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Over the river, and… This day in 1989: Sondheim’s"Into the Woods" closed at Martin Beck Theater after 765 performances!
09/03/2021
Into The Woods commercial

Over the river, and… This day in 1989: Sondheim’s"Into the Woods" closed at Martin Beck Theater after 765 performances!

INTO THE WOODS at the Martin Beck Theatre.

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09/03/2021
Welcome to Toasting The Town

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Toasting The Town is a free e-newsletter subscription and timeless publication, designed to entertain and educate residents of any city, town or village, of the heritage of their local surroundings. Our editorials are recounts of history – authored with the intent of lifting our readers out of thei...

Birthday wishes from Toasting The Town to NYC born composer, arranger, producer, saxophonist, and instrumentalist John Z...
09/03/2021
Composer Portrait Preview: John Zorn

Birthday wishes from Toasting The Town to NYC born composer, arranger, producer, saxophonist, and instrumentalist John Zorn!

Miller Theatre 2011-12 season.

Take me out to the ball game!  The Brooklyn Cyclones kicked off their first season in 2001, but Brooklyn has long been a...
09/02/2021

Take me out to the ball game! The Brooklyn Cyclones kicked off their first season in 2001, but Brooklyn has long been a baseball borough. Learn more about the Cyclones’ evolution on TTT, then head on over!: http://bit.ly/1fNtqa6

Take me out to the ball game! The Brooklyn Cyclones kicked off their first season in 2001, but Brooklyn has long been a baseball borough. Learn more about the Cyclones’ evolution on TTT, then head on over!: http://bit.ly/1fNtqa6

John Steinbeck: “Once you have lived in New York and made it your home, no place else is good enough.” This day in 1990:...
09/02/2021

John Steinbeck: “Once you have lived in New York and made it your home, no place else is good enough.” This day in 1990: A production of Steinbeck’s "The Grapes of Wrath" closed at Cort Theater.

John Steinbeck: “Once you have lived in New York and made it your home, no place else is good enough.” This day in 1990: A production of Steinbeck’s "The Grapes of Wrath" closed at Cort Theater.

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09/02/2021
Welcome to Toasting The Town

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Toasting The Town is a free e-newsletter subscription and timeless publication, designed to entertain and educate residents of any city, town or village, of the heritage of their local surroundings. Our editorials are recounts of history – authored with the intent of lifting our readers out of thei...

This day in 1990: "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" closed at Imperial after 633 performances!
09/02/2021
Jerome Robbins' Broadway - Tony Awards 1989

This day in 1990: "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" closed at Imperial after 633 performances!

Angela Lansbury introduces "Jerome Robbins' Broadway " on the 1989 Tony Awards

Toasting The Town remembers NYC born songwriter Hal David who passed this day in 2012; he’s known especially for his wor...
09/01/2021

Toasting The Town remembers NYC born songwriter Hal David who passed this day in 2012; he’s known especially for his work with Burt Bacharach including “Do You Know The Way to San Jose.”

Toasting The Town remembers NYC born songwriter Hal David who passed this day in 2012; he’s known especially for his work with Burt Bacharach including “Do You Know The Way to San Jose.”

Grand, indeed! This day in History, 1869: The foundation is laid for the original Grand Central Depot at 42nd Street and...
09/01/2021

Grand, indeed! This day in History, 1869: The foundation is laid for the original Grand Central Depot at 42nd Street and Fourth Avenue.

Grand, indeed! This day in History, 1869: The foundation is laid for the original Grand Central Depot at 42nd Street and Fourth Avenue.

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09/01/2021

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Birthday wishes from Toasting The Town to NYC born singer Debbie Gibson!
09/01/2021

Birthday wishes from Toasting The Town to NYC born singer Debbie Gibson!

Birthday wishes from Toasting The Town to NYC born singer Debbie Gibson!

“Give my regards to Broadway,Remember me to Herald Square,Tell all the gang at Forty Second Street,That I will soon be t...
08/31/2021

“Give my regards to Broadway,
Remember me to Herald Square,
Tell all the gang at Forty Second Street,
That I will soon be there” -Give My Regards to Broadway

“Give my regards to Broadway,
Remember me to Herald Square,
Tell all the gang at Forty Second Street,
That I will soon be there” -Give My Regards to Broadway

“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound…” –John Newton It is a beautiful, imposing building and a national, state, and city ...
08/31/2021

“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound…” –John Newton
It is a beautiful, imposing building and a national, state, and city landmark to boot. Take a peek inside Grace Church, and learn more before you go—on Toasting The Town: http://bit.ly/HI0aHj

“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound…” –John Newton
It is a beautiful, imposing building and a national, state, and city landmark to boot. Take a peek inside Grace Church, and learn more before you go—on Toasting The Town: http://bit.ly/HI0aHj

Frederic Prokosch: "The people in New York are very beautiful, I am sure! And how can they help being wise, in such a bi...
08/31/2021
Welcome to Toasting The Town

Frederic Prokosch: "The people in New York are very beautiful, I am sure! And how can they help being wise, in such a big and complicated city?" Love NY? Check out Toasting The Town’s FREE newsletter: http://ow.ly/lU2go

Toasting The Town is a free e-newsletter subscription and timeless publication, designed to entertain and educate residents of any city, town or village, of the heritage of their local surroundings. Our editorials are recounts of history – authored with the intent of lifting our readers out of thei...

Legendary! Pete’s Tavern was a hopping spot in the ‘20s and ‘30s—especially for celebrities and writers. It remains a fa...
08/30/2021

Legendary! Pete’s Tavern was a hopping spot in the ‘20s and ‘30s—especially for celebrities and writers. It remains a favorite to this day, and you can see some well-known faces on its brick walls. On your way over for a famously good time, learn more about this treasured spot, on TTT: http://ow.ly/lU3k7

Legendary! Pete’s Tavern was a hopping spot in the ‘20s and ‘30s—especially for celebrities and writers. It remains a favorite to this day, and you can see some well-known faces on its brick walls. On your way over for a famously good time, learn more about this treasured spot, on TTT: http://ow.ly/lU3k7

TTT remembers actor Charles Coburn who passed this day in NYC in 1961; he received an Academy Award for his role in 1943...
08/30/2021
CHARLES COBURN TRIBUTE

TTT remembers actor Charles Coburn who passed this day in NYC in 1961; he received an Academy Award for his role in 1943’s “The More The Merrier” and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

“Light or dark?” Ale, that is.  Make your decision, then head on over to McSorley’s where they’ve been pouring out ales ...
08/30/2021

“Light or dark?” Ale, that is. Make your decision, then head on over to McSorley’s where they’ve been pouring out ales for more than 100 years. On your way, read up on this hallowed institution, on TTT: http://ow.ly/lU3hb

“Light or dark?” Ale, that is. Make your decision, then head on over to McSorley’s where they’ve been pouring out ales for more than 100 years. On your way, read up on this hallowed institution, on TTT: http://ow.ly/lU3hb

TTT remembers NYC-born actor Simon Oakland who passed this day in 1983; he’s remembered for his roles in “Black Sheep Sq...
08/30/2021

TTT remembers NYC-born actor Simon Oakland who passed this day in 1983; he’s remembered for his roles in “Black Sheep Squadron,” “Psycho” and “West Side Story.”

TTT remembers NYC-born actor Simon Oakland who passed this day in 1983; he’s remembered for his roles in “Black Sheep Squadron,” “Psycho” and “West Side Story.”

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08/29/2021

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Birthday wishes from Toasting The Town to Bronx-born Lea Michele! We hope you have a melodious day!
08/29/2021

Birthday wishes from Toasting The Town to Bronx-born Lea Michele! We hope you have a melodious day!

Birthday wishes from Toasting The Town to Bronx-born Lea Michele! We hope you have a melodious day!

H. L. Mencken: “Martinis are the only American invention as perfect as a sonnet.”  To make a turn-of-the-20th-century ma...
08/29/2021

H. L. Mencken: “Martinis are the only American invention as perfect as a sonnet.” To make a turn-of-the-20th-century martini, mix with ice, equal parts gin and dry vermouth. Stir, strain, and garnish with an olive or lemon peel. Cheers!

H. L. Mencken: “Martinis are the only American invention as perfect as a sonnet.” To make a turn-of-the-20th-century martini, mix with ice, equal parts gin and dry vermouth. Stir, strain, and garnish with an olive or lemon peel. Cheers!

What a saint! This day in 1774: The first American-born saint, Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton, is born in Lower Manhattan.  ...
08/29/2021

What a saint! This day in 1774: The first American-born saint, Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton, is born in Lower Manhattan. She established the first Catholic school in the U.S., in Maryland.

What a saint! This day in 1774: The first American-born saint, Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton, is born in Lower Manhattan. She established the first Catholic school in the U.S., in Maryland.

"I had never wanted to belong to anything more than to that shimmering landscape of office towers lit up against the dar...
08/28/2021

"I had never wanted to belong to anything more than to that shimmering landscape of office towers lit up against the dark New York sky. Each individual glittering box of light —like gems strung along a necklace— seemed to me to be a tiny oblong window onto success, acceptance, respect, that is to say, a place in the world." -Helen Wan

"I had never wanted to belong to anything more than to that shimmering landscape of office towers lit up against the dark New York sky. Each individual glittering box of light —like gems strung along a necklace— seemed to me to be a tiny oblong window onto success, acceptance, respect, that is to say, a place in the world." -Helen Wan

Open a new window! This day in 1983: "Mame" closed at Gershwin Theater; Angela Landsbury reprised her Tony-winning role.
08/28/2021
Angela Lansbury ~ MAME '71 TONYS

Open a new window! This day in 1983: "Mame" closed at Gershwin Theater; Angela Landsbury reprised her Tony-winning role.

This day in 1982: "Sugar Babies" closed at Mark Hellinger Theater after 1,200+ performances; Mickey Rooney starred.
08/28/2021
Sugar Babies on the Tonys

This day in 1982: "Sugar Babies" closed at Mark Hellinger Theater after 1,200+ performances; Mickey Rooney starred.

Take a spin!  Central Park's first carousel arrived in 1871, and it was cranked by hand!  Her present-day model is a cir...
08/28/2021

Take a spin! Central Park's first carousel arrived in 1871, and it was cranked by hand! Her present-day model is a circa-1908 carousel once used on Coney Island. On your way learn more about this colorful, delightful gem on TTT: http://bit.ly/QB6u7o

Take a spin! Central Park's first carousel arrived in 1871, and it was cranked by hand! Her present-day model is a circa-1908 carousel once used on Coney Island. On your way learn more about this colorful, delightful gem on TTT: http://bit.ly/QB6u7o

TTT remembers NYC-born original Rockette Suzanne Kaaren who passed this day in 2004.
08/28/2021

TTT remembers NYC-born original Rockette Suzanne Kaaren who passed this day in 2004.

TTT remembers NYC-born original Rockette Suzanne Kaaren who passed this day in 2004.

And all that jazz… This day in 1977: "Chicago" closed at 46th St. Theater after 936 performances! Chita Rivera and Gwen ...
08/27/2021
Chicago Original 1975 Broadway Musical Commercial

And all that jazz… This day in 1977: "Chicago" closed at 46th St. Theater after 936 performances! Chita Rivera and Gwen Verdon starred in the opening-night cast.

Chicago: The Musical Original 1975 Broadway Commercial. No stars, just dancers in this commercial.Chicago is a musical set in Prohibition-era Chicago. The mu...

Birthday wishes from Toasting The Town to NYC born actress Tuesday Weld!
08/27/2021
Movie Legends - Tuesday Weld

Birthday wishes from Toasting The Town to NYC born actress Tuesday Weld!

Child actress who progressed to more mature and dramatic roles in the late Fifties.

TTT remembers NYC-born actress Penny Edwards who passed this day in 1998; she got her start in the Ziegfeld Follies and ...
08/27/2021
"Wasteland" ROY ROGERS In Old Amarillo (1951) ROY ROGERS RIDERS Penny Edwards

TTT remembers NYC-born actress Penny Edwards who passed this day in 1998; she got her start in the Ziegfeld Follies and went on to sing, dance, and act in films.

Roy Rogers and the Roy Rogers Riders sing "Wasteland" from the end of their 1951 film, "IN OLD AMARILLO". Costarring Penny Edwards and Elisabeth Risdon.

TTT remembers actress Kay Francis who passed this day in NYC in 1968; she was Warner Brothers’ top female star from 1930...
08/27/2021
Movie Legends - Kay Francis

TTT remembers actress Kay Francis who passed this day in NYC in 1968; she was Warner Brothers’ top female star from 1930-1936. She appeared in “Girls About Town” and “Twenty-Four Hours,” among many other films.

The Number one female Star at Warner Bros between 1930 and 1936.

Duck, duck, duck, pond! Central Park’s Duck Pond is a serene setting for a summer’s afternoon. On your way over, read mo...
08/26/2021

Duck, duck, duck, pond! Central Park’s Duck Pond is a serene setting for a summer’s afternoon. On your way over, read more on Toasting The Town: http://bit.ly/1aslmYa

Duck, duck, duck, pond! Central Park’s Duck Pond is a serene setting for a summer’s afternoon. On your way over, read more on Toasting The Town: http://bit.ly/1aslmYa

Sittin’ on the dock of the Hudson... The 79th St. Boat Basin is quite the place to be on a warm summer day!  You may hav...
08/26/2021

Sittin’ on the dock of the Hudson... The 79th St. Boat Basin is quite the place to be on a warm summer day! You may have visited the café, but the walls hold tales you may not have heard. Learn more on your way over, on TTT: http://ow.ly/mcJEz

Sittin’ on the dock of the Hudson... The 79th St. Boat Basin is quite the place to be on a warm summer day! You may have visited the café, but the walls hold tales you may not have heard. Learn more on your way over, on TTT: http://ow.ly/mcJEz

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