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!
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
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!
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
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
Went to a meeting at the Players Theatre and I can tell you: My play "Matt and Julie and Greg and Susan" will be performed at the Players Theater Short Play Festival on February 15-18. The theme of the Festival is Sex and we are the show right after Valentines Day so come and enjoy … Continue reading Update on M&J&G&S
A wine-fueled, comedy laced party is underway at Manhattan Theater Club and you should accept the invitation to attend. And, of course, you can with this discount code: https://www.nycitycenter.org/pdps/party-face/?PromoCode=21997 The script by Isobel Mahon is a bit of a hot mess but then so are the characters she so convincingly offers up. These ladies bewail … Continue reading Review – Party Face
Matt and Julie and Greg and Susan will be part of the Players Theater Short Play and Musical Festival - The SEX! Edition in February. Performances will be Thursday, February 15 at 7 PM; Friday, February 16 at 7 PM; Saturday, February 17 at 7 PM and Sunday, February 18 at 3 PM. It will … Continue reading My play will be presented at PLAYERS THEATER
John Lithgow is a talented actor now performing a precious one man show at Roundabout's American Airline Theatre on Broadway. I have heard a number of complaints that not only is the show boring but has no place on Broadway. It is true that it is a quiet, intimate show with no helicopters or chorus … Continue reading Review – John Lithgow: Stories by Heart
Just a quick reminder that you can gets a special discount code for the Off-Broadway show PARTY FACE at Manhattan Theater Club using the link below: https://www.nycitycenter.org/pdps/party-face/?PromoCode=21997 I saw it last week and will review it next week after opening night. For those of you who remember her it is amazing to see Hayley Mills … Continue reading PARTY FACE reminder
Tonight we have the opportunity to attend the first public performance of PARTY FACE, a new play at Manhattan Theater Club at New York City Center. I will not review this show until opening night has passed but I have a special offer for my readers below. A discount offer and if you read this … Continue reading Put on your PARTY FACE!
As the spring theater season looms there are some events I am looking forward to: Two Edward Albee events: I already have tickets to Home Life and The Zoo Story being presented at the Signature Theatre. In addition his Three Tall Women will be presented on Broadway with Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf and Alison Pill. … Continue reading Looking forward to Spring 2018 Theater Events
As the new year starts, a quick look back at my blog in 2017. As you may imagine the majority of posts were about live theater, shows I saw and scripts I wrote. My favorites that I attended and are now gone in 2017: The Glass Menagerie with Sally Field - a fresh take on … Continue reading Quick review of 2017 Blog
Here we are, 2018. I don't make New Years Resolutions, I'm too busy catching up with all the To Do lists I am making everyday. As the saying goes, "I was put on this earth to accomplish certain things, I am so far behind I will never die." Well, I suspect I will die someday … Continue reading Welcome to 2018
I have been writing plays for about eleven years and have had more than 100 productions, readings and awards for my scripts. I have had the opportunity to "vanity publish" my works but have resisted. I have just signed a contract with ArtAge: The Senior Theatre Resource Center to publish one of my short works. … Continue reading My first published play
Last week Pamela and I had the opportunity to take in a community theater production of A Man For All Seasons. It was staged, quite credibly, by The Heights Players, a long standing and very active amateur group in Brooklyn Heights. It has long been one of my favorite scripts of the 1960's canon and … Continue reading Review – A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
Thrilled to announce that my ten-minute play "Happy Birthday, Leonard" is a semi-finalist in the Still Crazy After All These Years festival by the Stray Kats Theatre Company in Newton, Connecticut. It is one of 34 plays selected from 224 submissions. They will further winnow their selections to arrive at 8 to 10 scripts to … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Leonard is a semi-finalist
The Manhattan Theatre Club is introducing playwright Lucy Kirkwood to our shores in a transfer of the successful British production of her play The Children in their Broadway space The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. This is one of those reviews I hate to write. The performers Francesca Annis, Ron Cook and Deborah Findlay are terrific. … Continue reading Review – THE CHILDREN on Broadway
The Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center has become my go to place to have complicated concepts explained in riveting theater pieces. On my last visit I was thrilled by J.T. Roger's play OSLO which captivated me as it led me through the now doomed negotiations toward the two state solution between Israel and Palestine. … Continue reading Review – JUNK on Broadway
If you wonder what became of Cindy Lou Who, There is something that you simply must do. Save all of your pennies so you can pay to see the new comedy "Who's Holiday!" Not a surprise that the estate of Seuss the creator doesn't want you to see the show at Westside Theatre.* While the … Continue reading Review – Who’s Holiday