Maybe you've read Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier. Perhaps you've seen the movie. But seeing this tale of life and love during the Civil War put to music composed by Jennifer Higdon and libretto by Gene Scheer, puts it in a whole new perspective! Especially when you have the privilege of seeing it performed by Opera Philadelphia at the Academy of Music, a theatre that was fully operational years before the Civil War even started!
The Paper Mill Playhouse invited the press to a dress rehearsal in New York on November 14 for "Oliver!" This will be one of the largest casts Paper Mill has ever had, yet one of the smallest rehearsal spaces. With a cast of 49, there wasn't much space for cameras and reporters. Shane Austin Miller, director of press relations, introduced Mark S. Hoebee, who directs the musical, and is also the the playhouse's producing artistic director.
The 50th anniversary national tour of "Hello Dolly" was presented at the Mayo Center for the Performing Arts in Morristown on Saturday, November 9. The title role of Dolly Gallagher Levi was performed by Sally Struthers to a packed house. Many in the audience still remembered Miss Struthers from her role as Gloria Stivic on the television series, "All in the Family." A little older, yes; but she was still able to turn on the little-girl, winsome charm her character first exhibited on the 1971 series, and her adoring audience definitely came to see.
"Vintage store reality show" has been done before, but not quite like Bravo is doing "Dukes Of Melrose". Featuring fashion minded Cameron Silver and business minded Christos Garkinos, they are the "Batman & Robin" of Decades, the premiere "luxury consignment shop" in Hollywood.
Carole Radziwill has gone from Emmy-award winning journalist to "Real Housewife of New York City" on the reality show of the same name. Her first novel "What Remains" detailed her love affair with Prince Anthony Radziwill, as well as her friendship with Anthony's cousin, John F Kennedy Jr and his wife, Carolyn. While "What Remains" detailed a story of great love and friendship, Radziwill's new novel "The Widow's Guide To Sex & Dating" is a more fictionalized departure from her first book.