NEW YORK — The last time director Phyllida Lloyd and actress Harriet Walter collaborated, audiences in London and New York had the chance to see their exquisite Julius Caesar. That play, set in all women’s prison, offered a thoughtful interpretation of the classic text, allowing the inmates to bring the play to life amid warring factions and scrutinizing prison guards. Their second collaboration, Henry IV, is similarly set in an all women’s prison, and the results are every bit as powerful and poignant.
Fred LeBlanc, the bandleader, vocalist and drummer for Cowboy Mouth, knows a thing or two about rock ‘n’ roll. He’s a fan of both blues and country, and he has connections to punk and grunge as well. The New Orleans band he founded has been growing strong since the 1990s, playing high-profile festivals and touring around the country seemingly nonstop. In 2016, they’ve already booked a top spot at Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Fest in August, N.J.