Let Love In: Benny & Joon’s (& Sam’s) Big-Hearted East Coast Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse

(Above: Benny & Joon at Paper Mill Playhouse; Bryce Pinkham as Sam; photo by Jerry Dalia.) Millburn, New Jersey -- Knock, knock! Who's there? Sam! Sam who? Sam person who knocked on the door last time! Listen up: if Sam comes knocking, let him in! (Above: Benny & Joon: Hannah Elless as Joon and Bryce …

The Power of Love! Photo Recap of the Benny & Joon East Coast Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse

In anticipation of my critical review, and of my video interviews with the generous cast and crew, enjoy my photo recap from the opening night performance of Benny & Joon in its East Coast premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey! The big-hearted musical, based on the 1993 MGM romantic comedy film, is …

Fighting Colon Cancer Through Awareness: March Fourth 5K and Family Fitness Day

Livingston, NJ -- This morning, as a survivor of colon cancer, I participated in the second annual March Fourth 5K and Family Fitness Day to raise funds and awareness of the disease. At the event, I chatted with reporter Hilary Lane for News 12 New Jersey. Watch the video here! The event was organized and …

“My Very Own British Invasion” Video Interview

https://youtu.be/BWWDNmme2x4 Two weeks ago, I attended the much-anticipated world premiere of “My Very Own British Invasion” at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey. The musical fable is the third consecutive production in the Tony Award-winning regional theater's 80th anniversary season, under the helm of producing artistic director, Mark S. Hoebee. The opening night curtain …

LYBLABCs: U is for Unafraid

As part of my weekly LYBLABCs series — which rolls-out a core value aligned to Oprah’s Live Your Best Life philosophy found in O, the Oprah Magazine — here’s the latest virtue! Keep chipping away at your fears until whatever has paralyzed you becomes invisible. Embrace your fears and be liberated from them. Live fearlessly!