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First Nighter: Simon Russell Beale and Other London Come-Ons

David Finkle | Posted 09.29.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Though Samuel Foote is not remembered today and therefore another instance in the annals of the millions once famous and now forgotten, he was celebrated in 18th-century London as a wit as well as an actor.

First Nighter: Two Gentlemen of VeronaOn Screens Big and Bold

David Finkle | Posted 11.20.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

There's no telling when Two Gentlemen of Verona will come around again. So if an incarnation this good is available, that's even more reason to tune right in.

First Nighter: London Consumer Report on "Othello," "Strange Interlude," August Strindberg, Peter Nichols

David Finkle | Posted 08.19.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

If you don't mind an Othello (Adrian Lester) and an Iago (Rory Kinnear) policing Cyprus in desert fatigues and a Desdemona (Olivia Vinall) who arrives...