Today is National Chili Day and most people assume that means sautéed meat, kidney beans and a rough tomato sauce. For me it means a delicious Mediterranean influenced smooth meat sauce spooned over spaghetti, topped by chopped raw onion, finely shredded Colby cheese and sprinkled with oyster crackers. For the uninitiated, this is Cincinnati Chili. … Continue reading National Chili Day – and my choice is Cincinnati Style!
I am always skeptical about jukebox musicals (that mold a show from songwriters songbook or star selected song lists). Luckily for The Cher Show they have a terrific Book writer in Rick Elice (who wrote The Jersey Boys) and a compelling focus in Cher. Cher is such a rich subject that the show engages three … Continue reading Review – The Cher Show
Are you a Cincinnati ex-pat living in New York? On the last Monday of every month you will feel welcomed at Edward's at 136 West Broadway between 5 PM and 10:30 PM. Here you can order Montgomery Inn Ribs, Skyline Chili, LaRosa's Pizza, and Graeter's Ice Cream. A delicious taste of home (unfortunately Goetta is … Continue reading Cincinnati Night at Edwards Restaurant in New York – Last Monday of every month!
I know I have peppered you with pleas to see my short play as part of the Players Theatre Short Play Festival for the last several days . I promise I will stop because today is the last day of the festival. Today's matinee is your very last day to catch this play. Come down … Continue reading Last Chance to Catch my new short play
The Cincinnati Reds first Spring Training Game for the year we will win it all starts today in Arizona against the team we share a training stadium with, The Cleveland Indians. I know that Spring Training Games are mostly workouts intended to prepare us for the long season ahead but I still like to win … Continue reading First Red Spring Training Game today (come see my show)
Today is National Margarita Day, that popular tequila beverage. I take mine rocks/salt as below. What a coincidence (segue). After my shows are produced at the Players Theatre, as they will be tonight, we often gather at the Greenwich Village Tex-Mex classic Panchito's, just half a block away. They trumpet a long ago article in … Continue reading National Margarita Day (come see my show!)
I'm very excited as tonight I will be part of a sex festival. Let me rephrase that. My new short play (Foreplay-The App) will be performed for the very first time for an audience at the Players Theatre Short Play Festival in Greenwich Village here in New York City. The theme of their February collection … Continue reading OPENING NIGHT for Foreplay – The App
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love pie and cherry pie is my favorite. And today is the National Day for my favorite. Make some today and share a slice with me. Here's a neat recipe to try tough there are many more out there... https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/cherry-pie/ I have only one quibble … Continue reading National Cherry Pie Day
Quick bit of log rolling as I contort my arm to pat myself on the back. This is the 500th post of my blog. And I'm still having fun. Still a micro-min influencer but enjoying the process. I focus on several topics in this blog:* My theater going with reviews and my theater making as … Continue reading My 500th Post!
Nope, not even kidding. If you've read this blog before you know I delight in bring attention to and often providing recipes related to National Days. (Oh yeah, Happy Presidents Day and no I do not have any related recipes.) So how did this oddly specific National Day come to be? I imagine at some … Continue reading National Crab Meat Stuffed Flounder Day
Go see "The Other Josh Cohen." It holds two lessons I take to heart. Created by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen (who also star) it has gone through years of development and workshops and has come out in a sharp distinct performance that does not feel like it came from a committee but from the … Continue reading Review – The Other Josh Cohen
Hope you have a terrific Valentine's Day, whether your dear is close at hand or far away, send your love. Last night was a terrific rehearsal for our show next week. Details below. If you are in New York next weekend, grab a ticket, they go fast. Hope to see you there. Let me know … Continue reading Happy Valentines Day – and a show update…
Since the day I was born (or maybe a few years later when I could actually form words and syllables) I have said that this was the year the Reds would take it all, another World Series win! I admit I've only been right a few times but this time I mean it. It is … Continue reading Cincinnati Reds Pitchers and Catchers report for their ultimate championship season!
I really wanted to like the new play God Shows Up, now at the Playroom Theatre in midtown through February 21. It is written by theatre reviewer and chronicler Peter Filichia. He is a member of one of my favorite podcasts (This Week On Broadway). I usually agree with his reviews and insight and find … Continue reading Review – God Shows Up
It is not often that I go to public school auditoriums to view theatre. But the presence in the cast of talented actress Kasey Moorhouse (who has been in several of our productions) was enough to draw me in. The Shadow Box Theatre has been performing a repertoire of plays for elementary schools for decades … Continue reading Review – The African Drum
Brownies are good. Add a layer of cream cheese inside or on the top and they are even better. Last Thanksgiving I made a Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownie recipe that was well received. Here's a link to the recipe: https://www.jocooks.com/recipes/pumpkin-cheesecake-brownies/ The website where this can be found has a number of good recipes. It would be … Continue reading National Cream Cheese Brownie Day
Coming up later this month my new short play will be in the Players Theatre Short Play Festival in Greenwich Village. It is not profound but is a fun playful piece. The performers, Eric Diamond, Maera Daniel Hagage, Babak Mehrabi, Will Pierson, and Carly Ruda have been terrific in early rehearsals. We strongly recommend you … Continue reading Next short play is in rehearsals!
Today is National Shower With A Friend Day. I suppose it is better than Shower With An Enemy Day. If you regularly read this blog, you know I try to include quality graphics with each post. Considering the nature of this National Day I am including enough buffer space to prevent you viewing this graphic … Continue reading National Shower With A Friend Day
Today is National Home Made Soup Day. There is nothing more warming than a bowl of delicious fresh made soup during a dark winter. Did you see the game last night? Most of America did, I'm sure. Actually I prefer a defensive match so I enjoyed myself. I don't need lots of scoring to enjoy … Continue reading National Home Made Soup Day
Back in 2004 the American Heart Association named the First Friday in February National Wear Red Day to call attention to the fact that heart disease and stroke kill one in three women. You can find out more by going to http://www.goredforwomen.com or on Facebook GoRedGetFit. Use the hashtag #GoRedWearRed on your social media and … Continue reading National Wear Red Day