The Adventure Continues

TT in the Blue Mountains and Sheldy in New York.

Culture Shock.

Friday, April 29, 2011

On the Avenue Fifth Avenue

 (tt) These are all of the famous street from the Met to Abercrombie and Fitch


Central Pink

(tt) a bower of blossom snakes along a path near the reservoir in Central Park and provides some good framing ops.

Who Needs An Agent?

This poster has been appearing on bus shelters. Usually briefly, before someone tears them down.
Gotta admire his chutzpah!

Come on, Aussie, Come on

The PRISCILLA company was toasted by the Australian Consul General, the very charming  Phillip H Scanlan AM (2nd from right) at the Australian Pub on 38th St.

I replied to his toast by saying that Australians have always had a strong presence on Broadway since Oscar Ashe came over with CHU CHIN CHOW in 1916 but PRISCILLA is making theatre history by being the first Aussie show to make it over here with the original producer, director, author, star, choreographer, musical supervisor, set designer, costume designer, lighting designer and make-up designer. I spelled it out to the assembled throng as if to kindergarten children and STILL people in the room expressed surprise that PRISCILLA was Australian (!) or said "What about 'The Boy From Oz'?"
I got tired of explaining that everyone from BOY FROM OZ got sacked en route to Shubert Alley and consoled myself with a party pie.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

NY Bon Bons

Just some bitsa rubbish from our day walking to see  the Carol Channing doco

Sheldon has become addicted to the Chelsea donut shop

Here is the wall decoration of the shop

This little kid was looking for the beach

I get the thumb

Sheldon gets the whole fist

Mr Rush in a pre Pirates of the C display

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Larger Than Life

We saw the World Premiere of Dori Berinstein's magnificent documentary CAROLCHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE at the Tribeca Film festival today. What a joyous experience!
The legendary Broadway star comes out of the film very well indeed, loved by all who know or worked with her. Interviews with Betty Garrett, Bruce Vilanch, Joanne Worley, Tommy Tune, Lily Tomlin, Loni Anderson, Debbie Reynolds, Phyllis Diller, Jerry Herman and Marge Champion are interspersed with wonderful archival footage of Channing in performance ( a tv interview with Gene Shalit is one of the funniest pieces of film you'll ever see) and reminiscences by Channing and her new husband (and childhood love) Harry. We were in floods of tears for most of the film, it is such a moving tribute to one of the last greats of Broadway's Golden Age.

Easter Bonnet

Some of the PRISCILLA mob took part in this year's annual Broadway Cares fundraiser Easter Bonnet with a number devised by James Brown III based on the movie "Burlesque". Our company raised more than $80,000 over the past two weeks for Equity Fights AIDS.