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Richard Bean

First Nighter: Richard Bean's Workplace "Toast" is Nicely Buttered, Dostoevsky's "Idiot" Transferred Giddily to the Stage

David Finkle | Posted 05.03.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

Call them gang comedy-dramas, if you like. The truth is, you might want to get in the habit, because they appear to be coming our way. Is it a trend...

Singular Sensations

George Heymont | Posted 07.12.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

On January 29, 1966, when Sweet Charity opened on Broadway at the Palace Theatre, the song which became one of the show's biggest hits was "Big Spender." The number featured a lineup of bored, jaded, and cynical taxi dancers offering their bodies to prospective customers.

Meanwhile, Back in Afghanistan...

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

If The Great Game: Afghanistan and 150 years of that country's history proves anything, it is that this miserable area of the world is a black hole that baffles armies, swallows invaders, and eats its young. No one wins.