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First Nighter: Stoppard's 'Real Thing,' McNally's 'Lips Together, Teeth Apart'

David Finkle | Posted 11.03.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

This week we get the revivals of Tom Stoppard's somewhat autobiographical The Real Thing (1982), at the American Airlines Theatre, and Terrence McNally's Lips Together, Teeth Apart (1991), at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre.

Sting's the Last Ship: The Prodigal Son Returns

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.26.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

At its core, The Last Ship poses a religious quest for redemption: Father Jim (Fred Applegate) hears Gideon's confession of sins of the flesh, drink, and foul talk. But hey, this father has a few foibles of his own.

First Nighter: Robert Wilson's "Life and Death of Marina Abramovic," Martha Clarke's "Cheri"

David Finkle | Posted 02.13.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

The one thing you can safely say about The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic at the Park Avenue Armory is that it is what it is. What it is is Ro...

First Nighter: In "Arguendo" Elevator Repair Service Makes a Good Argument for Unbridled Enjoyment

David Finkle | Posted 11.25.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Although I can't say I followed everyone of the ins and outs of Elevator Repair Service's Arguendo, at the Public, I had great fun trying to. That's ...

First Nighter: Musical Carrie Flickers But Doesn't Flame

David Finkle | Posted 05.02.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Movie-goers haunted by the horror flick's final image will likely be waiting for it and dismayed when they don't get it. As they leave the theater, they'll realized they've had to settle for a not terrible but no more than mediocre version of Stephen King's prom-night nightmare inducer.

First Nighter: Jon Robin Baitz's "Other Desert Cities" is Red-Hot

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

In the living-room of the luxurious Palm Springs home where Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities takes place, a long, curved stone wall looms upst...

First Nighter: Polly Stenham's That Face Hard to Face

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Handed Stenham's outlandish manuscript for That Face, helmer Sarah Benson and ensemble don't have much choice but to fling themselves into it body and soul -- mostly body.