Author: Casey Curtis

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall

The photo that graced that album combined two of life’s great pleasures — a beautiful woman and a dessert topping.  There is another great pleasure out there to be had, trumpet player Herb Alpert — and you can treat yourself to his sweet music at the Cafe Carlyle through September 16th.

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Prince of Broadway

Just as MMA champ McGregor was in the wrong medium fighting boxing champ Mayweather, this collection of the best of American theater belongs elsewhere — in a documentary.

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The songs — and though there are spoken segments, the songs make up most of the show — have catchy hooks.  Damn catchy hooks. Some of the damn catchy song hooks include, “My get up and go, got up and went,” “My God I am my father,” and “My prostate is the size of a Buick.”

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You might be better off just reading the book. But if you can, see it. It will be life changing. It will change nothing. “Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”

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Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd is as good as a musical gets, as good as theater gets, and a great reminder that, no matter how tempting, meeting injustice with wanton revenge will rarely give lasting satisfaction.

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Monologues & Madness



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