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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Feingold on Old Movies for Theater Lovers: An Introduction by Michael Feingold

This is the inaugural column of a new series. While we’re all obliged to shelter in place, for who knows how long, and virtual encounters online are the only safe ones, I’ve decided to p…

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The Feingold Column: My Recycled Repertoire, and Why (Two Long-Ago American Plays)  by Michael Feingold

Michael Feingold looks at two popular century-old plays which had enduring afterlives, "Nothing But the Truth" and "The Cat and the Canary" The post The Feingold Column: My Recycled Repertoi…

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Sunday, May 3, 2020

The Feingold Column: My Recycled Repertoire, and Why (Pagnol’s Topaze)  by Michael Feingold

From John Barrymore to Fernandel to Peter Sellers, actors all over the world have put their stamp on Marcel Pagnol's Topaze. The post The Feingold Column: My Recycled Repertoire, and Why (Pa…

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

The Feingold Column: My Recycled Repertoire, and Why (Barrie’s ‘Admirable Crichton’) by Michael Feingold

I have a notion for what might be a four-play repertory season. The title most likely to be recognized is the British specimen, James M. Barrie’s ‘The Admirable Crichton.’ The post The…

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Friday, March 27, 2020

The Feingold Column: Songs to Write Plays By–Part 2 by Michael Feingold

The simplicity, even the banality, of a popular tune can be the arresting feature that gives a play its strength The post The Feingold Column: Songs to Write Plays By–Part 2 appeared first…

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Friday, March 13, 2020

The Feingold Column: Songs to Write Plays by–Part 1 by Michael Feingold

How classic American songs worked their way into the plays of Eugene O'Neill, Arthur Miller, August Wilson, and more The post The Feingold Column: Songs to Write Plays by–Part 1 appeared …

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Monday, December 23, 2019

The Feingold Column: Recollections of the O’Neill Playwrights Conference – Part 2 by Michael Feingold

More summertime adventures working with playwrights and new plays at the O'Neill Conference. The post The Feingold Column: Recollections of the O’Neill Playwrights Conference – Part 2 a…

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Monday, November 18, 2019

The Feingold Column: Recollections of the O’Neill Playwrights Conference–Part 1 by Michael Feingold

To spend two to four weeks enjoying an uncrowded beach and a park full of ancient trees while rehearsing new plays with a crowd of gifted and enthusiastic colleagues was like an invitation t…

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Feingold Column: Good Grief, America! by Michael Feingold

The cultural forms and images that make us human, that give shape and meaning and memory to our collective life as a species, are being increasingly forgotten. The post The Feingold Column: …

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The Feingold Column: How the Musical Won by Michael Feingold

If music, as we’ve often been told, is the universal language, the Broadway musical seems at present to offer that language one of its broadest reaches The post The Feingold Column: How th…

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The Feingold Column: The Gish Sisters, and Bowling Green’s Disgrace by Michael Feingold

Ohio's Bowling Green State University removed Lillian and Dorothy Gish's names from a campus theater, and insulted the sisters' legacies in the process. The post The Feingold Column: The Gis…

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

The Feingold Column: 28 Years Later, I Still Don’t “Miss Saigon” by Michael Feingold

I’m innocent. I had no idea till after it had happened that somebody with access to the now-moribund Village Voice website had decided to celebrate the 28th anniversary of my review of the…

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Friday, May 17, 2019

The Feingold Column: Fire in an Uncrowded Theater by Michael Feingold

The rise and fall of America's unconvincing answer to Stratford-upon-Avon The post The Feingold Column: Fire in an Uncrowded Theater appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

The Feingold Column: Mythical Musicals by Michael Feingold

Broadway has seen many musicals, but the ones it’s never seen still fascinate The post The Feingold Column: Mythical Musicals appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

The Feingold Column: Of Merch and Memorabilia by Michael Feingold

What objects survive to tell the theater’s vanishing story? The post The Feingold Column: Of Merch and Memorabilia appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

The Feingold Column: The Dramas of (and in) Books by Michael Feingold

As the Drama Book Shop staves off its final curtain, a consideration of the magnetism books—and their permanence—hold for theater people The post The Feingold Column: The Dramas of (and…

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Feingold Column: Explaining Alvin Epstein by Michael Feingold

When the great, polymathic actor died in December, the theater lost one of its most remarkable artists The post The Feingold Column: Explaining Alvin Epstein appeared first on New York Stage…

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Feingold Column: That ‘Fiddler’ Incident by Michael Feingold

A drunk yells, a panic starts, a columnist worries. Should he? The post The Feingold Column: That ‘Fiddler’ Incident appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The Feingold Column: A Great Playwright’s Odyssey by Michael Feingold

The late María Irene Fornés wandered through many forms, rewriting the rules as she went The post The Feingold Column: A Great Playwright’s Odyssey appeared first on New York Stage Revie…

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Feingold Column: How Can Theater Confront Its Past? by Michael Feingold

Recent revivals of problematic classics such as Carousel and My Fair Lady recognize a problem but don’t solve it The post The Feingold Column: How Can Theater Confront Its Past? appeared f…

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Monday, October 1, 2018

The Feingold Column: Doing Without Theater by Michael Feingold

In his debut column for New York Stage Review, the longtime Village Voice critic reflects on a season of no playgoing The post The Feingold Column: Doing Without Theater appeared first on Ne…

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Respecting 'Allegiance': Unsuccessful Shows Close; Other Kinds of Failure Enjoy Long Runs | Village Voice by Michael Feingold

The new Broadway musical Allegiance has posted its closing notice and will be vacating the Longacre Theatre on February 14. This makes me sad — not because I had a particularly good time a…

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Paul Weitz's Trust Is a Lame Game by Michael Feingold

The playwright serves up another savorless meringue

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Gatz Tries a Novel Approach to Fitzgerald by Michael Feingold

Tendered is the text in ERS's latest show

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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, La Bete, and A Life in the Theatre--Second Helpings on 45th Street by Michael Feingold

A fake Andrew Jackson and a fake Moliere join a real Patrick Stewart on Broadway

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The Language Archive and Driving Miss Daisy Offer Bittersweet Fables by Michael Feingold

A new play from Julia Cho, an old one from Alfred Uhry

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The Millennium Recedes: Looking Back at Angels in America by Michael Feingold

The Signature Theatre and Michael Grief remount Tony Kushner's seminal play

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Leftists, Ladies, and Lenders--After the Revolution, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and The Merchant of Venice by Michael Feingold

New work from Amy Herzog and Jeffrey Lane and David Yazbek; plus Shakespeare hits Broadway

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Finishing the Hat--the Lyrics and Kvetches of Stephen Sondheim by Michael Feingold

The Broadway composer looks back at the first decades of his career

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