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A friend suggested that, as a native and life-long New Yorker and theater-goer, I might be able to offer some pre-theater restaurant suggestions to fans coming to NYC for Love, Love, Love, with Richard Armitage.
These suggestions may be useful to anyone, but are aimed at fans who have never been to New York City and/or dinner before theater, which has different requirements than ordinary meals. If you are from or near a metropolitan city, like Chicago, Toronto or Atlanta, some of this may seem like every day information, but it should be noted that there are few other places like The Theater District (Broadway and-off Broadway) where so many people are trying to eat fast and get to one of 50 curtains in a small geographic location, with hundreds of restaurants to choose from.
You will find plenty of information and suggestions on line, as well as maps, but…
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Originally posted on Guylty Pleasure:
Like many of us I feel very depressed today, in the face of the atrocities of Paris. I have several friends living in Paris and two photographer friends were on a visit there this weekend on the occasion of Paris Photo, the international fine art photography fair, which has been closed today,…
Originally posted on Guylty Pleasure:
Moving on to day 2 of the “Therapy Weekend for Fan Girls in Need of RA-Re-Ignition” – this will be a less text-heavy post than part 1 but pretty easy on the eye instead. But for posterity’s sake a quick recap of the event itself: The screening of UATSC with cast…
The preface explains what this text is — not conventional professional biography, but rather my interpretation of Richard Armitage’s biography. If you wish to read a professional biography, please consult this one at Richard Armitage Online — it is thoughtful, filled with data, cites its sources methodically, and is simply the best thing available.
[Right: Huncote village, in the distance. Source.]
Richard Armitage’s family background (partially in Leeds) is neither high cultural nor upper class — ancestors up to grandparents’ generation include cotton mill weavers and coal miners. Parents were probably born during the war years or shortly thereafter and experienced postwar rationing / shortages / aftermath in childhood, as well as growth in postwar prosperity. Father anchors the family in the middle class with his education and highly technical profession (nuclear engineering) and reads…
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I wasn’t going to write a post in reaction to Richard’s involvement with Cybersmile and the things that he’s said in the interview, blog post, and tweets relating to it. I understood what he was saying and can appreciate the points he was trying to make, so although some fans were upset by his words, I wasn’t one of them. now don’t get me wrong, I’ve been reading the opposing blog posts and comments in regards to this subject and I think they all have merit, the issues they are bringing forth are sound and worth discussing; I just don’t think Richard was necessarily talking to us. we’re not why he’s doing this.
I have a 10 year old daughter–she’ll turn 11 this summer (a Leo, like Richard), so she’s one of the youngest in her upcoming 6th grade class. I think she’s the target audience for these…
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Review: “The Stage Door”
New Experimental Drama Takes West End by Storm
by Guylty Pleasure
Experimental drama has the habit of being, well, experimental. It is hard to tell nowadays where reality starts and fiction begins. A new experimental drama that is mid-way through its eleven week-run in London’s West End is braving new ways in bringing the reality of modern life to the audience. Never-seen-before stage management, audience involvement and improvisation methods are making this innovative new work the must-see performance of the season. And best of all – it’s unticketed and free in.
Devised and staged by impressive director/writer/lead actor Richard Armitage, the play opens to a street scene on a balmy summer evening in central London. The seemingly calm and peaceful scene is cosily illuminated by street lights, accentuated with the warm glow of the orange “stage door” orb. Sparsely furnished with the occasional car and a…
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