What's been going on in the world of Sidewalk lately? Well, I have to admit that I've been distracted a bit in the last several weeks...yet I did attend the fabulous all-day July 4 celebration at Goodbye Blue Monday. Thanks to Dan and Brian for all their hard work on that. Plus, there was the second reunion of the folks from Chameleon, the scene that preceded Sidewalk. I enjoyed the supergroup Go Love, one of the only bands currently on the scene with a member who plays typewriter. Typewriter accompaniment is becoming such a lost art. Aside from that, I will be at Julie Delano's Church show, next Saturday, July 28 at Culturefix. Featured are such folks as: Preston Spurlock, Christy Davis, Tom Bayne, Chris Anderson and....Myron the Magnificent and the Lovely Vera.
Myron & Vera at The New York International Fringe Festival
In the meantime, Myron and Vera have a big show coming up at The New York City Fringe Festival starting August 11. Ever since they were kicked out of Vegas the duo has been quietly building their new act, using the Sidewalk stage as a place to experiment. Now they are ready to move into the (relative) big time at the Fringe Festival. Myron and Vera perform some of the most head-spinning magic you can imagine - but I've noticed they also occasionally get caught up in their own squabbles. Those two should get it together. The expanded show includes musicians (Sidewalk's own Peter Dizozza is music director), scenery (designed by Ben Folstein/Level II) and lots of great magic.
The show will be presented at the Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street.
Saturday, August 11, 7:45 p.m.; Sunday, August 12, 5 p.m.;
Wednesday, August 15, 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 21, 7 p.m.; Sunday, August 26, noon.
For tickets, go to fringenyc.org. From there choose "Shows" then "Search Shows" Go to the "M" listings, scroll down to Myronic! and then click the date you want and enter payment info.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.
See you at the Sidewalk, the Fringe, Church, Goodbye Blue Monday or someplace soon!