45 Years of Sunny Days | Muppet Monday

Good morning! Hope you guys are doing well! Muppet Monday is back in action, and I’m excited to share a few pictures from the Sesame Street exhibit currently going strong at the New York Public Library of the Performing Arts. They’reย celebrating the 45th anniversary of theย groundbreaking children’s show in a big way — sharing artifacts, […]

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I Am Big Bird (and Oscar) | Muppet Monday

‘ello! I hope you all had a grand weekend. It was a pretty relaxing, delightfully blustery few days in New York City, and a perfect afternoon to head to The Brooklyn Academy of Music for a showing of the I Am Big Bird documentary — spotlighting the almost 50-year career of Caroll Spinney, the man […]

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The Summer of Staycation

It’s been a weird summer. For the first time in a long time, James and I did not take a trip anywhere. I didn’t even take a solo trip to visit friends like I did last year. We didn’t go to the beach and, shock of all shocks, we haven’t even gone swimming. The weather’s […]

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Muppet Monday: Hollywood Elite

James and I spent another lovely Saturday afternoon at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens. Gosh, I love that place. Currently, the museum is featuring some fantastic World’s Fair footage and a very extensive Chuck Jones exhibit with all kinds of great cartoons I haven’t seen in ages. (I was reminded how […]

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“Character in Times Square” v.s. Disney Parks

This Gothamist article about the “characters” in Times Square from last week fired me up. As if Times Square isn’t clogged enough, I hate walking through there on my way to the gym (the subway I pick up is right there), watching strangers dressed as characters carrying babies and going up to groups of tourists […]

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What Newsies Gave to Me

To tell you I was shocked that Newsies announced its August closing date on Broadway this weekend is an understatement. I read about show grosses all the time, and I never once thought it was in trouble. (Even my favorite show message board was surprised.) But this is the truth, after 2.5 years on Broadway, […]

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Tony 2014 Reflections

Another Broadway season done, and another great awards show. Even though the telecast is never perfect, never fits exactly what I want it to be, it’s still one of my most topย TV watching experiences of the year. So I only guessed 14 categories correctly out of 26 andย Aladdin only took home one award (woo-hoo James […]

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Prepping for the 2014 Tony Awards

I am SO happy to have a reason to write about this year’s Tony Awards. Are you excited? I’M EXCITED! I still haven’t seen Aladdin (I know, I know) but I’ve actually gotten to see more shows this season than I thought (If/ Then, Violet, Bridges of Madison County, After Midnight, Hedwig and the Angry […]

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The World’s Fair Anniversary Festival

It’s hard to believe there was a time that I didn’t think about theme park history. For so many years, I traveled to Walt Disney World and thought only about what it meant to me right then but not so much about how it fell into pop culture history, or how the actual attractions I […]

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TheatEAR Newsflash: Award Season + the Actors Fund

It’s been just about a month since Aladdin opened on Broadway and Disney Theatrical Productions has every reason to be very, very happy. Jam-packed houses, decent reviews and, as of yesterday, five Tony nominations! It may not be 11 (The Lion King) or 8 (Newsies) but it’s definitely better than 1 for Tarzan especially because […]

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