Talking about O’Neill on The Colin McEnroe show on WNPR

Howard appeared on THE COLIN MCENROE SHOW on WNPR Connecticut on Wednesday, November 6., discussing Eugene O’Neill in the context of today’s American political scene. Joining the discussion was noted O’Neill biographer Robert M. Dowling.

Listen to the podcast here.

Read Howard’s New Yorker Magazine essay on O’Neill here.

Howard Wins Top Journalism Prize

Howard was awarded the 2019 First Prize by the Society for Features Journalism in the category of “Arts & Entertainment Portfolio.”

The citation reads, in part: “With a thorough and polished style, he’s good at pinpointing the emotional reaction we have to theater that makes it so different from other art forms and such a powerful distillation of culture.”

Should We Pay To Enter Bookstores?

Illustration by Robert Samuel Hanson

Howard’s latest essay for The New Yorker proposes a radical idea for keeping brick and mortar bookstores afloat. What do you think about it? Join the conversation on twitter or facebook!


Photo by Riley Jason

Photo by Riley Jason

JUNE 1, 2019Joe’s Pub, a program of The Public Theater, presents the NYC DEBUT of Fishman and Farhang, a new collaborative project from composer, guitarist, and singer HOWARD FISHMAN and acclaimed violinist RUSSELL FARHANG. For tickets, click here.

As one half of the Howard Fishman Quartet, Fishman and Farhang have been making music together for twenty years. Together, they have toured the US and Europe, winning audiences over with their unique blend of classic American song, jazz, country, blues, swing, and gospel, all filtered through a wide open creative lens.

The New York Times describes Fishman as a "charismatic rhythm guitarist and an endearingly low-key singer" and calls Farhang's violin playing as having "gorgeous, finely shaped cadenzas executed with perfect intonation, twirling pirouettes and subtly bent notes...and a fluent sense of melodic invention."

The pair has only recently begun performing in duo format, and the Joe’s Pub engagement will be their first official NYC showing of the new project. The evening showcases the pair’s unique musical chemistry with storytelling and revelations from their two decades of performing and recording together. To date, the show has been workshopped in front of live audiences in London, Vermont, and Upstate NY.

New Music Theater Piece Featured at Vox Theater Fest at Dartmouth


“The G-d of In-Between,” a new musical written by Christopher Wall and featuring an all-new score by Howard Fishman will be featured at this summer’s Dartmouth Vox Theater Festival, in a new workshop presentation directed by Marina McClure and featuring Emma Orme, Meg MacCary, and Brandon Adams.