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Dylan and Brecht

Sunday, October 8th, 2006


This morning’s New York Times brings an an article on the influence that the work of Bertolt Brecht had on the young Bob Dylan during his apprentice years in Greenwich Village in the 1960’s. Turns out Dylan’s girlfriend worked backstage on “Brecht on Brecht,” and the experience of seeing Lenya sing “Pirate Jenny” rocked his world.

Liz Swados oversees NYU orientation musical

Monday, September 11th, 2006

This is an article in the New York Times about how NYU commissioned a student musical to be performed at orientation – one that would deal with the realities of student life at NYU. The amazing bit is that they got Liz Swados, herself a veteran of years of ensemble-created musicals like Runaways, to head up the project. The students and Swados got paid to work on it over the summer. How cool is this?