Being Present at Present Laughter on Broadway

If you are unable to swing tickets to the Bette Middler / Hello Dolly love fest, you might consider heading a few doors down to see Kevin Kline starring as the sun to the supporting characters orbiting planets in Present Laughter…

Bette Midler glowin’ and crowin’ and goin’ strong in Hello Dolly

Hello Dolly had absolutely nothing in common with the play Sweat. Instead of soot and sweat, we got sparkles, feathers, and fancy hats. In place of a gritty bar, we were transported to the red velvet bastion of The Harmonia Gardens. Heated clashes were cast aside for outsize song and dance numbers. And a talented ensemble was replaced with a 5’1″, 71 year old, one woman phenom casting her spell on most every member of the audience…

Front and Center at Sweat on Broadway

My new favorite place to sit in the theater is the front row. We were practically bellied up to the very bar where most of the scenes took place. Sitting so up close and personal, we were privy to every flinch, clenched and coiled fist, pained wince, flash of hope, violent tendency and nascent expressions of resentment…

1st Tuesday of the Month Theater Club

I live in NYC. Like many, however I was turning my back on one of the best reason to live here: easy access to amazing live theater. Realizing my love of the theater was not concomitant with my attendance I decided to make a change. Thus introducing: the First Tuesday of the Month Theater Group to a wide swath of friends and acquaintances…

Grab Your Group and Go to Morgan’s Rock: An Eco Lodge in Nicaragua

For spring break this year we went to Morgan’s Rock on the West Coast of Nicaragua. As the person in charge of keeping her finger on the pulse of this family I sensed we were in need of a vacation where we got to return to our same beds every night. Our last few vacations had involved A LOT of moving and while that is ideal for seeing and experiencing destinations it is not ideal for completely unwinding…