Footfalls, Beckett and 2021.

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Here is a look back at Beckett (1906-89).
Happy Days—–Samuel Beckett’s most sardonic, grim play in a league with Endgame (that is ground zero for despair).
Yet this photo evokes his happy days for sure even posthumously in Century 21.
I saw the American Premiere of FOOTFALLS while working as a unpaid Script Consultant @ Manhattan Theatre Club.
A simple yet profound story: Mother, daughter, time. Life, death and acceptance. FOOTFALLS always moved me.
The daughter’s journey has worn away the floorboards. Plodding the Earth but still moving. Mother and daughter have begun her own journey toward eternity. Stunning.

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Greek National Theatre news for 2021.

2nd Live Streaming: “The free besieged” by Dionysios Solomos • New show: Sun. 25 Apr., 21:00

LIVE STREAMING • NEW PERFORMANCE: “The Free Besieged” by Dionysios Solomos conceived – directed by Thanos Papakonstantinou • Sun. 25 Apr., 21:00 • live from the Rex Theater – “Eleni Papadaki” Stage French • Tune in to our “digital” scene:

On the occasion of the celebration of the 195th anniversary of the heroic departure of Messolonghi, the National Theater will present in a second live streaming the leading play of our national poet Dionysios Solomos, The Free Besieged. The direction is signed by Thanos Papakonstantinou, who with his special artistic look creates a stage atmosphere of death and resurrection ritual.

The new live broadcast of the show is dedicated to a day of high symbolism and will take place on the anniversary of the historic event, as the Exodus was set for the period between the night of Lazarus Saturday and the dawn of Palm Sunday, 10th and 11th. April 1826.

The poet, starting from the heroic struggle of the Messolonghi during the second siege of Messolonghi (1825-1826) until the culmination of the heroic exit, refers to the struggle of man for his external and internal freedom. The work, the famous “poem of debt”, was never completed and reached us in handwritten excerpts, which compose three Designs.

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Conception – Direction: Thanos Papakonstantinou
Stage – Costumes: Niki Psychogiou
Original Music Composition – Music Teaching: Dimitris Skyllas
Motion Design: Amalia Kosma
Lighting Design: Christina Thanassoula
Sound Design – Assistant Director: Fanis Sakellariou
Assistant Stage Designer: Spyros Loukidis
Playwright : Irini Mountraki

The poet:Antonis Myriagos
The Muse: Aphrodite Antonaki

The Besieged:(alphabetically) Konstantinos Arnokouros, Augustinos Koumoulos, Lambros Konstanteas, Cleopatra Markou, Alexandros Mavropoulos, Eleni Moleski, Marios Panagiotou, Anna Patiti, Nancy Sideri, Danae Tikou

Musicians on stage: Trumpet: Stefanos Dafnis, Trombone: Christos Giakkas, Drums – Percussion: Thodoris Vazakas, Piano – Keyboard: Kristin Sofroniou

On the ticket pre-sale page the digital program of the show will be available for online purchase.

In the broadcast of the show there will be a choice of Greek or French subtitles.

The translation of the French subtitles was done in collaboration with the Hellenic Cultural Center in Paris .

The live broadcast will be available on the page through a password by purchasing an electronic ticket.

Ticket price: 8 €
Start time: 2
 1: 00
Performance duration: 1 hour & 30 minutes

Tickets: &

Performance photographer: Elina Giunanli


2nd Live Streaming: “The free besieged” by Dionysios Solomos in arrest – directed by Thanos Papakonstantinou / Sunday, April 25, 21:00

On the occasion of the celebration of the 195th anniversary of the heroic departure of Messolonghi, the National Theater will present in a second live streaming the leading play of our national poet Dionysios Solomos, The Free Besieged. more

From 22.10.2020 to 30.04.2021

The Free Besieged
Dionysios Solomos


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Afghanistan as a Joffrey Ballet connection and maybe a road to reconciliation and peace in 2021.

Afghanistan as a Joffrey Ballet connection and maybe a road to reconciliation and peace in 2021.

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Afghanistan as a Joffrey Ballet connection. Memo to Afghanistan as a Ballet footnote from the United States to Kabul. Has the Joffrey Ballet ever appeared there ?As a salute to Afghan-Americans, it MUST be remembered that Robert Joffrey (Founder of the Joffrey Ballet) was one. Joffrey’s Father emigrated from Afghanistan to the USA.
The Joffrey now in Chicago endures with his legacy even in Century 21.Robert Joffrey (1930-88) was an American dancer, teacher, producer, choreographer, and co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet, known for his highly imaginative modern ballets.
He was born Anver Bey Abdullah Jaffa Khan in Seattle, Washington to a Pashtun father from Afghanistan and a mother from Italy.

Newark, Italy and me (Lulu Books)in Newark Library collection, World Cat, and now on sale on the web or at your Independent Bookstore. Newark, Italy + me / Daniel P. Quinn. — Nascent Newark –The dawn of Newark’s Little Italy (1885-2018) — Presidential history in Newark — Gustav Bourglan’s Newark as prototype for Mount Rushmore — Arshile Gorky’s commission at Newark Airport — The Morris Canal became Raymond Boulevard — Quintet for Newark [poem] — A Newark reflection (1967-2017) — Alexander, Paterson, and Lyons, France [poem] — Let’s meet Paterson’s sister, Lyons, France — Cuinn banned by Victoria [poem] — Pabst beer and Hoffman soda — Metropolitan Opera star Maria Jeritza (1888-1982) was music history in Newark — Symphony Hall was originally named the Mosque Theatre — Newark in the age of Trump on Trump listening to Beethoven in Europe — Louis Bamberger and my family history (1927 to 2003) — Newark as insurance mecca (1845-2018) — Broadway “Grand Guignol” featuring Vincent Price & Edgar Allan Poe — Mies van der Rohe’s presence endures (1962-2018) in Century 21 — Newark coming back (2000-18).Newark, Italy + Me.By Daniel P QuinnView this Author’s SpotlightPreviewPrice: $24.95Newark has many histories including G. Antonio Basso who emigrated from Italy to Newark, NJ in 1900. Antonio Basso was my Grandfather who came to America at age 14. Newark has many artistic roots including Armenia, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, France which are featured in Newark, Italy + Me. Immigration is a ongoing event. The past is indeed prologue to our present and future. Welcome to my Newark, Nevarca and the new old sod in New Jersey.Share this:Press ThisTwitterFacebookCustomize buttonsRelatedOff the wire on word press by Daniel P Quinn during 2020.Tax cut: Cash & Carry $2 Trillion dollars !“Short Plays to Long Remember” are now in American Phantasmagoria (Lulu books 2020).ArtsPRunlimited,Inc | 351 Broad St, B1702, Newark, NJ 07104If you liked this post from Daniel P Quinn’s Newsletter, why not share it?Share

Indie Writer Daniel P Quinn’s on Lulu Books, or Author House in 2021.

NEW YORK, NY, USA, 2021/ — Newark, Italy + Me. Cover Image
Newark, Italy + Me. (Paperback)
$19.95 (LULU Books)

Exits and Entrances: Producing Off-Broadway, Opera and Beyond: 1981–2006 (Paperback)
By Daniel P. Quinn
$19.99 (Author House)

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organized labor: collected poems (Paperback)
By Daniel P. Quinn )Author House)

American Phantasmagoria Cover Image
American Phantasmagoria (Paperback)
By Daniel P. Quinn (LULU Books)

January- October Broadway, Art, Economics, Hubris in The New York Times (2020/21) and blogging for The Times in COVID-19.

danielpquinn | Newark, NJ 10/24/20

Are you serious ? With Djt as business ringmaster, Neuman fits the commedia role as well. Making themselves rich at the expense of hundreds of their investors and forlorn former employee’s. Money attracts money. Brains don’t apply it seems in 2020. Only clothes, haircuts and chutzpah matter !!!

danielpquinn | Newark, NJ 10/23/20

An apt comparison is The Great Depression, not Viet Nam. THAT is where we are heading in 2020/21.

The New York Times community on 2/26/20.

Broadway in repeat mode: danielpquinn684 | Newark, NJ

Brain dead and money out of control. Box office grosses with inflated egregious prices. TDF discounts (beyond my budget). As a Award winning director, Broadway was once my goal. Now it seems like a gang of producers at every awards show… Hype and gripe sway… Eons ago Liza Minelli inflated $100- tickets for The Act (and The Times published my letter) in 1977 Pocket change now for some. Way too much for me.

On Jerry Herman’s DEAR WORLD:
danielpquinn684, Newark, NJ, Feb. 22

The most poignant and powerful score was Dear World with Angela Lansbury and Milo O’Shea in 1970 on Broadway. The recording and the songs about madness and isolation from Giradoux’s play The Madwoman of Chaillot are still wounding and beautiful today. It should be seen and will be remembered.

Vooodo economic nostalgia: danielpquinn684 Newark, NJ Feb. 11

George Bush got vooodo economics right. Trickle down like a water leak will corrode our infrastructure to the sorry state of today. As an artist I have received trickled down support. More than starvation but less to live on. The economy is growing with new fast food joints or dollar stores on every vacant store space in NJ. Not much else and luxury rental signs everywhere.

The art of Banski: danielpquinn684 Newark, NJ Feb. 9

Ban ski is taking it in. Other more important artists are not. He exudes a mania of mockery and fun in our dreadfull time. Enuf..but bravo Banski as he is still alive and enjoying his show. Many other artists only earned money after they were dead.

Kobe Bryant and JFK Jr.: Daniel P Quinn Newark, NJ, Jan. 27

This tragic death echoes that of JFK junior as well. A very sad story and great loss for all of us.

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Blogs in The New York Times; AMERICAN PHANTASMAGORIA (Lulu); “organized labor“(Author House); Red Wheelbarrow; TheHerald News; PAJ; Theatre Journal; Word Press.Feb 5

Teatro Real is seemingly the equivalent of the Brooklyn Academy of Music .

My first “job” was a lengthy 6 week stint at the Brookyln Academy of Music on HAPPY END for the Chelsea Theatre Center. HE was the failed successor to THREEPENNY OPERA and arrived via Yale Rep in Brooklyn. Shirley Knight was the star with Bob Gunton, Joe Grifassi and Tony Azito. It clocked in at about 3 hours with a plot based on the Salvation Army fighting Gangsters in Chicago in the 1920’s.

There were grumblings in rehearsals and fights about the text, the star and the…Read more · 3 min read

Beethoven 250; Sondheim 90 and counting.

50 years ago The Met premiered their new production of FIDELIO to Celebrate Beethoven’s 200th Birthday in 1970.

Maybe one day we’ll see his other editions as LEONORE.

Happy Birthday Maestro nonetheless 50 years later.

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The New York Times, 6/28/20

Lobbying for a Intercultural viewpoint rarely seen in The New York Times.

danielpquinn684 | Newark, NJ

Forgive me, but I am worn out by this never ending view of the travails of the elite in the UK.

How about the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, the Commedie Francaise in Paris, the Berliner Ensemble ?

Must The Times always , only espouse British culture again and again ? How about Arena Stage, the Guthrie, the Kennedy Center ?

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Celebrating Stephen Sondheim at 90

The New York Times, danielpquinn684

About 30 years ago I wrote Mr. Sondheim a letter obtrusely asking for his support early in my career. While at first he deferred, we began a correspondence and he became a donor and friend. In dark days and brighter years he urged me on and I am grateful. We wrote about other composers from Kurt Weill to Sylvano Bussotti.

A few years ago, I found myself at a bus stop across the street from Mr. Sondheim’s house. I knew his address from our correspondence but did not ring his bell. I knew him and he me over more than decades and query and response.

Thank you again Steve.

And Buon compleanno alla 90.

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American Literature in Century 21.

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Founder of ArtsPRunlimited, Inc., Daniel P Quinn also received The Short Play Festival Award for Two and Twenty, Irish Institute Award for Honesty Is the Best Policy, and his co-production of Diary of a Madman received an OBIE.
Other media coverage: Irish Post, Madison, Wisconsin, The Star-Ledger; Staten-Island Advance;
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Paterson Arts Festival’s; Book signings; Malachy McCourt and others said said “organized labor”
was “poignant and alive,” “wonderful,” and “refreshing.” His work was also published in Red
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Malachy McCourt on “organized labor” by Daniel P Quinn.

“organized labor” 1913–2021.

Malachy McCourt on “organized labor” by Daniel P Quinn.

“In these times of studied ignorance idiocy illiteracy and strutting ingnoramusses, it’s a relief to read Daniel P Quinn’s adroitly titled ‘organized labor’. Quinn is adept at the written word as he is at the spoken word with all his theatrical ventures. Reading this collection you can almost hear the gentle strains of an operatic aria in the Italian parts and musicality is not absent in the other parts.

A book… rich in content and well worth taking on a short or long trip. “

Malachy McCourt, NYTimes Best Selling Author.

Iceland in a winter light.

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Early in my career I had an unforgettable glimpse of Winter solstice light in Iceland when my Icelandic Air plane landed there 30 years ago.It wasn’t dawn, but it wasn’t dark either. It was a late December twilight in a very mystical profound way. Eerie, unsettling and beautiful.Since this was a brief stopover at the airport, I vowed to return one day.That hasn’t happened. But the Icelandic light there never left me.
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