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First Nighter: You Better Believe That the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Trevor Nunn-T. S. Eliot "Cats" is Now and Forever

David Finkle | Posted 08.02.2016 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Forever has resumed on Broadway. The original production of Cats, which billboarded the slogan "Cats. Now and Forever," paused the forever part on Se...

Aladdin Continues to Introduce Audiences to A Whole New World

Cara Joy David | Posted 12.22.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Every week when the grosses come in, I think: "Wow, look at Aladdin go." I thought this even last winter, the winter not being known as a great time f...

The Tony Nominations, Three Weeks Later

Cara Joy David | Posted 07.20.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Often I am surprised with something right as the nominations come out, but, upon reflection, my surprise changes to understanding. This year that wasn't so. My opinions haven't changed since the announcements.

First Nighter: Tennessee Williams's Memorable Glass Menagerie, William Inge's Forgettable Natural Affection

David Finkle | Posted 11.26.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

It was when Tennessee Williams took him to see The Glass Menagerie that William Inge decided to become a playwright -- very much influenced, as it turned out, by his pal.

Teachable Moments

George Heymont | Posted 09.05.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Sometimes bad parenting kills people. No amount of input from a teacher can save a child who has not yet even learned how to read. Nor can it always prevent a child from being harmed by his parents' hyperreligiosity, laziness, substance abuse, tendency to commit acts of domestic violence and/or gun fetish.

No Tony Gold at the End of the Rainbow

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.11.2012 | Home
Cara Joy David

There are two nominated individuals whom I believe deserved to win Tony Awards over their competition: Tracie Bennett and Hugh Vanstone.