WHAT a weekend. I wish I could just hit “repeat.” Patti LuPone | Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda| Pfeiffer Hall First off, Pfeiffer Hall in Naperville is one of the quaintest venues I’ve seen LuPone play. Smack in the center of Naperville’s town square and kitty-corner from a church, it’s just a few steps up from a… Read More Weekend Roundup: LuPone; Ravenswood Run; Hedwig
Why else would you wake up at the crack of dawn to hail a cab during a sleeting, thunder-snowing blizzard to go downtown to stand in Grant Park for 1.5 hours while snow slowly slides down your back and then herd up like so much cattle to run in slushpuddles for 4.97 miles on your… Read More I think I’m touched in the head
Saturday afternoon I met up with lovely Jamie to catch the matinee of Eugene O’Neill’s 1924 classic play, “Desire Under the Elms” at the Goodman Theatre. Being completely unfamiliar with “Elms” or O’Neill really made this a unique experience for me. I found this production powerful, engaging and daring. “Elms” really is an American tragedy.… Read More Desire Under the Elms @ The Goodman
From BroadwayWorld.com: Coming directly from its critically acclaimed run at Chicago’s prestigious Goodman Theatre, Eugene O’Neill’s DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS, starring Two-time Tony Award winner BRIAN DENNEHY, stage and screen star CARLA GUGINO, and Tony-nominee PABLO SCHREIBER, and under the direction of Tony Award Winner ROBERT FALLS, will transfer to Broadway for a strictly limited… Read More “Desire” comes to the St. James
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Jamie and I finished in record time (27:36 for me!). It turned out to be a gorgeous fall day. We were joined by Bert and Ernie, Wonder Woman and Ugly Betty (who passed me, btw – she was FLYING.), to name a few. What a great time. I’m so glad Jamie made me sign up.… Read More We’re rockstars
Next weekend is the Trick or Treat Trot. Jamie and I decided it would be good to try running outside, without the aide of buttons or inclines or built-in TVs. As difficult as it was, we met at 8:30 Sunday morning and made our way to Montrose Harbor. Unfortunately, we happened upon some walk/run for… Read More Bob and Jamie get their training on
Today, Playbill.com reported, via The New York Post, on the plot behind the highly anticipated (for many reasons) sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera.” The new musical, directed by Jack O’Brien, is set in Coney Island in 1906. The Post describes the musical’s first half as such: “The Phantom, having fled Paris, is running… Read More The New Adventures of Old Christine