Broadway

I wonder what all of those people who wrote all of those doom and gloom articles and posts about New York City being dead are doing these days? Writing retractions? Finding some other negativity to spew into the world? Who, in their right mind, would bet against this town that is home to the scrappiest, most resourceful, and creative individuals that can be amassed in one place?Continue Reading

On the Monday before Thanksgiving a group of 40 of us saw the show Morning Sun presented by The Manhattan Theater Club off Broadway. While we all were witness to the same exact performance it was our own collection of personal experiences that made the show unique and stirring for each and every person…Continue Reading

This past week we crept back, getting close to hitting our pre-pandemic numbers for theater attendance. As an exercise in collective effervescence the more people that are in the group for our audiences the higher the energy and the more rewarding the experience. This is a good and lovely thing and nothing makes me happier than energy bouncing around on the sidewalk as we prepare to enter the theater.Continue Reading

On the evening of August 4th, 2021 at 8pm Stacie (my GYGG partner in chief) and I had the good fortune to GO back to BROADWAY. Doors that had been shuttered for some 500 days were flung wide open at the August Wilson Theater to welcome us and our fellow giddy audience members back to the theater in the form of a play called Pass Over….Continue Reading

This year was going to be a big season for so many talents on and off-Broadway. It was also going to be a big season for the GYGG theater group with up to 4 shows a month and well over 400 tickets purchased. That is A LOT of theater for a whole LOT of New Yorkers. As it happens these were a whole lot of generous, kind-hearted, empathetic and supportive New Yorkers…Continue Reading

We LOVED this movie! If I had to summarize, it is a comprehensive 80’s era (the year 1985 to be exact) love letter with a School of Rock/Once/Stand by Me/Bend it Like Beckham/Almost Famous vibe (these happen to be some of my and probably your most favorite movies). Most of the car ride back to Montauk we talked through how we would go about turning it into a musical…Continue Reading

The role of Tina Turner, in the musical of the same name, has to be all kinds of grueling – a massive commitment at each and every performance. The energy burn is off the charts and the vocal range and explosiveness of the voice that needs to be employed to pull this performance off is otherworldly. Which is why, I have since learned, that they have cast two Tinas to play the part…Continue Reading

Last week I was super fortunate, thanks to a thoughtful and fellow theater-loving friend, to attend an evening with André Bishop discussing his many years as the Artistic Director for Lincoln Center. The crux of the conversation was to do with how he chooses what goes on his stages. Want to know his simple answer to this complicated question?Continue Reading

Laura Linney is able to memorize and deliver words in a most astounding and authentic fashion as she so remarkably demonstrates in her one-woman carefully constructed and brilliantly delivered performance in My Name is Lucy Barton. If you love Laura Linney, you must GO see her in this play. This post, however, is not about that performance. Rather it has to do with a story around the show. This post is about – eeh gads – karma…Continue Reading