In 1954, the musical "Pajama Game"
asked whether a representative of the union grievance committee
and the factory superintendent can find love and happiness while
workers get a seven-and-a-half-cent hourly raise. And for the
past half-century, audiences across the nation have been responding
with a resounding, "Yes." Comment
The fifth annual
Joe DiMaggio Award Gala will honor singer-songwriter Paul Simon
on Monday, May 17. The star-studded event is a dual benefit for
Xaverian High School, in Bay Ridge, and the Loyola School, in
Manhattan. The singer-songwriter memorialized "Joltin’ Joe"
in his song "Mrs. Robinson": "Where have you gone,
Joe DiMaggio/A nation turns its lonely eyes to you (Woo woo woo)/
What’s that you say, Mrs. Robinson/Joltin’ Joe has left and gone
away/Hey hey hey hey hey hey." Comment
If you see a
troupe of six lithe bodies gallivanting through Empire-Fulton
Ferry State Park May 20-23, it’s not a mirage. It’s a free performance
of "Oasis" by Silver-Brown Dance beginning at 7 pm
on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 3 pm on Sunday. Comment
For some reason, The Gallery Players have
chosen "Merrily We Roll Along," one of Stephen Sondheim’s
biggest flops, as their final production of the season. The musical,
with a book by George Furth and lyrics and music by Sondheim,
opened at the Alvin Theatre on Nov. 16, 1981, and closed 12 days
MediaRights, a not-for-profit organization,
holds its fourth annual "Media that Matters Film Festival"
on Tuesday, May 18, at 7 pm in the BAM Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette
Ave. at Ashland Place in Fort Greene). Comment
The French bistro Belleville, on Park Slope’s
Fifth Avenue, possesses something that few Brooklyn restaurants
have - glamour. Comment
True to its name, Cirque Boom presents
a version of Jacques Offenbach’s opera "Tales of Hoffmann"
that features many of the artists who make up family entertainment
- acrobats, puppeteers, a stilt-walker, a juggler and a clown.
But this eerie and jarring production is certainly not for children. Comment
Since the store opened in 1999, Brooklynites
- and an ever-growing number of celebrities - have flocked to
the Carol’s Daughter boutique in Fort Greene for its all-natural,
hand crafted body-care products. Comment
Sure you can get seafood on Smith Street.
But what about caviar? At Aqua, a seafood restaurant that opened
in April, Smith Street denizens can have theirs - in this case
tobiko caviar - four ways: with ginger, with wasabi, infused
with tea and herbs, or given a bite with hot pepper. Comment