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Now I feel like a real New Yorker

Forget going to the Statue of Liberty or a show on Broadway… tonight I went to the hip little Zipper Theatre and caught David Yazbek. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a room with so many Jews before.

Yazbek’s between-song-patter and was hysterical and he played most of my favorite songs (albeit in some bizarre arrangements). After Patrick Wilson (who I ran into in the restroom afterwords) sang a bland song from the upcoming musical version of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, Yazbek joked that the rest of the score consisted simply of “You con me, I con you…” Honestly I wasn’t terribly impressed with the other new material, but he played a fantastic throw-away number (“Stupid Song”) as the rest of his band tried to sort out a malfunctioning amp.

And I don’t want to sound like a starfucker, but I’m pretty sure Jason Robert Brown was there seated across from me.

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Congrats on the move, and the overall hipness of it (socks and futons notwithstanding). I’m sure you’ll enjoy it more as you get to know more people, which I’m somehow sure you’ll do. It’s a fun city, so have fun, and if you need a little piano bar, Don’t Tell Mama is at 343 W. 46th St. Tell Elaine that Bill and Adrian say “hi.”

Bill | 23 Jul 2003