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Peter Friedman

'The Heidi Chronicles': Playing It Forward

Barry Singer | Posted 05.03.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

Yes, the Heidi Chronicles always has been held up as a play about women -- which it is. For me, though, it has always also been about looking back, in sadness and in laughter, in order to keep moving forward. Whatever your gender.

The Nether's Shades of Gray at the Lucille Lortel Theater

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.29.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

If art has the freedom to display human foibles in the extreme, the "ick" factor of Jennifer Haley's play The Nether, the MCC production that opened t...

Aisle View: The Other Place and a Modern/Classic Bloodbath

Steven Suskin | Posted 04.27.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

The nether realm, as constructed in Jennifer Haley's eighty-minute drama The Nether at MCC, is a demon world of evil and imagination.

How to Encourage Customers to Tell Their Stories in Social Media

Peter Friedman | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Peter Friedman

End radio silence in your social channels Storytelling is the oldest form of marketing, whether on cave walls, on chairs in a general store, or in th...

Will Eno's Comedy of Discomfort: The Open House

John Branch | Posted 05.12.2014 | Arts
John Branch

What to do about the American family? Depending on where you stand, the poor thing needs to be either preserved in its traditional form or extensively modernized. And what about the American family drama?

First Nighter: Blitzstein's 1937 "Cradle Will Rock" Rocks 2013 Encores! Off-Center

David Finkle | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

The cast of the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Marc Blitzstein's once highly controversial first musical The Cradle Will Rock are dressed i...

How to Become a Social Storyteller

Peter Friedman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Business
Peter Friedman

"Storytelling" has been marketing's go-to buzzword for a couple years running. And rightfully so. A well-told story that draws on the interests of its audience has the power to connect customers emotionally to your brand and make you unforgettable.

On the Culture Front: When America Doesn't Have Talent: The Story of the Shaggs

Chris Kompanek | Posted 08.08.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Gunnar Madsen, Joy Gregory, and John Langs' new musical, The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World, takes its name both from the real life New Hampshire gir...