Getting Some Love From the NYIT Awards

Imagine my surprise to find this item on Martin Denton’s blog yesterday: my name mentioned on the New York Innovative Theatre Awards’ list of the “Top 7 biggest stories that affected off-off-Broadway in 2007.″ The specific citation was for the celebration of’s 10th anniversary this past summer. Here it is: celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2007. Martin Denton, Rochelle Denton and their team are establishing themselves as THE most comprehensive resource of indie theatre. Denton posted on his December 3rd blog that nytheatre has reviewed 911 shows! But even more exciting is the in-depth coverage via the nytheatrecast. Denton, Michael Criscuolo, and Trav S.D. alternate in hosting a diverse number of artists on the podcasts. It’s a wonderful way to hear from the artists directly, reminding us of the amazingly different projects and ideas that are shaping the indie theatre landscape.

To borrow a phrase from Martin, recognition like this is enormously gratifying, especially for something that we all have so much fun doing. And to be mentioned like this alongside Martin – who has been a good friend, a loyal supporter, and a mentor to me for a long time now – is an honor. So, my thanks to Nancy Kim and all the good folks at the NYIT Awards for the early Christmas present. You can read the full story here.

Naturally, this would be a good time to pimp out some of our podcasts. If you haven’t listened to one in a while (or ever!) then I can’t think of a better time to do so. Some of the recent highlights include:

And for more where that came from, you can always check us out at the official nytheatrecast home page, which I totally encourage you to do.

Now for something completely different – my first Random Friday Top 10, once again courtesy of one of my many Pandora stations. Check it:

  • “Simply Irresistible” – Robert Palmer
  • “Working for the Weekend” – Loverboy
  • “Missing You” – John Waite
  • “Young Girl’s Heart” – The Steve Miller Band
  • “Who Am I Telling You” – J.J. Cale and Eric Clapton
  • “Casey Jones” – Warren Zevon
  • “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now” – Little Feat
  • “I Need a Woman” – Ry Cooder
  • “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” (Live) – Bruce Springsteen
  • “Pisces Apple Lady” – Leon Russell

Happy Friday, everyone. Now somebody tag me with a meme or something.


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