Remembering Debbie Reynolds

Remembering Almost Unsinkable Debbie Reynolds

By: Ellis Nassour

In 2009, legendary film star Debbie Reynolds returned to New York for her first professional appearance in over 25 years — performing her celebrated nightclub act that June at the Café Carlyle.

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Gypsy

Curtain Up on Imelda Staunton in Olivier Winning London Production of Gypsy – November 11 on PBS

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Asbury Short Film Concert

By: Isa Goldberg

Thirty five years ago, the Asbury Shorts Film Concert was just a fledgling effort, a dream to celebrate a genre, which much like TV commercials, can take days of planning, shooting and reshooting before anything even reaches the cutting room table. Then, gosh! Who knows what will happen next. While starting a business in TV commercial production, Doug LeClaire developed a fascination with shorts for their ability to achieve purity through brevity. “Even though they’re over with quickly, these films create long lasting impressions,” he observed, impressions that stayed with him long after the movie ended.

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Golden Boy

Golden Boy Fights Parkinson’s  

By: Paulanne Simmons

In 1937, after a stint in Hollywood that caused him to question his own complicity in a world that valued materialism over art, Clifford Odets wrote Golden Boy to create a hit that would support the Group Theatre, the company that had supported his earliest efforts. This classic drama about a talented musician, Joe Bonaparte, who is torn between the violin and the boxing ring, is a timeless struggle between who we are and what society wants us to be. 

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Wizard of Oz @ Harlem Rep

Harlem Repertory Theatre Presents Wizard of Oz Adaptation for Audience of All Ages, October 8 – December 13

By: Ellis Nassour

If you only had a brain [and you do], you’ll be off to see the Wizard on the Yellow Brick Road uptown to Harlem Repertory Theatre. Their special “zippy one-hour” version of The Wizard of Oz “for young and young-at-heart audiences,” will play six matinees and one evening performance October 8 – December 13 at Tato Laviera Theatre at Harlem Prep Elementary School [240 East 123rd Street at Third Avenue/Manhattan]. 


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Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities

Cirque du Soleil Returns to the Big Top with Retro Spectacle
 Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities, September 29 -November 27

By: Ellis Nassour

Cirque du Soleil hasn’t raised its distinctive blue and yellow tent in the New York area since 2014. But they’re back and with quite a show, Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities. It opens Thursday on Randall’s Island and plays through November 27th. The title refers “to the strange characters that inhabit a Seeker’s cabinet of curiosities where wonders abound” and word has it that it wraps audiences in the nostalgia of those earlier productions we loved.

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Broadway Bound

Kaufman Music Center’s Annual Bound for Broadway Season Opens Monday with Liz Calloway Hosting


By: Ellis Nassour

If you want to see the next Avenue Q or Hamilton before anyone else, the place to be beginning Monday at 7:30 PM is the Broadway Close Up series Bound for Broadway at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Music Center, in the shadow of Lincoln Center at 129 West 67th Street [between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue].

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Tulla Booth presents “Water”

Tulla Booth Gallery extends their popular exhibit WATER: The Element That Surrounds Us thru September 27th with new work added including Artists: Daniel Jones, Dawn Watson, Blair Seagrams,  Herb Friedman and Stephen Wilkes.___Stephen_Wilkes_SERENGETI_web-1
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Chita: Nowadays

 Javier Muñoz and Brandon Victor Dixon, the new stars of Hamilton on Broadway, and New York City Gay Men’s Chorus have joined the list of special guests at Chita Rivera’s landmark concert CHITA: NOWADAYS at Carnegie Hall on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 8:00 PM. Presented by Daniel Nardicio, this event marks the first time the Broadway legend will headline the iconic venue. The two-time Tony Award winner will also welcome previously-announced guests Alan Cumming and Andy Karl, with others to be announced soon.ImageGen_ashx

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The Glass Menagerie

LINCOLN CENTER THEATER JOINS THE UPCOMING BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS’S MASTERWORK THE GLASS MENAGERIE STARRING SALLY FIELD, JOE MANTELLO, FINN WITTROCK AND INTRODUCING MADISON FERRIS AND DIRECTED BY SAM GOLD

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