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Leslie Kritzer

First Nighter: 'Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story' Works Piecemeal

David Finkle | Posted 09.20.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Perhaps an argument could be made that the songs are so strong they represent emotions at moments of great joy or stress, delight or disappointment. But it's not a very persuasive argument. The more convincing contention is that Berns was a songwriter who wanted to produce as many commercial songs as he could and knew that powerful love songs were the most obvious way to go.

Piece of My Heart: Quick Questions With Leslie Kritzer and Teal Wicks

Cara Joy David | Posted 09.16.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I got both leading ladies to participate in my recurring feature where I ask actors random, often silly, questions taken directly from the subject matter or text of the show.

First Nighter: Beatles Tribute "Let It Be" Disappoints, as Does "Nobody Loves You" Tuner

David Finkle | Posted 09.23.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

On behalf of Let It Be, described as "a celebration of the music of the Beatles," I don't have much to say. Why would I? I'm a longtime, dyed-in-the-vinyl Beatles fan.

Aisle View: Reality Show as Stage Musical

Steven Suskin | Posted 09.18.2013 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Nobody Loves You is the title of both the show and the TV show-within-the-show. Attractive singles seek to pair up as the audience watches, in weekly installments.