Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sony Masterworks

My friend Scott Farthing at Sony has a new website he's been working on - it's the Sony back catalog of over 400 Broadway cast albums. They'll be launching tomorrow so check it out.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Upcoming Events for "Short Plays to Long Remember"

They'll be doing selections from the book on Monday March 22 at the Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble, 65th and Broadway, for an event called NIFTY AFTER FIFTY at 7:30. Stop by, pick up a copy and hear selections from Daniel P. Quinn and Jane Chambers.

Also, stop by the RAINBOW BOOK FAIR at CUNY at 34th St. and 5th Ave on Mar 27th. At 1:30, Francine Trevens, editor and publisher of SHORT PLAYS TO LONG REMEMBER, will be part of a panel discussion on gay theater at the Fair at 1:30. Both of these events are free.

And in April, I'm excited to say, Brian Fuqua and George Hosmer, who originated the roles, will be doing a one-time reading of SATURDAY WITH MARTIN, at the LGBT Center at West 13th. 6:30 April 13, so mark your calendars.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

An Evening of "Deeply Offensive" Theater

My friend Matt's play, Glee Club - which I've gone on about - did get a very interesting review from Edge New York. Which included a nice shout-out from playwright Jonathan Leaf at the end.

If you haven't seen the show yet, GoSeeGleeClub.

If you haven't gotten a chance, go see Bette Bourne at St. Ann's before it closes. I saw him at Theater for the New City years ago, and he's a spellbinding storyteller.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Pimping the New Anthology

TnT Classics, publisher of the just-released "Short Plays to Long Remember," will be at the NYCIP Independent Book Fair this weekend. It's Saturday March 6 and Sunday March 7 at 20 West 44th Street, Room 404, from 11 to 5. This is the anthology which includes "Saturday with Martin," as well as works by Doric Wilson and Jane Chambers. Our intrepid publisher, Francine Trevens, who operates TnT, will be giving a talk on Sunday from 12:30 to 1 PM, on the arts and aches of putting together an anthology. She'll also be reading from some of her own works included in the anthology. Stop by and pick up a copy and say hey to Francine.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Go See Glee Club Now

OK, I talked about Matt Freeman's Glee Club last summer, when it played at the Brick's Anti-Depressant Festival. It's now in previews at Blue Coyote for a full run downtown at the Access. We all know the drill here - your friends tell you about shows, they're showcases, we all wait until the last weekend, slap our heads and say "oh crap, I have to get to it this weekend before it closes." We go begging for houses the first two weeks and then turn people away the last weekend.

This is not gonna work here. Go book a ticket now. It was full up on the first preview last night. No one's full at first preview. The Wooster Group is not full up at first previews. That's when you try a wrangle a comp. Trust me, this will fill up fast.

It's dark, it's mean, it's funny as hell, and it's the most fun you'll ever have with people who are this rotten.

And hey - this meant nothing to me because I was not watching children's programming in the nineties - but the guy from "Blue's Clues" is in it.

I hope children who remember him from the thing with the cartoon dog do NOT show up at this. It might be traumatizing for them to hear their lovable childhood pal talk about the difficulties of getting through a scrotum without power tools.