Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Elul 24, 5776
Broadway Danny Burstein is red-hot -- and white-haired -- in the smash hit
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Nothing drowsy about Danny. Danny Burstein's burst of top-drawer talent helps draw in the crowds to "The Drowsy Chaperone," the sunny, stunning and anything but soporific musical slap in the face wake-up call for any theater-goer who feels Broadway's been overdosing on stupid sedative-saturated musicals. Snap out of it! And who better to snap a picture of pell-mell pandemonium than...
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... but it's just the beginning for Patrick Marber as he closes in on a jaded Jewish agent
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Notes on a scoundrel ... A roguish writer and raconteur, having been Oscar-nominated for his "Notes on a Scandal" screenplay this year, Patrick Marber has, in creating Howard Katz, as catastrophic a self-collapsing cur as seen on stage in recent years. Marber has taken the job of self-inflicted innocent away from Job and given it to a Jewishly jaded agent...
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Willkommen to the Weimar Republic, where life is in an aberrant abeyance. Change for a '20s? Caught between world wars with its marks down, Germany struggles to be germane once more. And if the song in its heart is a sad one, is that precursor to punishing times ahead? The cabaret doors are open even if the minds are closed...
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Hal Goldberg doesn't do Windows: "I was a P.C. person, but I came to my senses and came over to MAC." These days, when he buys hardware, he's bi-computer. Why? It's only fair since the new apple of his eye is a P.C. musical that is not necessarily ... P.C. Not if you're a nerd, anyway. As the composer of...
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Director helms world premiere of author's work with few, if any, enemies and much support
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A Jewish geometrician/alchemist, I.B. Singer long ago learned how to change a love triangle into a foursome. He's not known as the magician of lovin' for nothin.' Sarah Schulman has a bit of the abracadabra about her, too. "Enemies, A Love Story," originally serialized in Yiddish by Singer for the Jewish Daily Forward 40 years ago, and then adapted into...
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