Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775
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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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Robert Benton's 'Feast' is truly bountiful
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Love is a many-splintered thing. Picking up the pieces with near picture-perfect poignancy is Robert Benton, the Oscar-winning director who has a special place in his heart for the foibles and fears that show love doesn't so much make the world go round as it makes it wobbly, with a wonderful panache that wields its own weapons of mass distraction...
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