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Broadway Actress Tonya Pinkins Is 'One Tough Broad'

NBCBLK | Karu F. Daniels | Posted 03.23.2015 | Black Voices

From hell and back, Tony Award winning actress Tonya Pinkins continues her journey of delivering masterfully nuanced performances on the stage and scr...

First Nighter: Joel Drake Johnson's Sly Rasheeda Speaking, Craig muMs Grant's Paradox of the Urban Cliché

David Finkle | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Joel Drake Johnson is a sly one. At first, his Rasheeda Speaks -- directed by Cynthia Nixon with her own sly touch in a very impressive directing debut -- looks as if it's going to be a straightforward office comedy.

Aisle View: Time to Kill on Stage

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

The final 20 minutes of the courtroom drama A Time to Kill provide crackling theatrics, as idealistic folksy small-town lawyer Sebastian Arcelus goes up against slimily wily district attorney (and governor-nominee) Patrick Page. Unfortunately, those 20 minutes of high drama come after two full hours of lumbering storytelling.

First Nighter: Two Shakespeare "Problem" Plays Cause Additional Problems in Central Park

David Finkle | Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

The "problem plays" Shakespeare uncorked in the early 17th century contain enough problems that there's no call for directors and players to add new ones. That, however, is what's transpiring in the Public Theater's summer 2011 Central Park offerings.

Dueling Shakespeare 'Problem Plays' Hit Central Park This Summer

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.10.2011 | Arts

The cancellation of the New York Philharmonic's annual park appearances came as a disappointment to many Gothamites. But the city's legion of free cul...