Steven Boyer & John Lithgow opening

King Lear: Early Retirement Can Be Fatal

Monday, August 11th, 2014
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King Lear is a difficult play-long, brutal, and complex. Did I mention brutal? Intending to live out his life in accustomed luxury surrounded by filial



Postcards from Central Park

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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New Yorkers, and visitors from around the world, swarmed Central Park this weekend, finally released from winter coats and indoor pursuits. Nature, a bit late this



An Often Unseen Part of Central Park

Monday, January 6th, 2014
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Many Manhattanites, excluding perhaps bikers and joggers, never visit Central Park north of 86th Street, yet it is every bit as rich as the Park’s



Linda Fairstein’s Death Angel Explores
The Darker Side of New York’s Central Park

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
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For New Yorkers and tourists alike, Central Park is a revelation – 840 acres, 1.137 square miles of green surrounded by the ultimate urban landscape


Andrea and Harry

Woman Around Town: NBC’s Andrea Joyce –
Breaking the Ice for Women Covering Sports

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
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Andrea Joyce has spent most of her career on the sidelines and, from that vantage point, has influenced television and sports. Growing up in an



From the Whiffenpoofs at Yale, to Hair on Broadway;
Multi-Talented Andy Sandberg Is Just Getting Started

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
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One might call Andy Sandberg, the Tony Award-winning producer of Hair (2009 revival) and star in the upcoming Scarlett Fever, a Renaissance Man of the


Wendy headshot

Woman Around Town: Wendy Long—
In a New York State of Mind

Monday, July 23rd, 2012
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Still fresh from her June 26 Republican primary victory, Wendy Long greets me at the door of her Carnegie Hill apartment. Along with Rosie, her


As You Like It Public Theater/Delacorte Theater

Theater As You Like It At The Delacorte

Friday, June 22nd, 2012
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What could be more ideal for Shakespeare In The Park than As You Like It? The realistic looking trees and setting of the forest of


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