Archive for 09/26/2012

The Return of Rudd

Paul Rudd has missed Broadway. It’s been a while.  In recent times he’s been more known for his comic displays on shows such as “Parks and Recreation.”  But it’s just not been the same for the man who loved theater.  It’s been a long six years but now Rudd is finally returning.  The last time Rudd appeared on Broadway was back in 2006 when he starred alongside Julia Roberts in “Three Days of Rain.”  His first Broadway play was Alfred Uhry’s “The Last Night of Ballyhoo.”

Well, within the next few weeks, Rudd will be coming home.  With the Broadway play “Grace” that opens on October 4, Rudd will be playing an Evangelical Christian who unravels before his audience.  He says he was drawn to the character as it’s very different for him.  He sees it as “bold and fresh and something [he] hadn’t seen before.”

Playing alongside Rudd is Edward Asner, who has won 7 Emmy Awards.

Music and Nightlife: Alternative Style

Looking for something different to do while staying in the Big Apple?  If you’re enjoying the tranquility while luxuriating in Shimmie Horn’s Washington Jefferson Hotel a bit too much and want something alternative to do at night, the Radio City Music Hall might be the right address for you.

Between September 19th to 22nd, Justin Vernon is coming to play.  In 2007 he released “For Emma, Forever Ago,” and ever since then, it has been clear that his folk music is something else.  The band’s second album that was released in 2011, was in the form of a slightly different genre – orchestra – earning Vernon the Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album.

So if alternative music is your thing, check out the Radio City Music Hall, located at Sixth Avenue at 50th Street, during your stay in the Big Apple.

New Eatery on Fifth Avenue

For those spending time in the New York area, there is soon to be something new arriving in town.  Mark Geragos recently paid $8m for a 12, 960 sq.ft building. Close to 120 years old and located at 256 Fifth Avenue – between 28th and 29th Streets – a new restaurant will open on the ground floor following its renovation.  Geragos has hired Michael Santora to modernize and work on the building.

It’ll probably be quite the place (and the restaurant) given Geragos’ profile.  This Armenian-American criminal defense attorney has represented quite an array of interesting clients including: the late Michael Jackson; Winona Ryder, Scott Peterson and more. He was also involved in the Whitewater controversy. So he definitely has experience with the weird and wonderful and that’s perfect for New York’s Fifth Avenue.