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Review of “Sweat”

April 3, 2017 
By Dr. Leonard H. Golubchick LaborPress Entertainment Editor

Sweat an Absorbing Play
“Sweat” is written by Lynn Notage who is an African-American Pulitzer Prize winner for “Ruined”.  Straight from the Public Theatre this is a timely play given the attacks on unions by the Trump administration and the issue of outsourcing work which impacts negatively on American Workers. The play goes back and forth from  2002-2008.  

How Did We End Up With Trump? 'Sweat' Has Answers

March 24, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco

"Sweat" actors John Earl Jelks, Michelle Wilson, Johanna Day and Alison Wright. (c) Joan Marcus

New York, NY - “Sweat,” Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage’s stirring blue collar drama opening on Broadway March 26, has been leaving audiences in awe ever since its world-premiere at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival two years ago. But now, with the oligarchic Donald Trump occupying the Oval Office, the story of a group of locked out Reading, Pennsylvania plant workers losing their grip on the American Dream, has taken on a deeper significance that’s stunning even to its creators. 

“Piscopo In the Morning” Slants Right, But Still Supports Unions

March 22, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY - Joe Piscopo, former Saturday Night Live star, actor, and musical entertainer, gets up before the crack of dawn each weekday to host his radio show, “Piscopo In The Morning,” on AM 970 The Answer (WNYM), from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m

Review of “Come From Away”

March 19, 2017 
By Dr. Leonard H. Golubchick LaborPress Entertainment Editor

“Come From Away”  A musical with meaning and heart
“Come From Away” has meaning for all Americans especially New Yorkers. The show expertly brought to us by a Canadian husband and wife team,  Irene Sankoff and David Hein wrote the book, music and lyrics. 

Review of “If I Forget”

March 16, 2017  
By Dr. Leonard H. Golubchick LaborPress Entertainment Editor

“If I Forget”: is a play about a middle class Jewish family’s search for identity and implied self-hate. The playwright, Steven Levenson, of “Dear Evan Hansen” leaves his imprint about soul-searching issues and guilt.

Telemundo Actors Join SAG-AFTRA

March 15, 2017  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Miami, FL - Actors at the Spanish-language TV network Telemundo have voted by a 4–1 margin to join SAG-AFTRA, the union announced Mar. 8. “This is a historic moment,” SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris told the Los Angeles Times.

'Paterson' Puts a Blue Collar Worker In The Driver's Seat

March 10, 2017
By Dana Jacks

Editor’s Note: The following is a review of Jim Jarmusch’s new film “Paterson,” centering on the blue collar life of a young bus driver from New Jersey. 

Adam Driver in 'Paterson.'

“Paterson,” the latest entry from filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, is a quietly moving story, inspired by the epic poem “Paterson” by American poet William Carlos Williams. It appropriately takes place in the working class town of Paterson, New Jersey, and follows a young bus driver/poet -- also named Paterson [sensitively realized by Adam Driver].

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