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2014 Stories by David Finkle

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  • Karen Oberlin & Steve Ross

    published July 16, 2014

    Many decades ago and counting there was a Golden Age of songwriting for movie musicals. Irving Berlin and Gershwin Brothers George and Ira were... More >>

  • Tom Wopat

    published July 9, 2014

    Suave as a GQ cover whether you’re talking about manner or voice, he calls the new show “Tom Wopat Swings the Rat Pack.” Since... More >>

  • Cole Porter's 'The Ambassador Revue'

    published June 25, 2014

    Hello, hello, what’s this? Or better yet, Allo, allo, qu’est ce que c’est? Why, it’s a rediscovered work Cole Porter... More >>

  • Jane Lynch

    published June 18, 2014

    You’ve loved to hate her as coach Sue Sylvester on Glee these many moons. When she played Miss Hannigan in the recent Annie... More >>

  • Stever Ross & Karen Oberlin

    published June 11, 2014

    Ginger Rogers didn’t like it when her Stage Door co-star Katharine Hepburn repeated her line about Fred Astaire giving Rogers class,... More >>

  • Leslie Uggams

    published June 4, 2014

    It’s been quite a while since the Mitch Miller days, but she still has the ingenuous glow. Only now it’s tempered by show-biz... More >>

  • Megan Hilty

    published May 28, 2014

    When they were getting Bombshell ready for Broadway on the two seasons of NBC’s Smash, wasn’t the idea that an actual... More >>

  • 'The Music of Cole Porter'

    published May 14, 2014

    Michael Feinstein is turning himself into a significant Manhattan entrepreneur. Here he is honoring one of his favorite composer-lyricists. ... More >>

  • Ahrens & Flaherty

    published May 7, 2014

    These songwriters wrote the great end-of-20th-century musical. It’s Ragtime, if your memory’s cloudy. Their track record... More >>

  • Michael Feinstein

    published April 30, 2014

    This piano man fronts a big event called “Standard Time with Michael Feinstein ASCAP…A Centennial Celebration.” Yes,... More >>

  • Mark Nadler

    published April 23, 2014

    Mark Nadler, a prodigiously talented fellow, is a New Year’s Eve blow-out every night of the year all by himself. He calls his latest... More >>

  • Tommy Tune

    published April 16, 2014

    These days he’s 75, but he’s still smiling and youthful as he goes about singing, tapping (that’s right, he taps in front of you... More >>

  • Barbara Carroll

    published March 26, 2014

    Hope springs eternal, and so does this fixture on the jazz piano map. The classiest woman in town, she’s played in local clubs and around... More >>

  • Scott Siegel

    published March 19, 2014

    Scott Siegel, who put the “imp” in “impresario,” has impishly scrambled his “Broadway by the Year” programming... More >>

  • Ted Stafford & Lorinda Lisitza

    published February 26, 2014

    Although they come from different directions, these two discovered common ground in kinda-sorta country music, calling their symbiotic... More >>

  • Billy Stritch

    published February 26, 2014

    Long a passionate believer in Cy Coleman’s passionate belief in jazz, Stritch jumps into the artist’s repertoire with... More >>

  • Steve Ross

    published February 26, 2014

    Is he our best Cole Porter interpreter? You betcha. Ross has been singing the foremost songwriting sophisticate’s phenomenal output for some... More >>

  • Jessica Molaskey

    published February 19, 2014

    If Joni Mitchell isn’t singing her own songs, it’s hard to imagine anyone singing them better than Molaskey, a singer whose smoky... More >>

  • Randy Graff

    published February 5, 2014

    In 1987 she sang “I Dreamed a Dream” in Les Miserables with a dramatic intensity not since matched, neither on stage nor... More >>

  • Aaron Weinsten

    published January 29, 2014

    There are so few musical geniuses around that we can’t afford to ignore any of them: Here’s one who plays the violin in a jazz mode... More >>

  • Karen Wyman

    published January 29, 2014

    A 16-year-old sensation back in the Dean Martin television series day, she’s singing again after a long hiatus. Is she belting even better... More >>

  • Euan Morton

    published January 15, 2014

    The venerable establishment introduces a cabaret series, “Live From Gramercy Park,” with the ever-ready and ever-red-hot fellow who... More >>

  • Sam Harris

    published January 8, 2014

    Ever since he was the first winner on the pre-American Idol Star Search, Harri has made it clear that he’s not your... More >>

  • Tom Wopat

    published January 1, 2014

    If Burt Lancaster had been a singer, he would have sounded like this guy: The two share the same rare brand of masculine grace. Having concluded... More >>

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