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Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt in Heisenberg: A New Science of Uncertainties

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.17.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In the age of Internet dating sites, Manhattan Theater Club's staging of Simon Stephens' play Heisenberg, newly arrived to the Samuel J. Friedman Thea...

So Little Time, So Many Possibilities

George Heymont | Posted 01.17.2017 | Arts
George Heymont

A brilliant idea. That's what most creatives crave. For some, great ideas come naturally. For others, they arrive on a cloud of fortuitous timing, often resting on a foundation of intuition and introspection. Once a brilliant idea is within an artist's grasp, the next question is what to do with it.

First Nighter: Simon Stephens's "Heisenberg," Tom Jacobson's "The Twentieth-Century Way"

David Finkle | Posted 06.03.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

Whether two things appearing simultaneously can be called a trend seems premature. But when they appear one on top of the other, they can at least be described as noticeable.

First Nighter: Simon Stephens' Punk Rock Rocks Steady and Unsteady

David Finkle | Posted 01.17.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

All the stay-wide-awake light and sound accompanies action taking place in the not very well-provided senior-class library at a Stockport school in England's north country. There, a group of privileged students hang out when they're not scheduled for a class or when they're scheduled for a class but don't feel like going.

First Nighter: Idina Menzel's What/If Is Extremely Iffy

David Finkle | Posted 05.30.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Give me a minute here while I clear my head after attending a performance of If/Then, the new musical starring Idina Menzel. Never mind. I'll just have to confess I can't keep straight what goes on in the Brian Yorkey-Tom Kitt follow-up to their Pulitzer Prize/Tony-winning Next to Normal.

First Nighter: "The Master Builder" Slightly Less Than Masterful, "Murder Ballad" Kills

David Finkle | Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Santo Loquasto's set at BAM's Harvey for Henrik Ibsen's undoubtedly most challenging, yet ultimately intriguing, play, The Master Builder, is one of t...

First Nighter: Tony Kushner's Angels in America Flies on Gossamer Wings

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

Angels in America remains superlative theater-going and a spectacular achievement.