NYC LIFE: Broadway Costumes, Talk Show, Restaurant Week, Friars and More

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NYC LIFE: Broadway Costumes, Talk Show, Restaurant Week, Friars and More

Our roving photographer visited Red Hook for this week’s photos and shares its history too.  Head to Times Square for an awesome costume exhibit that benefits the costume makers. There’s a new talk show in town, hosted by Brian Stokes Mitchell, kicking off later this month. Restaurant Week is back! Car lovers are flocking to MoMA. You’re invited to a Friar’s Club event.  Our 3T poets will be on Governor’s Island. Our Broadway Babe is back too with more great FREE streaming finds. And Valerie Smaldone has a great one day getaway suggestion to a spa in Hudson Valley.


New at MoMA: Automania

NYC LIFE: Broadway Costumes, Talk Show, Restaurant Week, Friars and More
Automania (3N Galleries)

If you love cars, head to MoMA for their newest exhibit, Automania which brings together cars and car parts, architectural models, films, photographs, posters, paintings, and sculptures, ranging from Lily Reich’s 1930s designs for a tubular steel car seat to Andy Warhol’s Orange Car Crash Fourteen Times.

Nine cars, including a recently restored Volkswagen Type 1 sedan (better known as the Beetle), will invite visitors to take an up-close view of the machines that architect Le Corbusier compared to ancient Greek temples and critic Roland Barthes likened to “the great Gothic cathedrals…the supreme creation of an era.” GET YOUR TICKETS.


Our Roving Photographer in Red Hook

Our roving photographer, Nicole Freezer Rubens (author of The Long Pause and the Short Breath) captured these awesome images in Red Hook. The city was named for its red clay soil, is in the northwestern edge of Brooklyn. 100 years ago its port was a prosperous shipping hub before its great decline leading up to the turn of he century. By 1990 Life Magazine called it one of the worst US neighborhoods and a crack capital. 

After bouncing back and achieving revival, it was hit hard again by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Unlike its nearby neighborhoods that continue to gentrify, Red Hook has been slower to advance leaving it with an old-time, untouched charming sensibility. 


Aug.3 – Sept. 26. View Spectacular Costumes from Stage and Screen

Head to Times Square and get up close and personal with your favorite costumes from stage & screen!Tickets are now on sale for an eight-week limited engagement featuring more than 100 of the industry’s most beautiful and complex garments, from shows like Moulin Rouge, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Cher, and the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Costume makers and experts will be on-site demonstrating their techniques and skills and interacting with guests, and multimedia elements will provide a rare opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the process. All proceeds from the exhibition will raise money for the Costume Industry Coalition Recovery Fund, which continues to support one of the hardest hit sectors of the entertainment industry. GET TICKETS.


A New Talk Show You’ll Love

NYC LIFE: Broadway Costumes, Talk Show, Restaurant Week, Friars and More

Hosted by Tony Award-winning actor Brian Stokes Mitchell (Man of La Mancha), Crossovers Live! is an exciting and innovative talk show featuring stars who’ve made the jump from stage to film, television or music. Cheeky, thought-provoking, and wildly entertaining; iconic artists share rarely heard stories and elaborate on their transition between different types of stardom. Candid discussions and unexpected laughs are just further reasons why Crossovers Live! is can’t-miss entertainment. 

NYC LIFE: Broadway Costumes, Talk Show, Restaurant Week, Friars and More

Join us this season as we kick off the series with Vanessa Williams, Marc Shaiman, Bernadette Peters, Kristin Chenoweth, and David Hyde Pierce!  Crossovers Live! is a Stellar Original series (Livestream and On Demand), produced in association with Atomic Focus Entertainment, and created by Tom Wiggin.  A portion of the proceeds benefit The Actors Fund. WATCH LIVE OR ON DEMAND. The six series package starts at $49.


Now Streaming: Lucille Ball, Joan Collins, and More

NYC LIFE: Broadway Costumes, Talk Show, Restaurant Week, Friars and More

The Dean Martin celebrity roasts were legendary, and our Broadway Babe has unearthed the 1975 roast on NBC of Lucille Ball. There’s a great Piers Morgan interview with 88-year-old Dame Joan Collins. Plus a beautiful 1999 tribute to Nancy Lamont and the 1972 TV production “Of Thee I Sing” with Carroll O’Connor, Cloris Leachman, Jack Gifford, Michele Lee, and Jim Backus. GET THE SCOOP.


July 19. Restaurant Week is Back

NYC LIFE: Broadway Costumes, Talk Show, Restaurant Week, Friars and More

NYC Restaurant Week returns this summer with more options than ever. There will be three meal for $21, $39 and then there’s the Signature Dining Experience for $125. You can start making reservations on July 12. GET THE DETAILS.


 July 24. Poetry Festival at Governor’s Island

NYC LIFE: Broadway Costumes, Talk Show, Restaurant Week, Friars and More

We are delighted that our three authors (The Three Tomatoes Book Publishing) are part of the 10th annual New York Poetry Society Festival on Governor’s Island. Get the details.


July 27. Friars Club Event

NYC LIFE: Broadway Costumes, Talk Show, Restaurant Week, Friars and More

The historic Friars Club has reopened, and Tomatoes are invited to this terrific event featuring Jennifer Tepper, creative director of 54 Below who has produced over 3000 shows and has great stories to tell.  For reservations email friarsfyi@friarsclub.com


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