The only times I have seen The Jerry Springer show has been at doctor's offices because it was on daytime TV as I waited for an appointment. I recognized what has become a meme immediately in the Off-Broadway show currently at the Signature Theater courtesy of The New Group. This show is pretty much a … Continue reading Review – Jerry Springer the Opera
Spring Training games got started last week and it makes me feel warm all over. The Cincinnati Reds have won a few and lost a few but winning is not the point until the regular season starts. As one former Reds announcer said, these guys are just getting their work in. Time to sharpen your … Continue reading Spring Training Games get underway
The Signature Theatre is having quite the season. Their remounting of Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo: Homelife and The Zoo Story is spectacular and a must see this season. Directed by Lila Neugebauer and featuring the extraordinarily talented Robert Sean Leonard, Katie Finnernan and the explosive Paul Sparks, it should be on your … Continue reading Review – At Home at the Zoo
Today is National Banana Bread, the best way to use up those over-ripe bananas you bought earlier this week. I have several recipes but this is one of the better ones. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, grease and flour only the bottom of a 9 inch loaf pan. Combine the following in a large … Continue reading National Banana Bread Day
Auction houses like Christie's, Sotheby's, Phillips and others offer free admission to selling exhibitions for a few days before each auction. From time to time I will select notable auction lots to bring to your attention. This blog feature is not endorsed by the auction house nor written by any kind of art expert. Just … Continue reading Another LOT to talk about
Auction houses like Christie's, Sotheby's, Phillips and others offer free admission to selling exhibitions for a few days before each auction. From time to time I will select notable auction lots to bring to your attention. This blog feature is not endorsed by the auction house nor written by any kind of art expert. Just … Continue reading A LOT to talk about
I cannot tell a lie I like my cherry pie. With flaky crust It seems I'm just a cherry pie kind of guy. In the old cake versus pie debate I land solidly into the pie camp. While I like many kinds (including fresh rhubarb) the cherry pie is my go to diner desert if … Continue reading National Cherry Pie Day
Today is Presidents Day, a day off for many, and an opportunity to salute the Presidents who have made this country great. Though timed for the birthdays of George Washington (who demonstrated restraint with power) and Abraham Lincoln (who brought civility to our nation's greatest challenge), it is intended to salute all presidents. This post … Continue reading Presidents Day
Today is your last chance to see MATT AND SUSAN AND GREG AND JULIE as part of the Players Theatre Short Play Festival and I hope you will join us for the 3 PM matinee. Pamela Wilson did a great job of directing the work featuring Shelton Tripp, Gabby Hammond and Carly Ruda. Use the … Continue reading Last show in the run – a matinee today!
The Players Theatre Short Play Festival continues again tonight with a terrific production to my play MATT AND SUSAN AND GREG AND JULIE. Join us tonight for the 7 PM show by coming to the Players Theatre in Greenwich Village. Use the discount code CAST online at http://www.shortplaynyc.com or at the door. Visit with the … Continue reading Matt and Susan and Greg and Julie (well, maybe not Greg) invite you to see their show!
Last night's opening went very well and we'll do it again tonight! My script MATT AND SUSAN AND GREG AND JULIE gets a first class mounting, directed by Pamela Wilson and featuring Shelton Tripp, Gabby Hammond and Carly Ruda. It is part of the Players Theatre Short Play Festival Sex Edition at this historic venue … Continue reading Come see the show in Greenwich Village!
Tonight is the opening night of my short play MATT AND SUSAN AND GREG AND JULIE as part of the Players Theatre Short Play Festival Sex Edition in Greenwich Village. The information can be found in the flier below. If you will be in New York this weekend I hope you will see it. Feel … Continue reading Opening Night!
Today is Valentine's Day. Coming mid-week it makes a romantic rendezvous tougher because it is surrounded by school nights. Don't be discouraged. It doesn't mean you have to lose that loving feeling. It doesn't require a late night candlelight dinner or fancy jewelry as a gift. See how I'm lowering those expectations? You're welcome. For … Continue reading Valentines Day
Finally. Cincinnati Reds pitchers and catchers report to spring training today. Go Reds. As always you can find more at http://www.walterthinnes.com and on Twitter @walterthinnes TOMORROW: Happy Valentines Day
Eve Ensler created a sensation and a valuable service with her Vagina Monologues which started as a performance piece, turned into an influential script and morphed into a movement that continues today. Her most recent work combines her struggle with cancer and her efforts on behalf of women the Congo. The problem with the show … Continue reading Review – In The Body Of The World
Today is National Bagel Day, a food whose origins are often debated. But there is no question there is no better bagel than one made in New York City. Many reasons are given but it is likely because of our clean unfiltered water piped in from the Catskills. In any case they are delicious. There … Continue reading National Bagel Day
Thorton Wilder's play THE MATCHMAKER is the foundation for the musical HELLO DOLLY! Mr. Wilder's work is wonderful and the musical adapted from it was a big hit right from its premiere in the 1960's. The current re-incarnation features the very talented Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber. I've seen each of them previously on Broadway … Continue reading Review – Hello Dolly!
Jukebox musicals are usually not my thing. "So this happened to me and then I wrote this and then I did this and out poured this song." Some are better than others both because the quality of the songbook varies and the life of the artist(s) is more or less interesting.. Beautiful: The Carol King … Continue reading Review – Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Tickets are on sale for the upcoming performances of my play MATT AND SUSAN AND GREG AND JULIE at the Players Theatre in Greenwich Village in New York! Go to: http://www.shortplaynyc.com and choose the second week of the festival (February 15-18) and pick your evening (or the Sunday matinee). When you have the opportunity to … Continue reading Tickets are on sale for my next show!
Today is National Nutella Day. This delicious spread was invented in Italy after World War II when cocoa was rationed but hazelnuts were plentiful. By extending the chocolate flavor with the nut butter an irresistible treat was created. I enjoy it but do not crave it, unlike SOMEBODY who shall go unnamed. When I introduced … Continue reading National Nutella Day
Hosting a Super Bowl? Going to a party or bar to enjoy? Hunkering down in your man cave? I'm going to Broadway. I don't really care which team wins this year's Super Bowl nor do I enjoy watching grown men giving each other brain injuries as much as I used to. I was fortunate to … Continue reading My Super Bowl plans
Today is recognized as Groundhog Day, which was once a quaint little National Day until the 1993 movie by the same name was released and changed everything. Now Groundhog Day is viewed through the lens of the movie instead of a rodent predicting the weather. My favorite scene: Phil: What would you do if you … Continue reading Groundhog Day! Again!
Last year I let you know that my script HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEONARD had been chosen as one of the 34 semi-finalists out of 224 scripts submitted for the Still Crazy After All These Years Festival by Stray Kats Theatre Company in Newton, Connecticut. Just got word that they have reduced the list to 15 finalists … Continue reading Happy Birthday Leonard is a step closer