Each Wednesday night after performances of Jim Brochu's CHARACTER MAN there is a talkback with (or about) character actors. Past guests have included Josh Mostel and Joe Gilford (sons of Zero and Jack), Sondra Lee and Lee Roy Reams discussing their HELLO, DOLLY! co-star David Burns, and Lewis J. Stadlen. Tonight the panel was (L-R) Jim Brochu, Sheldon Harnick, Richard Kind, moderator Peter Filichia, Sheldy and Emily Bergl.
I have no idea what story I'm telling here.
Mr. Harnick was calling his wife Margery Gray to tell her he'd be late getting home.
The night before I was at the opening night of The Acting Company's production of BEYOND THERAPY. Donna McKechnie wasn't my date but we were sitting together so...why break up the old team, I say!
I also had the distinct joy of seeing a little piece of genius called MURDER FOR TWO this afternoon.
Written by Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair who performed it for a record-breaking run in Chicago, the New York cast is made up of the terrifyingly versatile Jeff Blumenkrantz (centre) who plays all the suspects (and victims) and Brett Ryback (left) as the detective investigating the murder of a novelist.
Both actors play virtuosic piano, sing, dance, are truly hilarious and completely adorable.
At 90 minutes without an intermission I was exhausted from laughing and screaming bravos at the curtain call. A triumph.