Speaking of Shakespeare: Stephen Burdman: National Arts Club 29 January 2018

February 2, 2018

I have been very derelict in my duties writing up shows and I hope to start catching up on the old (some very old) in addition to writing up the new. This Monday, rtb and I went to an interview with Stephen Burdman of New York Classical Theatre for The Shakespeare Guild’s Speaking of Shakespeare […]

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Met Museum: Michelangelo and William Wegman Exhibits 28 January 2018

February 1, 2018

rtb, peg, and I made arrangements to go to the Met today and see the Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer exhibit. I expected it to be crowded but the lobby was so crowded I was thinking of bailing. Both rtb and peg have memberships so they could easily get a ticket for the day but […]

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National Museum of the American Indian: NYC 15 January 2018

February 1, 2018

A couple of weeks ago, meli emailed me about an exhibit about the Taíno at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in NYC. I checked the site for current and upcoming exhibits and couldn’t find it. Then last week she sent me an NMAI tweet about the same exhibit and I checked again […]

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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: Ai Wei Wei 28 December 2017

February 1, 2018

Right on the southeastern corner of the park are changing exhibits. Currently Ai Wei Wei has exhibits all over NYC called Good Fences Make Good Neighbors. This is the first one I've come across but then I haven't been walking around the city. It's called “Gilded Cage” and like the exhibit I saw this past […]

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Wreath Interpretations: Central Park Arsenal 28 December 2017

February 1, 2018

Today I was running a work errand that took me to the Arsenal in Central Park. They have free art exhibits on the third floor (also the employees' break/lunch room) and right now it's their annual Wreath Interpretations. The lobby of the Arsenal is a piece of art itself. There were traditional wreaths, fun wreaths, […]

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Come From Away: A New Musical: Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre 30 September 2017

October 15, 2017

My penpal (yes, penpal since the third grade) Sue was in town with her husband to visit his daughter and they invited me to join them for dinner and a musical. During the 2017 Tony Awards broadcast, I was blown away by the number (“Welcome to the Rock”) that the cast of Come From Away: […]

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Forest Hills Stadium 27 July 2017

October 9, 2017

“I’m thinking it may be the last trip around the country,” [Tom] Petty told Rolling Stone shortly before [the 40th Anniversary Tour] began. “It’s very likely we’ll keep playing, but will we take on 50 shows in one tour? I don’t think so. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was thinking this might […]

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The Red Letter Plays: Signature Theatre Company 20 September 2017

September 27, 2017

There was a Facebook ad for a Suzan-Lori Parks play starring Christine Lahti and the ticket price was only $30. I thought that sounded like a good deal and when I went to the Signature Theatre Company website, I saw that there was a companion play. Parks had written two plays that riff off Nathaniel […]

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Dylan Moran: Theatre 80 St Marks 22 September 2017

September 24, 2017

Dylan Moran was doing his stand-up at Theatre 80 St Marks and rtb and I were there. mollyT was supposed to join us but she had to work. I’m sorry she didn’t get to experience Moran’s brilliant sarcastic witty sense of humor. Theatre 80 St Marks is a small theater and it’s always nice to […]

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Glenn Tilbrook: City Winery 15 August 2017

September 20, 2017

Glenn Tilbrook always puts on a great show whether he’s solo or with Squeeze. For this outing at City Winery there was no opening act but Tilbrook did give up part of his show to his son, Leon. rtb and I were supposed to be joined by mollyT and Mrs. Devereaux but neither one could […]

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