talk to the Trees" and "They Call the Wind Maria."

First Nighter: Nathan Lane First-Rate, as Usual, in Douglas Carter Beane's New Play, The Nance

David Finkle | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Plays conjuring Manhattan in the 1930s often take on the look of a live-action Edward Hopper painting. Not a bad thing. Actually, the effect is stunning when the curtain rises on The Nance.

Cactus Flower Abloom off Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

Abe Burrows' 1965 comedy Cactus Flower would not be a likely candidate for revival with its retrograde-if quaintly hilarious-take on matters of the heart.