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First Nighter: Nathan Lane, Brian Dennehy in O'Neill's 'Iceman Cometh'

David Finkle | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Can a great play also be not entirely good? I ask this because the question kept wandering around my head as I watched and listened to--and watched and listened to and watched and listened to--Robert Falls's 2012 production of Eugene O'Neill's (classic?) The Iceman Cometh for Chicago's Goodman Theatre. It's finally reached the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

First Nighter: Heidi Schreck's 'Grand Concourse, 'En Garde Arts 'Basetrack,' Alda and Bergen in 'Love Letters'

David Finkle | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

What Heidi Schreck's Grand Concourse, at Playwrights Horizons, is really about is only revealed in the final minute. So be assured the wonderfully eye-widening revelation won't be described here.

First Nighter: Little Me Big and Christian Borle Even Bigger

David Finkle | Posted 04.09.2014 | Entertainment
David Finkle

When Little Me opened in November 1962, its major pluses were Sid Caesar, the Carolyn Leigh-Cy Coleman score and the rarely-miss Neil Simon gags. Revived at City Center this weekend, it can crow about what could be called a breakout performance by Christian Borle.