As rehearsals continued for the upcoming Broadway revival of On the Town, New York City audiences had a more immediate opportunity to celebrate Leonard Bernstein's first musical about sailors on leave in the Big Apple.
Brilliantly acted by Michael Cera as Warren, Kieran Culkin as Dennis, and Tavi Gevinson, as Jessica Goldman, the object of Warren's fantasies, and flawlessly directed by Anna D. Shapiro, Lonergan's wonderfully crafted 1996 play captures all the agony and the ecstasy, but mostly the agony, of post-pubescent youth.
As I reflect on the life and career of Joan Rivers, I think about the women in the entertainment business who were the firsts and broke new ground. We'll learn about just a few of these pioneering women in this blog post.
Well, I know we all have stories about our careers. Maybe you have a few little ditties and water cooler stories to tell. The following is one of mine...
In You Can't Take It With You, things don't go quite as smoothly for the Sycamore family while entertaining their daughter's fiancé and his parents, but what ensues is -- to say the least -- extremely funny.
I met Joan Rivers once in my career. It was the mid-aughts. There was a rumor that she had written a new play that she wanted to bring to Broadway. I needed the scoop!
Tepper's story however, is just as interesting as those brought to life on film, and itself makes for an inspiring coming of age tale about a girl who sets her mind on a dream and grabs every opportunity to accomplish it.
Our intent was to create a legitimate theater festival that incorporated the Broadway community into an environment that truly supported talented writers at little cost for the participants.
The play is a hilarious look at an out of work actor finding a job in the most unlikely of places: Barbra Streisand's basement mall. Yes, her basement mall. How on Earth did he come up with this?
There is so much in this vast territory to help us, teach us, and keep us current that we have to dive in. And let's face it, the faster we embrace it, the faster us Middle (St)age ers can take over the world! (Cue sinister laugh.)
Words have meaning and intent, and denial of this fact is ignorant. I believe that in the great cage match of life, enlightenment destroys ignorance, and enlightenment is my truth, my whole truth, and nothing but my truth, in whatever way I choose to illuminate the darkness of my own tightly-locked closet.
The best musicals are priceless. No musical, however, is worth $299 -- the going rate for a premium seat at too many Broadway musical box offices today.
I'm going to share some stories of my embrace, or struggles to embrace, this stage of life. We will find a way together to be happy and more fulfilled. Or at least to realize that there's not a damn thing we can do about it, so we might as well get happy and more fulfilled!
It is hard to describe the gloriousness of a show of Broadway performers singing and dancing to the music of live musicians, along the backdrop of the Sonoma vineyard hillsides, within ancient ruins, under the moon and stars.
Nearly every little girl idolizes her beloved Disney Princesses. To witness the iconic Disney character of Cinderella embark on a transcendence of race, as talented actress Keke Palmer takes on the role for the Broadway adaptation, is a huge step forward for young women of color.
Even the Big Apple starts to slow down when the sun sets, as museums close their ticket counters and storefronts roll down their metal gates. While 9-to-5ers tuck into bed, night owls can stay entertained till sunrise with these New York attractions that stay open late into the night.