PHOTOS BY: MONIQUE CARBON Colin Quinn has been a New York City mainstay for over 35 years. He’s remembered as far back as the mid-nineties when he was the co-host and announcer for MTV’s trivia show, “Remote Control”. I can still hear Colin’s voice in my head right now introducing the show's host, the late Ken Ober, “The Quiz Master of ’72 Whooping Cough Lane”. Many will also remember his iconic “I’m Going Back To Brooklyn” parody. There is also, of course, his very memorable stint as SNL’s News Correspondent in the early 2000s. He’s been at the forefront of comedy
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75 Years Later Death Of A Salesman Still Kills
Photo D.B Frick On November 16th, 2022 I went to see Arthur Miller's, "Death of a Salesman", at the Hudson Theater on 44th St. This was my first live Broadway show since I saw Martin McDonagh's, "Hangmen", on March 12th, 2020-- the day the pandemic sent Broadway into a tailspin, bringing the fabled area of NYC to its knees. So much has happened in almost three years, and I'm so happy for the opportunity to give you a little feedback on this new production of a classic. There isn't much that hasn't already been said about this show. Despite that, here
Loveghost @ Blackrose L.A.
Back in L.A. for the first time in a while as my presence was requested at Blackrose L.A. I couldn't resist the opportunity at seeing a live musical event. Blackrose LA is a new venue and will soon rival The Viper Room as the preeminant music venue in Los Angeles As the Pandemic eases up and quietude passes, more and more opportunities to write about live events are rearing their opportunistic heads. A random call in New York brought me here to check out this dramatic, eye-catching and dazzling event at Blackrose LA. headlined by LA mainstay, Loveghost. The entertainment for the
Bernard Shaw’s “Mrs Warren’s Profession” Lands At Theater Row
"Mrs Warrens Profession" At Theater Row Through November George Bernard Shaw was a staunch anti-vaxxer. Despite that Shaw's indelible touch on the modern artistry of comedic writing and orating is still alive today. Also alive is his unsympathetic satirical wit which is, though an old sort of wit, everlasting and undeniable. It's also no secret that Shaw was a communist and socialist. Even going as far as to suggest that every five years each persons usefulness to society should be reassessed and if that person doesn't meet the criteria set forth they should be killed. Much like Jonathan Swifts suggestions in his
Take The Opportunity to “Crave” Alexandra Petrullo
Alexandra Performs Her Show, "Crave" Live. Flyer By: Shane Geraghty Like Sinead O'Conner sings in "Nothing Compares to You", It's been 18 months since I've seen live theatre" or something like that. I never really listened to all the lyrics honestly. Something I can't say that about is a recent one woman show I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to observe. "Crave" is a musical comedy about the life and times of Alexandra Petrullo and her experiences with the NYC dating scene. This strong piece is written by Alexandra Petrullo, Directed by Gretchen Cryer with Musical Direction by Nick Wilders.
Zooming In OnTalia Reeses Virtual Life.
Photo By: Talia Reese The entertainment community on the whole has been hit very hard by recent events. Not all have been hit quite as hard as the world of stand up comedy. Some think it can't come back. Some comedians say they won't step back into a club until there is a vaccine. How do comedy clubs go about updating their clubs? Are we really going to put up plastic walls? I don't think audience members will adapt to that. though I guess they must try. Many comedians have gone to virtual shows to continue their efforts at being funny
Megan Lohne’s New Play, “Too Solid Flesh”, Takes On A New Format, Zoom Theatre
Photo credits: Picture: Haley Franke - Photo editing/graphics: Laura Ryan "If you seek escape, entertainment, raw reality and the wit of Shakespeare himself, this is the moment for you. We invite you on the journey that is Too Solid Flesh." The above statement is how Too Solid Flesh a new Zoom play and ensemble piece written by Megan Lohne and Directed by Shoshanah Tarkow pulls in their audience. Yeah, I said it, "Zoom Play", which I believe will soon become as ubiquitous as the word "podcast". I want to say this is theater of the future, but it is theater of the now. As the
“Good Talk” With Robin Eve and Donnie Vapor – Strong Island Television – Sundays 8pm
Picture : Robin Eve, Donnie Vapor Photo By: Being Americas largest suburb, Long Island allows for an unending litany of opportunities in music, acting, writing, producing and anything you want to do in the world of entertainment. If it exists, its possible on Long Island. Even being 20 miles from the worlds most important city in the world, Long Island still manages to set itself apart from the mainstream of it all and still be relevant
A Renaissance Man During The Renaissance Of Comedy: Ferris Butler
Ferris is Pictured with Celeste Jennings at The Comic Strip In NYC Ferris Butler hails from the mean streets of Brooklyn and is regarded as the George Washington of modern day cable sketch comedy in America. He is an artist that asserts his main influences were Monty Python and Ernie Kovacs. While enrolled in NYU film school during the turbulent 1960’s, Ferris Butler took the course “Fundamentals Of Filmmaking” by instructor Martin Scorsese. Then acting major, Billy Crystal, was in Ferris’ “Television Production” class at NYU. During that class Ferris
The Last Day Of Broadway: Martin McDonagh’s Riveting Dramedy “Hangmen”
While the world falls apart I sip my highly caffeinated coffee and write that piece about Hangmen the new Broadway play. Cavorting at The John Golden theatre on 47th St. and 8th Avenue Hangmen is Martin McDonagh's latest Broadway effort since his Oscar Nominated film "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri". "Maybe it'll be my last opportunity to write about a Broadway production?!!" I yelled to myself in my brain (what's left of it). Though it's very unlikely that the apocolypse is coming and will ensnare Broadway, being the last to write about any one thing seems to hold some gravity