The Off Off Broadway Review - July 2004 NYC

Hit me with a hot note (13th Street Theatre : May - Oct. 2004)

In Hot Piano! Ragtime, Blues & Jazz, Mark Birnbaum brings back songs from the 1890s through the 1920s. He played well and created an ambience of presentation much as if he had brought the audience into his living room.

The house opened, and Birnbaum was already putzing around on the keys, awaiting the audience's attention. When the lights dimmed, he welcomed the audience and commenced the history lesson. Sporadically, Birnbaum provided many facts about the genres played, as well as the composers themselves. The material performed started

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