Saturday, October 8, 2016

I Didn't Do as Well as I Thought I Would on the "Hamilton" Quiz...

I am surprised that I did not do a better job on the Hamilton quiz on The Christian Science Monitor website. Check it out and see how you do! 


Friday, October 7, 2016

An Event for Broadway Loving Foodies Who Hold a Mastercard and Like to Brunch...

I have never been to the New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF). Frankly, the festival just looks like the Food Network on steroids. However, even I had to pause when I saw the following Broadway inspired brunch. At $175, it does not come cheap, but it sure looks like it could be fun....

Variety presents Broadway Tastes hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, a Mastercard® Exclusive Event Exclusive Event

Mastercard cardholders will take a culinary tour of the Great White Way at NYCWFF’s brand new event, Broadway Tastes, where renowned chefs will serve up delicious brunch dishes inspired by over a dozen of today’s most popular Broadway musicals. Celebrities and foodies Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka will be your hosts for this magical morning at Metropolitan West, where you’ll have the chance to interact with cast members of your favorite Broadway shows and sample tasty brunch fare prepared by all-star chefs!

Participating Shows:
ALADDIN on Broadway
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Jersey Boys
ON YOUR FEET! The Story of Gloria & Emilio Estefan
The Book of Mormon
THE LION KING on Broadway
The Phantom of the Opera

Sunday, October 16, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Metropolitan West - 635 West 46th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Sister Rosetta Tharpe!!

Even though one of her songs is buried deep within my iTunes library, I was not familiar with the music of Sister Rosetta Tharpe prior to seeing Atlantic Theater's premiere production of George Brant's Marie and Rosetta, which chronicles Sister Rosetta's first rehearsal with protégée, Marie Knight, as they prepare to embark on a tour that would establish them as one of the great duet teams in musical history. 

After extending, Marie and Rosetta unfortunately closes next weekend. If anyone has any interest in the blues, gospel or even rock 'n' roll as a music genre, then Marie and Rosette, a play with song, is definitely worth seeing in the next few days. If the imminent Mathew prevents you from seeing it, Youtube has a wonderful collection of videos and clips to take in. 


Friday, September 30, 2016

"Fences" Trailer

Oooh, I can't wait...

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Quote From Adrienne Kennedy's "Funnyhouse of a Negro"

Sarah (Negro) in Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro:
I know no places. That is, I cannot believe in places. To believe in places is to know hope and to know the emotion of hope is to know beauty. It links us across a horizon and connects us to the world. I find there are no places only my funnyhouse. 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Streisand Trump "Clown" Parody at Clinton Fundraiser

 This one is worth sharing...

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Quote from Nicky Silver's "The Lyons"

Nurse in Nicky Silver's The Lyons:
All right. Here goes. The way I see it, there are no answers. Some people are happy. And some people are just lonely, mean and sad. And that's the world. 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Quote From Tarell Alvin McCraney's "Choir Boy"

Pharus in Tarell Alvin McCraney's Choir Boy:

What you fight for? What you fight for, sir? 
For, sir? You fight when you believe what
You doing, what you are, is right. Huh. 
Everybody round you always telling you, showing
You that you ain't nothing, that they don't 
Want you to be nothing, what you fight 
For then? What you defending? 
You believe like, like they believe so 
What you fight for?