Lucie Pohl: “Hi, Hitler” at the Cherry Lane Theatre

German-Jews. Immigrants. And Aliens. Oh my! Meet Hi, Hitler, Lucie Pohl’s newly reworked solo-show. Directed by Kenneth Ferrone (Colin Quinn’s New York Story, Tina Landau’s Spongebob Squarepants)  and presented by Austin Pendleton (Tony Award Nominee, Drama Desk Award Winner), Hi, Hitler runs at the Cherry Lane Theatre this month. Pohl tells the story of a German-Jew (herself) who grows up in a wild family of artists, is fascinated by der Führer from age four, and is uprooted… Read More

Tickets to Daniel Koek’s West End Story are $18 via Goldstar!

Tickets to Daniel Koek’s West End Story are $18 via Goldstar! Daniel Koek’s West End Story plays Feinstein’s/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on July 19th 2017, at 7:00pm.  Daniel Koek is an international artist who has made a name for himself in London’s West End, as well as Australia and some of he greatest theaters in Europe. After 180 theatres, 7 leading ladies and a rather worn suitcase, acclaimed tenor Daniel Koek is… Read More

Thoughts on a Play: Present Laughter

When the curtains goes up on Noel Coward’s Present Laughter, the audience cannot help but to break into applause for David Zinn’s set design. It is the London studio of our main character, Gary Essendine, and it sets up his character for us brilliantly. It is beautiful, charming and larger than life, filled with books upon books and paintings upon paintings. Immediately we have an idea of the sort of evening we… Read More

LAST WEEK OF SUNSET BOULEVARD!

We’re approaching the final week to see Sunset Boulevard on Broadway! The music begins to swell, the lights go down, and with one moment, we’re back in Old Hollywood with Norma Desmond. That’s right – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award Winning masterpiece Sunset Boulevard is back on Broadway, and yes, the magnificent Glenn Close reprises her role of Norma Desmond.  Close is joined by Michael Xavier as Joe Gillis, Siobhan Dillon as Betty Schaefer,… Read More

Student Art Showcase at Ketcham Inn Foundation

On April 30th, the Cultural Arts Center of the Ketcham Inn Foundation hosted its third annual Student Art Showcase. Located across from the historic inn itself, the center served as a gallery within which student artists from Center Moriches High School displayed their work. The Ketcham Inn along Montauk Highway in Center Moriches has stood for more than three hundred years, serving as a tavern, a public house, and, in recent years,… Read More

Late Nite Comedy at 54 Below

What are you typically doing at 11:30PM on a Sunday Night? My bet is that you fall into one of these categories: A) You’ve got a case of the Sunday Scaries, looking for something to combat the impending Monday Blues. B) You’ve been in your house all weekend catching up on Netflix and need some human interaction. C) You had a boozy brunch, napped all afternoon, and are now wide awake, unsure of… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Spotlight: Sunset Boulevard

The music begins to swell, the lights go down, and with one moment, we’re back in Old Hollywood with Norma Desmond. That’s right – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award Winning masterpiece Sunset Boulevard is back on Broadway, and yes, the magnificent Glenn Close reprises her role of Norma Desmond. Close is joined by Michael Xavier as Joe Gillis, Siobhan Dillon as Betty Schaefer, and Fred Johanson as Max von Mayerling, and Nancy Anderson, Mackenzie… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Spotlight: The Scarlet Letter

Last week I went to see The Scarlet Letter at Bay Street Theater. Full disclosure – it’s directed by my father, Joe Minutillo, and written by  Scott Eck, and my father.   I truly had no intention of writing about it – I honestly don’t even like The Scarlet Letter that much. I mean, come on – a woman sleeps with the love of her life, and then gets shamed for it? Where’s… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Review: Les Liaisons Dangereuses

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES begins with two former lovers who plot and scheme to ruin the reputation of an innocent young female aristocrat. As their game of seduction and manipulation becomes more intricate, they quickly discover that the stakes are higher than they bargained for… and their last encounter may be their most dangerous by far. Good God you must see this show. I walked into the theatre not knowing what to expect,… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Spotlight: Oh, Hello

Have you heard of Gil Faizan? Have you heard of George St. Geeland? No? Well you can meet them onstage at the Lyceum Theater, as that’s where they’ll be performing 8 shows per week. Oh, Hello on Broadway is the Broadway debut of Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, also know as  Gil Faizan and George St. Geeland. See, Nick Kroll is Gil Faizan, and John Mulaney is George St. Geeland. And vice… Read More