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First Nighter: Dan Hoyle's Outstanding "The Block," Jonathan Brielle's Not Outstanding "Himself and Nora"

David Finkle | Posted 06.07.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

If the following four plays are anywhere near as strong as the initial entry, audiences throughout the City are in for a tremendous treat.

First Nighter: James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson Play 'The Gin Game'; Oren Safdie's Unseemly 'Unseamly'

David Finkle | Posted 10.15.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

If you think you're about to hear anything critical of the two old pros James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson in director Leonard Foglia's revival of D. L. Coburn's 1977 comedy, The Gin Game, at the Golden Theatre, you better think again.

First Nighter: James McManus's "Cherry Smoke," Oni Faida Lampley's "Tough Titty"

David Finkle | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

It's not too often that great passion doomed--make that Great Passion Doomed--hits the boards. There's Romeo and Juliet and Antony and Cleopatra and Cyrano de Bergerac and West Side Story with its Romeo and Juliet bow. Add to the list, though maybe not quite on that lofty level but nothing to turn a nose up at, either--James McManus's Cherry Smoke.