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Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

The Times They Are A-Changin'

The first concert I ever attended was a Bob Dylan concert in Virginia with my Uncle Bruce.

I've read Dylan's books (even Tarantula) and I've memorized half his song book. I even checked out Masked and Anonymous. All of this takes dedication.

But I will not subject myself to this.

2 comments:

Ian G. said...

I thought the Times review was bad. This sounds like a show you should avoid so you're not haunted by it whenever you play a Dylan song.

Both critics picked up on the swipe from "The Seventh Seal", interestingly.

jones said...

You CAN'T subject yourself to it, because it's already closing.

"NEW YORK (Reuters) - A musical set to the songs of Bob Dylan will close less than a month after it opened on Broadway, the show's public relations firm said in a statement Wednesday.

"The Times They Are A-Changin" -- which was critically panned -- will have its final performance on November 19, closing after 28 performances, a spokesman for Shaffer-Coyle Public Relations said."

http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyid=2006-11-09T135213Z_01_N08283828_RTRUKOC_0_US-ARTS-DYLAN1.xml&src=rss