The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund's (OCRF) 17th annual Super Saturday, sponsored by QVC, was a smashing success this past Saturday at the Nova's Ark Project in Water Mill. The fun-filled family-oriented daylong fundraiser dubbed "the Rolls-Royce of garage sales" by The New York Times, featured numerous activities, a one-of-a- kind designer garage sale, a kids' carnival, a luxury raffle and gourmet foods & treats. QVC hosted a live on site broadcast sale from 2-4PM.
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By: David Sheward
Setting Richard Strauss' delightful dual-personality opera Ariadne in Naxos in 2014 doesn't sound like it would work, but the Glimmerglass Festival's sparkling modern take staged by artistic director Francesca Zambello somehow does. The original takes place in the 18th century home of the richest man in Vienna where an opera composer and his diva are forced to share the stage with a troupe of low-comedy dancers. The two factions clash during a prologue and in the second act high art and popular entertainment blend as the composer's piece is combined with the comic group's improvisations, led by the enchanting Zerbinetta.
Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor presented "A Divine Evening with Charles Busch," a heartfelt cabaret show by the renowned Theater Icon Charles Busch, a Tony nominated playwright and female impersonator extraordinaire, accompanied by Tom Judson on Saturday July 26th. The incomparable Mr. Busch, who has starred in three shows at Bay Street Theater including Auntie Mame and his own plays Shanghai Moon and The Lady In Question, held court to an adoring audience of admirers.
By: David Sheward
Carousel was Rodgers and Hammerstein's follow-up to Oklahoma!, their first big hit as a team, and many regard the sophomore effort as the legendary duo's finest work. Rodgers' gorgeous melodies and Hammerstein's intricate yet folksy lyrics combine to tell of the tragic marriage of Billy Bigelow, a bullying but attractive carnie and Julie Jordan, a simple but strong-willed mill worker. The sentiment of unconditional love even if your husband is an abusive lout may be politically incorrect today, but the power of redemption as expressed by Billy's transformation as a spirit and the sheer beauty of the evergreen score places the show in the pantheon of Broadway classics.
The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation's "10th Anniversary Hamptons Happening" was graciously hosted by Maria & Ken Fishel at their lovely Bridgehampton estate, honoring Betsey Johnson, David Burke, and Paul Ridley.
The 10th annual benefit was a huge success with over 80 vendors and featured a divine array of food and drinks with over eighty vendors.
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52nd New York Film Festival Lines up Top Directors and Innovative Films for Opening, Closing, and Centerpiece Nights
By: Ellis Nassour
The Film Society of Lincoln Center's 52nd New York Film Festival, September 26 - October 12, promises to be one of the most exciting and innovative in years. The announcement of the star attractions has caused huge buzz. The 17-day event, one of the world's most prestigious, showcases the best of international cinema, presenting revivals, retrospectives, celebrity appearances, and special programming events at the Society's Lincoln Center theatres.
Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, the new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns opened on July 21, 2014. Piece of my Heart produced by Merged Work Productions has a book by Daniel Goldfarb, and is Directed and Choreographed by Denis Jones.
Clever Little Lies, a delightful new comedy by Tony Award winning playwright Joe DiPietro opened at Guild Hall in East Hampton starring television legend Marlo Thomas. The engaging evening is directed by David Saint, the Artistic Director of George Street Playhouse, where the play made its World Premier in 2013 with Marlo Thomas and featuring the same wonderful cast of Jim Stanek, Kate Wetherhead and Greg Mullavey. Peggy Siegel hosted a lively after party at The Baker House in East Hampton following the performance.
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Clever Little Lies at Guild Hall
By: Patrick Christiano
Marlo Thomas shines in Clever Little Lies, a delightful new comedy by Joe DiPietro, which opened at The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Clever Little Lies, an engaging tale of infidelity, made its World Premier at the George Street Playhouse in New Jersey in 2013 with the same wonderful cast. The beautifully written tale directed by David Saint, the Artistic Director of George Street Playhouse, is a witty and brisk story with a few bittersweet surprises.
ARTMKT RECAP - JANET LEHR
"Glackens combines greatness as an artist with a big man's mind"
Alfred C. Barnes
WILLIAM GLACKENS: PARRISH ART MUSEUM July 20 - October 13, 2014. The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York was chosen in part because Glackens painted in nearby Bellport, Long Island.
For the first decade of his artistic life, Glackens was engaged by the art of James McNeill Whis¬tler, the expatriate American painter and printmaker whose aesthetic credo and flamboyant example shaped the thinking of several generations of artists and crit¬ics on both sides of the Atlantic.
BROADWAY BARKS hosted their 16th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event featuring celebrities from the hottest shows on Broadway to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. Founded by Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters, the event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS took place on Saturday, July 12, 2014 in Shubert Alley. The festivities began at 3:00 p.m. and you were able to meet all of the adorable adoptable dogs and cats.
By: Paulanne Simmons
Those of us who frequently see the very fine Encores! musical revivals are used to having the musicians onstage. Most of the time, they play their instruments, and that's about it. Pump Boys and Dinettes, however, is a very different kind of show.
Written by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann, Pump Boys and Dinettes was also performed by its creators. It first opened at the Chelsea West Side Arts Theatre in 1981, moved to the Colonnades Theatre in Greenwich village later in the year and finally made it to Broadway in February 1982.
Pentecost and Gertrude - The Cry Opens @ Atlantic Stage 2
PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College,is proudly presented their 28th repertory season, and an 8th season in New York, running until August 10, 2014 for a limited 5-week Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, 330 West 16th Street between 8th & 9th Avenues in New York City.
BROADWAY TO DIM ITS LIGHTS FRIDAY JULY 18TH @ 7:45PM
IN MEMORY OF BROADWAY LEGEND ELAINE STRITCH
The Broadway community mourns the loss of actress and singer Elaine Stritch, who passed away today at age 89. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory tomorrow night, Friday, July 18th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute.
The American actress and singer was best known for her work on Broadway. The four-time Tony Award â - nominee has appeared in numerous stage plays and musicals, feature films, and many television programs. She also starred in several West End productions in London.
Sir Laurence Olivier Intimately Revealed in New, Telling Biography
By: Ellis Nassour
Brilliant, vicious, magnetic, dedicated, massively insecure, and bitterly competitive, Sir Laurence Olivier [1907-1989] was endowed with a talent and a jealously unchallenged by his contemporaries. In the new biography, Olivier [Quercus Publishing; hardcover, SRP $30; 460 pages; 32 pages, B&W photos; Index], prize-winning author Phillip Ziegler virtually leaves no stone unturned as he examines not only what made one of our most famous - and infamous - actor/directors of the 20th Century tick but also the work that influenced generations of actors.