I'm a native New Yorker, raised in Brooklyn and a graduate of New York University, majoring in Journalism and English. Over the years, I've lived in Italy, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Delaware, but I remained a New Yorker and, as the song says, "New York's My Home," so that's where I live now with my family and my cat, Roxie Hart.
Growing up in this vital city, I was always interested in movies, music, and the theater and fell in love with writing about the arts. As I developed an interest in the history of theater and cabaret, I created a website, CityCabaret almost 20 years ago, meeting performers, visiting their venues and reviewing shows. I added Broadway and off-Broadway reviews and became a Philadelphia correspondent for Theatre.Com and InTheatre Magazine and reviewed theater and cabaret for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia City News and Spotlight Magazine.
Over the years, I've also written articles on women in American history, medicine, childcare, feminism, the women’s movement, and a weekly column in Pennsylvania called Woman Today. I published three books on women in American history: A Housewife’s Guide to Women’s Liberation, Twelve American Women, and Heroines of ’76 (for children). My interest in issues involving women's rights remains.
I now write regularly for Cabaret Scenes, Curtain Up, Curtain Up’s Cabaret Nights, TheaterPizzazz and Total Theater. I have participated as a judge for the Bistro Awards, Noel Coward Award, Metro Star Talent Challenge, and Nightlife Awards. I am a member of MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs), the Noel Coward Society, the American Association of Theatre Critics and am a voting member of Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle.
Hopefully, you'll enjoy visiting the new, refocused CityCabaret and agree -- or disagree -- with my views of live entertainment today -- and other things.