New York City

An August Beginning: Jitney at The Samuel J. Freidman Theatre

By |January 20th, 2017|

Last night, the New York theatre community welcomed the first (and ironically, the last) of August Wilson’s plays to Broadway. Jitney, one of Wilson’s 10 plays sharing a universal, yet intimate tale of African-American life throughout the 20th century, was the first chapter in this […]

Sunday In The Park … On A Wednesday

By |October 31st, 2016|

I’d be ill-equipped to share a proper review of a very special presentation of this beloved modern theater favorite featuring a star-studded cast, but I’m sure as hell going to tell everyone I had the good luck to see it! So forgive me if I […]

Lotus Moment: Morphous Out In The Open

By |October 10th, 2016|

Why This Is Awesome: I’ve passed through Union Square plenty of times in last three months, but as I made my way to my destination, I kept telling myself that I must take a moment to check out this new installation on the north end […]

Bearing Witness To Forced From Home

By |October 3rd, 2016|

It’s been said that the current Refugee Crisis is the largest displacement of global citizens in modern times. But it’s hard to fully grasp how massive the exodus truly is without consistent visual confirmation and first-hand reports of how frightening this epidemic has grown over […]

Lotus Moment: Above And Beyond

By |August 15th, 2016|

 

Why This Is Awesome: I’ve been told that I’m not a very optimistic person. Which is fine by me because I’d rather be a realist than an optimist, but there are rare moments when I do try my best to look on the bright side of […]

Drinking In The Culture On A Shoestring Budget

By |August 10th, 2016|

When you fill your social calendar with gallery openings, theater performances, poetry slams and film festivals, you tend to earn a reputation as someone who’s “cultured” and urbane. Regardless of whether or not you can attend every concert or book signing, people begin to look […]

There’s A Light Up In Harlem

By |July 10th, 2016|

The past month has left us with some of the most turbulent moments of 2016. It seems we can’t turn on our TVs, radios, computers or smartphones without being met with another harrowing or frightening tale of our world shifting violently in one way or […]

Lotus Moment: United In Love

By |July 4th, 2016|

Why This Is Awesome: In the aftermath of the attack in Orlando, it warmed my heart to see the NYC Pride Parade so full of love, respect and determination to not let hate tear this community, this nation or this world apart. And nothing I saw […]

Oh How I Wish We Could Keep Shuffling Along

By |June 27th, 2016|

When I heard the news that the Broadway tour-de-force, Shuffle Along, was set to close on July 24th — a full 2 months earlier than its original closing date in September — I, along with so many others, immediately shouted “Why!?” How can such a work […]

#TonysSoDiverse … And They Were … But

By |June 13th, 2016|

Although yesterday’s news headlines were dominated by tragedy, I’m happy to inject a little bit of light, beauty and art into the ether and share my respect and appreciation for the darn-near flawless awards ceremony that was the 70th Annual Tony Awards that took place […]