Last night, I saw a preview of Motown the Musical at the Nederlander Theatre (Its permanent home, when it opens in March, will be the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre). When I was a little kid, my mom would play Diana Ross and The Supremes practically on a loop, so Motown’s greatest hits was basically the soundtrack of my youth.
Concierges are, by nature, multi taskers. I mean, think about it. While they are helping one guest get Broadway tickets, they might also be in the midst of arranging for a personal shopper for another and snagging hard-to-get dinner reservations for a third. That’s a lot of balls to juggle, right?
At my job, tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows are often available. Sometimes I take advantage, sometimes I don’t. About a year ago, I decided to see Blue Man Group.
I have never seen a Charlie Chaplin movie in its entirety. Not that I haven’t had an interest, it just hasn’t happened. Although I appreciate his contributions to cinema, it’s his life that I’ve always found the most fascinating. You can learn all about the man in the new musical Chaplin, with tickets on sale thru Feb. 13, 2013.
When I see a Broadway musical, I normally end up with one or two songs stuck in my head for about a week after the show. These could be anything from lesser-known numbers to the hits we all know and love. This Sunday, Sept. 9th, I bet this will happen to you when you stop by Times Square for Broadway on Broadway—a free concert featuring musical numbers and appearances from current Broadway shows and a sneak peek at upcoming shows opening in the new season.
Growing up in northeast Ohio, one of the region's most notable attractions is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. Out of all the costumes and artifacts, the thing I remember most vividly is a display of the bed John Lennon and Yoko Ono shared when they first moved to New York City
I really like the Lower East Side. This fun, quirky area is filled with boutiques, restaurants and galleries. See what I mean on Wednesday, September 5th, from 6 to 9 p.m., when the Lower East Side Business Improvement District (LES BID) hosts Lower East Side Opening Night: Art+Fashion, a celebration of opening receptions for many of the 80-plus art galleries found throughout the neighborhood.
If you’re looking for something to do tonight, head to East River Park from 5 to 9 p.m. for pizza place Two Boots’ 25th Anniversary Concert. Part of the SummerStage series, and hosted and MC’ed by comedian/actor Luis Guzman, this night of fun will have everything from live music to performance art, poetry, aerialists and cornmeal-crusted, Cajun-Italian style pizzas (provided by Two Boots).
Back in 1993, I was a third grade student growing up in Akron, Ohio. I remember getting ready for school one morning and my mom busted out the most tragic thing to weaken my 10-year-old heart: A lengthy article in the Akron Beacon Journal that declared Saved By the Bell was going off the air.
I’ve never gone to a large-scale arts festival in NYC, but I’m going to try to this year. I’ve planned to catch a show during New York International Fringe Festival, aka FringeNYC. This two-week event, thru Aug 26, is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in more than 20 venues.