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First Nighter: 'Les Miserables' Returns in Sizzling 21st-Century Upgrade

David Finkle | Posted 05.24.2014 | Entertainment
David Finkle

This isn't your grandfather's Les Miz. It's the new and enhanced-in-some-ways-diminished-in-others Les Miz, and it very much takes into account the movie and the possible expectations that it's planted in the eyes, ears and minds of ticket buyers.

First Nighter: Neat Tricks Pulled Off in Beckett's All That Fall, Nothing to Hide

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Samuel Beckett wanted his plays done exactly as he wrote them and as he particularized them in his stage directions. Don't think of adding even a second tree, for instance, to the Waiting for Godot set.

Happy Anniversary, Les Miserables!

Posted 03.12.2013 | Arts

Today marks the 26th anniversary of the Broadway premiere of Les Miserables, the third-longest running musical in the history of the Great White Way. ...

Can You Hear Me Now?

George Heymont | Posted 10.05.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

2012-08-05-Heymont.jpg During the 30-year period from 1970 to 2000, the wall between contemporary opera and musical theater was pretty thoroughly demolished.

"Cats," Musical Theatre West

James Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Scarborough

We know that cats have nine lives. "Cats," based on T.S. Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats," with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with additional lyrics by Trevor Nunn, shows us how this process of reincarnation works.

On the Culture Front: Arcade Fire, The Original Copy, The Black Keys and A Little Night Music

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Both Arcade Fire and The Black Keys sound as good, or better, live, so I try to catch them when they come into town.