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Worth A Re-Watch: Man on Wire

Categories: Reviews
Posted: February 9, 2015

Director James Marsh latest narrative feature The Theory of Everything is nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Six years ago, his documentary Man on Wire took home the Oscar for Best Documentary. Man on Wire is the beautifully reconstructed story of Philippe Petit’s death-defying wire walk between the Twin Towers in New York City. This film is worth another look. It’s stunning and vibrant. A testament to art, greatness and a time before instant communication.
Of course, it’s hard to see the Twin Towers and not think of 9/11 and the ’93 bombing. Those landmarks and people who worked there are missed every day by loved ones the world over. Still, there is some comfort in seeing the buildings right after their construction and the awe they inspired in Petit and his ardent crew, who helped him launch his 45-minutes atop the world.
Man on Wire, though, is just solid filmmaking. And we always need that. Watch it again, and enjoy.


5th Anniversary Show Announced | October 19th

Categories: Comedians,Comedy Shows,Latest News,Off-Broadway Shows,Reviews
Posted: September 18, 2013

5 Smash Seasons!
Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer
5th Anniversary Party – October 19th

Time flies when you’re a dynamic lookalike duo. Thank you for helping Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer reach a significant milestone – the show’s 5th Anniversary!
On Saturday, October 19th, join us for another great show plus a champagne toast and cookies from our favorite local bakery — Milk and Cookies. Get your tickets now to celebrate with me and the Mascot NOW!
Five is a big anniversary. Half a decade. So big Mascot and I made this Vine about it.
It’s been 5 years of hilarity, mind-blowing magic tricks, free cab rides home and great reviews. Check out some recent ones.
“My mom laughed so hard she cried! Ted Greenberg has created a show that is a blend of comedy, magic with heaping spoonfuls of silliness and hilarity.” – PD on TripAdvisor
“Excellent show! My boyfriend and I laughed all night. A large portion of the show is improv and Ted did an excellent job interacting with the crowd and getting the audience involved. I’m a local and would definitely go again. Thanks for a great night, Ted!” – K.C. on Yelp.com
Thank you for the support over the past 5 years!
And if you cannot make it on the 19th, we’re at the Soho Playhouse in downtown Manhattan every Saturday at 10 pm. Tickets are on sale through the end of the year.

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Theatre World Awards

Categories: Latest News,Reviews
Posted: May 21, 2012

Los Angeles experiences Award Season in January and February while May and June, the end of the theatrical year, is the time in New York. Last week, I wrote about my wishes for Baba Brinkman at the Drama Desk Awards. Today, I take a look at the Theatre World Awards.
Since 1945, the Theatre World Awards have been presented “to six actors and six actresses for their significant debut performances in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production.” The actual ceremony — which is invite only — is one of the most joyous and engaging in the world. Why? Because every winner knows that he or she is receiving the award when they show up. There are no losers or artists vying for the same award.
Additionally, the awards are hosted by the genial and funny New York theatre critic Peter Filichia. Former Theatre Award winners, though, present the actual award to the winners, and tell very personal and engaging stories about working with or knowing the recipients. For example, two years ago, Vanessa Williams, who took home the trophy for her 1985 performance in Kiss of the Spider Woman, presented the award to her Ugly Betty co-star Michael Urie for his performance in The Temperamentals. Meryl Streep and her two daughters, Mamie Gummer and Grace Gummer, have all received the award as well.
At this year’s ceremony, two performers stand out for me: Joaquina Kalukango (Hurt Village) and Hettienne Park (Seminar and The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism & Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures). Kalukango was a standout in the high energy, incisive play about a Memphis housing project and its inhabitants right before its demolition. As a very young teenaged rapper named Cookie, Kalukango was the heart and soul of the play; her insightful observations packed both a comic and heartbreaking punch. She was world weary at 13. It was a beautiful performance, one that has also earned her a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play.
Joaquina Kalukango
Park was in two very different plays this season. I really enjoyed Seminar, which is Theresa Rebeck’s look at a writers group and its egomaniacal teacher. Alan Rickman starred in the play for most of its run, but I caught the superb Jeff Goldblum as the teacher. Park plays a woman who is willing to use whatever gifts she has to get ahead. Her comic timing was brilliant, and often, surprising.
Hettienne Park
Congratulations to Joaquina Kalukango and Hettienne Park for their Theatre World Awards. Both are well deserved.

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2012 New York City Comedy Club Awards

Categories: Comedy Shows,Reviews
Posted: January 26, 2012

Every week at my mostly one-man comedy show, Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer, I acknowledge audience contributions in a red carpet awards ceremony.
As a stand-up comic, I’ve played nearly every New York City comedy club. So today I name the winners of The Complete Performer’s 2012 New York City Comedy Club Awards. Envelope please.
THE HYGIENE AWARD goes to Gotham Comedy Club. What Donald Trump’s club would run like, whip-crack professionalism and spit-shined bathrooms (something I’ve challenged with preshow jitters).
Gotham Comedy Club logo
THE OLD SCHOOL AWARD goes to Dangerfield’s. Tucked away in the 60s geographically & spiritually, it sweetly summons the heyday of stand-up titan Rodney Dangerfield. Bombing comics get dumped in nearby East River.
Dangerfield's logo



THE WORKOUT ROOM AWARD goes to Grisly Pear. Call ahead on Thursday nights to see New York City’s great up and comers.
The Grisly Pear logo
THE MANHATTAN INC AWARD goes to Caroline’s On Broadway. Brassy like a giant speakeasy, it’s the club that claims a true Broadway ambiance.
Caroline's on Broadway

THE NO NEPOTISM AWARD goes to the Comedy Cellar. Uncompromised by private functions or industry log rollers, it’s the any-day venue par excellence (if not sold out). Louis CK’s home court.
Comedy Cellar
After seeing my show, roll six blocks to the Cellar. That is, if you don’t win the free cab ride home!

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