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Natasha Richardson as Sally Bowles

It’s Natasha Richardson’s birthday. I have seen a couple of live performances I will never forget, performances where I think as they are happening: I am so lucky to have witnessed this.. It’s rare. Natasha Richardson, in Cabaret, gave one … Continue reading

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On Audra McDonald

For Audra McDonald’s birthday My good friend Ted and I were once talking about Audra McDonald and her performance of “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” in the live televised version of The Sound of Music, and what a powerhouse it was. You … Continue reading

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December 2022 Viewing Diary

The Whale (2022; d. Darren Aronofsky) I thought it was appalling, and not just for the obvious reasons (i.e. his body is viewed as literally a movie monster, with all these horror-movie shots of his gigantic ankles, etc.) And it … Continue reading

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March 2020 Viewing Diary: A Before and After List

I began this viewing diary in a time of innocence (and naivete) before social distancing became compulsory (or at least strongly suggested). We here were months behind schedule, due to the disgraceful anti-science buffoonery of the current administration, who do … Continue reading

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iPod Shuffle: 8/20 – 8/24

This week was a life-changer. I signed with a major bicoastal literary agency who want to represent me, my play, and my burgeoning (really?) career. This has been the culmination of years of work, but it is also just the … Continue reading

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Day-Long iPod Shuffle

I was a housewife all weekend. I’ve been so busy during the week that my entire household was a disaster. I played music all weekend as I 409’d my head off and did laundry and cooked. The shuffle has been … Continue reading

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Shuffle It Up

What should have been a 3 hour drive yesterday turned into a 7 hour drive. iPod Shuffle got me through. “Boogie Woogie Blues” – Jimmy Blythe. He’s part of my recent obsession right now, with piano boogie-woogie. “Steamroller Blues” – … Continue reading

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“Maybe this time, I’ll be lucky. Maybe this time he’ll stay.”

My piece on Natasha Richardson as Sally Bowles in Cabaret on Broadway is up at House Next Door. One of the best live performances I have ever seen.

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