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First Nighter: "El gato con botas," "Le Nozze di Figaro," Carlisle Floyd One-Acts as Opera Magnets

David Finkle | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Since perfect things come along infrequently, it's absolutely required that when they do, a whole lot of carrying on attends them. The perfect thing about which I'm now holding forth is the Gotham Chamber Opera and Tectonic Theater Project's revival of El gato con botas.

'Downton Abbey' Meets Mozart At The Met Opera

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 11.26.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

All's well that ends well, Shakespeare observed, and the summer of the Metropolitan Opera's discontent could not have ended any better than with its smashing new production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro.

First Nighter: Andrew Lloyd Webber's So Low 'Stephen Ward' and Solo 'Tell Me on a Sunday'

David Finkle | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Andrew Lloyd Webber rules Brittania's West End and, as will come as a surprise to few, has for just about 40 years. Right now, three of his musicals are at hand. The Phantom of the Opera is in its zillionth year at the Majestic, Stephen Ward opened recently at the Aldwych and Tell Me on a Sunday is just in for a short revival.

First Nighter: Rowan Atkinson, Helen Mirren, Terrific Others Occupy London-Theater Hot Seats

David Finkle | Posted 05.05.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Due to one of those odd coincidences, theater at the moment seems to be about chairs. Rowan Atkinson sits in a relatively comfy one throughout the flawless revival of Simon Gray's Quartermaine's Terms, at Wyndham's.

As Broadway's Mary Poppins Gets Ready to Close, Regional Productions to Begin Popping Up

Jim Hill | Posted 04.30.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

As any good Mary Poppins fan will tell you, when the wind shifts from the East to the West, it's then time for that practically perfect nanny to pack up her carpet bag and fly off for parts unknown.

On the Culture Front: Krapp's Last Tape, John Schaefer Celebrates 30 Years, Private Lives and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 02.13.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Sometimes theater thrives on the simplest pleasures. A couple actors on a bare stage. This was the case at the last event for Carnegie Hall's young donor group, the Notables.

Kim Cattrall in Noel Coward's Private Lives

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.26.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

The beauty of Private Lives is Noel Coward's language, the hilarious barbs and banter, foreplay to out and out brawl.

Stage Door: Private Lives

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.21.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

"It's extraordinary how potent cheap music can be," muses Amanda (Kim Cattrall) to Elyot (Paul Gross) her former husband. They meet, five years after ...

8 Common Mistakes Parents Make When It Comes to Allowances

Linda Eyre | Posted 11.07.2011 | Parents
Linda Eyre

Kids who are given money do not perceive real ownership of that money since they did not earn it or give up anything for it

First Nighter: Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman Unleashes Acting Blizzard

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

John Gabriel Borkman is one of the rarely revived Ibsen works, which may be a reason to see it now. On the other hand, this treatment won't serve as a strong argument for its being brought back more often.

Culture Zohn Off the C(H)uff With Christopher Wheeldon: Carmen Collaboration

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patricia Zohn

2010-01-14-blueoutside.jpg When you're used to being the main course, it's hard to be the dessert. Yet Christopher Wheeldon manages to impart the sensuality for which Eyre was looking.

Antonio Banderas and Laura Linney Talk The Other Man

Jenna Busch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jenna Busch

Antonio Banderas: This is a movie that, in Hollywood, would literally have been impossible to make. Because it would have cut the peaks and lows of the movie and make something very edible for audiences.