Janet Gray Hayes Is Here
SHE, A Tapestry of Women's Lives
This CD is full of potential Broadway hits and features
lots of different life experiences. It has strong women and dirty
men, and shows it takes a strong woman to clean up after a dirty
man. Some men you just cant help loving even though they
have faults. Special picks: Theres Nothing I Like
Better Than a Man Whos Clean, Blue Rose Blue,
and Cinderella with a Ph.D. Highly recommended.
LORRAINE GRANT, Managing Editor and entertainment
writer for Buffalo Soldier and Exodus
These songs are original, unique and timely. Everybody
should hear them.
JANET GRAY HAYESAs the first woman mayor of
a major U.S. citySan Joseshe made history and showed
what women can do in politics.
SHE speaks to young women, middle-aged ones and older women.
Women of all ages and lifestyles will love it. It will make them
laugh, learn and let go. I write about a woman like your woman
in At Fifty. Congratulations on getting so many great
singers and fine musicians involved in this gift you have composed
for all women.
RUTH H. JACOBS, Ph.D. professor, poet and sociologist
at Wellesley College
Fantastic!! Where did you get those singers? This is a
SCOTT PIERSONSan Jose State Universitys
This unique CD, full of creative thinking, shows the importance
of womens rights in a way no other medium could.
NORA CAMPOSCity Councilmember, District Five,
Talk about talent! The songs and performances are made
for each other. Especially fine are Money Makes a Woman
Free! At Fifty, Coffees My Religion,
and Our Women Are Strong.
RENÉE WALKER PRITZKER author of Texas
Combines a delicacy and wit...youll want to hear again
PAULA FRIEDMAN writer, editor of Open Cell
and Songs for Our Voices
People want songs about the lives they live, and they expect
more from lyrics today. Theres a treasure trove of singing
here. The songs are wise and intelligent. Special are Theres
Nothing I Like Better Than a Man Whos Clean, Bright
Shelters in the Rain, Intern Girl with its exquisite
architecture, and the mystical Blue Rose Blue.
DANIEL MARLIN poet, essayist, artist and translator
Our Women Are Strong is right for the Olympics,
college, university and high school athletic programs, for girl
scouts, campfire girls, the YWCA, for leagues and associations
that feature womens sports. It also is perfect for TV and
radio programs that feature womens games.
AMY LOVE Editor of Real Sports
Thank you for caring. [About Our Women Are
MARTINA NAVRATILOVA Tennis great
I like The Wearing of the Green Burkas very
DR. MARTHA BURKE Womens rights activist
Our Women Are Strong is great for the Bobby
Soxers, soccer in the Bay Area, the softball league, and young
womens sports leagues in general.
ROSEMARY STASEK Mt. View City Councilmember
Very enthusiastic about The Wearing of the
DEBBIE GORE-MANN Activities Director, Womens
Athletics, Stanford University
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"They've done it again! That's right, the teams of Rodgers
& Hart, and Jagger & Richards are just gonna have to step
aside for that duo of McDowell & Loventhal. Their latest collaboration
is Intern Girl, a penetrating look at the "trial of
the century." It is the first song in American history to
truly examine the causes of the impeachment and trial of an American
president. Certainly America has a long history of tuneful political
commentary and Intern Girl fits right in, but one of the things
that makes 'Intern Girl' different is the way it projects
the viewpoint of the individual most stigmatized by the personal
situation. So if it's political satire with a beat that gets you
up on the good foot, you'll want to own Intern Girl. Lord
knows we need all the smiles we can get.
RANDALL W. ANDERSON music specialist, San Jose
Intern Girl is very funny, well-produced, and fine
JIM MURPHY Music Director, KEZR and KLUE
Intern Girl is very good, very funny.
PETER JON SHULER South Bay Bureau, KQED radio
Intern Girl is funny stuff.
As Shadows Flee the
"I love your play [As Shadows Flee the Rising Sun]
. It is beautiful I wept when I read it. How could an American
playwright know so much?"
MIMI RAMSEY FGM SURVIVOR AND CAMPAIGNER against
this practice. She is from Ethiopia and has been featured on the
Oprah Winfrey show, in The Atlantic Monthly, and Ms.
named her Woman of the Year in 1996. McDowell wrote the first
play on Female Genital Mutilation in English.
"I was moved, informed and enthralled by your
narrative [As Shadows Flee
] your articulate language
MAXINE KERN Literary Manager, New Georges theater
This [As Shadows Flee
] is a very moving
of unusual importance and ramifications.
JUDITH H. ROLLINS Artistic Director, Actors
Theatre of Phoenix
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the Moscow Moon
Under the Moscow Moon "is, most assuredly, cleverly
written And incredible timely
.I applaud your writing talents."
NANCY BOSCO, Literary Advisor, Circle in the Square
"A highly creative script, with fine writing.
NATIONAL WRITER'S GUILD Florida Chapter
"Under the Moscow Moon is engaging, insightful, and
BILL DELUCAChair, New Play Selection Committee,
Dept. of Theatre Arts, California State University, Dominguez
"Under the Moscow Moon is excellent work, very entertaining."
PROFESSOR ROBERT SLUSSER specialist in Soviet
foreign relations and music
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"With her [McDowell's] clear picture of the
absurdity of our present situation and past times, she has created
a piece where form and content become delightfully welded. [In
her work] we have a mighty weapon penned by a superbly learned
and talented commentator. [She has] sharp insight
humor that makes me giggle uncontrollably and groan
in recognition of its underlying truth
PROFESSOR RICHARD D. PARKS N.B.C. producer
and theater director.
"I love the flow of your work, the speed of it. I am reminded
of Laurence Sterne and Irving's According to Garp. There
is a more subtle sense of humor and rapier wit than Irving had.
The feel I have of immediacy, quick dialogue, instant contact.
The whole darts back and forth, and at the same time demands your
intelligence. The writing is excellent
I found no whit of
lag or syntactical negligence. Your energy absolutely astounds
me. I find no lags or stops or bores in the entire manuscript."
SUSAN BARRETT Poet with many books
"Your work is brilliant, with sharp insight.
HERB CAEN columnist:
"Your songs are delightful."
DIANA BIRKENFIELD Executive in charge of production
for The Muppets:
"Your musical comedy is among the finest being written today.
It is different enough to be highly successful."
LEONARD AULETTI creator of "The Bunny
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