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First Nighter: James McAvoy Rules 'The Ruling Class,' A Feminized Treasure Island,' 'Di and Viv and Rose' on Friendship

David Finkle | Posted 04.22.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

When Peter Barnes decided the ruling English class was nutty, he created Jack Gurney and wrote The Ruling Class, a hellzapoppin satire during most of which Gurney (James McAvoy) contends he's Jesus.

First Nighter: Rowan Atkinson, Helen Mirren, Terrific Others Occupy London-Theater Hot Seats

David Finkle | Posted 05.05.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Due to one of those odd coincidences, theater at the moment seems to be about chairs. Rowan Atkinson sits in a relatively comfy one throughout the flawless revival of Simon Gray's Quartermaine's Terms, at Wyndham's.

Donors Help Baby Who Is 1 Of 14 In World With Rare Disease

Posted 10.17.2012 | Impact

Seven-month-old Casen Buswell is one of just 14 people in the world who’s fighting a rare breathing disease and his parents are struggling to pay fo...