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Tim Ranney
Tim Ranney has worked in marketing, public relations, and entertainment for 25 years. He is owner of Colonnade Projects and producing events and lectures on New York City history. Follow him on Instagram @COLONNADROW

Entries by Tim Ranney

Lady Bunny Lays It All Out For You

(0) Comments | Posted June 1, 2016 | 1:16 PM

Photo: Jeff Eason

The only thing more fun than watching Lady Bunny onstage in her newest hit show, Trans-Jester, is having a long, laugh-filled lunch with her in the Village. I was lucky enough to do that recently and it...

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Kid Creole Brings Cherchez La Femme to La Mama

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2016 | 1:21 PM

Photo: dis COMPANY

Kid Creole and The Coconuts were one of the most popular bands in the 80's and became even bigger in Europe. But before the coconuts came along, August Darnell (Kid Creole), was in the Grammy-nominated band Dr....

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Heather Litteer Is Serving You Lemonade in April

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2016 | 4:20 PM

Photo: Steven Menendez

It's no secret that the journey of an artist is difficult, unpredictable and loaded with obstacles. Variations of this story have been told on stage and screen for centuries but it never seems to lose its appeal. This month,...

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Man's Best Friend Ties the Knot in The Dog Wedding

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2015 | 11:08 PM


Dog lovers and film buffs unite! The Dog Wedding, a bark-out-loud romantic comedy about a German businesswoman (Rosalie Thomass) who falls for an American wrestler (Matthew Bloom) while planning their English Bulldog's wedding, premieres November 21, 2015 at The Auditorium On Broadway, 1871...

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The Memoir of a Jewish Homesteader: From Page to Stage

(1) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 5:45 PM

Kate Fuglei portrays Rachel Calof
Photo: Karen Richardson

Rachel Calof, a play with music, based on the pragmatic memoir written completely in Yiddish by the Russian Jewish picture bride, Rachel Calof will be featured at the United Solo Theatre...

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How Millennials Achieve Their Dream of Making Theater Off Broadway In New York City

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2015 | 1:01 PM

2015-09-28-1443447474-9123516-Blackbook.jpg Gabe Templin, Sean Borderes, David Siciliano by Sara Edwards

Most children have an idea of what they want to be when they grow up, but as they face reality sometimes that dream isn't always attainable. Young adults often find that dreams become out...

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'Drop Dead Perfect' Is the Perfect Twisted Homage To Classic Film and Television

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2015 | 3:59 PM

Jason Cruz and Everett Quinton star in Drop Dead Perfect. Photo: John Quilty

When Joe Brancato was growing up in the Bronx, he was the kid in the neighborhood who said, "Let's put on a show!" So, inspired by the...

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Sister Sylvester Explores a Link Between Art and Activism in New Work

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 5:36 PM


Kathryn Hamilton is a performance maker based in New York City and Istanbul. She is the founder and director of the New York-based company Sister Sylvester, and a member of Köşe, an art space in Istanbul. American...

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Happy 50ish! May Be The Best Birthday You've Ever Had

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 8:09 AM


Although there are several milestone birthdays most of us anticipate such as 16, 18, 21, & 30, the one that, traditionally, causes the most anxiety is the big 5-0. Mired in stigma and fear, turning 50 really isn't what it used to be...

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Volunteers of America's Operation Backpack Help Children in Homeless Shelters Start School With a Smile

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2015 | 1:18 PM

More Than 150 Corporate and Community Partners Including the
New York Yankees, Duane Reade Charitable Foundation and Agnes Varis Trust Contribute to the Success of the Annual Campaign


While summer is upon us, it's never too early to start thinking...

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Ira World Premiere Benefits Shrunken Shakespeare and the Actors' Fund

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2015 | 3:01 PM


The plucky Shrunken Shakespeare Company has had some pretty big scores for their productions and parties considering they've only been around since 2012. On Monday, June 8 you can join them as they present the world premiere of Ira,...

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Debutaunt Examines Traditional Rites of Passage While Encouraging Young Women to Find Their Voice

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2015 | 3:42 PM


I'm sitting in an airy warehouse in Red Hook Brooklyn filled with plush white beach-house furniture, rustic chandeliers, and freshly cut dogwood branches. The space is an old converted ice cream factory used for weddings and other events but will soon be transformed...

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Bellydancing Gave Her Confidence and a Pain-Free Body

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 11:42 AM


Mention bellydancing to most Americans and they'll envision sultry slave girls in a James Bond movie or sex workers in a tawdry lap dance club. But like most things the Western world has appropriated and perverted into something dirty, sex is not the...

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New York's Farley Post Office Sets The Stage for MANNA-HATA, An Epic Theatrical Event by Peculiar Works Project

(1) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 4:59 PM


A time machine exists for a short while in June within the abandoned offices, loading docks, and stairwells of the gigantic James A. Farley Post Office as a plucky theater company transports you back through 400 years of Manhattan history....

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From Bowery to Broadway: The Evolution of Daniel Nardicio

(1) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 5:02 PM

Throwing a "mandatory clothes check" underwear party in a sketchy downtown nightclub one week and producing an iconic Broadway concert in an elegant, historic theater the next aren't exactly what I'd call pages torn from the same gay handbook. On a Venn diagram they might just barely kiss a little...

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21 Years Later, Edgy Queer Performance Thrives at the 2012 Dixon Place HOT! Festival

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2012 | 6:52 PM

When I first moved to the East Village in the early 80s, I had no idea I was living in the epicenter of a world that was giving birth to what is now considered a golden age of queer art and performance which launched the careers of so many talented...

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