From #Maverick to #Rockford: Rest in Peace, James Garner (1928-2014)

Ask anyone of my generation or younger, and they’ll probably tell you that James Garner is “the guy from The Notebook.”  My response to that  is, “WHAT?!”  Seriously though, today we lost another great: actor, James Garner passed away at the age of 86. To many, he wasn’t just that guy from The Notebook. He was BretContinue reading “From #Maverick to #Rockford: Rest in Peace, James Garner (1928-2014)”

Here’s to the Lady: Rest in Peace #ElaineStritch (1925-2014) #EverybodyRise

Most people who aren’t theater buffs probably know Elaine Stritch, who passed away today at the age of 89, from her role as Alec Baldwin’s mother on 30 Rock. I’ve known who Elaine Stritch was since I was first introduced to the cast album of Stephen Sondheim’s Company as a teenager. The show contains manyContinue reading “Here’s to the Lady: Rest in Peace #ElaineStritch (1925-2014) #EverybodyRise”

One Day I Want to Work With: Michael Shannon

He got an Oscar nod for Revolutionary Road, starred in everything from big budget blockbusters like Man of Steel, to indie films like Take Shelter, and still finds time to get back to his theatrical roots onstage in NYC. Michael Shannon has been one of my favorite actors since I saw him in 2006’s adaptation ofContinue reading “One Day I Want to Work With: Michael Shannon”