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  • 2010 - The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism/Columbia University

    Theater Reviews

2007 Stories by Michael Feingold

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  • Grief Encounter

    published March 27, 2007

    At least in its stage adaptation, the sole subject of Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking is grief: how we cope with it, the deep... More >>

  • Backstage Business

    published March 20, 2007

    They say there's no business like it, but viewed in a more cynical light, show business seems painfully similar to most other forms of ... More >>

  • Slow Row

    published March 20, 2007

    So laid back that it might fall over if you breathed on it, Bob Glaudini's Jack Goes Boating is a tiny moral fable treating love as a kind... More >>

  • Comforter Zone

    published March 13, 2007

    Afraid he might be queer, Tom Lee, the hero of Robert Anderson's 1954 play Tea and Sympathy, lies on his bed inert, facing the wall, while... More >>

  • Fighting Words

    published March 13, 2007

    Pulling a pair of swing-arm mics toward his earphoned head, Barry Champlain (Liev Schreiber), the hero of Eric Bogosian's 1987 play Talk... More >>

  • March Mildness

    published March 6, 2007

    With his handsome, chiseled profile framed by long, snowy white locks and a full Old Testament-white beard, Kevin Kline, made up as Lear, looks... More >>

  • Kiss of Life

    published March 6, 2007

    Craig Lucas's 1990 play Prelude to a Kiss is a modern urban fairy tale, the charm and wisdom of which are so strong that even knowing the... More >>

  • Old Battles Rethought

    published February 27, 2007

    For those who think the 21st century, with technology's wild advances, has wiped the slate clean of every old tradition, theatergoing right now... More >>

  • Lear Window

    published February 27, 2007

    Lincoln Center, La MaMa, Classical Theatre of Harlem, and now the Public Theater: New York is about to take its fourth trip in three years... More >>

  • Coasting to the Finish

    published February 20, 2007

    If my colleague Charles Isherwood is so bored at The Coast of Utopia, he's entitled to say so. But probably, before saying so, he should... More >>

  • Musicals in Transit

    published February 13, 2007

    Aeons ago, when Broadway was dominated by giant, numbing, Euro-rock-pop megaliths—astonishing how far away that time now seems—I... More >>

  • Alienating Intimacies

    published February 6, 2007

    The first few scenes of Alan Ball's A ll That I Will Ever Be had me gritting my teeth as I steeled myself for another of those... More >>

  • Gian Carlo Menotti (1911–2007)

    published February 6, 2007

    Opera—drama conveyed through music—was Gian Carlo Menotti's lifeblood, and everything he did, from his composing and stage directing to... More >>

  • Defiant Gravity

    published January 23, 2007

    First produced here in 1981, Translations is probably Brian Friel's best play, telling with stark yet cunning power a parable, about war... More >>

  • Curt Dempster, 1935–2007

    published January 23, 2007

    Lanky, laconic, usually seen in the Ensemble Studio Theatre lobby in work clothes, sometimes with a baseball cap perched on his head, Curt... More >>

  • Life in Hellman

    published January 16, 2007

    Katrina devastated New Orleans, true. But to judge by Lillian Hellman's Toys in the Attic, the inner devastation was already there. A... More >>

  • Running on Empty

    published January 9, 2007

    I never know which puzzles me more about Theresa Rebeck—her willingness to churn out plays of such empty factitiousness or our nonprofit... More >>

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