Broadway Barks today in Shubert Alley

 Broadway BarksBroadway Barks is being held today, July 11, starting  at 3:00 PM in Shubert Alley, NYC.  The 17th annual Broadway Barks fundraiser — founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, benefits New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies, and promotes the need for dog and cat adoption.  This year’s event will be co-hosted by Tony winner Peters and Tony nominee Andrew Rannells. You can meet all the adoptable dogs and cats, and Broadway stars. 

The event is free and open to the public.   

Ticket Giveaway to Clinton, The Musical

Clinton, The Musical
Clinton, The Musical

As you know I saw Clinton, The Musical last week

This week I’m giving away a pair of tickets to the show!  They’re valid for a performance now through to June 3rd.

To win, just comment below and tell me the name of one actor who has played President Clinton – on stage or in film –  whose performance stands out in your memory.

For an additional entry, tweet this:

I entered to win a pair of tickets to see @ClintonMusical via @nycurbanlife  #ClintontheMusical 

Winner will be selected randomly. The winner will receive two tickets, which will be held at the box office day of show in your name.  This giveaway will end on Wednesday, May 27th at 9am EST.

Winner will be posted here, on NYCUrbanLife Twitter feed and via email and will have 24 hours to accept their prize.

Disclosure: I was compensated to write this post.  


Clinton, The Musical

Clinton, The Musical

As I was sitting in theatre 4 of the New World Stages waiting for the show to begin, I noticed that Oval Office set for Clinton, The Musical included portraits of Presidents but more intriguingly, nestled inside those portraits, in heart-shaped frames, where pictures of their mistresses.

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1st Annual Broadway Ghostlight Awards

1st Annual Broadway Ghostlight Awards

Theater producer Ken Davenport has launched the first ever annual Ghostlight Awards – for the people behind the curtain.


It takes hundreds of people to put on one Broadway show.  But only a few dozen are ever seen on a stage. The rest of them are backstage, offstage, in orchestra pits and in dressing rooms.  They are in box offices, in stage management offices and perched up high on fly rails.  And without them, Broadway wouldn’t happen eight times a week.

These are the folks whose names aren’t on marquees or on the title pages of your Playbill.  And there has never been an award celebrating what they do. Until now! 
Ghostlight Awards are like the People Choice Awards of the theater. You can vote for Broadway’s best Stage Door Person, Box Office Treasurer, Usher, Dresser, Company Manager,  and everything in between.

Click here and vote now!     Winners announced May 27th.

Under Renovation

Under Renovation

Schoenfeld Theater – seats removed.
The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (formerly
the Plymouth) was built in 1917, and like anything that sustains 8 performances a week with an average of 1000 people/performance going in and out of its doors, its bound to get a little tired looking. 

For the rest of this year the Schoenfeld will be closed for renovations – getting a facelift to return it to its former glory, and perhaps a bit more.