When I hear the name Andrew Jackson, I usually think of the glossy pages of history textbooks or never-ending documentaries narrated by some ancient historian. However, in The Public‘s new musical, “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson”, our seventh president has acquired a new reputation as America’s Most ‘emo’ President. Read the complete post »
3 Comments | Posted on April 28, 2010 | Categories: From the Blog, Lower East Side
I was waiting for Hamlet outside of the Starbucks in the World Financial Center with a caramel latte in one hand and a notebook in the other. He was late. Leave it to the Prince of Denmark to think he can stand a girl up like that. There was a crowd gathering around the store; an influx of late shoppers, I assumed, though was quickly proven wrong. Read the complete post »
No Comments | Posted on April 14, 2010 | Categories: Event-Related, Financial District, From the Blog
A current trend on Broadway is filling the seats of normally under-attended dramatic productions by stocking them with underwhelming big name talent. I’m glad to say that Donald Margulies’ “Time Stands Still,” while certainly following the mantra, is in no way underwhelming. While heavy-hitters like Alicia Silverstone and Laura Linney (and Briand D’arcy James, if you know your Broadway) may catch your attention, it is Margulies’ expert dialogue, and its sharp, pithy and real delivery that will ultimately overwhelm.
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No Comments | Posted on February 15, 2010 | Categories: Event-Related, From the Blog, Midtown West