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First Nighter: Cera, Culkin, Gevinson Distinguish 'This Is Our Youth'

David Finkle | Posted 11.11.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

In Kenneth Lonergan's revived 1996 play, This is Our Youth, a Steppenwolf production transferred to the Cort, what specifically does the playwright mean by "this"?

First Nighter: Denzel Washington Good, Not So Good in "A Raisin in the Sun"

David Finkle | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

With Washington's return to The Great White Way in the revival of Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 A Raisin in the Sun at the Barrymore, he does a tremendous favor. Once again, as he did with his limited-runs Julius Caesar and Fences, he brings large audiences--especially African-American audiences--to a theater and to theater in the larger sense.

Carnegie Mellon Cheers 'Bumper Crop' Of Tonys

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.14.2013 | College

NEW YORK — There was plenty of applause heard during the Tony Awards – and perhaps no place louder than from as far away as Pittsburgh. S...

Old is New Again: Frances Ha and He's Way More Famous Than You

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Noah Baumbach's new film Frances Ha is cut from the same cloth as Lena Dunham's Girls. Written with Greta Gerwig, who stars as Frances, shot in black ...

First Nighter: Bette Midler Divine in I'll Eat You Last, Cicely Tyson's Beautiful Bountiful, Tristan Sturrock's Mayday Mayday

David Finkle | Posted 06.25.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Tuning into the gossip the Divine Miss M spews jubilantly as another Divine Miss M is such fun it hardly matters that five minutes after the romp ends, much of the dirt dished with such five-alarm relish has completely faded in the cool night air.

First Nighter: Nathan Lane First-Rate, as Usual, in Douglas Carter Beane's New Play, The Nance

David Finkle | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Plays conjuring Manhattan in the 1930s often take on the look of a live-action Edward Hopper painting. Not a bad thing. Actually, the effect is stunning when the curtain rises on The Nance.

Ann Roth: Reluctant Honoree at the Hamptons International Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.09.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

How do you pay tribute to a star in the film industry, playfully dubbed "The Meryl Streep of Costume Design"?

The Best Man: Gore Vidal's Patriot Act

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.10.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Sadly as Americans sort out the values of the real candidates, The Best Man is a reminder that the worst man will have a chance to triumph, and the best may only be a shadow of our highest ideals.

First Nighter: South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone Cheerfully Commit The Book of Mormon to Broadway

David Finkle | Posted 05.26.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

The production is hardly a surprise attack by the nose-thumbing partners. It could be said they're going after Christianity as a whole with the appearance of a slang-spouting Jesus in a lustrous blond wig.

Two Dining Landmarks in Chicago: Last Call

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Meathead

It's last call at two fine dining landmarks in downtown Chicago, the 90-year-old Don Roth's Blackhawk and the 32-year-old Nick's Fishmarket.