arts 03.25.08

Laughs

Norman Lear, creator and producer of All in the Family, Maude, Sanford and Son and The Jeffersons as well as the founder of People for the American Way, will be at the 92nd St. Y, talking with Stephen J. Adler, editor-in-chief of BusinessWeek, on Monday, April 28th, 8:15 pm. Tickets are $26, details are here.




Young writer and performer Josh Lefkowitz has a new show, directed by Evan Cabnet, called Then and Now at Ars Nova on April 1st. Eric Bogosian says of Lefkowitz: "Smart, funny, with a gentle streak of hell-fire anger. My kind of guy."




Jackie Hoffman, now performing in Xanadu, always cracks us up. Her recent solo show, Scraping the Bottom, has been recorded—stay tuned for release details. Meanwhile, this short clip from Garden State is our favorite funeral of all time, thanks to Hoffman's serenade.




The Hitchcock/John Buchan thriller The 39 Steps as a comedy? In addition to its adapter Patrick Barlow, you have only to look at the director for a clue as to why this works. Many years ago in London, Maria Aitken gave one of our all-time favorite performances as Countess Charlotte Malcolm in A Little Night Music. Ms. Aitken clearly knows how to make archness into an artform. The show concludes its run at the Roundabout on March 29th; a month later it returns at the Cort theater for an open run. 




The thing about Eddie Izzard is, behind the eye shadow and the clever writing, there's an incredible sweetness to him—you can't help but love the guy. You can show him some love at Radio City on June 27th and 28th.


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