Monday, April 16, 2018

"Glee" on TV: Is It the Best, the Worst or Both? by David Finkle

Let's talk a minute about my idea of this season's best and the worst television series: <em>Glee</em>.

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 09:12AM
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Q&A with Raytheon and Forcepoint: Securing Our Future – Cybersecurity and the Millennial Workforce by Michael Kaiser

It’s Week 4 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), and this week we’re highlighting cybersecurity as a viable

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 02:42PM

Angel Blue, Russell Thomas Prove Young Love Is Irresistible in the Met's "La Boheme" by David Finkle

Giacomo Puccini’s La Boheme is in good hands at the Metropolitan Opera House—and very happily in good voice—certainly as

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 08:29AM
Sunday, October 22, 2017

David Greenspan Boldly Takes on Eugene O'Neill's "Strange Interlude" by David Finkle

In her small, post-World War I New England town Nina Leeds (David Greenspan) is unable to tear herself from memories of fallen

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 12:45AM
Friday, October 20, 2017

The Songwriter/Performer/Band Leader You Need to Know All About Right This Minute: Shaina Taub by David Finkle

Shaina Taub. Shaina Taub. Shaina Taub. Mark the name. When radaring in on any new excitement gathering, there’s such a thing

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 07:08AM
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Alison Fraser in Aaron Mark's "Squeamish," Iris Bahr in Her "I Lost You There" by David Finkle

Actors! Bless ‘em. What they won’t agree to do when asked. Take the always reliably wonderful Alison Fraser. She’s now appearing

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 12:29PM
Monday, October 16, 2017

Q&A with Anthony Grieco of Cisco: A Collective Approach to Securing the Internet of Things – The Way Forward by Michael Kaiser

It’s Week 3 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), which will take a look into the future through the lens of

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 07:42AM
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Elevator Repair Service's Immeasurable "Measure for Measure" Damage by David Finkle

Something Elevator Repair Service artistic director John Collins states in his program note for the Measure for Measure he’s

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 01:40PM
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Brian Friel's Delving, Involving "The Home Place," Ted Greenberg's Kinetic Father-Son "Ace" by David Finkle

During Brian Friel’s The Home Place it’s the summer of 1878 in Ballybeg, County Donegal, Ireland when Christopher Gore (John

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 10:05PM

Q&A with Lance Spitzner of SANS: Building a Successful Internal Security Awareness Program by Michael Kaiser

The second week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) has begun, and this week’s efforts are focused on creating

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 02:06PM
Monday, October 9, 2017

Diana Oh's Pushy "Lingerie" Play, Giles's "Breeders" on the Loose, Halliday's Jumpy "Up the Rabbit Hole" by David Finkle

Let’s admit this about Diana Oh, whose run-on-titled {my lingerie play} 2017: THE CONCERT AND CALL TO ARMS!!!!!!!!! The Final

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 10:55PM
Sunday, October 8, 2017

Hip-Hopping "Syncing Ink" on the Brink But Could Shrink by David Finkle

Though it’s probably impossible to pinpoint exactly the moment hip-hop emerged, it’s widely agreed that 1977 was the year

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 10:50PM
Monday, October 2, 2017

Q&A With Eva Velasquez of the Identity Theft Resource Center: The Red Flags of Child Identity Theft and How to Recover by Michael Kaiser

It’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), and we at the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) are excited to

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 12:36PM
Sunday, October 1, 2017

"Desperate Measures" a Musical Yes, "The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord" a L by David Finkle

It’s up to the novitiate. It’s up to her just days before her becoming a nun called Sister Mary Jo. In the musical Desperate

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 08:36PM
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Director John Doyle's "As You Like It," Director Dan Wackerman's "The Show-Off," Playwright Amy Herzog's "Mary Jane" by David Finkle

At the start of John Doyle’s Classic Stage Company As You Like It production, nine members of the cast are gathered around

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 09:27PM
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Peter Friedman Distinguishes Max Posner's Moving "The Treasurer" by David Finkle

Peter Friedman is one of Manhattan’s superior actors. He’s been adding to a substantial resumé since the original 1988 production

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 11:03PM
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Parks's "F**king A," Stephens's "On the Shore of the Wide World" Lesser Works From A-List Playwrights by David Finkle

In the F**king A program note, Suzan-Lori Parks pens a self-incriminatory confession about how she came to write this one

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 11:33AM
Sunday, September 10, 2017

"The Baroness: Isak Dinesen's Final Affair" Not Romantic Enough; The Dzieci Company's Shipping Container 'Makbet" (Yes, Canned "Ma by David Finkle

There are people who excel at spotting others in psychological need and exploiting them. They’re experts in enthralling mercilessly

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 08:28PM
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Biographer James Atlas's "The Shadow in the Garden" Takes Biography to Task by David Finkle

Anyone as intrigued by the very idea of biography as I am has to read James Atlas’s the Shadow in the Garden: A Biographer’s

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 12:25PM
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Julie White and New Cast Retain the Sparkle of Lucas Hnath's "A Doll's House, Part 2" by David Finkle

“The phrase “When Nora slammed the door” (or versions of it) has floated around for some time, certainly since the start

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 08:56AM
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Merits of Nick Ribodeau's "Inanimate," Andre Fuad Degas's "House of Charity" by David Finkle

In Nick Robideau’s Inanimate Erica (Lacy Allen) has fallen in love with her local Dairy Queen sign. She hears the sign responding

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 08:21PM
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Mint Theater Company (Re)Discovery Teresa Deevy Looks at Love From Four Perspectives by David Finkle

Some years ago in his intrepid search for overlooked, if not completely forgotten, playwrights, Mint artistic director/director

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 08:06PM
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Cabaret Compromised and the 10th Annual MetroStar Talent Challenge by David Finkle

Cabaret makes a significant contribution to our culture. In theory it does. It does if a significant percentage of the population

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 01:06PM
Friday, August 18, 2017

Is Heather Mac Rae, at 70, Cabaret's Shiny New Star? by David Finkle

Heather Mac Rae is currently celebrating her 50th year in show business, and she’s celebrating it in an absolutely wonderful

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 04:05PM

"Van Gogh's Ear" Is Full of Expressive Impressions by David Finkle

It’s eminently appropriate that in Eve Wolf’s Van Gogh’s Ear Vincent van Gogh—an impressionist always ferociously expressionistic

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 09:59AM
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Michael Feinstein Stops the Show at His Feinstein's/54Below by David Finkle

On stage, Michael Feinstein can be two different people. There’s the original Michael Feinstein, the one who sits at the

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 09:03AM
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Importance of Being Pianist-Singer Eric Comstock at Manhattan's Birdland by David Finkle

As time moves farther away from the 20th century, the dominance of the Great American Songbook gives the appearance of waning

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 03:38PM
Monday, August 7, 2017

McBroom, Simmons, Mason, Molaskey Send Forth Top-Drawer CDs by David Finkle

Voices – Amanda McBroom (Gecko Records): Wounded hearts are one of the collection’s pressing themes, perhaps the overarching

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 11:37AM

Neil LaBute Helps Put Summer Shorts 2017 B Series in Winners Column by David Finkle

The risk of asking friends to be totally honest is the prickly subject of Wedding Bash, the middle Summer Shorts 2017 B series

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 07:29AM
Thursday, August 3, 2017

In "Curvy Widow" Bobby Goldman Holds Out Hope for Somewhat Merry Widows by David Finkle

She’s a widow as the leading lady of the musical. She wants to rejoin life. She’s considering getting married again but needs

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 11:55PM
Sunday, July 30, 2017

A Solid New York Musical Festival Hit in "The Goree All-Girl String Band," Two Non-Hits by David Finkle

For anyone wondering if the New York Musical Festival has a genuine hit in this year’s line-up, The Goree All-Girl String

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 02:15PM

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