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December 13, 2010

 

If you have yet to see Avenue Q it is still playing Off-Broadway at New World Stages on 50th St between 8th and 9th Avenue

Donald Margulies’ Tony-nominated drama Time Stands Still

Cast of Time Stands Still

will close at Broadway’s Cort Theatre on January 30, 2011. The production, which stars Laura Linney, Brian d’Arcy James, Eric Bogosian, and Christina Ricci, will have played 16 previews and 126 regular performances, directed by Daniel Sullivan.

I am more than excited to see Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark on Broadway. Yes it is one of the most expensive Broadway productions EVER! Costing a whopping $65 Million. It is really going to be a lot of fun to watch. I was somewhat of a comic book Marvel junkie growing up and with Bono and The Edge from U2 writing the music and lyrics, I am totally geeking to see this production.

Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark

 

Bono behind the scenes at Spider-Man

Spiderman on Broadway is currently playing at the Foxwoods Theater at 213 West 42nd Street New York, NY

Broadway producers believe that a Tony nod and ultimately a win can result in great ticket sales. Although the nature of the show is a little “interesting” let’s say, ticket sales plays a huge role in the determination of closing a show. However according The Wall Street Journal The Scottsboro Boys may make a limited return next spring. If they can get a Tony nod it could help the show gain the audience it wants.

Scottsboro Boys on Broadway

Ohh WikiLeaks what am I going to do with you…

“The creatively named consortium, Anonymous, has failed to take down Amazon.com as part of their Operation Payback in support of WikiLeaks, the whistleblower site that released thousands of diplomatic cables from American embassies and Washington offices. Earlier in the week, the Anonymous computer hackers created a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) disaster for PayPal and MasterCard. They also disrupted service at Facebook and Twitter. Twitter is believed to have closed an account that posted a stolen list of MasterCard credit cards with owner details.
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Operation Payback has even interfered with Web sites representing Sarah Palin, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Pa.), and the Swedish Government. (The Swedish Government is holding WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in jail for alleged sexual assault charges.)

However Amazon.com survived. The cabal of hackers, mostly teenagers, directed their ire at Paypal instead. By initially targeting Amazon during the holiday shopping season—which could have been a disaster for the online merchant—Anonymous could have made its greatest show of support of WikiLeaks. (WikiLeaks does not endorse the actions of Anonymous.) Apparently, it wasn’t the firewall around Amazon’s computer’s that kept Operation Payback out, it was infighting within the fractious group itself. The band set out to flood Amazon’s computer’s causing DDOS problems, however, at one point they issued an e-mail saying,
“We are currently attacking PayPal…With the Amazon attack, they are simply too big for us right now. Maybe at a later time we can try them again.”
This reporter checked in at Amazon in the early afternoon and found it running just fine. (Fine enough to do a little Christmas shopping, in fact.) There were no signs of anything running sluggishly. The fact that the group quailed at the size of Amazon shows a lack of leadership among the poorly organized conglomerate of young people, who have insisted that they have no leader. It may signal the end of the sustained vigor of Operation Payback.
However, a member of Anonymous, who wishes only to be know by his online pseudonym Coldblood, said to London’s the Guardian newspaper that the group’s campaign would go on “for a while, mainly just because of how successful the attacks have been.”

Courtesy of Technorati

Hey, Soul Sister

December 9, 2010

 

Scar Jo

Myself with Scarlett Johansson opening night of A View From the Bridge

Often by friends or acquaintances, I get asked of all the people I meet from working under the “lights of Broadway,” who was my favorite celebrity to meet or who made a lasting impression. Each year there is always someone new. This year, there were two people that made imprints on my life; one was Scarlett Johansson.I had the pleasure of meeting her and being amongst her company when she starred in A view From the Bridge this past winter season on Broadway and I was immediately captivated. It’s one thing to be drop dead gorgeous and then you add a dynamic personality, an incredible mind and an intellect beyond words, you can’t help but to not be inspired by her. She was funny and personable and talked to everyone backstage during our every once and awhile Sunday brunches. When you strip away the title of “Celebrity” you realize how much they are just like you, in many ways. It even makes you appreciate their craft even more.

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