Jerry Tallmer, Adieu | Nancy Cohen-koan

February 25, 2015 5:29 PM

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Jerry Tallmer, Adieu | Nancy Cohen-koan

Despite the frigid temperatures, everything was warm and witty at Theater for the New City's beautiful send off to long time theatre critic Jerry Tallmer. Crystal Field, head honcho of the theatre opened up the evening of ruminations about this talented critic , one who was first to encourage the works of the radically different playwrights like Jean Genet, Brecht, Edwar Albee, Tom Stoppard and Sam Shepherd. God, he even created the Obies.

Ed Fancher, the remaining living founder of The Village Voice, gave a detailed history of the early days of the Voice and Tallmer's contributions not only as writer, but delivery man. When Norman Mailer's aggressive style with the news vendors proved too rough, Tallmer was the one to step in. He was...

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