Author: Taffy Jaffe

Ben Rimalower is Bad With Money

I love the cabaret room at The Duplex. It’s cozy, small and narrow. People are seated close to one another in a way that feels like a party is about to begin. The room was packed. When Ben Rimalower made his entrance through the audience belting out an old Judy Garland song; “I’d like to hate myself in the morning” we were ready for the games to begin.

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Inventing Mary Martin

The writer/director Stephen Cole felt the performer Mary Martin was fading from people’s consciousness.  Her outstanding shows were; “Peter Pan”, “Sound of Music” and “South Pacific”. He decided to work with musical supervisor/arranger David Krane “to re-invent much of her material to give it a new shine”.  The cast consists of three women and one man, Cameron Adams, Lynne Halliday, Emily Skinner and Jason Graae.  Jason Graae is the dominant narrator. We get little information about Mary herself.  For example, she was living in her native Texas with her husband and child, the adult TV. star Larry Hagman.  She...

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