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Aisle View: Finn's Brainy Musical

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.25.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

While it was too intense--or just too strange--to win over a substantial majority in a 299-seat house in 1998, it should earn roars of approval this week from the vast majority of playgoers at the 2,200-seat City Center.

Actor Jonathan Groff Has Twice Been Given the Gift of A New Brain

Steve Schonberg | Posted 06.25.2016 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

I sat down with Jonathan Groff during an early rehearsal for A New Brain to discuss his excitement for the show both as a fan and star of this production, as well as to get some insight into Lapine's creative process as his director, while this new vision comes to life.

Mary Testa: 'Have Faith'

Barry Singer | Posted 03.25.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

Mary Testa is a pro: a belter, a diva and a clown, in the most beloved Broadway sense. She is a star talent who has rarely gotten star billing. You could write a musical about her.

Aisle View: 18 (Plays) in 16 (Days)

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

In busy spells -- which in the Broadway arena typically include the two weeks before Thanksgiving and the month before the various award deadlines in the spring -- it is not uncommon for critics and award nominators to find themselves at five or six a week. Eighteen in 16, though, is overdoing it.