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Back to the Sixties

George Heymont | Posted 04.07.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

On May 24, 1966, one of my favorite musicals opened on Broadway. Not only did Mame receive rave reviews from critics, Jerry Herman's musical catapulted Angela Lansbury into a new phase of her remarkable career.

First Nighter: Flying Off Course While 'Finding Neverland'

David Finkle | Posted 06.15.2015 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Weinstein has certainly toiled industriously to render the movie he produced into a hit. Maybe the hordes of Peter Pan fans will turn it into one.

First Nighter: Simon Russell Beale Monarchic in HD 'King Lear'

David Finkle | Posted 06.29.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

It would be folly to claim this is the greatest Lear yet seen, but it's surely no exaggeration to declare it's right up there with the best of them.

First NIghter: Sam Mendes's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" Needs Sweetening

David Finkle | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
David Finkle

London--If you're a chocoholic like me, you're hoping Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be as delectable as biting into a piece of fudge or a bro...

First-Nighter: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies Doesn't and Then Almost Does

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

Judged by some compromised standards, Love Never Dies is not the metaphorical crashing chandelier it's reputed to be.