Apr
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Broadway Award Season

I just returned from a short trip to NYC where I was able to catch James Franco and Chris O’Dowd in OF MICE AND MEN. unnamedWonderful play. Amazing no one has put it on Broadway since 1975!

The award season is coming up. Here are the dates to note. (Also, April 29th is when the Tony nominations will be announced). Anyone you are looking forward to?

2014 AWARDS CALENDAR AT A GLANCE:

April 22- OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS Nominations
April 23- DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS Nominations

April 25- DRAMA DESK AWARDS Nominations
April 29- TONY AWARDS Nominations
May 1- BROADWAYWORLD.COM AWARDS Open

May 4- LUCILLE LORTEL Lortel AWARDS Ceremony
May 16- DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS Ceremony
May 19- OBIE AWARDS Ceremony
May 22- 
OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS Ceremony

May 31- BROADWAYWORLD.COM AWARDS Close
June 1- DRAMA DESK AWARDS Ceremony
June 8- TONY AWARDS Ceremony

Apr
0

This Week’s Message

“To thrive in life, you need three bones:

a wish bone, a back bone and a funny bone.”

– Reba McEntire

Apr
2

Neil deGrasse Tyson Rocks

This is one of the most profound interviews about the Universe I have ever seen. FAST FORWARD TO THE 6 minute mark for the start of the interview.

 

Apr
0

What is Passion (And Do You Still Have it?)

We get so caught up in day to day minutia that I believe we sometimes forget why we love what we do. Many of you work in the entertainment industry or in a related field, and that is why you read my e-zine, and/or write to MKIA over there on the right hand side of the page. But can you think back to that time when you couldn’t wait to get to work? Remember being so excited that you got to work early and stayed late? Talking later to your friends about the newest of it all? I recently made a friend who reminded me of myself a long time ago — when everything I was doing was fresh and new and exciting, and my joy in greeting each day was palpable. Having a cup of coffee with this person, his enthusiasm for life was infectious! After we parted I found myself grinning from ear to ear and shaking my head at the same time.
There was a little bit of naivety in his musings, but at the same time I couldn’t stop thinking about the thrill he was getting from each new discovery on his journey. Sme of the times I have felt this type of excitement were: preparing for an exciting big day like my wedding, having a baby, singing at the Kennedy Center in DC, hearing the laughter of small children, meeting someone for the first time that I have respected my whole life, falling in love, working on a political campaign and the pride I felt when they won. I am sure you have your own moments that have felt special and can relate.
So where did our passion for our jobs and life in general go? Why are we so often just going through the motions? Perhaps we have forgotten what passion really means? Have you ever thought that what you do every day makes a difference to the people around you? I’m not just talking about your work environment, but everyone you meet or are in contact with? My sense is that we block out and tend to forget that we DO make a difference with every smile (or sneer), hug (or rejection), look (or stare). You matter! What you do, feel, think, and say matter.

And what is passion? It’s PASS-I-ON. Every time you bring excitement or a sense of newest to whatever you are doing, you are leaving a little bit more of the real, authentic YOU there. You are passing “you” on.
That’s what my friend did. His love of life stayed with me the rest of the day, and is here now as I write these words. What a wonderful gift. We all have that gift. We gift who we are at every moment. So how are you living your passion today?

Apr
Apr
1

Hay House Radio

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This is my last week hosting my radio show, ACTS OF KINDNESS, on Hay House Radio. Hope you will tune in. Friday 9:00 am PT. It also will re-air for a few times in April. It’s the internet so just go to hayhouseradio.com.

 

The new host, Michael J. Chase, is a friend and the author of a number of books including “am i being kind?” and is the perfect host for this show.  His first air date could be April 18, 2014. We haven’t been given the final date but that is probably when it will be. Good luck my friend!!!

 

 

 

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