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First Nighter: Noel Coward's Song at Twilight in Top-Drawer Revival

David Finkle | Posted 07.05.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

When you look over the plays Noel Coward trumpeted during his fabulous career, few give the impression of being in any direct way autobiographical.

First Nighter: The Met's New 'Wozzeck' with Matthias Goerne Confidently Stepping In

David Finkle | Posted 05.07.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

The first performance of the new Wozzeck production at the Metropolitan Opera House turned into one of those show-must-go-on episodes that turn up not...

First Nighter: Westport Country Playhouse's "Room Service" on a Gold Tray

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

About the 1937 Room Service, now revived at the Westport Country Playhouse, I'm tempted to say things like "They don't write 'em like they used to" or...

Aisle View: In Search of a Safe (Sag) Harbor

Steven Suskin | Posted 10.07.2013 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Chad Beguelin's warm and funny Harbor is about a gay couple living in a perfectly-designed Greek revival bungalow in Sag Harbor that looks like a wedding cake.

New Routes To Shakespeare

Howard Sherman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Howard Sherman

I'm unable to see a Shakespeare play without thinking of my late mother. "How sweet," you think, "He and his mother must have shared many great ev...

First Nighter: A. R. Gurney's Black Tie Diverts as it Disappoints

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Remove the "r," "n" and "y" from playwright A. R. Gurney's name and what's left is "argue"--perhaps a reviewer's excessively roundabout way to assert ...

Rigoletto With a Touch of the Surreal

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

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