COMING SOON – The Ladies Who Lunch: An Evening for Planned Parenthood of NYC

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents The Ladies Who Lunch: An Evening for Planned Parenthood of NYC, on February 1st, 2018, at 9:30 PM.  Directed and produced by Claire Manship and the evening’s performers, The Ladies Who Lunch is a night featuring songs that help woman verbalize, vent, and discuss their specific issues, wherein a portion of the proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood of NYC. Featuring Broadway/National Tour, Off-Broadway, and regional favorites, Emily… Read More

The 12 Days of Books: Book 12

The final book in The 12 Days of Books in 2017 is Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls Volumes 1 and 2. The official book blurb is thus:  Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls is a collection of stories that celebrate extraordinary women. Real women of the the past and the present who have achieved incredible results, despite all odds. Rebel girls whose actions have changed the course of history. Painters, scientists,… Read More

The 12 Days of Books: Book 10

We could not go through The 12 Days of Books without talking about one of my all time Christmas favorites – The Polar Express. Before it was a beautiful movie, (Hi, Tom Hanks!), it was a children’s holiday classic, and with good reason. Here’s the official book blurb:  One Christmas Eve many years ago, a boy lies in bed, listening hard for the bells of Santa’s sleigh, which he has been told… Read More

The 12 Days of Books: Day 9

The eighth book this year is one of my favorites, and it also happens to be a Christmas classic – The Gift of the Magic. Here’s the official book blurb:  In a shabby New York flat, Della sobs as she counts the few coins she has saved to buy a Christmas present for her husband, Jim. A gift worthy of her devotion will require a great sacrifice: selling her long, beautiful hair…. Read More

The 12 Days of Books: Day 8

For me, it’s always fun to read a play just for fun – as a director and writer and theatre professional, when a play finds it’s way into my hands is usually for research, so when I get the opportunity to read the words of a new playwright, it feels like Christmas! SWEAT is one of those plays that’s a gift to storytellers everywhere. Here’s what the fancy book blurbs say: In one… Read More

The 12 Days of Books: Book 7

This is actually a trifecta of books, not just one. If you, or one of your loved ones is a fan of musical theatre and Broadway, I highly recommend you purchasing The Untold Stories of Broadway – Volume 1-3, by the theatre historian and producer that you MUST KNOW, Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Here’s the official bit about the books: Tepper interviewed 250 theatre professionals about the Broadway theaters themselves and their stories of… Read More

The Last Landscape

This essay is the author’s account of a fateful day William Langson Lathrop, a tonalist painter from New Hope, PA, spent off the coast of Montauk in September 1938. It won the 2017 Emerging Young Writers Prize for Nonfiction from the “Dan’s Papers,” a Long Island-based magazine. The deck of The Widge rocked gently in the September swells, sending tubes of paint rolling in their box. A worn yet steady hand reached down and… Read More

COMING SOON: Gina Morgano in “Once Upon a December”

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents Gina Morgano in “Once Upon a December” on Thursday, December 14th at 9:30 p.m. This holiday show captures the whimsical romance of the season, featuring beloved classics and contemporary gems. Your heart will twinkle with the meaning of the season as you journey through memories of Christmas Past, delights of Christmas Present and hopes of Christmas Future.  Piano man David Budway (The Carlyle, Maureen’s Jazz Cellar)… Read More

The 12 Days of Books: Book 6

“if you were born with the weakness to fall you were born with the strength to rise” ― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey Goosebumps. Each and every time I read the words of Rupi Kaur, I get goosebumps. I get inspired. I get a newfound sense of strength and purpose that starts at my toes and goes to my head and radiates to my core. milk and honey, rupi kaur’s debut collection… Read More

The 12 Days of Books: Book 5

small great things. small great things.  small great things.  Once you read Jodi Picoult’s latest book, small great things, it will echo throughout your brain, imprint on your heart, and be part of you, forever. The official book blurb is thus: Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be… Read More