02 August 2007

Got Clams?

Coney Island does.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Brooke, here's another departure / closure for you, from today's Times:

The Actors' Playhouse, a 62-year-old Off Broadway theater that has been home to such productions as "Funhouse," "Torch Song Trilogy" and "Naked Boys Singing!" and actors including Robert De Niro and Lily Tomlin, is closing. The theater's rent, which had doubled in the last six years, was getting too expensive, said Peter Breger, who has operated the playhouse since 1995. "Basically, we just couldn't make it," Mr. Breger said yesterday. The Playhouse is the latest in a string of Off Broadway theaters to close in the last few years; others include the Promenade, the Perry Street Theater and the Variety Arts theater. The owner of the property, Duell Management, did not respond to a message seeking comment; Mr. Breger said his understanding was that Duell was "in negotiations with people to turn it into something other than a theater."

The Actor's Playhouse is just north of Bleecker, on the west side of 7th Avenue South...between
what used to be Village Cigars and what used to be Sweet Basil.

Who needs another theater or a place of culture or creativity. What this burg really needs are six more atm machines or a latte maker, damnit.