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First Nighter: The Visit Overstays Its Welcome, Henry IV Stumbles

David Finkle | Posted 08.20.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

This time of year, things are so beehive-hectic in these parts that it's easy to drive around on a single Saturday and see, say, The Visit at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the compacted-into-one Henry IV Part I and IIat Shakespeare and Company.

First Nighter: Noel Coward's Song at Twilight in Top-Drawer Revival

David Finkle | Posted 07.05.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

When you look over the plays Noel Coward trumpeted during his fabulous career, few give the impression of being in any direct way autobiographical.

A Grand Tradition Continues

Joel Grey | Posted 09.24.2012 | Home
Joel Grey

There are few names in the theater that carry the kind of resonance as the name Lunt-Fontanne. So when I was asked to be the "Master Teacher" for the 2012 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship program, I didn't have to think very hard before saying, "yes."

THEATER: Actor Acting Aggrieved In 'The Guardsman' | CHARLES ISHERWOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. -- Is an actor ever truly offstage? Ferenc Molnar's comedy "The Guardsman" turns on the notion that the question is essentially rhe...

Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano: Viewing "This Thing Called Love" From a Cabaret Stand-Point

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

The husband-wife team of Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano are currently doing the living-room honors in Manhattan's Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel through the first week of March.