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Dear Evan Hansen: A Review

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.06.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

You'd think the death by suicide of a lonely teen would be a total downer. In Dear Evan Hansen, the play that opened at Broadway's Music Box Theater o...

Aisle View: Modern Masterwork

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.04.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

Ben Platt in Dear Evan Hansen Photo: Matthew Murphy "Don't ask questions, just go see Dear Evan Hansen" began my review of last May's Second Stag...

Live from the Toronto Film Festival: Sunday, Sept. 7

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.08.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I admire Smith's impulse to expand his film-making palette and was a fan of his Red State. Tusk, however, may only be for Smith completists. It was so disheartening that I bailed a little early in order to make a screening of The Reach.

First Nighter: Martha Clarke's "Threepenny Opera" Short-Changes

David Finkle | Posted 06.07.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Not to put too fine a point on it, director-choreographer Martha Clarke's version of the Bertolt Brecht-Kurt Weill Threepenny Opera, at the Atlantic's...

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...

Daytime Emmy Awards Downplay Soaps, Celebrate Las Vegas

Ed Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

When I sat down to watch CBS's presentation of the 37th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday, I was looking for a celebration of daytime programming -- and I didn't get what I wanted.