Sunday, April 26, 2015 Iyyar 7, 5775

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There is a yawning divide between good and great musicals, but "The Drowsy Chaperone" needs no one to accompany it to the winner's table; it can go it alone as a great one. The five-time Tony Award-winning musical -- in which "Man in Chair" sets the table for a grand retelling of a 1928 musical called "The Drowsy Chaperone" --...
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There may not be much joy in Mudville these days, as the Yankees, the mighty Yankees, have struck out. But there's plenty of joy at "The Joy Luck Club" of the Pan Asian Rep, in Yankeeland, where they've struck gold in muddied family relationships. In adapting Amy Tan's 1989 best seller into a box-office draw -- the play has been...
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That seems to be the trend
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Kosherfest is the highlight of the year for everyone in the kosher-food industry. Calendars are marked a year ahead for the mega-marketplace, where buyers can find the newest products introduced, packaged imaginatively with the premise "taste before you order." And so it was on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 that a record number of more than 10,000 food-buyers converged on...
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A publishing house quite unlike any other
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The New York Review of Books , as any lover of literature knows, has been a feature on the publishing scene for more than 40 years now, the brainchild of several New York intellectuals, not a few of whom were Jewish. They included Jason Epstein and his wife, the late Barbara Epstein, both movers and shakers in the publishing world;...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Now that shopping season has officially set in and T.V. stations have aired the requisite video of the madcap "Day After Thanksgiving" stampede of shoppers tripping over each other at 5 a.m. to buy overpriced junk they don't need, life can return to normal. It turns out that the second-biggest shopping day is the Monday after Thanksgiving, which the National...
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