The Ferryman: Broadway Opening October 22nd – The Carney Family Is Ready For A Fight!!

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus When individuals talk about key commodities in life several needs come to mind. Food, water, procreation, love, money, binge watching "The Walking Dead". All of these utensils of life will come up, but more times than not a soul will say, "the love of family". To assist in propelling something larger than one self forward is in my opinion the definition of family. Websters Dictionary defines family as, "a group of people who share common ancestors". Family is your representation when you are gone. There is no opposite of heritage. To be from nowhere? There is no such

Charles Goonan: Tune In To Goonan: The Story Of A Little Guy Making It Big

      Photos by: Tune In To Goonan     Cartoon Animation Credit: Chris Slavin Countless significant events happened forty years ago on October 20th 1978. "The Police" had their first concert at NYC's CBGB's, The U.S. Dollar devalued below Dutch Y2 and one Charles Xavier Goonan was born. My apologies, Xavier is not his middle, but it should be. Charles Goonan is a comedian and a product of Midwood Brooklyn. A town he has called home most of his life. Ask him about it, I'm sure he has a song that'll tell the story. Charles is a very talented comedian who has

The Gimmick & You with Michelle Drozdick at The Pit: Underground

     Photos by Christina Georgandis - red dress Clinton Jones - green dress   I've spent many of my 41 years on Earth on the fringe of the entertainment world, vicariously living life through the success of others by attending their shows and creative efforts. I've acquainted myself with a great many talents. This was true again on this very singular occasion, a Solo Improv production starring Queens native, Michelle Drozdick. I have been visiting The Pit as a performer and audience member for many years. Meeting friends and connecting at every turn. During my time there The Pit has solidified it's positioning

A Sequel To Fiddler On The Roof: Alexandra Silber’s Novel, “After Anatevka”

The first musical I was ever involved with in any capacity was as a freshman in high school helping with the production of, "Fiddler on the Roof". Since then the show has always held a very noteworthy region in my heart. Fiddler on The Roof was and is just about the most significant piece of musical theater ever. It's themes and stories still remain relevant today and reflects that with the worlds ever growing refugee and immigration conflicts. A sequel to a musical is rare and often hasn't worked. But unlike other musicals Fiddler leaves you with so many unanswered

Vic Dibitetto: July 28th 8pm at The NYCB Theater at Westbury

Anyone who knows anything about comedy could never deny the influence Long Island has had on the stand up comedy scene since it's inception. The endless list of greats that call Long Island their home and cut their teeth doing comedy here is well known in the annals of comedy history. That rich history continues with the great talent that Governors Comedy produces on a daily basis on Long Island. In the mid 1990's I had the opportunity to work as and usher and backstage at what was then The Westbury Music Fair, which has a history of it's own that

Seth Sikes: The Songs That Got Away; at Feinstein’s/54 Below

            Photo by Jason Lee Courson I adore theater in all it's forms. From musicals, to plays to comedians doing stand up, sketch and improvisational comedy, to one person shows, dance and nights of monologues, I could go on, it's somewhat endless. Every year I get to see many different types of entertainment. Though it's very rare that I get to see Cabaret acts. Which is peculiar because it's one of the most engaging genres and also just happens to be the opportunity for a great date night. I guess I'd need a date to make that

A Dancer In A Million Places: Danielle Marie Fusco

       Headshot by Joi Ong,   Dzul photos by Chris Comfort,    Jazzy photos by Jan LaSalle for Ladies for Luigi Project, Aerial photos by Tyler McAuley Educational photo by Eastern Suffolk Boces C3Squared Dance has always held a significant place in my heart. Though I only took dance classes in high school for 4 years what I gained mostly, other that the ability to bust out a buffalo step, is how impenetrable the dancers work ethic is. One can be a mediocre actor or singer and still get work in the entertainment industry. One can’t really be a bad dancer and work in this business. One

301 Views: A Night At The Movies

            My entire life I have been a considerable fan of sketch comedy. From more modern sketch like The Kids In The Hall to The State to The Whitest Guys You Know to the forerunners of sketch like Sid Ceasar, Carol Burnett and Monty Python among dozens of others. It’s the history of it all I love so much. It’s a medium that very few can excel in. On Wednesday March 7th The Sketch group, 301 Views, excelled at it. The performed to a capacity crowd who only added capacity laughs.            

Romeo and Juliet

[media-credit id=1 align="alignnone" width="1132"][/media-credit] Romeo and Juliet Cultural Arts Playhouse, Long Island Snapshot Review: From Tragedy to Comedy DB Frick, Reviewer The Cultural Arts Playhouse, or CAP as many call it, has been utilizing their talent and wielding some of Long Island’s best theater for several years now. CAP has been home to many plays and musicals and also applies artist residencies. CAP offers an array of possibilities for fans of theatre and performers alike. Currently in residency at CAP is The Long Island Theatre Collective, LITC for short. For several years now, LITC has been bouncing around several theatres on Long Island and have

Mind Body Drop Away

Mind Body Drop Away Chez Brunswick Studio Snapshot Review: Meta-Comedy D.B. Frick, Reviewer On January 3th at 8:30 pm I had the opportunity to attend The Exponential Festival at Chez Bushwick Studio located at 304 Boerum Street in Brooklyn, NY. Presented that evening was, Mind Body Drop Away, Directed by Kevin Laibson and written & performed by Shon Arieh-Lerer. Mind Body Drop Away seems to be a suggestion that the audience must drop its consciousness to truly envelope themselves into what is about to happen in front of them. This was my first time to Bushwick to see theatre. Most of my experiences