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First Nighter: Nick Jones's 'Important Hats of the Twentieth Century' an Important Comedy of the Twenty-First

David Finkle | Posted 11.26.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Granted, Nick Jones's latest should probably be played in one act instead of two and goes a bit wilder than it needs to in the second half. None of that, however, detracts significantly from one of the most delightfully original comedies to show up in these parts for far too long a stretch.

First Nighter: Tony Danza Puts the Honey in Honeymoon in Vegas

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Tony Danza on stage--or anywhere, for that matter--is just about impossible to dislike. This contemporary show-biz given is both a boon and a problem for Honeymoon in Vegas.

First Nighter: Blitzstein's 1937 "Cradle Will Rock" Rocks 2013 Encores! Off-Center

David Finkle | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

The cast of the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Marc Blitzstein's once highly controversial first musical The Cradle Will Rock are dressed i...