Sunday, July 31, 2016 Tammuz 25, 5776

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"A world premiere of a klezmer musical?" "That's right, Shlemiel. The first." "But I thought I was the first." "You were. But that was just the title, 'Shlemiel the First,' which the Prince Music Theater staged with you as its backward boychick 13 years ago. Now the Prince is putting on the world premiere of a different klezmer musical called...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
Last year, in this space, I mentioned one of Rebecca Pronsky's upcoming shows. It wasn't much of an endorsement. Just a couple of sentences, an afterthought, really, to note a young artist who might be worth watching. Here's what I wrote in June 2006: "The arrangements on her 2004 EP, 'The Early Hours,' are too tentative, but she's had a...
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Jersey girl off and running in off-Broadway hit
Smokin' hot while lightin' up along Tobacco Road: Well-bred Meredith Brandt is trailin' sparks as the trailer-trash child chillin' in the overheated confines of a combustible family aflame with the fury and fire of poverty. She accomplishes this in a new off-Broadway show that is so off the trail of her everyday life that she may need a compass more...
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Now's the season, so buy 'em and bake 'em!
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Andrew Schloss
There is something very stately about a baked apple. Alone on the plate, plump with brown sugar, raisins and spice, a glaze of cool cream gilding its perfection, it stands regally, uncompromising, daring to be nothing more than itself. The time couldn't be better for replaying this old standard, for the best baking apple nature has to offer is waiting...
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A glimpse of Hungary before tragedy took hold
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Adam Biro's One Must Also Be Hungarian , recently published by Chicago University Press, is a short book -- topping out at just 168 small pages -- but it contains multitudes. Within its series of portraits, it tells the long, wondrous but ultimately tragic history of Hungary's Jews through the lens of the author's family, following them from the 19th...
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