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The Long Distance Theater Geek's Guide to Planning the Perfect NYC Trip

Since moving to LA in June 2011, I have been to NYC only four times. Considering that in the year prior to that move I spent a summer living in the city and took monthly trips thereafter, my Broadway time decreased significantly. 1,228 more words


A curvy Gertie Cummins?!

Why yes, I did play Gertie Cummings in my high school production of Oklahoma. Why yes, I am a size sixteen. There is a huge misconception in theater where big girls can’t play “skinny characters”. 104 more words


Till We Reach That Day: What We Can Learn From Ragtime

Ragtime has always seemed important to me. Not only is it well written with an outstanding score, but it’s always seemed relevant. There are characters ranging in age, gender, cultural background, socioeconomic status, and belief, and that means there is something for everyone in this show. 1,059 more words

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Yorkville Hippodrome, 499 First Avenue, New York, NY

The Film Index, October 9, 1909:

“The Hippodrome was opened January , 1909, and cost $21,000 to build. The dimensions are 22 feet 6 inches front, by 102 feet deep, with an ‘L’ in the rear which gives a width of 39 feet. 156 more words