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FringeNYC Review: ‘The Resistible Rise of JR Brinkley,’ Written/Directed by Edward Einhorn

Julia Hoffmann, Trav SD, The Risistible Rise of JR Brinkley, Edward Einhorn, Untitled Theater Company No. 61

The FringeNYC Festival shuttered with its last production performances on 28 October: 'The Resistible Rise of JR Brinkley,' Edward Einhorn's take-off on a Bertol Brecht classic served as the festivals' apt exclamation point.

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Interview: Actress Lois Smith with Linda Winer, LPTW Oral History Series

Lois Smith, Five Easy Pieces, Jack Nicholson

'I was getting lots of scripts in which there was dementia or death. And I thought with some of them, I don’t want to settle into this and really didn’t. I’ve been fortunate. The last two characters I’ve played, one died, the other was terminal. There’s bound to be some of that.'

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Concert Review: Pianist Guy Livingston – ‘Dada at the Movies’ (NYC, 17 October 2018)

Guy Livingston

Livingston doesn't just champion this early 20th-century music, he brings it to vivid life, even as he entertains and educates on the classic Dada films.

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Theater Review (NYC): ‘Girl from the North Country’ by Conor McPherson, Music and Lyrics by Bob Dylan

Girl From The North Country, The Public Theater, Conor McPherson, Bob Dylan, Mare Winningham, Todd Almond, Stephen Bogardus, Jeannette Bayardelle, Sydney James Harcourt, Robert Joy, Marc Kudish Luba Mason, David Pittu, Colton Ryan, aitlin Houlahan

I cannot imagine any writer but Conor McPherson effectively providing such a dramatic flight path to Bob Dylan’s repertoire. The playwright’s eerie, atmospheric writing effectively implies connections between the material at hand and otherworldly realms. Dylan’s titular song is part of the hybrid McPherson musical Girl from the North Country, …

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