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Tag Archives: New York

The History of Race, Performance, and Drag Intersect in a Rare Photo of Thomas Dilward

TODAY IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, the southwest corner of Court Street and Remsen Street is home to a vitamin store, a law office, and a pizzeria. But in September 1862, during … Continue reading


A Guide to Theater Etiquette the New York Way

I couldn’t have put it better myself! I am a dyed-in-the-ethically-sourced-sustainable-cashmere coastal lefty elitist. I am strenuously inclusionary and empathetic to a fault. I apologize to inanimate objects when I … Continue reading

07/11/2018 · 3 Comments

Archive Review • THE LARAMIE PROJECT • KIT Productions @ Sound Theatre, London • 2005

In 1998 two local men met Matthew Shepard, a 21-year old, five foot two inches tall, gay student in a bar in Laramie, Wyoming. They took him in their wagon … Continue reading

03/03/2017 · 2 Comments

Carole Lombard takes on the High-Profile Illness – Silver Screenings

Spoiler Alert You have to hand it to 1930s screwball comedies. They are, in part, a response to the Production Code (c.a. 1930-67), a set of rules about What Was Allowed in … Continue reading

01/15/2017 · 6 Comments

Mark Rylance: ‘Backstage, I always have one ear to the house’ | Stage | The Guardian

His performance in Twelfth Night was a critical smash – but how did he feel waiting in the wings? Rylance reveals all, while photographer Mary McCartney gets a backstage pass… … Continue reading

11/14/2016 · Leave a comment

The Space is the Place; the Museum’s Collection on Theaters | MCNY Blog: New York Stories

With Archtober – New York City’s annual Architecture and Design Month – almost upon us, it has got my theater archivist’s mind turning to the city’s history of theater buildings. … Source: The Space is … Continue reading

10/27/2016 · Leave a comment

Snapshot: Hollywood Theatre

Post 3 in the Snapshot Series  – Occasionally in my travels I come across a theater that I can’t find a lot of information on, or that I only have a … Continue reading

06/03/2016 · Leave a comment

Central Park hosts an all-female, naked production of The Tempest

For an actor, reeling off endless lines of Shakespeare is a demanding job. Shouting it over the din of planes, helicopters and ambulance sirens whizzing past New York’s Central Park … Continue reading

05/22/2016 · 9 Comments

Controversy Erupts Over The “Non-Whites” Only Casting Call For The Hamilton Musical | JONATHAN TURLEY

There is an interesting controversy surrounding the hit musical “Hamilton” on Broadway. I have not yet seen the play on a trip to New York but I have been told … Continue reading

04/03/2016 · Leave a comment

Happy 129th Birthday Chico Marx | Waldina

Today is the 129th birthday of the oldest Marx Brother:  Chico Marx. The world is a better place because he is in it and still feels the loss that he … Continue reading

03/22/2016 · Leave a comment

Archive Obituary • ELISABETH WELCH • 2003

The black American actress and singer  has died peacefully in Denville Hall at the age of 99, we have just heard. She was, says writer Patrick Newley, a lovely lady, … Continue reading

03/14/2016 · Leave a comment

Alan Ayckbourn’s Latest Play Heading To New York

Alan Ayckbourn is returning to the Brits Off Broadway festival in New York in 2016 with his latest play and a revival of a classic. Following a UK tour, the … Continue reading

12/23/2015 · Leave a comment

vintage everyday: Hendrix Hits London – How Nine Months in London Made Him a Star

Born in 1942, James Marshall Hendrix grew up in Seattle and honed his craft as a guitar slinger in the South and New York City, but he became star in … Continue reading

10/08/2015 · 2 Comments

Broadway Star Makes Passionate Post After Child With Autism ‘Disrupts’ Show | The Mighty

On Wednesday, September 23, Kelvin Moon Loh left work feeling upset. Loh is an actor in Rodgers and Hammerstien’s “The King And I” at Lincoln Center Theater in New York … Continue reading

09/29/2015 · 1 Comment

Happy 118th Birthday Fredric March

Originally posted on waldina:
Today is the 118th birthday of the actor Fredric March.  I have so many favorites of his films that I believe you could not go wrong…

09/01/2015 · 2 Comments

Marlene Dietrich in New York by Cecil Beaton (1937)

Originally posted on FROM THE BYGONE:
Cecil Beaton came to New York in 1928. Through personal connections he gained access to some of Hollywood’s biggest stars–including Marlene Dietrich (source). Portrait of Marlene…

08/22/2015 · Leave a comment

West End Blues

Originally posted on waldina:
It was on this date in 1928 that Louis Armstrong and his band the Hot Five recorded “West End Blues.” Armstrong was 26 years old at…

06/29/2015 · Leave a comment

Vera Violetta: Cora Urquhart Brown-Potter

Originally posted on Vera Violetta. Cora Urquhart Brown-Potter (1857–1936), was one of the first American society women to become a stage actress. Mary Cora Urquhart was born in 1857 at New … Continue reading

05/28/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy 90th Birthday Kim Stanley

Originally posted on waldina:
Today is the 90th birthday of the actress Kim Stanley.  She was the narrator of To Kill A Mockingbird and played Francis Farmer‘s mother in Frances,…

03/11/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Elaine Stritch

Originally posted on waldina:
Today is the 90th birthday of the phenomenal Elaine Stritch.  Her career and life are inspirational in every way.  The world is a better place because she…

02/02/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Jean Arthur

Originally posted on waldina:
Today is the 114th birthday of Jean Arthur. NAME: Jean Arthur OCCUPATION: Academic, Film Actress BIRTH DATE: October 17, 1900 DEATH DATE: June 19, 1991 PLACE…

10/17/2014 · 6 Comments

Alice in Wonderland: La Gallienne’s Living Pictures

Originally posted on MCNY Blog: New York Stories:
White Studio (New York, N.Y.). [Eva Le Gallienne as the White Queen, Josephine Hutchinson as Alice, and Leona Roberts as the Red…

10/15/2014 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Anne Bancroft

Originally posted on waldina:
Today is the  83rd birthday of Anne Bancroft.  Her list of performances is impressively long and impressively impressive.  Her performance in Great Expectations stole the movie.…

09/17/2014 · 2 Comments

Quotes • Coral Browne • Collection

Coral Browne  (1913 – 1991) ‘Château? Shithouse!’ Coral Browne commenting on the set for a production of The Rehearsal by Jean Anouilh.  Ned Sherrin‘s Theatrical Anecdotes, Virgin 1991. ‘The quality of the writing? … Continue reading

04/14/2013 · 4 Comments