Long before he became a star on Discovery Channel’s explosive-and-hypnotic show “Mythbusters,” Adam Savage was just a red-headed kid tooling around Philipse Manor on his banana-seat bike in what was then North Tarrytown. “Sleepy Hollow Bicycle was a fixture when I was a kid,” says the 1985 graduate of Sleepy… Read More →
The producers of “SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark” have just announced that Rebecca Faulkenberry will replace White Plains native Jennifer Damiano in the role of Mary Jane Watson. Damiano — who created the role and weathered the ages-long preview process and the removal or co-creator and original director Julie Taymor… Read More →
“Taking Off,” Axial Theatre’s evening of original one-acts, involves two reclusive women of about the same age, set in two different eras. First, there’s Emily Dickinson, the aspiring poet, in Ward Riley’s “Feathers Sometimes Soar on the Breath of God.” She’s 39, unmarried, living with her sister, Lavinia, in her… Read More →
Got a note from Blind Brook High School theater maven Chrissy Colangelo who is directing “The Outsiders” in mid-November and could use some help finding some specific items. If anyone can lend a hand, please reach out to her. Here’s her list: 1. hospital gurney or stretcher 2. hospital room… Read More →
Listen to Howard Jones’ song “What Is Love?” and, if you’re of a certain age, something remarkable happens: You’re transported back in time to the era of big hair, Molly Ringwald and the Reagan administration. Jones — whose synthesizer was one of the sounds of “The Breakfast Club” age, sharing… Read More →
As anyone who knows me will attest, I kind of tend to adopt the people I interview, to become their champion a bit, to revel in their genius and bask in the reflected glow of their brilliance. Leah Hager Cohen’s genius is in every syllable of her new book, “The… Read More →
Heard today from Stephanie Viegas of Little Radical Theatrics, the group of college-age and beyond actors who have been building a program of musicals of late. They have secured the coveted rights to perform Andrew Lippa’s “Wild Party” in January at the Readers Digest Theatre in Chappaqua. But before that… Read More →
He’s the coach, call him Don. Never Donald. He’s the assistant coach, call him Michael. Not Mike. What’s in a name? Plenty. Richard Dresser’s witty play “Rounding Third” — the final production in the 34th season at Stony Point’s Penguin Rep, through Nov. 6 — is a study in contrasts.
I’m off to Midtown today to interview the cast of Yasmina’s Reza’s “God of Carnage,” the fall production at Hudson Stage — three-fourths of whom call Westchester home. The play — a wicked take on contemporary parenting — was to be directed by Giovanna Sardelli, but an illness in the… Read More →
I used to work with Mitch Broder, a great compiler of the quirky and offbeat. I’m a regular reader of his spectacularly and unapologetically irregular blog. Check it out — “Mitch Broder’s Vintage New York: Adventures at the classic old haunts of Manhattan, with justifiable detours” — here.
Long before “American Idol,” Eliza Doolittle might have been one of the first reality stars. In George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion” — and its musical adaptation, the magical “My Fair Lady,” now on stage at Westchester Broadway Theatre — Eliza signs up to better herself, knowing full well that it will… Read More →
The folks at the Pound Ridge Theatre Company hold their next Second Sunday Play Reading at 2 p.m., Oct. 9, at Conant Hall, 255 Westchester Ave., Pound Ridge. The plays are “She’s Fabulous,” “Pillow,” “The Right Sensation,” “Romeo & Juliet abbreviated…,” “The Box” and “Rest in Peace.” Admission is free… Read More →