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“Make Believe” – Show Boat

Music: Jerome Kern   Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II

Make believe you are living in the late 1800’s today working on a show boat on the Mississippi River with this classic musical based on the novel by Edna Ferber.  29 more words


73 thoughts I had during "Hairspray Live"

73 thoughts I (we) had while watching “Hairspray Live”*

*I only watched upon invitation. I am as anti-televised theatre as one can get. Booze, blank pages and annoyed theatre kids watching? 569 more words

'The Band's Visit', Based On The 2007 Israeli Film, Is The Season's Best New Musical - Review

Some shows are so full of heart and so overflowing with integrity — of talent, of skill and of purpose – that a critic is torn between singing its praises from the rooftops and wanting to protect something rare and fragile. 834 more words

Breaking News

Live "Theatre"

Dear Friends,

We are writing you today about a most interesting television event that took place last night—the musical Hairspray Live on NBC at 8pm (New York time). 224 more words


addressed as

Banal pedantry, and Western Queens, in today’s post.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Whilst hanging around at my local bar, recently, one has been forced to eat a bunch of crow by the working guys who voted for “he who must not be named.” I don’t say the name of the President Elect, as it lends him power in the manner of a certain Harry Potter villain – as a note. 264 more words

New York City

3 on Thursday

It’s only been a week and a half of the holiday season and I’m already exhausted.  I maaaay have over-committed, but all the plans are such fun ones! 248 more words

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