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Off Broadway: Uncle Vanya at the Pearl Theater and Almost Home at the Acorn

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.24.2014 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

The Pearl Theater's revival of Uncle Vanya illustrates this fine company's signature charm, and does one better, doing Anton Chekhov the good service of playing his tragicomedy for humor over gravitas.

First Nighter: A. R. Gurney's "Love Letters," Walter Anderson's "Almost Home"

David Finkle | Posted 09.18.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Is Love Letters A. R Gurney's most lucrative play? No one seems to be quite sure, but it has to be up there among the prolific playwright's biggest m...

Aisle View: Don't Speak! Don't Sing!

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.10.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Susan Stroman, the director/choreographer who worked with Mel Brooks on the aforementioned blockbuster, has now joined forces with Allen but lightning is not striking twice. The main culprit, it turns out, is those songs.

First Nighter: City Center's Encores! Series On Your Toes Lives Up to Its Name

David Finkle | Posted 07.09.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

The single most spectacular dance number on view at the moment -- and it won't be for long; get there fast -- erupts in the second act of On Your Toes, the current Encores! series entry at City Center.

Twelve Months Til Christmas

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

For most people, the holiday season is over and done with. Christmas decorations have been put back into storage and the tree has been disposed of. But for arts entrepreneurs the situation is quite different.