Broadway (Page 2)

From afar one would be hard-pressed to glean similarities between the dazzling musical about the life and tumultuous times of The Temptations in Ain’t Too Proud and the stark and dark play about the quietly tortured and lonely life of a middle-aged professor in The Sound Inside. But those similarities I mentioned? They are there…

In one of my closing missives to the theater group last spring, I included a photo of a column a friend (thanks Liz C.) sent me from an airplane. The article regaled the reader with an array of mental health benefits associated with regular cultural engagements (like the theater). These benefits include staving off depression and reducing the rate of cognitive decline…

Hi Group! I remember sitting last August with my computer on the deck in Montauk mapping shows to months. I distinctly recall worrying that this year would be a little light on offerings from a live theater perspective. Boy was that worrying ever misguided. What a treasure this year has been…

The guiding principle for this blog is to share ONLY the experiences that we at Grab Your Group and GO love: experiences that energize and enthuse, so that you can be energized and enthused too. This blog is called Grab Your Group and GO – NOT – Grab Your Group and DO NOT GO – for a reason…

While in the audience at The Lehman Trilogy I learned, among a zillion other things, that I am a middle man for providing experiences. I have no hand in the creation of the experiences. I am but a fellow experience seeker and I take groups with me to share in the experience. I LOVE IT! So I will continue to embrace this role of cultural middle man for a good long time. And an experience is exactly what was proffered when almost 70 of us met at the Park Avenue Armory to view the staggeringly stark, but supremely powerful The Lehman Trilogy.

The idea for this theater group, Grab Your Group and Go, that I spend hours on end managing was born while sitting in the audience at the musical Once some 5 years ago. I sat there in awe of the raw singing and emotion on display and thought to myself – OMG, EVERYONE needs to see this show! While in the audience at Superhero I felt that way again….

I have trouble imagining a more daunting endeavor than taking the beloved, vaunted, prescient words of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and putting them into the form of a play. Then to have to cast these iconic and besotted characters presents a whole other hairball of a challenge. Well, thank goodness there are brave people in this world, because seeing To Kill a Mockingbird on stage was a dream come true – a dream I didn’t even know I had…