The Adventure Continues

TT in the Blue Mountains and Sheldy in New York.

Culture Shock.

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!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Small Screen, Smaller Part

Today I had one line on an episode of the CBS series ELEMENTARY. It's curious that the star's dressing room boasts the character's name rather than the actor's name, Jonny Lee Miller.
My contribution was so inconsequential that I probably won't even watch the episode. But I got to watch Lucy Liu and Rhys Ifans work with Mr. Miller and everyone was very nice.

Monday, April 7, 2014

One Night Only

Join us in May for...

Monday, May 12, 2014

At our new home, SYMPHONY SPACE!

All tickets available through the Symphony Space box office after May 1st!
     212.864.5400 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 212.864.5400 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting
     95th and Broadway

HEARTBREAK HOUSE •••  On the eve of World War I, Ellie Dunn, her father, and her fiancĂ© are invited to one of Hesione Hushabye’s infamous dinner parties. Unfortunately, her fiancĂ© is a scoundrel, her father’s a bumbling prig, and she’s actually in love with Hector, Hesione’s husband. This bold mix of farce and tragedy lampoons British society as it blithely sails forward into the inevitable war.

A Fantasia in the Russian manner on English Themes
Written by Bernard Shaw between 1913 and 1919

Act I: Captain Shotover’s Villa in Sussex—the Poop. Afternoon.
Act II: The Same. After Dinner.
Act III: The Garden, astern of the Poop. Night
The Players
Ellie Dunn … Ms. Amelia Pedlow
Nurse Guinnes … Ms. Charlotte Rae
Captain Shotover … Mr. Fritz Weaver
Lady Ariadne Utterword … Ms. Veanne Cox
Hesione Hushabye … Ms. Maryann Plunkett
Mazzini Dunn … Mr. Tony Sheldon
Hector Hushabye … Mr. Reg Rogers
Boss Mangan … Mr. Jeff McCarthy
Randall Utterword … Mr. Adam Feldman
The Burglar ... Mr. Robert Hock
Flute … Ms. Marina Staller-Stern
Narrator … Ms. Maggie Buchwald

We look foward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Walking in NYC

East 42nd Street.

Jones Street, The Bowery
Macdougall Street
2nd Avenue, East Village

5th Avenue at 47th St. The jeweler's block. Note the diamond street lights