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Reed Birney

First Nighter: Harvey Fierstein's Highly Accomplished 'Casa Valentina'

David Finkle | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Yes, Fierstein fans, there are plenty of belly laughs as the two-acts unfold on Scott Pask's lean version of a mountain getaway that's seen better days. But the playwright has much more on his mind and up his chiffon sleeve.

First Nighter: Workplace Woes Scrutinized in Three Plays, One Musical

David Finkle | Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Perhaps it's this reviewer's imagination, but it seems that more than the usual number of plays set in the workplace are cropping up. Take Mike Bartl...

'I CAN’T TAKE MY CLOTHES OFF!'

Posted 01.06.2013 | Arts

WHEN Reed Birney’s big break finally came, after 30 years as a journeyman actor in New York, he nearly let it pass him by. Like many performers who ...

Theater: "The Dream Of The Burning Boy" Almost Catches Fire

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY ** 1/2 out of **** Roundabout Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre The Black Box Thea...

On the Culture Front: Big Apple Rock & Roll Circus and A Small Fire

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

The Rock & Roll Circus that took over the Big Apple's tent at Lincoln center last Monday and Tuesday night was heavy on rock and light on circus. Tues...