New York City

Phewph. Just back from a 3 day whirlwind drama (of the finest variety) and fun filled NYC endurance theater jaunt. I was like a drunken sailor on a boat leave, collecting as many “only in NY” moments as I could as if I would be re-boarding my ship for another year and not just back in 2 weeks. I love NYC – really and truly and absolutely because only in NYC…Continue Reading

When it comes to this theater group, I have so many favorite things. Most of my favorite things have to do with people interaction and the show going experiences, but the exercise of picking a show is also one of my favorite things. I really love unearthing and selecting shows that the group might not otherwise see or hear about, like soft @ the MCC…Continue Reading

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

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

Throughout this era of the pandemic I have been on a constant quest for the covid silver lining. There have been surprisingly quite a few. That said, I would give every single one of them up to get back lives that were lost or seriously altered in a negative fashion. But as I cannot make that happen, the quest continues.

So here I am delivering to you as a big shiny red apple in a form of a silver lining that NOW is the time to pop your mask on and take FULL advantage of the many, many institutions and dining establishments that are open and eager to accommodate your visit…Continue Reading

Early days in the pandemic I spent a good dose of time regretting the moniker of this operation. Grab Your Group and GO was pretty much the antithesis statement of what to do in a pandemic. I got over it, but here we are a year later still unable to grab too many people or go to too many places. Yet we now have threads of hope so I offer some ideas for you to Grab Your little mini Group and GO…Continue Reading