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Patti Murin

Thinking Through Broadway's New Message Board Controversy

Cara Joy David | Posted 03.14.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

As nice as the Broadway community is -- and it is a small close-knit community -- it's not all sunshine and rainbows. It's a competitive place. There is a natural vying for attention, both on the message boards and beyond.

Attention to Detail in Manners and Murder

George Heymont | Posted 02.07.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

In 20 minutes of coming attractions (not to mention a James Bond-style commercial for beer), I saw more money poured into glamorizing explosives, weaponry and commercialized violence than I'd witnessed in quite some time.

An Actor's Least Favorite Question

Patti Murin | Posted 09.15.2016 | Entertainment
Patti Murin

"Oh my goodness, the show was so wonderful! You are so talented!" "Thank you so much!" you reply, slightly shy at the outpouring of compliments from ...

I Do, I Do, I Freaking Do!

Patti Murin | Posted 05.28.2016 | Weddings
Patti Murin

Scene 1: My fiancee and I inside our local Bath, Kitchen & More Crap store, enveloped in a Wedding Wonderland of extremely breakable crystal wine glasses and china, sitting at a desk in front of a smiling Bath, Kitchen & More Crap employee.

This One's for the Girls (and the Guys Too, I Don't Discriminate)

Patti Murin | Posted 05.08.2016 | Women
Patti Murin

Next time you realize that you're comparing yourself to another woman, smile at her instead. Acknowledge her beauty and her health. And then, compliment yourself on being a badass in so many ways, and continue on your confident way as if the sidewalk is a catwalk.

6 Sh*tty Post-Divorce Realities And Their Awesome Silver Linings

Patti Murin | Posted 06.22.2015 | Divorce
Patti Murin

I had great days followed by weeks of not wanting to leave my house or speak to anyone who wasn't delivering me pizza, wine or bacon egg and cheese sandwiches. Finding silver linings was imperative, or I would have curled up in a ball and never gotten up again.

What I Did for Love

Patti Murin | Posted 06.20.2015 | Women
Patti Murin

For all of you singles out there, it took me way longer than I hope it takes you to learn what it means to really know yourself. Because if someone really loves you? They won't care if you own a sweatshirt with the logo of their crappy football team on it. And if you really, truly love someone? You'll never even consider buying one.

Fly By Night: Believe in Stars, Believe in Love?

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.03.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Fly By Night is about fate, love and loss. Out of those, the second topic provides for more entertaining discussions, so I emailed Allison Case, Adam Chandler-Berat and Patti Murin and asked them some questions about just that.

Why Brantley Got it Wrong

Dana Elle Salzberg | Posted 10.30.2013 | Arts
Dana Elle Salzberg

Dude, I can explain. In the grand tradition of theater, "getting it" is as much of a theme as star-crossed lovers or inevitable fate. I am sorry but, Mr. Brantley, you did not get it, and I don't think you could have. The show was not for you, it was for me.

Lysistrata Jones at the Walter Kerr Proves That Aristophanes Still Rocks!

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 02.01.2012 | Arts
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

Expect that you will be so carried away that your gloves will fall out of your pockets, your hat will end up between the seats, and of all things, my theater friend ended up with the shoe of a woman in the row behind us.