The Women of “Josh Cohen”: An Interview with Hannah Elless and Kate Wetherhead

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Photo by Peter James Zielinski The title character of The Other Josh Cohen, the Steve Rosen-David Rossmer musical comedy running at SoHo Playhouse, is a clumsy romantic male who tries to rewind time to see the road not taken. But there are plenty of other characters in Josh Cohen as well, including a slew played by two women: Hannah Elless [&hellip
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Inner Visions: Eric Lartigau’s smart “The Big Picture” takes a second look

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Photo by: Nicolas Guiraud There’s a knowing duality to the title of Eric Lartigau’s (I Do, The Players) new film, The Big Picture, that only comes into focus once you’ve seen his twisty new film, adapted from Douglas Kennedy’s 1997 American-set novel. Without bombast, Picture swerves in ways both substantive and stylistic, but because these shifts yields surprises, I [&hellip
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The Protagonist: Actor & Writer Richard Belzer Says “Everything is a Conspiracy”

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I thought the crowd that came out to see Richard Belzer at Tribeca’s Barnes & Noble last week, on the eve of the presidential debate, would be predominantly Law & Order junkies and maybe a couple fans of Belzer’s stand up. My gateway into Belzer has, after all, been his acting, which explains my complete [&hellip
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Lady Smarts: How to… Survive an Entire Weekend Without a Front Tooth

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woman By Meredith Russo You’ve dreamt this day would come – only this time you’re wide-awake. Whether you got punched in the face, fell down the stairs, or just bit an exceptionally hard pita chip, it’s time to grin and bear it. On second thought, scratch the grin.   How to… survive an entire weekend without [&hellip
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Now Take Them Out, Devils: Patrick Wolf Wants You to Know How Great He is, Even if You Already Knew

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patrick-wolf-sundark-and-riverlight-press-image By Simon Lazarus Vasta Sundark & Riverlight I don’t understand this impulse that some musicians get, usually later in their careers: the desire to re-record material. What makes them think that it’s a good idea? At best, these albums of self-covers are nostalgic retreads of a performer’s halcyon days; at worst, they’re insulting, steaming piles [&hellip
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Event Spotlights George Gershwin: Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg & Anne-Marie McDermott Go “Crazy”

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Photo by J. Henry Fair On Tuesday night, October 16, pianist Anne-Marie McDermott and violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg will present a one-night-only tribute to the music of George Gershwin. Entitled “Crazy for…Gershwin!,” this show will fuse the composer’s show tunes and concert compositions at Symphony Space’s Peter Jay Sharpe Theatre. It is the first of the venue’s Trio of Tributes this season, with [&hellip
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@BYTES1GHz Tech Brief: Nerd Builds Robots, Army Of Robots

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Yes, the meek will inherit the Earth. Because instead of pumping iron all day they spend all their time building Armies of Robot Familiars. Edwin Olson, Technomancer at the University of Michigan, has summoned this Mecha-Legion because two Central Processing Units work better than one, and 16 work wonders. On conjuring the blight of mankind, [&hellip
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The New York Neo-Futurists Ruminate “On the Future”

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L-R: Adam Smith, Meg Bashwiner, Daniel McCoy, and Christopher Loar in the New York Neo-Futurists production of On The Future. Photo by Anton Nickel. The New York Neo-Futurists, the beloved downtown performance collective perhaps best known for their long-running hit Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, are currently peering into the future. Literally – their current show, On the Future, presents a sextet of diverse scenes that all somehow tackle the subject of the future. New York [&hellip
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