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Aisle View: Fish Are Jumpin'

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.10.2013 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Intelligent, unconventional, non-cookie-cutter Broadway musicals are so rare that we try to go out of our way to encourage those that come along. Susan Stroman's Big Fish, at the Neil Simon, is such a one.

First Nighter: The Woefully Misunderstood Damsels in Distress of Passion and Cinderella

David Finkle | Posted 05.18.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

The correct title for the Sondheim-Lapine opus would be Romantic Obsession, and it wouldn't try to ingratiate itself as a depiction of what genuine love is. Passion is anything but a love story.

Nathan Lane Gets a Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Award; Cinderella on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.05.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The award season is all about superlatives and thank you speeches but for East Hampton's Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Awards, it is about community and family.

Theatre Drawings

Ken Fallin | Posted 05.01.2013 | Arts
Ken Fallin

This past week I did this drawing for The Wall Street Journal of the divine Harriet Harris as the Evil Stepmother in the new Broadway musical, Cinderella.

The American Theatre Wing's National Theatre Company Grants

John-Stuart Fauquet | Posted 12.10.2012 | Arts
John-Stuart Fauquet

We should congratulate the American Theatre Wing for giving such a gift to not-for-profit theatres every year.

Dreamgirls Gets a Facelift

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

From the very first beats of Henry Krieger's score, the new staging of Dreamgirls roars out of the opening gate and never slows down.

Vice Founder Suroosh Alvi, John Currin, Louise Bourgeois All Living Large In East Village

The New York Observer | Max Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Vice is cooler than your cool uncle's cool uncle. It has photographs of naked polyglot brunettes, impeccably cruel music reviews, crueler Dos and Don'...

Do You Know the Muffin Man? Yes, He Lives Down the Block

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

If it hadn't been for Karen, the mailperson, I still wouldn't know about The Muffin House and its importance to history and to my block, West 20th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.