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  • Tumblr November 5, 2017, 6:32 pm

    'Desperate Measures' An Exceptional, Hilarious Musical Tweak of 'Measure for Measure'

    ‘Desperate Measures’ An Exceptional, Hilarious Musical Tweak of ‘Measure for Measure’

    Nick Wyman, Peter Saide, Emma Degerstedt, Lauren Molina Conor Ryan, Gary Marachek, Desperate Measures, York Theatre Company, Peter Kellogg, David Friedman, Bill Castellinohttps://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/img_0575.jpg?w=600 600w, https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/img_0575.jpg?w=150 150w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" data-attachment-id="13475" data-permalink="http://caroleditosti.com/2017/11/05/desperate-measures-an-exceptional-hilarious-musical-tweak-of-measure-for-measure/img_0575/" data-orig-file="https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/img_0575.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,639" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta='{"aperture":"2.5","credit":"Picasa","camera":"Canon PowerShot G16","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1509854791","copyright":"","focal_length":"13.75","iso":"500","shutter_speed":"0.016666666666667","title":"","orientation":"0"}' data-image-title="IMG_0575" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/img_0575.jpg?w=300" data-large-file="https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/img_0575.jpg?w=676"/>
    Nick Wyman, Peter Saide, Emma Degerstedt, Lauren Molina Conor Ryan, Gary Marachek, Desperate Measures, York Theatre Company, Peter Kellogg, David Friedman, Bill Castellino

    (L to R): Lauren Molina, Peter Saide, Conor Ryan, Nick Wyman, Emma Degerstedt, Gary Marachek in ‘Desperate Measures,’ York Theatre Company (Carol Rosegg)

    Shakespeare’s comical plot of Measure for Measure radiates with riotous and melodic, exceptionalism in the glorious musical Desperate Measures. The musical currently at the York Theatre shines like no other rendition of Shakespeare’s work…

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  • Tumblr October 27, 2017, 1:54 pm

    Chihuly and Pumpkins at New York Botanical Garden's Fall Weekend

    Chihuly and Pumpkins at New York Botanical Garden’s Fall Weekend

    New York Botanical Garden, Koda Study No. 3, Dale Chihuly, Damien Sneed, Jazz & Chihuly, Songs of Protest & Reconciliation, Enid A. Haupt Conservatoryhttps://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/img_9509.jpg?w=450 450w, https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/img_9509.jpg?w=113 113w" sizes="(max-width: 225px) 100vw, 225px" data-attachment-id="12739" data-permalink="http://caroleditosti.com/2017/08/22/jazz-and-chihuly-songs-of-protest-reconciliation-new-york-botanical-garden-summer-concert-series/img_9509/" data-orig-file="https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/img_9509.jpg" data-orig-size="600,800" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta='{"aperture":"2","credit":"Picasa","camera":"Canon PowerShot G16","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1503045441","copyright":"","focal_length":"7.087","iso":"1600","shutter_speed":"0.1","title":"","orientation":"0"}' data-image-title="IMG_9509" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/img_9509.jpg?w=225" data-large-file="https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/img_9509.jpg?w=600"/>
    Chihuly Exhibit, 'Sol de Citron,' NYBG 2017, Dale Chihuly, Chihuly Nights (Carole Di Tosti)

    Chihuly Exhibit, ‘Sol de Citron,’ NYBG 2017, Dale Chihuly, Chihuly Nights (Carole Di Tosti)

    Last weekend at the New York Botanical Garden was my last time to say goodbye to the Chihuly Exhibit. I have visited the exhibit a number of times, but each time is fresh and different. One reason is because Dale Chihuly’s outdoor sculptures refract and reflect the changes in sunlight during the changing…

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  • Tumblr October 23, 2017, 6:36 pm

    Shouldn't Women Have a Greater Place at the Table They Have Set For Decades?

    Shouldn’t Women Have a Greater Place at the Table They Have Set For Decades?

    https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/img_0563.jpg?w=600 600w, https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/img_0563.jpg?w=150 150w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" data-attachment-id="12962" data-permalink="http://caroleditosti.com/2017/10/23/shouldnt-women-have-a-greater-place-at-the-table-they-have-set-for-decades/img_0563/" data-orig-file="https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/img_0563.jpg" data-orig-size="800,444" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta='{"aperture":"2.5","credit":"Picasa","camera":"Canon PowerShot G16","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1508718397","copyright":"","focal_length":"16.395","iso":"250","shutter_speed":"0.0125","title":"","orientation":"0"}' data-image-title="IMG_0563" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/img_0563.jpg?w=300" data-large-file="https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/img_0563.jpg?w=676"/>
    IMG_0563Harvey Weinstein certainly enjoyed his power at the Weinstein Company.. He was the privileged man of the hour and could do no wrong for his Board, insuring a fine bottom line and Oscar winning productions. Unfortunately, instead of honoring his treasured position, he self-annihilated, immolating his sterling career. As he threw his Board and the company into jeopardy with his perverse sexual…

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  • Tumblr August 22, 2017, 12:57 pm

    'Jazz and Chihuly, Songs of Protest & Reconciliation,' New York Botanical Garden Summer Concert Series

    ‘Jazz and Chihuly, Songs of Protest & Reconciliation,’ New York Botanical Garden Summer Concert Series

    Damien Sneed, Keyon Harrold, Jazz & Chihuly, Songs of Protest & Reconciliation, NYBG summer concert serieshttps://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/img_9442.jpg?w=600 600w, https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/img_9442.jpg?w=150 150w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" data-attachment-id="12797" data-permalink="http://caroleditosti.com/2017/08/22/jazz-and-chihuly-songs-of-protest-reconciliation-new-york-botanical-garden-summer-concert-series/img_9442/" data-orig-file="https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/img_9442.jpg" data-orig-size="800,600" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta='{"aperture":"2.8","credit":"Picasa","camera":"Canon PowerShot G16","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1503041819","copyright":"","focal_length":"30.5","iso":"800","shutter_speed":"0.033333333333333","title":"","orientation":"0"}' data-image-title="IMG_9442" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/img_9442.jpg?w=300" data-large-file="https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/img_9442.jpg?w=676"/>
    Jazz & Chihuly, Damien Sneed, Songs of Protest & Reconciliation, New York Botanical Garden

    Damien Sneed and musicians in ‘Jazz & Chihuly, Songs of Protest & Reconciliation’ at the New York Botanical Garden (Carole Di Tosti)

    Considering the Charlottesville, Virginia August 11th incidents and the tragic loss of one woman’s life, up through the president’s press conference of Tuesday, August 15th, these days of August have been tumultuous and divisive. Indeed, taking a stand to uphold…

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  • Tumblr July 31, 2017, 5:18 pm

    'A Wall Apart,' NYMF Theater Review

    ‘A Wall Apart,’ NYMF Theater Review

    Jordan Bondurant, A Wall Apart, NYMFhttps://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/img_8815.jpg?w=600 600w, https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/img_8815.jpg?w=150 150w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" data-attachment-id="12488" data-permalink="http://caroleditosti.com/2017/07/31/a-wall-apart-nymf-theater-review/img_8815/" data-orig-file="https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/img_8815.jpg" data-orig-size="800,511" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta='{"aperture":"2.5","credit":"Picasa","camera":"Canon PowerShot G16","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1501472569","copyright":"","focal_length":"14.995","iso":"400","shutter_speed":"0.008","title":"","orientation":"0"}' data-image-title="IMG_8815" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/img_8815.jpg?w=300" data-large-file="https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/img_8815.jpg?w=676"/>
    A Wall Apart, nYMF, Lord Graham Russell, Sam Goldstein, Craig Clyde, Keith Andrews

    ‘A Wall Apart’ at the NYMF, Music & Lyrics by Lord Graham Russell, Book by Sam Goldstein & Craig Clyde, directed/choreographed by Keith Andrews (Michael Schoenfeld)

    It was a frightening time, the height of the Cold War! It was the division of Berlin into two sectors divided by a mammoth wall of concrete and barbed wire. West Berlin embraced everything economically viable through a market economy…

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  • Tumblr July 30, 2017, 11:22 pm

    Interview With Director Lorca Peress About 'Temple of The Souls'

    Interview With Director Lorca Peress About ‘Temple of The Souls’

    Danny Bolero, Lorraine Velez, Jacob Gutierrez, Temple of The Souls, NYMF, Lorca Peresshttps://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/danny-bolero-as-don-severo-lorraine-velez-as-nana-jacob-gutierrez-as-nemesio-and-the-company-of-temple-of-the-souls_-photo-by-john-quilty.jpg?w=600 600w, https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/danny-bolero-as-don-severo-lorraine-velez-as-nana-jacob-gutierrez-as-nemesio-and-the-company-of-temple-of-the-souls_-photo-by-john-quilty.jpg?w=150 150w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" data-attachment-id="12078" data-permalink="http://caroleditosti.com/2017/07/27/temple-of-the-souls-a-new-york-musical-festival-review/danny-bolero-as-don-severo-lorraine-velez-as-nana-jacob-gutierrez-as-nemesio-and-the-company-of-temple-of-the-souls_-photo-by-john-quilty/" data-orig-file="https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/danny-bolero-as-don-severo-lorraine-velez-as-nana-jacob-gutierrez-as-nemesio-and-the-company-of-temple-of-the-souls_-photo-by-john-quilty.jpg" data-orig-size="640,460" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta='{"aperture":"7.1","credit":"Picasa","camera":"NIKON D600","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1500440417","copyright":"","focal_length":"34","iso":"1000","shutter_speed":"0.02","title":"","orientation":"0"}' data-image-title="Danny Bolero as Don Severo, Lorraine Velez as Nana, Jacob Gutierrez as Nemesio, and the company of Temple of the Souls_ Photo by John Quilty" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/danny-bolero-as-don-severo-lorraine-velez-as-nana-jacob-gutierrez-as-nemesio-and-the-company-of-temple-of-the-souls_-photo-by-john-quilty.jpg?w=300" data-large-file="https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/danny-bolero-as-don-severo-lorraine-velez-as-nana-jacob-gutierrez-as-nemesio-and-the-company-of-temple-of-the-souls_-photo-by-john-quilty.jpg?w=640"/>

    After attending the last performance of the superb Temple of the Soulsat the  New York Musical Festival, I had the opportunity to conduct an email interview with its director/producer/writer Lorca Peress who discussed how she and her team evolved the Broadway quality, award-winning production which was honored in its competitive acceptance at the New York Music Festival. (see my review of the…

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  • Tumblr July 27, 2017, 1:42 am

    'Temple of The Souls' a New York Musical Festival Review

    ‘Temple of The Souls’ a New York Musical Festival Review

    https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/the-company-of-temple-of-the-souls_photo-by-john-quilty-3.jpg?w=600 600w, https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/the-company-of-temple-of-the-souls_photo-by-john-quilty-3.jpg?w=150 150w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" data-attachment-id="12075" data-permalink="http://caroleditosti.com/2017/07/27/temple-of-the-souls-a-new-york-musical-festival-review/the-company-of-temple-of-the-souls_photo-by-john-quilty-3/" data-orig-file="https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/the-company-of-temple-of-the-souls_photo-by-john-quilty-3.jpg" data-orig-size="640,416" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta='{"aperture":"5.6","credit":"Picasa","camera":"NIKON D600","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1500440008","copyright":"","focal_length":"24","iso":"1000","shutter_speed":"0.02","title":"","orientation":"0"}' data-image-title="The company of Temple of the Souls_Photo by John Quilty-3" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/the-company-of-temple-of-the-souls_photo-by-john-quilty-3.jpg?w=300" data-large-file="https://caroleditosti.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/the-company-of-temple-of-the-souls_photo-by-john-quilty-3.jpg?w=640"/>
    Temple of The Souls, NYMF, Multistages, Dr. Judy Kuriansky, Lorca Peress

    ‘Temple of the Souls’ at NYMF a Multistages and Dr. Judy Kuriansky production (John Quilty)

    The New York Musical Festival is one of the most anticipated theater festivals in the city for good reason. The musical productions are top drawer, professional from start to finish. People enjoy seeing which shows are shepherded along to eventually make it to Off Broadway, Los Angeles, and Regional…

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  • Tumblr July 24, 2017, 8:38 pm

    'The Government Inspector,' starring Michael Urie at New World Stages

    ‘The Government Inspector,’ starring Michael Urie at New World Stages

    Michael McGrath, Luis Moreno, Mary Lou Rosato, The Government Inspector

    Michael McGrath (forefront) Luis Moreno (L) Mary Lou Rosato ® in ‘The Government Inspector (Carol Rosegg)

    Corruption, bribery, pay offs siphoning off citizens’ taxes and lifeblood in a small town? What could be more symbolically representative of politics, whether such machinations take place in Russia or the United States today?  In good times, officials steal roundly and with less…

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  • Tumblr July 15, 2017, 10:59 pm

    'Julius Caesar' Shakespeare in the Park's Brilliant Controversy

    ‘Julius Caesar’ Shakespeare in the Park’s Brilliant Controversy

    The Daily News, Shakespeare in the Park, Julius Caesar

    Cover of ‘The Daily News’ article discussing the controversy of The Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park, production of ‘Julius Caesar’ (photo of the cover)

    When Donald Trump won the 2016 election, Oskar Eustis decided that he would present the opening of the summer season of The Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park with the timeless production where Shakespeare asks through conspirators…

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  • Tumblr July 13, 2017, 5:17 pm

    Soulpepper Theatre Company's 'Spoon River' by Edgar Lee Masters

    Soulpepper Theatre Company’s ‘Spoon River’ by Edgar Lee Masters

    Spoon River Ensemble, Spoon River, Soulpepper Theatre Company, Albert Schwartz, Pershing Square Signature Center, Edgar Lee Masters

    ‘Spoon River,’ Spoon River Ensemble, Soulpepper Theatre Company, Albert Schwartz (Artistic Director, Director) Cylla Von Tiedemann

    Whatever Soulpepper Theatre Companyseems to adapt by way of masterpieces, their productions are like spun gold. They lift the soul with transcendent performances and remind us of what is beyond the material world, sounding the clarion call that there is “more in…

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  • Tumblr July 13, 2017, 5:09 pm

    Soulpepper Theatre Company's Spoon River by Edgar Lee Masters

    Soulpepper Theatre Company’s Spoon River by Edgar Lee Masters

    Spoon River Ensemble, Spoon River, Soulpepper Theatre Company, Albert Schwartz, Pershing Square Signature Center, Edgar Lee Masters

    ‘Spoon River,’ Spoon River Ensemble, Soulpepper Theatre Company, Albert Schwartz (Artistic Director, Director) Cylla Von Tiedemann

    Whatever Soulpepper Theatre Companyseems to adapt by way of masterpieces, their productions are like spun gold. They lift the soul with transcendent performances and remind us of what is beyond the material world, sounding the clarion call that there is “more in…

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  • Tumblr July 12, 2017, 11:46 am

    'The Aran Islands' by J.M. Synge at The Irish Repertory Theatre

    ‘The Aran Islands’ by J.M. Synge at The Irish Repertory Theatre

    Brendan Conroy, J.M. Synge, The Aran Islands, Joe O'Byrne, Irish Repertory Theatre

    Brendan Conroy in J.M. Synge’s ‘The Aran Islands’ adapted by Joe O’Byrne at Irish Repertory Theatre (Carol Rosegg)

    The Aran Islands J.M. Synge’s work adapted and directed by Joe O’Byrne in an extended run at the Irish Repertory Theatre through 6 August, first and foremost is a tome to the three, stark, wind-swept, rocky islands that are the sentinels of Galway Bayon the picturesque and…

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  • Tumblr July 10, 2017, 9:19 pm

    Soulpepper's Adaptation, 'Of Human Bondage' by William Somerset Maugham at the Signature Theater, a Review

    Soulpepper’s Adaptation, ‘Of Human Bondage’ by William Somerset Maugham at the Signature Theater, a Review

    Gregory Prest, Michelle Monteith, Soulpepper Theatre Company, William Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage

    Gregory Prest, Michelle Monteith in a Soulpepper Theatre Company adaptation of William Somerset Maugham’s ‘Of Human Bondage’ (Cylla Von Tiedemann)

    Love is a scourge if it becomes an obsession that devours one’s soul and fouls one’s career, friendships and very life. And what if the pursuit of the love object is never requited in sincerity and kindness? William Somerset Maugham’s masterpiece Of…

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  • Tumblr June 25, 2017, 11:23 am

    'The Traveling Lady' by Horton Foote, directed by Austin Pendleton

    ‘The Traveling Lady’ by Horton Foote, directed by Austin Pendleton

    Larry Bull, Lynn Cohen, Geroge Morfogen, Traveling Lady, Austin Pendleton, Cherry Lane Theatre, Horton Foote

    (L to R): Larry Bull, Lynn Cohen, George Morfogen in ‘Traveling Lady’ directed by Austin Pendleton at the Cherry Lane Theatre (Carole Rosegg)

    The Traveling Lady by American treasure Horton Foote (Pultizer Prize and two-time Academy Award winner), is about the foibles of human nature, relationships, loss and the hope of love and new beginnings as a natural order of living. The production directed…

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  • Tumblr June 15, 2017, 12:54 pm

    'Paula Vogel in Conversation With Linda Winer'

    ‘Paula Vogel in Conversation With Linda Winer’

    Paula Vogel, LInda Winer, NYPL for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, 'Paula Vogel in Conversation With Linda Winer, League of Professional Theatre Women

    (L to R): Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, Linda Winer in NYPL for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, League of Professional Theatre Women collaboration, ‘Paula Vogel in Conversation With Linda Winer at Bruno Walter Auditorium (photo Carole Di Tosti

    The League of Professional Theatre Women’s Pat Addiss and Sophia Romma again have successfully collaborated with Betty Corwin, who…

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  • Tumblr June 15, 2017, 12:53 pm

    'Paula Vogel in Conversation With Linda Winer'

    ‘Paula Vogel in Conversation With Linda Winer’

    Paula Vogel, LInda Winer, NYPL for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, 'Paula Vogel in Conversation With Linda Winer, League of Professional Theatre Women

    (L to R): Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, Linda Winer in NYPL for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, League of Professional Theatre Women collaboration, ‘Paula Vogel in Conversation With Linda Winer at Bruno Walter Auditorium (photo Carole Di Tosti

    The League of Professional Theatre Women’s Pat Addiss and Sophia Romma again have successfully collaborated with Betty Corwin, who…

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