The Adventure Continues

TT in the Blue Mountains and Sheldy in New York.

Culture Shock.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

On Broadway

I just adore this photo. Aussie Troy Woodcroft is making his Broadway debut in MAMMA MIA! which is playing at the Broadhurst on W44th St. Here he looks out onto the neighbouring theatres on the street. Living the dream indeed.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Spring in Soho

Shop Window, Soho, NYC


From Playbill

Fritz Weaver, Maryann Plunkett, Tony Sheldon, Jeff McCarthy, Veanne Cox, Charlotte Rae Set for Heartbreak House Reading

By Andrew Gans
18 Apr 2014
Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, which is under the leadership of founding artistic director David Staller, will continue May 12 at 7 PM with George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House at Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre.
Directed by Staller, the cast will include Fritz Weaver (Captain Shotover), Maryann Plunkett (Hesione Hushabye), Amelia Pedlow (Ellie Dunn), Tony Sheldon (Mazzini Dunn), Jeff McCarthy (Boss Mangan), Reg Rogers (Hector Hushabye), Veanne Cox (Lady Ariadne Utterword), Adam Feldman (Randall Utterword), Charlotte Rae (Nurse Guinnes) and Robert Hock (Burglar). Marina Staller-Stern will be featured on flute. Maggie Buchwald will narrate.

In Heartbreak House, press notes state, "George Bernard Shaw’s comic exploration of love and social mores, an unexpected family reunion leads to fireworks both indoors and out. Set on the brink of World War I, Ellie Dunn, her father and her fiancĂ©e attend a house party at the home of eccentric Captain Shotover. The guests are soon divided by Ellie’s pragmatic decision to marry for money, not love."

Upcoming Project Shaw events include Getting Married (June 23), A 'Super Shaw' Evening (July 28), Village Wooing (Sept. 29), An Ibsen Evening (Oct. 27), The Millionairess (Nov. 24) and Major Barbara (Dec. 22).

Now in its ninth year, Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw made history in December 2009 as the first company ever to present performances of every one of Shaw's 65 plays (including full-length works, one-acts and sketches).

Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre is located in Manhattan at 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street). Tickets, priced $30 (senior discounts and Student Rush available), may be purchased by calling (212) 352-3101 or online at

Thursday, April 17, 2014

I Remember Mama

Artistic director of the Transport Group Jack Cummings III has another triumph on his hands with his ingenious production of John Van Druten's 1944 memory play I REMEMBER MAMA.
Ten older actresses in their street clothes essay all the roles, male and female, young and old, on a set comprised of ten wooden dining room suites. The audience sits all around the action which takes place in the centre of the auditorium under a series of overhead lamps. Each dining table contains a collection of one particular item: books, photographs, letters, boxes, cutlery, tea sets, etc. and the women begin the play with one actress seated at each table.
Barbara Andres plays Norwegian immigrant Mama Hanson raising her four children in San Francisco in the 1910s. Barbara Barrie plays eldest daughter Katrin who dreams of becoming a writer.
The other veteran actresses in the cast...Rita Gardner, Heather MacRae, Dale Soules, Louise Sorel, Phyllis Somerville, Alice Cannon, Lynn Cohen and Susan Lehman...all contribute vivid cameos.
The last moments of the production, when Katrin reads her first published story to her family, were profoundly moving. A man sitting  near us unashamedly burst out in loud wracking sobs. The production, in Greenwich Village, closes this weekend.

Monday, April 14, 2014

They're Eggrywhere!

The great Faberge Egg Hunt continues. This lot was at Columbus Circle.

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Streets of New York

Obviously a Times Square Mickey Mouse just got sick of it all and threw in his hands.
Washington Heights
And this was only a 15 minute bus ride from my flat. Wish I'd known before I played Horace Vandergelder in HELLO, DOLLY!