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Watch the touching onstage proposal at Broadway’s Play That Goes Wrong

Frank Alliegro and Maura Spillane met four years ago as castmates in a production of Sweeney Todd; she was fixing set pieces and he had to know her. On October 21, Alliegro and Spillane took in the evening performance of the now longest-running play on Broadway, The Play That Goes Wrong. The comedy is, true to title, a show in [...]

By |October 25th, 2017|Special Events, Theater|0 Comments

Billy Joel dons Star Of David jacket during MSG Encore

Billy Joel wore a bright yellow Star of David on his black suit during an encore at Madison Square Garden. Monday’s performance by “The Piano Man” came more than a week after a rally by neo-Nazis and other groups in Charlottesville, Virginia, ended in deadly violence against counterprotesters. When asked about Joel’s attire, his spokeswoman on Tuesday quoted Edmund Burke: [...]

By |August 23rd, 2017|Concerts, Special Events|0 Comments

FYI: Volunteer Ushering in Broadway Theaters

Volunteer Ushering A handful of Broadway theaters and most Off Broadway theaters rely on volunteer ushers to work during performances and it's easy to lend a hand in exchange for a chance to see the show. Make a reservation in advance and then arrive about an hour and a half before the performance for a debriefing from the house manager. [...]

By |April 21st, 2017|Special Events|0 Comments

Flashback: The Grateful Dead and Neil Young cover Bob Dylan

On October 25th, 1991, legendary San Francisco concert promoter Bill Graham was flying on a helicopter back from a Huey Lewis concert in Concord, California, when the chopper crashed into a high-voltage tower, killing him and everyone else on board immediately. He travelled to the Lewis concert to see if the singer would perform at a show he was organizing [...]

By |April 17th, 2017|Music, Special Events|0 Comments

Watch the Rolling Stones play Havana, Cuba

The Rolling Stones rocked a massive crowd at a free, outdoor concert in Havana on Friday, capping a week of engagement with the West for the Communist-led country that once censored the veteran British band's music. The Stones started their first-ever show in Cuba with "Jumpin' Jack Flash," a song recorded in 1968, when Cuban rock fans were secretly sharing [...]

By |March 26th, 2016|Concerts, Special Events|0 Comments

50 Years Ago, Stones’ ‘Satisfaction’ song born in Florida…. read how the legend began!

The pool is still there. It’s shrouded by palm fronds and heavy gates, but it’s there. Stand on Pierce Street, beyond the walls of the Fort Harrison Hotel, and you can hear families splashing, even smell the chlorine Close your eyes and picture this pool a half-century ago. Picture the Rolling Stones, then a scrum of scrawny Brits in lounge [...]

By |December 11th, 2015|Special Events|0 Comments

Headed to Broadway? 10 Top Places to eat, Picked by the Pros

Headed to Broadway? 10 Top Places to Eat, Picked by the Pros Guide to the best pre- and post-theater spots frequented by Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Katie Holmes and more   BOND 45     154 W. 45th St. Star-studded scene Open all day (and late night), you can always order brunch at Shelly Fireman’s Italian kitchen. James Franco and Julia Stiles frequent this centrally located joint to [...]

By |November 18th, 2014|Special Events, Theater|0 Comments