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Stage Door: The Cherry Orchard, Mr. Popper's Penguins

Fern Siegel | Posted 10.23.2016 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The Cherry Orchard, the Broadway revival now at the American Airlines Theater, the key is to retain sympathy for Chekhov's characters -- decadent aris...

Stage Door: Dry Powder, The Star Keeper

Fern Siegel | Posted 04.04.2016 | Arts
Fern Siegel

"Vacations are for amateurs," sneers Jenny, a cofounder of a private-equity firm. She's ambitious, smart and driven by excessive profits -- by any means necessary.

Circus or Cirque: The Wonder Thrives on

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 12.21.2015 | Arts
Johnathan Lee Iverson

Circus (or cirque) thrives on living art for audiences of every age and conceivable walk of life, be it under the big top, the theatrical stage or the many sumptuous arenas that host The Greatest Show On Earth.

Stage Door: Barbecue, The Gruffalo

Fern Siegel | Posted 10.18.2016 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Robert O'Hara's biting play, Barbecue, now off-Broadway at the Public Theater, takes raw concepts of truth, fiction and entertainment and grills them over a well-lit flame.

Stage Door: Lady Day

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Part memoir, part concert, Lady Day captures jazz great Billie Holiday. Thanks to the amazing Dee Dee Bridgewater, who channels Holiday's unique phrasing and intonation, audiences meet the singer in London in 1954, as she ends her European concert tour.

Stage Door: Talley's Folly, Neva

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.11.2013 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The waters are rarely smooth, but the performances of Talley's Folly are beautifully wrought; conversely, Neva is a meditation on staging art in violent times.

First Nighter: A Puss in Boots for Children of All Ages

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

Everything about Puss in Boots registers as so utterly charming that any adults viewing it without a child next to them will want desperately to bring one to the very next showing.