by Joseph Stein and Alan
Jay Lerner ,
lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, music by Burton
is a Musicals in Mufti production
by the York Theatre Company, at the Theater at Saint
Peter's. In 1979," it was flop when it opened on Broadway.
Today, it has interesting moments and the music is pleasant.
The eight member cast, headed by Andrea
Burns (photo below) ,
is very good, directed by Michael
We congratulated the cast and creative team at the opening
night party in the Music Room.
Three outstanding actors, Kia Katigbak received
the St. Clair Bayfield Award, and Jay O.
Sanders and Alison Fraser (photo of all
three below) received the Joe A. Callaway Awards at
a ceremony at Actors' Equity Association. The awards
included a plaque and a $1,000 cheque.
We photographed and toasted the three winners at a
reception in the conference with prosecco, delicious
pork buns and custard tarts from Dragon Lady Bakery and
a platter of cookies. It was a delightful even
Origin Theatre Company celebrated
the closing of The
1st Irish Festival with
a party at the Manhattan Room at Rosie
were given to the winning plays and actors who performed at
the festival. It was a lovely occasion.
I Am Cuba, Mikhail
Kalatozov, USSR/Cuba, 1964, at the Film Forum is
a disappointment. It is a propaganda film by the
Soviet Union, when it had a major influence in Fidel
Castro's Cuba. It is an overlong (143 minutes),
repetitive film, with amateurish acting. The English
speaking actors, supposedly Americans, are revealed
as vile human beings, interested only in sex with
prostitutes, The dialogue is banal. It is a pity.
Cuba is a beautiful island, that has suffered under
the Batista and
the Castro regimes. Cubans deserve their freedom
under a democratic regime. It will be screened on