Monday, October 16, 2006

Monday night I got to present the Theater History Preservation award to the Manhattan Theater Club for restoration of the Biltmore Theater. Stewart Lane is the chairman of the Theater Museum board of trustees. The awards show was held at the Hudson Theater, itself a restored jewel box theater. I was happy to be of service since Stewart is one of my favorite Two and Only producers.

Later Sandi and I stopped by the Zipper Theater for another shindig. After the performance of “Jacque Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris” they had a party to announce the new cast album. Dan Whitten asked me to come by and use my talents as a ventriloquist to channel the departed spirit of Msr. Brel. I was happy to be of service since Dan is one of my favorite Two and Only producers.

Let me say this about “Jacque Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris”. I have always loved Brel’s music. But this production takes the show to another orbit. It is always presented more like a concert of his music, but at the Zipper it is a fully realized show of really wonderful music, more like a play than anything else. If you haven’t seen it, see it soon.

I am ready to start another week at the Helen Hayes. Thanks for reading. More adventures tomorrow.
As you were,
Jay

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jay, you have such a generous spirit. Not only are you lending your talents on your day off, but encouraging people to see another great show. Your parents did a fabulous job!

MoonDog said...

I couldn't agree more!