Cagle McDonald, the producer of Irvington’s Clocktower Players, won’t let a little thing like a hurricane keep her from entertaining Lower Hudson Valley audiences. Hurricane Sandy forced McDonald to cancel the opening weekend of “9 to 5: The Musical” this weekend, but the showbiz side of her brain (actually, her… Read More →
For ‘Stones,’ two actors play 13 roles (Jay Stratton, left, and Richard Hollis rehearse the play “Stones in His Pockets” at Hudson Stage in Briarcliff Manor. Photo by Joe Larese/The Journal News.) Those who catch Hudson Stage’s production of “Stones in His Pockets” — on stage this weekend through Nov…. Read More →
Lower Hudson Valley stages are brimming with possibilities this weekend, with new productions across the region. Here are a few, with a pitch from each company. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, best to call ahead to find out if shows are up and running.
Hurricane prompts postponement of ‘Ask Chazz’ benefit Chazz Palminteri in his Bedford home office. With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the Eastern seaboard, Westchester Broadway Theater and Lighthouse Youth Theater have postponed Chazz Palminteri’s one-night-only event that had been scheduled for Monday. The Bedford resident will now be at the… Read More →
This weekend and next, openings all over (The cast of Clifford Odets’ “Awake and Sing” at Axial Theatre in Pleasantville includes, from left: Sean Weil, Ann Gulian and Ryan Mallon. Photo by Leslye Smith.) Stages across the Lower Hudson Valley offer plenty of choices to theatergoers. We gave the folks… Read More →
Chatting up ‘X Factor’ phenom Carly Rose Sonenclar The World Series is booting “The X Factor” from its Wednesday/Thursday lineup on Fox this week (and possibly next), but we caught up with the very busy Carly Rose Sonenclar and the Mamaroneck phenom talked about last week’s episode, when Britney Spears… Read More →
Making movies has a special effect on Eastchester student (Eastchester High School senior Jessica Costa, 16, in the school’s film studio. Photo by Seth Harrison/The Journal News.) Eastchester High School’s Jessica Costa knows, at 16, that movies are going to play a role in her future. In her third year… Read More →
A Tony-winner working far from the gloss of Lincoln Center Steve Rosen, left, is “Josh Cohen,” Kate Wetherhead is “A Lot of People,” and David Rossmer is “Narrator Josh Cohen” in “The Other Josh Cohen,” directed by New Rochelle native Ted Sperling at the SoHo Playhouse. Photo by Carol Rosegg…. Read More →
Pelham Manor’s Nunziata twins play The Emelin with ‘Broadway, Our Way’ Will and Anthony Nunziata come home to Westchester this weekend. The calendar at Pelham Memorial High School says that Homecoming was last weekend, but Will and Anthony Nunziata — the identical twins and 2002 Pelham grads who are making… Read More →
Making movies has a special effect on Eastchester’s Jessica Costa At 16, Jessica Costa already knows that movies will play a role in her future. She’s in her third year studying film at Eastchester High School and is starting work on her most personal movie yet: a fictionalized account of… Read More →
After a baseball rain delay stalled the start of “The X Factor,” in the final night of the Judges Homes episodes, Britney Spears last night told Mamaroneck phenom Carly Rose Sonenclar that she’s moving on to the group’s 16 finalists. The 13-year-old joins Diamond White, 13, from L.A.; Arin Ray,... Read More →
I won’t be reviewing it for the paper—there’s a policy about the number of Equity actors in shows we review, etc.—but I’m looking forward to seeing what Jeremy Quinn at White Plains PAC does with Tracy Letts’ “August: Osage County” tonight, in the final weekend of a two-weekend run. (Performances… Read More →
Four student publications give students experience, outlet Some schools have a student newspaper. Horace Greeley High School, named for the famous editor of The New York Tribune, has a newspaper (The Greeley Tribune) and three magazines: The Quake, covering sports three times a year; Advo, a glossy quarterly; and Satori,... Read More →
Mamaroneck ‘dragon caterpillar’ talks about Britney’s home The morning after will.i.am dubbed her a “dragon caterpillar” who starts out soft and then scorches the village, Carly Rose Sonenclar called this morning to talk about the experience of being at Britney Spears’ Malibu home for last night’s episode of “The X… Read More →
Mamaroneck teen wows Britney and Will.i.am in Malibu On “The X Factor” last night, after L.A. Reid was finished screening the six finalists in the “Over 25” category, it was time for the teens—and Mamaroneck’s Carly Rose Sonenclar.
On tonight’s hour-long episode of “The X Factor,” Mamaroneck 13-year-old Carly Rose Sonenclar and her fellow teens hang out at Britney Spears’ Miami home, and compete to be among the four teen acts moving on to the Fox show’s “live shows.” The show airs from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m…. Read More →
In the first of what could be many changes of venue rippling out of the shuttering of Peekskill’s Paramount Center for the Arts, the gospel musical “Tell Hell I Ain’t Comin’” will now move down-river to the Tarrytown Music Hall at 8 p.m. Oct. 16.
If you’re of a certain age, you’ll get a kick out of this. At Saturday’s sold-out concert at the Hollywood Bowl, Grammy-winner Peter Gabriel had a little fun before he started to sing “In Your Eyes.” He had John Cusack come on stage with a huge boombox, recreating that classic… Read More →
Self-described ‘yerds’ at Rye and Suffern craft award-winning annuals (The top editors at Suffern’s Panorama yearbook, from left: Lior Gensler (photo); Sarah Griffin (business); Nicole Haubner (design) and editor-in-chief Nora Patwell in the classroom where the award-winning annual takes shape. Photo by Tania Savayan/The Journal News.) When Suffern’s Nora Patwell… Read More →
Two high-school yearbooks in our area—Suffern and Rye—have the distinction of earning silver crown awards from the prestigious Columbia Scholastic Press Association, a Columbia University-affiliated awards group that critiques yearbooks, newspapers, magazines and websites.
Swapped emails with Mamaroneck’s Carly Rose Sonenclar, who is now through with boot camp on “The X Factor.” Here’s our Q&A. We’ll add some more answers later this afternoon, about last night’s duet with Diamond, so check back later for that.
After a plea to subscribers to help close an estimated $300,000 budget shortfall, the board of Peekskill’s Paramount Center for the Arts last night voted to suspend operations, effective immediately “while it explores opportunities to reorganize.” This morning’s statement reads: “The decision to suspend operations was made at a Board Executive Committee… Read More →
Halloween classic has new sound and look Visitors to The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze have called it “absolutely amazing,” “awesome,” “the greatest Halloween treat ever” and “one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.” In just eight years, it has become one of the region’s most-anticipated events, circled on calendars… Read More →
Stern show regular moonlights as Blaze composer Richard Christy, a producer and on-air personality on Howard Stern’s radio show on Sirius, is also a musician who calls himself “a Halloween fanatic.” He first learned about The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze while reading a Halloween message board on the Web. Yes,... Read More →
After 49 years, artist gets to see where he’s been going (Jerry Gretzinger and his evolving map at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Mass. The 50-foot x 50-foot map will be on display through Saturday. Photo by Stephen Taylor.) Forty-nine years ago, Jerry Gretzinger was 20,... Read More →
Carly survives boot camp’s first round (Carly Rose Sonenclar, left, on “The X Factor” boot camp’s first night last night. Photo by Ray Mickshaw/FOX.) Nerves took their toll on early X Factor boot campers tonight. Waiting for Carly Rose Sonenclar to do her thing, but it looks like we might… Read More →
Mamaroneck’s Carly Rose Sonenclar will be on tonight’s Boot Camp episode of “The X Factor.” I’ll be updating this post after her performance tonight and speaking with her first thing tomorrow moring, so check back here. Meanwhile, here’s my story about the 13-year-old phenom. (Carly Rose Sonenclar sings “Feeling Good”... Read More →
Looks like I’ll have a weekly appointment to talk with Mamaroneck’s Carly Rose Sonenclar, who blew the judges away on “The X Factor” and will appear on the show’s Miami Boot Camp episode tomorrow night. Do you have a question for Carly? Leave a comment here and I’ll pick a… Read More →
White Plains PAC this week opens the New York regional premiere of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer- and Tony-winning “August: Osage County,” a spell-binding story of a family in freefall. I remember it on Broadway as three hours that felt like 30 minutes, and an opening scene that was as compelling and… Read More →