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The Duke

First Nighter: Sarah DeLappe's Nifty "The Wolves," Honor Molloy's Numbing "Crackskull Row"

David Finkle | Posted 09.12.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

An experienced soccer player herself, Sarah DeLappe reckoned a women's soccer team going through their chatty pre-game warm-ups ought to offer a telli...

First Nighter: Topher Payne's "Perfect Arrangement" Less Than Perfect

David Finkle | Posted 10.15.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

Topher Payne sets Perfect Arrangement, directed by Michael Barakiva at the Duke, in 1950 Washington, D. C. when Commie baiting and routing out supposed deviants of any stripe were becoming federal government obsessions.

First Nighter: Deborah Zoe Laufer's 'Informed Consent' Gets Awfully Cute About Troubled Genomes

David Finkle | Posted 08.18.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

Playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer and director Liesl Tommy want to assure you that science can be fun. In pursuit of the noble aim they've gone way out of their way to demonstrate that conviction while putting together Laufer's Informed Consent.

First Nighter: Much Ado About Nothing, Parsifal, The Laramie Project, Powder Her Face All on Tap If Not All Tip-Top

David Finkle | Posted 04.20.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

It's hard to think that anyone simply listening to the Metropolitan Opera's new production as conducted by Daniele Gatti wouldn't be transported the instant the composer's moody prelude begins.

LISTEN: British Singer Joe Jackson Covers Legendary Duke Ellington

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 05.02.2012 | Entertainment

When Joe Jackson set out to pay tribute to legendary big band musician Duke Ellington with his latest album, The Duke, he knew that he didn't want it ...