Life upon Broadway’s depraved stage revived Tuesday.
Tavern on the Inexperienced’s outdoor terrace — the place the slogan “I Love New York” was born — fed and entertained 180 folks. Tables, drinks, waitstaff and meals for $40, $50, $60 and $90 — relying on your pockets.
Deciding Broadway wanted a rebirth, showman Tony Marion first known as Tavern’s Jim Caiola, then did his factor on social media, digital ticketing and sound and lighting designers.
Me: What if it rained?
Tony: “We’d reschedule.”
The evening starred Ariana DeBose who was Donna Summer time on Broadway and shall be Anita in Steven Spielberg’s rejuiced “West Facet Story.” That play — starring Rita Moreno — obtained born onstage in ’57, turned a movie in 1961 and now these Sharks and Jets with Ansel Elgort and DeBose reopen in a reopened film home Dec. 10.
From the guide “Tremendous Pumped: The Battle for Uber,” all about this Uber-ride’s journey, comes the sequence, “Tremendous Pumped.” Joseph Gordon-Levitt performs the ultimately dumped founder … Fifty years after premiering, the Waltons are schlepping again to TV. It’s “The Waltons: Homecoming” with Richard Thomas, who starred as John-Boy, narrating . . . Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner, of “Battle of the Roses,” reunited on “The Kominsky Methodology.” Turner had a cameo in Season 2 and can star in the upcoming Season 3.
He might run our city
“Our City,” a longtime well-loved Higher East Facet weekly, was began by very good smartmouth Ed Kayatt. Lawyer Arlene Kayatt, who was his spouse, nonetheless writes a biweekly column about our city. That is now the paper’s 50th anniversary. Amongst those that started his starting at “Our City” is one now working to be mayor of our city — Curtis Sliwa.
Memorial Day weekend. A lone dangerous factor is coping with certainly one of the worst phrases in the English language: houseguest. I don’t do the Hamptons. I as soon as had a spot there. Neglect it. I made the mistake of inviting a pair who thought weekends meant 12 days.
We had Postum, Ovaltine, tea, buttermilk, chocolate milk, half-and-half, Turkish espresso, Italian demitasse, Chock full o’Nuts, Maxwell Home. He wished Sanka.
The pillow we gave the husband got here from this “My Pillow” man who’s hustling on each TV station besides a cable outlet in Australia. Like, who cares what a kangaroo sleeps on? However this houseguest wished solely a rubber pillow. Rubber. That’s like laying your head in a potty.
We took him to the ocean, he wished a pool. Put him in a automotive, he wished a motorcycle. Solar? He prefers shade. Dinner was steak. He’s vegan. We poured wine. He drinks vermouth.
Individuals who don’t curse ought to by no means even mouth that four-letter phrase “houseguest.”
One Memorial Day trip east was so crowded that on its cockamamie one-lane highway you can attain Amagansett provided that you have been born there. For a 10-minute breakfast at the Hampton Inn in Hampton Bays, one yenta waited 40 minutes. A waitress lastly led this 35-ish girl to a desk with: “You received’t prefer it right here. This place is for younger folks.”
I by no means need one other nation home. I don’t do ants, caterpillars or houseguests. However I take part loving the idea of Memorial Day. Patriotic songs similar to “God Bless America,” “Grand Previous Flag” and “America the Stunning.” It makes you hark again to the glory days after we all pulled collectively as an alternative of aside. It made you proud to be an American.
Sylvia: “I hear you’re not going to Paris this summer time.”
Rhoda: “No. That was final 12 months. This 12 months we’re not going to Rome.”
Sylvia: “Vacationing domestically, one factor you’ll be taught is that the clear restrooms are all the time locked.”
Solely in New York, children, solely in New York.