Broadway (Page 6)

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…Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

When I go to the theater I am always prepared to fall in love with the show. I am an easy mark – eyes wide and heart open ready to be smitten by a stand out solo or an eye catching and ear pleasing song and dance number. Such is the case when I sat in my seat for my date last night with Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812…Continue Reading

A group of 15 or so of us gathered in the audience last night to see The Cherry Orchard. We partly gathered to see Chekhov, but mostly gathered to see Diane Lane. The show is still in previews and opens officially on October 16th. I get that in previews there can be some fine tuning and fixing to get the performance broadway ready, but I am afraid that what we saw is what you are going to get and I don’t think you want it…Continue Reading

A crappy duplex basement apartment in Chinatown with a curious lightbulb situation. Ninety minutes of almost every possible human trial and tribulation (seriously so many – check it out – I made a list below) packed into one Thanksgiving dinner served on paper plates. A family of four glued together with the power of unconditional love…Continue Reading