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Movie Review: Alex of Venice -- Mopey

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.18.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The directing debut of actor Chris Messina, Alex of Venice is as notable for what it doesn't do as for what it does. This is the story of a married parent suddenly forced to realign priorities when their spouse walks out. Think Kramer vs. Kramer - and then make the central character a woman instead of a man.

First Nighter: Schilling, Dinklage, Edwards Spend 'A Month in the Country'

David Finkle | Posted 03.31.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

If you go by Ivan Turgenev's A Month in the Country, revived at Classic Stage Company, you might conclude the revered Russian literary man was more of a city lover.

Mike Nichols: A Penny for His Thoughts

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.24.2015 | Comedy
Randee Mia Berman

Nichols' blend of brutality, bite and poignancy was his brilliance, spilling over with insight -- on film, in comedy, on stage, on TV, in love, and in life.

First Nighter: Simon Stephens' Punk Rock Rocks Steady and Unsteady

David Finkle | Posted 01.17.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

All the stay-wide-awake light and sound accompanies action taking place in the not very well-provided senior-class library at a Stockport school in England's north country. There, a group of privileged students hang out when they're not scheduled for a class or when they're scheduled for a class but don't feel like going.

First Nighter: Ethan Hawke Superb in a Not Quite Superb Ivanov

David Finkle | Posted 01.12.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Austin Pendleton's production of Anton Chekhov's Ivanov at the Classic Stage Company is something of an unsolved puzzle. And that status probably isn't entirely due to Pendleton's direction of a highly competent cast. More likely, it's traceable to the tough challenge posed by the Russian playwright himself.

Theater: Wiest and Turturro Lost In "Orchard;" Skip This "Dinner"

Michael Giltz | Posted 02.05.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

THE CHERRY ORCHARD AT CSC ** THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER AT THEATRE AT ST. CLEMENT'S ** THE CHERRY ORCHARD ** CLASSIC STAGE COMPANY Why oh why is Che...

Curtis M. Wong

Stage Dive: Michael Urie Tackles Anton Chekhov's 'The Cherry Orchard' In New York

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.26.2011 | Gay Voices

Michael Urie happens to really, really like New York. At least by Hollywood standards, the 31-year-old Urie's almost exclusive devotion to the Of...

HuffPost Review: Henry's Crime

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.07.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

An oddball blend of crime tale and backstage comedy, Henry's Crime is a deadpan delight, an unexpected treat that offers the fire-and-ice teaming of Keanu Reeves and Vera Farmiga.