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Broadway Babe

Danny Thomas

Broadway Babes Classic Picks

October 24, 2022: Broadway Babe, Randie Levine-Miller, has unearthed some incredibly entertaining finds, including a musical tribute to Angela Lansbury; showstopping performances from the 2012 Tony Awards; Stephen Sondheim‘s musical, “Merrily We Roll Along”; and “This Is Your Life”, Danny Thomas! 

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Hamptons Life

HIFF 2022

Photos from the Red Carpet at the 30th Hamptons International Film Festival October 7-16, 2022.

Photography: Barry Gordin

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Reviews

Death of a Salesman **

Sharon D Clarke plays Linda, Wendell Pierce plays Willy, and André De Shields plays Ben.

By: Paulanne Simmons

October 16, 2022: The latest revival of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman comes to Broadway with an impeccable pedigree. The play is the best-known work of an iconic American playwright. The production comes to New York City after a critically acclaimed run in London. And it features a black Willy Loman, so we expect it to be new and exciting.

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Hamptons Life

Martin McDonagh @ HIFF

A conversation with playwright and filmmaker, Martin McDonagh, at the Hamptons International Film Festival.

By: Patrick Christiano

October 10, 2022:   Acclaimed award-winning playwright and filmmaker, Martin McDonagh, was a guest at the 30th Anniversary of HIFF. A Conversation With, which originated in 1993, when Stephen Spielberg had an intimate and insightful chat with Martin Scorsese, has become a much-anticipated festival tradition for the past thirty years.

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Broadway Theatre To Dim Lights

Angela Lansbury

Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 7:45PM in memory of Broadway Legend ANGELA LANSBURY

October 14, 2022 – The Broadway community honors the memory of Dame Angela Lansbury, the six-time Tony Award®-winning actress whose career spanned six decades on Broadway. Ms. Lansbury passed away on October 11, 2022, at the age of 96. On October 15, 2022, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of Broadway theatres in New York for one minute at exactly 7:45pm, in her honor.

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Paulanne Simmons Unscripted

White Men and Others

October 15, 2022: The history of the Western world is the story of wealthy white man, told, until recently, by those same or other white men. These are the facts. We cannot change them. Alexander Hamilton was not Puerto Rican. Nor would he have considered himself an immigrant, having merely moved from one British colony, the Caribbean Island, Nevis, to another British colony, New York. And the Founding Fathers were not (as far as we know) female, transgender or nonbinary.

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Hamptons Life

ARF DOG WALK 2022

ARF Stroll To The Sea

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons held their Annual Stroll to the Sea on October 8th in East Hampton, preceded by Kick-Off cocktail party. 

October 10, 2022: The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons held their annual Stoll to the Sea on Saturday, October 8th from 9am – Noon at the Mulford Farm in East Hampton. This was ARF’s biggest and best yet! A record number of people attended the annual Stroll to the Sea Dog Walk.  More than 600 participants gathered at the Mulford Farm in East Hampton to walk to the ocean and back in support of the cats and dogs. 

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BroadwayHD

Night of the Living Dead Live

Celebrate Halloween with classic horror titles on BroadwayHD

October 11, 2022:  Horror and theatre unite for Halloween this season on BrodwayHD. The premier streaming service for musicals and stage plays presents the perfect Halloween streaming guide with titles that feature zombies, toxic superheroes, evil alter egos, and tragic love.  BroadwayHD has the perfect Halloween selection for fans of the genre, including Night of the Living Dead Live – a musical based on George A. Romero’s zombie classic – and The Toxic Avenger Musical based on Lloyd Kaufman’s cult classic film.

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Hamptons Life

Peru World Expo

Antonella Bertello (Owner The Baker House, East Hampton 1650)

The 11th Peru to the World Expo in the Hamptons at The Baker House 1650.

October 11, 2022: The 11th Peru to the World Expo in conjunction with Marina Cost Peru was again a smashing success on the grounds of The Baker House 165O on Main Street in East Hampton on Sunday afternoon until well into the evening. The networking event is a grand culinary show with pisco cocktails.  Thirty top Peruvian chefs shared their best Peruvian dishes and cocktails made with premium pisco brands. The festivities included live music and a folklore dance show by Jaime Cuadra, winner of The Independent Music Award NY. 

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Reviews

Leopoldstadt ****1/2

The Broadway Company of “Leopoldstadt”.

By: Samuel L. Leiter

October 9, 2022: Leopoldstadt, named for a Jewish section in Vienna whose flourishing Jewish culture—along with much of its Jewish citizenry—was nearly wiped out in the Holocaust, is also the title or the great British playwright Tom Stoppard’s loudly acclaimed drama inspired by his belated recognition of his previously ignored Jewish roots. The play, an Olivier Award-winning London hit, is now at the Longacre Theatre in a physically striking, if not 100% effective, production directed by Patrick Marber.

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Features

The Ubiquitous Jamie deRoy

“It’s important to have that sort of graciousness in wanting to see others succeed.” Jamie deRoy  The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle

By: Alix Cohen

October 8, 2022: Jamie deRoy is an actress, host, vocalist, producer (78 Broadway shows -10 Tony Awards and counting- also Off Broadway and film), collector of art and artists, and a humanitarian. She juggles all this with energy – though not in the morning, honed acumen – 50-plus years in entertainment, unbridled, unjaded enthusiasm (sparks still fly), humor, and her gut.

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Broadway Babe

Broadway Babe’s Vintage Picks

By: Randie Levine Miller

October 10, 2022: Broadway Babe has found some really amazing video to share including a very young Barbra Streisand appearing on the “Dinah Shore Show”; as well as a very young Michael Feinstein on the “Merv Griffin Show”;  Lin-Manuel Miranda in Encores “Merrily We Roll Along”, as well as, a star-studded tribute to Warner Brothers!

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Jamie deRoy @ Birdland

Front Row – Jamie deRoy, Jason Kravits, Back Row – Karen Mason, Luba Mason, Santino Fontana, Clint Holmes, Ron Abel, Ritt Henn

Jamie deRoy & Friends hosted special guests, Santino Fontana, Clint Holmes, Jason Kravits, Karen Mason and Luba Mason, at Birdland to benefit The Entertainment Community Fund.

October 4, 2022: Monday evening, show business tour de force and 10-time Tony® Award-winning producer Jamie deRoy brought her acclaimed Jamie deRoy & friends cabaret show back to New York’s famed Birdland at 315 West 44th Street in the Theater District. 

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Reviews

Leopoldstadt ****

By: Paulanne Simmons

October 9, 2022: Tom Stoppard was born Tomáš Sträussler, in Czechoslovakia. His family was Jewish, and on March 15, 1939, the day the Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia, they fled to Singapore. Before the Japanese occupation of Singapore, Stoppard, his brother, and their mother escaped to India, while his father remained. When Stoppard was four, his father died, and when he was eight, his mother married British army major Kenneth Stoppard, and the family moved to England. Tomáš had already become Tom, and now he was Tom Stoppard. 

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