The Music Man ***

Hugh Jackman, Sutton Foster and the cast of “The Music Man”.

By: Bernard Carragher

March 2, 2022: “The Music Man” is a simple, innocent, endearing musical from 1957 which requires a cast of wonders.  The stars this time are formidable Broadway-ites: Hugh Jackman as Professor Harold Hill and Sutton Foster as Marian the local librarian who he woos. 

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Monday Night Magic

“When you start to wonder, you start to think, and there isn’t enough thinking going on.” (Performer/Historian Todd Robbins)

By: Alix Cohen

October 15, 2021: At 24, Monday Night Magic is the city’s longest running Off-Broadway magic show. Except in Nevada and at private events, the art seemed to otherwise fade (though never disappear) from popular culture, then tenuously resurfaced with more theatrical shows. All the while, Monday Night Magic’s flame burned steadily at various Manhattan locations.

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Magician Escapist, Dorothy Dietrich, Inspired by Houdini – Part 2

By: Alix Cohen

Extreme Performance

“The easiest way to attract a crowd is to let it be known that at a given time and a given place someone is going to attempt something that in the event of failure, will mean sudden death.” Harry Houdini

October 3, 2021: “I wanted to do things Houdini did, to be the bravest person in the room,” said Dorothy Dietrich. Handcuffed and tied to a chair with 100 feet of rope, even shut in a barrel, didn’t seem like enough. Dorothy began to end her act by being buckled into and escaping from a straitjacket. Her jackets, bought at auctions or mail ordered from the likes of Humane Restraint Company, have always been early models rather than the wide-necked ones magicians tend to use.

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Magician Escapist Dorothy Dietrich – Inspired by Houdini – Part 1

By: Alix Cohen … Part 1

September 30, 2021: When you were putting together Legos or dressing dolls, one little girl was picking locks, making a ball appear and disappear and changing a lit candle into a silk handkerchief: The trick. She had an empty 14-inch tube out of which she’d one day pull a 20-foot silk scarf, a feather boa, six balls, and a can of Coke. Dorothy Dietrich would be the first woman to saw a man in half, get out of a straitjacket – taking Houdini’s feat further – and the second in history to do the bullet catch. She was a burgeoning magician.

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ARF Food Pantry

Photo: Will Yennie.


September 11, 2021: While the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons ARF Adoption Center is under construction please join us Saturday, September 18, at Petco in the Bridgehampton Commons, 2044 Montauk Hwy, from 12 to 3 PM for the monthly Pet Food Pantry to donate or pick up cat and/or dog food. Cat food is greatly needed. More at

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Stroman @ Guild Hall

Susan Stroman, Nathan Lane, Mathew Broderick, Brad Oscar Photo: Barry Gordin

Susan Stroman Presents a LIVE IN PERSON weekend with Broadway stars, Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Brad Oscar, Tony Yazbeck, Terrence Mann, Sierra Boggess, Melissa Errico, Dee Hoty, and more.

August 28, 2021:  Guild Hall, the cultural center of East Hampton, is presenting a star-studded weekend of Stroman Presents!  That of course is the legendary, 5-time Tony winning choreography/directory Susan Stroman. On each evening, Friday through Sunday, some of Broadway’s biggest talents will take the stage of the John Drew Theater. The series kicked-off on Friday with Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, and Brad Oscar, who joined Stroman, known to the Theater world as Stro, to reminisce on the 20th anniversary of The Producers, which she directed and choreographed. They performed some of their songs and Mel Brooks made a live appearance via zoom. 

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ARF Stroll To The Sea

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. (ARF) announced today that its annual “Stroll to the Sea” Dog Walk presented by Chaser and The Corcoran Group will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 9 AM to 12 PM. The event, now in its 26th year, is a fun, family outing set amidst the beautiful Hamptons fall foliage with the feel of an idyllic country fair. It is intended to promote responsible dog ownership and awareness of ARF.

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ARF Bow Wow Meow Ball

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF Hamptons) will hold its Bow Wow Meow Ball on Saturday, August 17, 2019. The event will honor fashion designer and entertainer Isaac Mizrahi with the Champion of Animals Award, a loyal supporter of ARF and a compassionate friend to animals in need.  The event will take place at the ARF Adoption Center in East Hampton to celebrate Isaac’s contributions and ARF’s life saving work. Tickets start at $750 and are available online at

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Into the Woods: In Concert

By: Iris Wiener

Broadway stars headed Into the Woods in Patchogue on March 8th and 9th as a part of the Patchogue Theatre’s ongoing Broadway Series, a popular concert program that was created by Gary Hygom and John McDaniel. The Stephen Sondheim musical fantasy was at its finest, backed by a phenomenal 15-piece orchestra with sixteen diverse, extraordinarily talented performers bringing new life to a timeless classic. The production featured McDaniel’s direction and conduction, with Stephen DeAngelis’ casting.

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Jazz Trio at Janet Lehr Fine Arts

Janet Lehr Fine Arts is hosting a JAZZ TRIO featuring the greats: Jane Hastay, John Ludlow, and Peter Martin Weiss this coming Saturday, March 2nd at 7pm. Join in the celebration of HIAM MIZRAHI’s solo exhibition, “Dynamic Abstraction.” Limited seating: RSVP is suggested. Txt: 5163536450

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