When I was 11, I knew I wanted to be a journalist and I grew up to become the Entertainment Editor of the Asbury Park Press when I was 25. Fifteen years later I finally was able to write about theater in NJ and in NYC full-time for another 10 years, plus contribute articles and reviews to Variety, Back Stage and The Drama League. Now I run this website TheaterCues.com for fun.
Before I left The Press I was the Web Producer for the Friday and Sunday Entertainment sections of The Press, Home News Tribune, Daily Record and Courier News. I learned a lot about Search Engine Optimization, key words and phrases and other ways to attract Google’s attention.
If you have a business — or show business — these days you need a website that shows up on the first page of Google that your customers — or audience — check often to see what’s new on your blog, in your photo galleries, on your video accounts, etc. You want them to be a part of your community, your family, so when it’s time for your service — or opening night — they are there to support you.
The 2020 edition of Kids’ Night on Broadway is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 25. The annual event is designed for theatergoers 18 and younger who can see a participating Broadway show for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. Tickets going on sale in December. Continue reading Take a kid to a Broadway show for free. Really!→
A new musical adaptation of yet another movie — “The Devil Wears Prada” — is scheduled for a pre-Broadway engagement in Chicago next summer. Performances planned for July 14–Aug. 16, 2020, at the James M. Nederlander Theatre. No dates for a Broadway run have been announced.
What if you had the ability to remember everything that had ever happened to you. Everything you observed, heard, read — everything — would it be a good thing or a bad thing?
“Memoirs of a Forgotten Man,” an intriguing new play at the New Jersey Repertory Theater on Broadway in Long Branch through Sept. 15, explores what happens to a family with a son who has this skill at the wrong time in the wrong place.
Written by D.W. Gregory, her best known play is “Radium Girls” about factory workers exposed to radiation poisoning from painting watch dials in an Orange, N.J., factory.
One of my Top 10 favorite plays — “Cyrano de Bergerac” — opens the Two River Theater Company’s 26th season beginning next month.
But the pre-play festivities begin much earlier in Red Bank, NJ. Tonight, as a matter of fact, with a free screening of the film “Roxanne,” an 1987 adaptation of the classic 1897 play by Edmond Rostand .
More than a dozen movies have been based on the the Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac, a French novelist, playwright, epistolarian and duelist.
The romantic comedy stars Steve Martin as C.D. Bales, who is in love with the beautiful Roxanne, played by Daryl Hannah , who is in love with the handsome Chris, played by Rick Rossovich.
The NYTimes called it a “thoroughly charming performance,.
Non-tradional stage production are all the rage these days, such as “Oklahoma! which took home the Best Revival of a Musical at the 2019 Tony Awards.
Tonight, at 9, PBS Channel 13 airs Richard Nelson’s production of the canonical Chekhov drama that may be the most intimate version of the play available, according to the New York Times. The actors, for the most part, delivers their lines in murmurs. Continue reading ‘Uncle Vanya’ airs on Theatre Close Up→
The cast for “Love in Hate Nation” — the follow up to Tony Award-nominee Joe Iconis’ musical “Be More Chill” — has been announced.
The cast includes Sydney Farley (Gloria “Ya Ya” Meeks), Amina Faye (Susannah Son), Jasmine Forsberg (Brenda “Rat” Ratowski), Lauren Marcus (Miss Asp), Kelly McIntyre (Sheila Nail), Lena Skeele (Dorothy Donaldson), Emerson Smith (Kitty Minx), Ryan Vona (The Guy) and Tatiana Wechsler (Judith Ramone).
The world premiere is scheduled to begin performances at the Two River Theater Company in Red Bank, NJ, Saturday, Nov. 9 and continue through Sunday, Dec. 1. The opening night performance is 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15.
Tickets available by calling 732-345-1400, visiting the box office at 21 Bridge Ave. and at tworivertheater.org
When you ask actress, playwright and director Regina Taylor when she has time to sleep, she just laughs.
She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in TV’s “I’ll Fly Away” (1993) as well as NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (1995). She’s been a guest star on “The Red Line” and “The Good Fight.” Next year she’s featured in Netflix’s new “All Day and a Night” written and directed by “Black Panther” writer Joe Robert Cole.