Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Summer Day

New York Times review of Jon Fosse's play A Summer Day at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York

Monday, August 20, 2012

August 20, 2012

Actress Karen Allen of Indiana Jones fame to star in off-Broadway play in October

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

August 14, 2012

"Gays Giveth and Gays Taketh Away: An Open Letter to Bailey Hanks" by John Carroll, Huffington Post

Friday, July 13, 2012

July 13, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

July 2, 2012

Derek Jacobi: 'I don’t mind people having faith. But it ain't for me'
Billy Graham put him off religion. Laurence Olivier taught him etiquette. And as for Princess Margaret? Don’t ask. Sir Derek Jacobi tells all

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Shirley Verrett

Shirley Verrett was born on May 31, 1931. She died on November 5, 2010.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May 15, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Loverly: The Life and Times of My Fair Lady

Scheduled by Oxford University Press, USA, for release in the summer of 2012 is the book Loverly: The Life and Times of My Fair Lady by Dominic McHugh. "Using previously-unpublished documents, author Dominic McHugh presents a completely new, behind-the-scenes look at the five-year creation of the show, revealing the tensions and complex relationships that went into its making."

"A captivating book due to the tremendous amount of new information supplied in its exciting narrative. While My Fair Lady seems in retrospect like an inevitably perfect musical, McHugh reveals that its creation was fraught with many potential roadblocks and creative differences. A fascinating read!" --Michael Feinstein

"Dominic McHugh has written a fine authoritative study of one of the world's greatest musicals. Anyone with an interest in the detailed history of the creation of My Fair Lady must read this book."--Liz Robertson, widow of Alan Jay Lerner

288 pages; 10 photographs

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Hotel Jumeirah Essex House, New York

Hotel Jumeirah Essex House, New York Area - NY

This is where I stayed the last time I went to New York. I was very happy with the hotel and its location.

Hotel Jumeirah Essex House, New York, NY

The hotel's friendly atmosphere and New York style, with its comfortable d├ęcor and rooms, make for a very pleasant experience. This popular hotel is spread over 36 floors and comprises 104 rooms, of which 40 are elegant suites. Guests are welcomed in the lobby, which houses a 24-hour reception desk, safes, a currency exchange facility, a cloakroom and lift access. Further facilities include a newspaper stand, public Internet access, a cosy bar, and a restaurant. Room and laundry services are on offer, and parking is available to guests arriving by car.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


It looks silly and stupid to me. Simplistic ideas, and people dancing around in their underwear.

C(h)oeurs», nacido para la polémica

El estreno del espectáculo en el Teatro Real se saldó ayer con una indignada reacción por parte de la mayoría del público

Saturday, January 28, 2012

New York Times

Are grammar and spelling becoming sloppy in the New York Times? Aren't the major newspapers supposed to have an editorial process that helps to make them somehow better than blogs? Anthony Tommasini's review of Wagner's Götterdämmerung at the Metropolitan Opera says, "Instead of continually twisting into different contortions, as in earlier installments, the set remained stationery during extended scenes." Was the set made from envelopes and staples? And at one point "Ms. Voigt's character lashes out at Siegfried, whom she thinks has betrayed her . . ." "Whom" of course should be nominative "who" as subject of verb "has betrayed." She thinks he has betrayed her, not she thinks him has betrayed her!