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"Merrily We Roll Along

Screen View: Best Thing (That Ever Could Have Happened)

Steven Suskin | Posted 11.17.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

Lonny Price, Ann Morrison and Jim Walton on the stage of the Alvin (now Neil Simon) Theatre Photo: "Best Worst Thing That Could Have Happened" "...

Interview: George C. Wolfe Makes a Musical, Part 2

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.04.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

I was obsessed with New York, early on. I was watching sitcoms that were set in or around New York, like The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Phineas and Ferb Finale, 'Last Day of Summer', May Not Be as Final as We Think

Jim Hill | Posted 06.12.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

After 126 episodes, five one-hour specials, and a Disney Channel Original movie -- Phineas and Ferb are heading for the exit. And not because anyone in Mouse House upper management decided to pull the plug on this Emmy Award-winning animated series.

First Nighter: London Consumer Report on "Sweet Bird," "Merrily," Worthwhile Others

David Finkle | Posted 08.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

By 1959 when Tennessee Williams got around to presenting Sweet Bird of Youth on Broadway, as directed by Elia Kazan and starring Geraldine Page and Pa...

Old Friends

Roger Fransecky | Posted 05.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Roger Fransecky

The growth of the social web and the increasing linkages to what some call "Web 4.0" will make sifting and sorting our time and attention for "real" friends more and more challenging. But it's worth it.

First Nighter: Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along Does and Doesn't

David Finkle | Posted 04.19.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Ever since the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth-Harold Prince Merrily We Roll Along opened in 1981, rolling along merrily is one thing it hasn't done.

First Nighter: "Follies" 2011 a Smash Hit

David Finkle | Posted 11.13.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

In a theater-going era when anything with assumed marquee value is trussed up for consumer consumption, it's a treat to recall something that -- for the abundance of high-quality theater craft it contains -- truly deserves enthusiastic applause.

First Nighter: Stephen Sondheim Wants to Know

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

In celebration of Stephen Sondheim's eightieth birthday, his songs are being sung even more this year than they usually are -- which in Manhattan intimate rooms is quite often, to say the least.