May – August 2005

Friday, July 15, 2005

Thank you to all the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons fans who have already begun to e-mail their best wishes. It’s overwhelming to see so much enthusiasm for JERSEY BOYS, already, before we’ve even begun rehearsals! For information on the show, which opens on Broadway this Fall, please visit the official website for JERSEY BOYS. Some early information is there now, more will follow.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Spent the July 4th weekend in upstate New York at the family farm. Lots of barbeques, family get togethers, homemade Italian food, leafing through photo albums, great country star-gazing (no urban haze) and…looking at cows. My girlfriend and I gathered our own breakfast eggs from the chicken coop, with help from 2-year-old baby cousin Jeffrey Salamone, who’s braver with the chickens than either of us city folk.
This past weekend saw the superb production of Edward Albee’s WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? on Broadway with Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin. And planning to see Julia Jordan’s WALK TWO MOONS sometime in the next week or two at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. The show opens Wednesday. Go.

And, of course, today, an article of some personal interest appeared on Broadway.com.

Tuesday, June 7, 2005

I was excited to see the winners of this year’s Tony Awards on Sunday. I’m especially interested in seeing THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, now. (Congratulations to Jess Goldstein for winning a Tony in Costume Design for THE RIVALS). As fun as the Tonys are to watch, it’s always disappointing to see the plays take second stage to the musicals, every year, especially in a year like this, where the plays, like DOUBT, THE PILLOWMAN, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, TWELVE ANGRY MEN, …VIRGINIA WOOLF, etc., were so strong.

Lots of hopping around the country, over the past month. Got back from Los Angeles a week and a half ago, and a week or so before that my cousin and I went to Las Vegas to see Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons live at the Flamingo. He was excellent.

Friday, May 6, 2005

Becca Ayers and I went to the Broadway opening of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Monday night, as guests of our friend Kate Wetherhead, who’s making her Broadway debut with the show. Ran into buddies Jeff Marx and Greg Schaffert at the after party at Cipriani.
Tonight, I’ll be seeing LUMINESCENCE DATING a show friend Isaac Robert Hurwitz has produced, at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, directed by the always-amazing Will Pomerantz.

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