Illustration for the theatre play 'Gone Missing' for The New Yorker.

From The New Yorker website:

The theatre composer Michael Friedman died last fall, of complications from AIDS, at the age of forty-one, leaving behind a vast and delectable oeuvre. At the time, he was the artistic director of Encores! Off-Center, which revives Off Broadway gems. This summer, the series brings back one of Friedman’s most winning scores, “Gone Missing.” Created by the documentary-theatre troupe the Civilians, in 2003, and drawing largely from interview transcripts, the show is about the things we lose, whether a scarf or a lover. Ken Rus Schmoll’s concert staging (at City Center,
July 11-12) features Susan Blackwell, John Behlmann, and Taylor Mac.

— Michael Schulman
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