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Thursday, December 14th, 2006
4:20 pm - Question!!

I know it's been a whiiiile since anyone posted in here, but I was just wondering- does anyone have any mp3s from Subway Train? I always get one of the songs stuck in my head & I was just wondering if anyone had any of the songs! I miss it!

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Saturday, January 7th, 2006
10:49 am - 1/9 gig

Everyone's website says something different...what time does this shindig at Crash Mansion start and does anyone know the order of the performers? Ciao.

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Monday, September 5th, 2005
12:42 pm - XL gig

This is in reference to an XL gig this past year featuring Josh, Cary, Jay and Ryan...I forget the date...but I'm sure they sang the same songs for both shows. Does anyone have the set list? I'm specifically looking for the name of the U2 song Josh opened with, but the entire list would be hot.

current mood: sleepy

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Friday, June 17th, 2005
9:30 am - Show soon!

Tuesday, June 28 @ 10PM
147 Bleecker Street
(between Thompson and LaGuardia)
New York City

I think I'm going to fly up so I can see him play, so there better be people there!! Ok, bye.

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Sunday, May 8th, 2005
8:32 pm - Any shows?

Does anyone know of any upcoming shows/gigs that Josh will be participating in? I am planning a trip to New York and would love to be able to see him again while I am there. Thanks for any info! :)

BTW, I'm new. I'm Kara and I'm from Texas.

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Monday, February 14th, 2005
12:23 pm

Happy Valentine's Day Josh!

current mood: jealous

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9:31 am - he's back!

In case anyone missed the subtle mention made on CB, Joshua will be back in Rent starting March 21. He'll be covering Colin Hanlon's absence while he's in NJ doing The Last Five Years, thus playing Gordon and covering Mark and Roger. Yay! I believe he's staying ten weeks, leaving on May 15th. Happiness is Joshua at the Neder.

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Friday, February 11th, 2005
3:51 pm - ...and I forgot...

Who wants to/can be a really good Josh fan and make a "Joshua Kobak is love" color banner? I would but I have no idea how.

current mood: tired

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3:34 pm

Who's going to Josh's gig on Tuesday?

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Wednesday, January 19th, 2005
5:30 pm - New Katy Pfaffl Message Boards! (sorry for the crossposting!)

Brand new. Please come sign up, and start posting. Pass to friends. Link in your profiles. Show Katy Pfaffl some love!

"Leave The Light On":


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Tuesday, August 24th, 2004
6:40 pm - Review!

I like this. Mostly because it's good.

Subway Train
reviewed by Jocelyn Szabo

After a long day, there is nothing more exciting than seeing an invigorating piece like Subway Train. Subway Train is the reason that the FringeNYC Festival exists; it was the most enjoyable night of theatre I have had in a long time. The show's creators, Joshua Kobak, Mickey Fisher, and Katy Pfaffl brilliantly combine beat poetry, narrative, music, and visual images to tell three stories about three different people that all take place on the subway.

Fisher plays several different characters that help to weave the various stories together. The fact that Fisher takes on several different roles throughout the two-hour piece does not diminish his power on stage. In fact, both he and Kobak play the two most moving characters, perhaps because they have the strongest stage presence as well as the greatest command of verse. Fisher is most poignant as the homeless man, always hitting home with his rhymes. He's fabulous performing several other roles, but it occurred to me that perhaps some of them could have been deleted to help shorten the piece.

The same could be said for Joshua Kobak, who plays Jericho. His story, that of a young man who has lost his love in September 11th is extremely poignant, but becomes somewhat lengthy after the character turns into a crystal meth addict. His verse and songs prior to this point make clear his pain, his loss, and his inability to go on without his one true love. Subway Train would be a more powerful piece if Kobak, Fisher, and Pfaffl gave the audience a bit more credit.

With that said, I urge everyone who has not seen Subway Train to run to the theatre in time to catch it before it closes on August 28th. Pfaffl is an absolute pleasure to watch and listen to. Subway Train is a rare piece in which everyone on stage more than holds their own. The musicians, Luca Benedetti, Danton Boller, and Sean Dixon, as well as the cast Mickey Fisher, Scott Hunt, Joshua Kobak, Marni Penning, and Katy Pfaffl are all extremely talented individuals.

Yay. Oh, and it came from NYTheatre.com, they have a whole Fringe review team. I enjoy that.

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Friday, August 20th, 2004
3:45 pm

Does anyone know if Joshua plans to return to RENT after Subway Train?

current mood: rushed

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Thursday, August 12th, 2004
4:45 pm - FREE Subway Train previews!

I figure most everyone in this community got this email, but just in case... Doin' my part to spread the love from Arkansas.

FREE previews of "SUBWAY TRAIN" will be presented at FringeCENTRAL (127 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village - 1 block from Players Theatre):
Friday 8/13 6:00PM
Friday 8/20 6:45PM


SUBWAY TRAIN at The New York International Fringe Festival

Wednesday 8/18 4:00PM
Thursday 8/19 7:30PM
Friday 8/20 10:45PM
Thursday 8/26 10:15PM
Saturday 8/28 8:00PM

The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street
Greenwich Village in New York City
Closest subway: A, B, C, D, E, F, Q to West 4th Street.;
walk south on Sixth Avenue to West 3rd, east to theatre.

Tickets are $15 and are also available thru www.FringeNYC.org or by calling FringeNYC at 212-279-4488 (outside NY 1-888-FRINGENYC) Tickets are now on sale at TicketWeb.com

current mood: pleased

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Tuesday, August 10th, 2004
12:52 pm

For all you Subway Train people out there...is it necessary for me to buy tickets for the 28th before I go? I'm planning on going, but it's my 2nd day at school where I'll be totally unfamiliar with everything (my roommate is the exact opposite though, so that's a plus), so I don't know what will be going on freshmen-wise. I don't want to buy tickets & then not go, but I don't want to not buy tickets, go, & not get in. Do you think tickets would be available til just a few days before the show? Advice, anyone?

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Monday, June 14th, 2004
1:04 pm - Good stuff!

a fundraiser for the beat poetry musical SUBWAY TRAIN

"Subway Train puts a stethoscope to the pulse of the bustling masses and uncovers emotional landscapes not readily available in the everyday." – getunderground.com

In preparation for the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival, the Liilaa Company (pronounced lee-lah) presents “An Evening in the Liilaa,” a fundraiser for SUBWAY TRAIN – A Beat Poetry Musical. Taking place on June 21st at New York’s hottest new venue, Crash Mansion located at 199 Bowery at Spring Street, the evening will feature Liilaa Records artists the Katy Pfaffl Band and Swim, plus live performances from SUBWAY TRAIN. There will be two different programs at 8pm and 11pm featuring both bands and the SUBWAY TRAIN cast. There will also be a DJ and dancing throughout the night. General admission for the whole evening is $20, with VIP tickets for reserved seating and hors d’oeuvre reception at BLVD with the Liilaa Company for $60. Advance tickets at TicketWeb.com 866-468-7619.

The Liilaa Company was founded by Joshua Kobak, Katy Pfaffl, and Mickey Fisher and produced their first show "The Colors Of Love" in 1997 at the New York International Fringe Festival. Independently, Joshua Kobak has appeared in RENT on tour and on Broadway in addition to performing with his band Swim and releasing his album “Above and Beneath.” Katy Pfaffl, a Manhattan based voice teacher/coach, recently released "As She Stands" the acoustic soul-folk follow-up to her 2001 self-titled debut album and performs regularly at the Living Room in the East Village. Mickey Fisher of Leo's Pride Entertainment wrote, directed, and appeared in the forthcoming independent feature film "The King Of Iron Town." The Liilaa Company’s new musical, SUBWAY TRAIN, has been in development over the past 6 years and was previously presented as a work-in-progress piece in 1998 at The Duplex Cabaret, Show World Center in 1999 and 2003, and 2003 and 2004 presentations at the Bowery Poetry Club.

Sharing the stage with Kobak, Pfaffl and Fisher on June 21st will be actress Yassmin Alers (RENT, The Rocky Horror Show, The Capeman) and NYC musicians, Sean Dixon, Sebastian Guerrero, Justin Wallace, Dan Johnson, Danton Boller of the Jazz Mandolin Project, and Matt Caplan who can currently be seen on Broadway in RENT as the filmmaker Mark Cohen.

You may have had an evening in celebration, reflection, or ecstasy, but you’ve never had “An Evening in the Liilaa.”

For more information on SUBWAY TRAIN visit www.subway-train.com

Cross posted to rent

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Sunday, May 2nd, 2004
4:44 pm - Josh icons

i've been on such a Josh kick lately...so here is the result!!

Prettiful Joshua KobakCollapse )

If you use please credit in keywords and comment...heck comment if you don't take as well...i like to hear what people think!

current mood: artistic

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Friday, April 16th, 2004
11:23 pm - Crazy, but I had to bring it up

Does anyone know of or have the CD by the band 'Deathcab for Cutie'? I think the lead singer's voice sounds similar to Joshua's. When I first listened to it I was wondering why it sounded so familiar, but then later I listened to Swim and it hit me. Anyone else hear it or am I insane?

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Wednesday, March 31st, 2004
1:54 am

joshua has been going on as mark!

he's really cute!

he has a bunny named silvercup!

is silvercup gonna be the easter bunny? we sure hope so!

hooray for joshua !! he is pretty and is being mark !

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Wednesday, February 18th, 2004
12:48 pm


Joshua & Curtis sang WYO together at a Bway Festival!

SEE THE THING IS .. is that that's awesome. They look so happy and fun and yay for the "RENT stars" who really aren't in RENT at the moment performing. Plus Curtis + Joshua always = GOOD.

Joshua, as we can all see, has turned Farrah Faucett child of the earth. Now, I am not saying he isn't beautiful, because really he is .. he is just very floofy. And .. floofy some more. God love him.

THAT'S IT. Thanks broadway.com ! ♥

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Wednesday, February 11th, 2004
6:09 pm

Let's all share what our favorite Joshua song is! I think that will be fun, and I always like reading what others favorites are, and why they like them. Even when there is more than one.

Play! I will post mine in a bit!

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