Four Years Strong….F.A.M.E NYC Anniversary Ticket Giveaway

It’s F.A.M.E NYC Magazine’s Anniversary!!! And as a thank you to all my FAMERS, I would like to extend the opportunity to win two tickets to see BECOMING DR. RUTH!

To enter, all you have to do is leave this comment:  “I LOVE F.A.M.E NYC!” 


Each comment increases your chances of winning, so comment a lot.  This is quickie ticket giveaway and the winner will be announced November 20, 2013.

So what are you waiting for….comment and tell us how much you love F.A.M.E NYC and win some tickets!

Tickets courtesy of Serino Coyne

F.A.M.E NYC Romeo and Juliet Ticket Giveaway

You didn’t have to read Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in high school to know that it is the most famous story of unrequited love to ever exist.  Countless renditions of this classic story have been told on stage and screen with 36 years passing since it’s been on Broadway, but this fall the story of the ill-fated lovers of Verona will be back on a Broadway stage once again.  Romeo and Juliet begins previews at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on August 24 and opens on September 19. This latest interpretation of Romeo and Juliet is directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and stars film star Orlando Bloom, making his Broadway debut, and two-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad in the lead roles.  Shakespearean English will be spoken; however the setting will have a modern aesthetic.

As this iconic love story is first introduced to us in school, Tixs for Students is running a special promotion: A limited number of $20 tickets for each performance are available for college students. Tickets may be purchased in advance either at the box office with valid ID or online, exclusively through TIX4STUDENTS.COM. Limit of two tickets per order; price does not include facility fee. Educators can also purchase a limited number of $20 tickets for each performance are available for educators. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the box office with valid ID.  PLEASE NOTE: Educator tickets are only available for purchase at the box office. Limit of two tickets per order; price does not include facility fee.

BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE STUDENT TO WIN A FREE PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE ROMEO AND JULIET!  All you have to do is leave a comment answering these two simple questions:

  1.  Who is Condola Rashads’ mother? (Hint:  She played Bill Cosby’s wife on an iconic ‘80s sitcom)
  2. Who played Orlando Bloom’s father in Kingdom of Heaven? (Hint:  He also played Zeus, father of the Gods, in the remake of Clash of the Titans and in the sequel Wrath of the Titans)

Comment as many times as you like to increase your chances of winning.  The winner will be announced on August 20 at 5 pm EST.  GOOD LUCK FAMERS!

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¡WEPA! Top Party for 2012


¡WEPA! just celebrated its anniversary – a testament to how great this gathering is.  If dance were my religion, I would subscribe to the movement of house, scouring to find underground temples the way Coptic Christians climb mountains to worship.  Thanks to Joann Jimenez and Antonio Ocasio I know that the last Friday of every month will end in good vibrations, even better than anything The Beach Boys were singing about.  ¡WEPA! preserves the best of what is glorious about the New York underground dance scene.  Someone pass the baby powder!

To read more about the ¡WEPA! experience, click

Photos courtesy of Joann Jimenez and Antonio Ocasio

Michael Kors Top Designer for 2012


I have always been an avid follower of this New York born designer, however I must admit that my friend’s influence compelled me choose this fashion powerhouse.  Her obsession with Michael Kors’ accessories made me realize how many “Kors Whores” there are out in the world.

Born Karl Anderson, Jr. on August 9, 1959 on Long Island, Michael Kors manifested his name and his destiny becoming one of the most recognizable faces in fashion today.  The Michael Kors brand is an ingenious amalgamation of Calvin Klein in the late1970s and Coach in the 1980s.  He has manufactured the definitive American womens sportswear house with must- have accessories and a menswear line that kicks ass too. You can’t turn your head without seeing a woman touting something Michael Kors (whether it’s bootleg or not is another post).    

Before Kors came into the homes of the nation courtesy of Project Runway, the most famous Long Islander was probably Billy Joel.  Now the “Piano Man” has to move over because that title definitely belongs to MK.   When you have every woman from The First Lady to Jane Doe sporting your duds, you know you are the man.              

 To view Michael Kor’s Spring 2013 show, click



A Rolling Stone Top Art Show for 2012


This year Jessica Porter and the artists of Porter Contemporary had moves like Jagger, which they boldly displayed during A Rolling Stone exhibit.  Just as sexy and unique as the dancing of good ole’ Mick, A Rolling Stone offered a stunning visual homage to the bad boys of rock ‘n roll.

To view F.A.M.E NYC Editor’s review of A Rolling Stone, click

Photos courtesy of Porter Contemporary

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Top Performers for 2012


I leap at any opportunity to see these uber talented dancers combine beauty and strength on a Manhattan stage.  For some dance is a religion.  AAADT is Mecca.  I can’t wait to make my yearly pilgrimage to the City Center so these artisans can rock my soul again.

To view F.A.M.E NYC Editor’s review of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, click

Photo:  Paul Kolnik

Golden Boy Top Revival for 2012


Good theater is like fine wine, it just gets better with age. I venture to say that good theater is better than a fine wine.  Wine usually peaks after 20 years, good theater is timeless.  All that glitters ain’t gold, but after 75 years Golden Boy shines like a California nugget into the sun. 

To view F.A.M.E NYC Editor’s review of Golden Boy, click

Photo:  Paul Kolnik


Nice Work If You Can Get It Top Musical for 2012


Matthew Broderick’s star rose into the stratosphere after staring in the title role of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  He played a devil-may-care playboy that could do no wrong.  Decades later, that character still fits him like a long leather glove on Carrie Bradshaw’s arm, and when you add the absolutely scrumptious music and lyrics of Gershwin you have achieve Broadway Gold.  Nice Work If You Can Get It is a musical done the right way.  It personified the phrase, “If it ain’t broke…don’t fix it.”

To view F.A.M.E NYC Editor’s review of Nice Work If You Can Get It, click

Old Jews Telling Jokes Top Off-Broadway Production for 2012


Laughter is the best medicine, so the famous theys say.  I would agree; laughing is my favorite activity.  And if Old Jews Telling Jokes was a gym, they would be Equinox.  Old Jews Telling Jokes works your funny bone, side bone and abs in the most hilarious way.  Laugh lines be warned: Off-Broadway has never been funnier.

To view F.A.M.E NYC Editor’s review of Old Jews Telling Jokes, click

Photo courtesy of Serino/Coyne