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Best When Pissed Off

Best When Pissed Off

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 14th 2018

Rage is all the rage on Broadway these days, with the reemergence of Paddy Chayefsky’s Network in a new theatrical stage adaptation of the Oscar®-winning screenplay by Lee Hall, directed by the innova

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A Talent of Multiple Hughes

A Talent of Multiple Hughes

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 16th 2018

Even a marvelously down-to-earth, multimedia-favorite character actor like the beloved Barnard Hughes (1915-2006), who would have turned 103 today, could be prone to occasional exaggeration. Always a

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Getting It Messy Good

Getting It Messy Good

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 22nd 2017

He considered directing as a craft that got honed through regular practice on one project after another, so the gentlemanly Arthur Hiller (1923-2016), whose 94th birthday would have been marked toda

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Final Bow, Endless Enchantment

Final Bow, Endless Enchantment

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 2nd 2017

With five performances to go, the off-Broadway production of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt’s musical phenomenon The Fantasticks comes to an end this Sunday, after racking up 17,162 performances in

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Ongoing Song and Dance

Ongoing Song and Dance

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 22nd 2016

When done with imagination and style and avoiding budget-busting excess, the movie musical still abides and endures. Recent years have brought us huge box-office successes (Les Miserables), sincere

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