Saturday, August 2, 2014 Av 6, 5774
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"I Like Ike"? Okay. But I like icons even better -- and that's why I'm mad about "Mad Men." The AMC series, set at the tail end of the Eisenhower Era and shadowing the CREEPing importance of Nixon's beard shadow in the Big Debate and whether JFK had catholic appeal to win the election, has been a summer of love...
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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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"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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Audiences laughing must mean that she's in the building
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"Wake up, little Susie, wake up. Wake up, little Susie, wake up ... " "Ah, go *#&% yourself, you piece of &*@^!" That's some wake-up call even the Everly Brothers would never expect. Rude awakening? No, a dream job for Susie Essman, whose "Curb Your Enthusiasm" character Susie Greene takes her trash talk to the cable curb every Sunday night...
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The trick -- getting tickets to the much-anticipated Broadway musical "Young Frankenstein." The treat: "On the Scene" has got 'em. For when? The matinee of Oct. 31, where else? And who better to receive them than the winner of this latest "On the Scene," Broadway division, contest? Ever since Mel Brooks brought "The Producers" to Broadway, which earned a dozen...
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