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Tag Archives: Off-Broadway

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘The Hello Girls,’ a New WWI Musical by Peter Mills and Cara Reichel

'The Hello Girls' at 59e59, photo by Richard Termine

A smart, crisply written book by Peter Mills and Cara Reichel links a sequence of superb musical numbers, recounting in the best musical-theater tradition the little-known story of the U.S. Army's WWI female telephone switchboard operators.

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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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