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First Nighter: Mary Martin Let Down in Inventing Mary Martin

David Finkle | Posted 06.27.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Somehow it should seem appropriate that Inventing Mary Martin is as corny as Kansas in August. But the kind of corniness prevalent in conceiver-writer Stephen Cole's revue, at the York, tributing one of Broadway's great musical comedy leading ladies, is never welcome.

Aisle View: The Fantasticks at 53

Steven Suskin | Posted 11.16.2013 | Arts
Steven Suskin

The Fantasticks opened May 3, 1960 at the Sullivan Street Theatre in Greenwich Village, two blocks over from La Guardia Place. (Fiorello himself was born two doors down.)

The Fantasticks, South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa

James Scarborough | Posted 07.20.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

It's easy to see why The Fantasticks is the longest running production in the history of American theatre. It's equally easy to see why this is such a splendid production.

Easy Listener: Why You Should Know Singer Joyce Breach

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

There's a world-class pop singer you may not know about but absolutely should. She's Joyce Breach, who's been hiding her mellow light under lucky urban bushes.