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First Nighter: Check Out 'Hellman v. McCarthy,' 'Red Velvet,' 'Heathers'

David Finkle | Posted 06.05.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

On January 20, 1980 Mary McCarthy, never known to mince words in print or in person, was asked on Dick Cavett's PBS talk show whom she considered overrated writers. After a moment's thought, Lillian Hellman came to her mind.

Aisle View: New High School Musical

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.01.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

And here we have a raucous, bright and vulgar musical comedy about fun-loving, middle-American teens who bully each other, murder each other, attempt suicide, and finally blow up the high school. Raucous, bright, uneven, and distasteful for viewers who don't quite buy into the joke.

Mean Girls, Rejoice: 'Heathers' Musical Is Coming

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 12.11.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Before there was "Mean Girls," there was "Heathers." Now that dark comedy is ready to bully its way into New York as a musical. The...