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NEW YORK FRINGE FESTIVAL
First Nighter: Vincent Amelio's "How Alfo Learned to Love" Could Have Audiences Moonstruck
Writer, Drama Critic
The relatively new comedy -- it played the Sanford Meisner Theatre in 2005 and the New York Fringe Festival in 2010 -- tells the tale of an earnest, likable blue-collar Italian man advancing toward middle-age who hasn't yet found a woman to marry, despite his volatile family's carryings-on.
America's Breath of Fresh Air
-- a Standout at the Fringe Festival
Author, 'In Search of George Stephanopoulos'; Songwriter
At times absurd and slightly twisted -- adjectives not wholly unwarranted when describing people who've garnered fame for no discernible talent -- this show manages to maintain both its humor and heart.
Q&A With Jessica Sherr, Star of
Bette Davis Ain't For Sissies
Investigative Reporter, The Nation
Jessica Sherr has been playing the raven-haired 1940s cinema icon Bette Davis for two years. Sherr sat down with me to discuss how an off-hand comment about her bright green eyes sparked a burgeoning career.
Questions For 'Chasing Heaven' Playwright And Director Leah Maddrie
On the Culture Front:
at Joe's Pub,
, and the New York International Fringe Festival
Freelance cultural writer
Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage
is the kind of piece that's ripe for a cult following, so it'd be great to see it land a residency somewhere in the city.
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