Archive for the ‘About New York City’ Category

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is Now Lighted!

December 5, 2019

The annual celebration surrounding the lighting of the Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center did indeed happen last night. A little about the tree first: it’s a 77-foot high Norway spruce that had been growing in Florida, NY. It’s been decorated with more than five miles of lights (50,000 bulbs) which with the Swarovski Crystal star on top (that contains 3 million crystals and weighs 900 pounds!) are the only decorations. After the holidays, the tree is recycled and provided to Habitat for Humanity to build homes for the needy.

The ceremony, broadcast on NBC and attended by an estimated 500,000 people, was hosted by Al Roker, Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, and Craig Melvin, and included performances by John Legend, Idina Menzel, Derek and Julianne Hough, Lea Michele, Brett Eldredge, and of course the Radio City Rockettes.

Whether or not you watched the ceremony, the tree merits a personal visit…

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

How Well Do You Know Broadway?

November 20, 2019

One of the categories on a recent Jeopardy! episode was “Recent Broadway Plays.”  Here are the answers; just come up with the correct question for each.  I’ll give those questions in a future post:

  1. Heidi Schreck reaches back to her days debating civics as a 15-year-old in “What” this document “Means to Me.”
  2. Laurie Metcalf & John Lithgow play the first couple in “Hillary & Clinton,” set in this year Hillary first ran for president.
  3. Set during The Troubles, “The Ferryman,” which which won the 2019 Tony for Best Play, takes place in this U.K. country.
  4. Billed as a sequel to this first Shakespeare tragedy, the comedy “Gary” takes place after the climactic bloody Roman feast.
  5. Ethan Hawke broke more than 10 golf clubs wrecking the set nightly in a revival of this playwright’s “True West.”

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Questions to How Well Do You Know Broadway?

October 22, 2019

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers in the category “Broadway Musicals by Character” I posted a couple of weeks ago:

  1. Fraulein Schneider & The Master of Ceremonies. – What is “Cabaret?”
  2. Velma Kelly & her lawyer Billy Flynn. – What is “Chicago?”
  3. Laurey, Curly, Jud Fry. – What is “Oklahoma?”
  4. Danny, Sandy, Rizzo. – What is “Network?”
  5. Max Von Mayerling, Norma Desmond. – What is “Sunset Boulevard?”

I got three of them correct, which is my typical result for Broadway musicals. How did you do?

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

How Well Do You Know Broadway?

October 5, 2019

One of the categories on a recent Jeopardy! episode was “Broadway Musicals by Character.”  Here are the answers; just come up with the correct question for each.  I’ll give those questions in a future post:

  1. Fraulein Schneider & The Master of Ceremonies.
  2. Velma Kelly & her lawyer Billy Flynn.
  3. Laurey, Curly, Jud Fry.
  4. Danny, Sandy, Rizzo.
  5. Max Von Mayerling, Norma Desmond.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Questions to How Well Do You Know Broadway?

September 26, 2019

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers in the category “On Broadway” I posted a couple of weeks ago:

  1. Adrienne Barbeau played Rizzo in this ‘70s musical set 2 decades earlier. – What is “Grease?”
  2. In 1900 Sarah Bernhardt played this Shakespeare guy; in 2018 Janet McTeer played Sarah playing this Shakespeare guy. – Who is Hamlet?
  3. Jesse Mueller & Joshua Henry sang “If I Loved You” in the 2018 revival of this musical. – What is “Carousel?”
  4. Bryan Cranston was mad as hell as Howard Beale in the stage version of this 1976 film. – What is “Network?”
  5. 58 years after she was on Broadway with partner Mike Nichols, this comic actress starred in “The Waverly Gallery.” – Who is Elaine May?

I got two of them correct, which is typical for Broadway musicals. How did you do?

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

How Well Do You Know Broadway?

September 10, 2019

One of the categories on a recent Jeopardy! episode was “On Broadway.”  Here are the answers; just come up with the correct question for each.  I’ll give those questions in a future post:

  1. Adrienne Barbeau played Rizzo in this ‘70s musical set 2 decades earlier.
  2. In 1900 Sarah Bernhardt played this Shakespeare guy; in 2018 Janet McTeer played Sarah playing this Shakespeare guy.
  3. Jesse Mueller & Joshua Henry sang “If I Loved You” in the 2018 revival of this musical.
  4. Bryan Cranston was mad as hell as Howard Beale in the stage version of this 1976 film.
  5. 58 years after she was on Broadway with partner Mike Nichols, this comic actress starred in “The Waverly Gallery.”

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Questions to How Well Do You Know Broadway?

August 22, 2019

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers in the category “Broadway Musicals by Songs” I posted a couple of weeks ago:

  1. “Maria” & “I Feel Pretty.”– What is “West Side Story?”
  2. “I am Africa” & “Joseph Smith American Moses.”  – What is “The Book of Mormon?”
  3. Opened on Broadway in 2016:  “Someone Gets Hurt” & “Meet the Plastics.”  – What is “Mean Girls?”
  4. “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” & “If I Were a Rich Man.”  – What is “Fiddler on the Roof?”
  5. “Mama I’m a Big Girl Now” & “You Can’t Stop the Beat.” – What is “Hairspray?”

I got three of them correct, which is typical for Broadway musicals.  How did you do?

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Questions to How Well Do You Know New York?

August 6, 2019

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers in the category “NY TV” I posted a couple of weeks ago:

  1. Did the rich prep school kid kill that guy?  Cops like Jerry Orbach said, Yeah, probably, on this NBC show. – What is Law and Order?
  2. He plays detective Jake Peralta on Brooklyn 99. – Who is Andy Samberg?
  3. Think back…back to a simpler time, a time spent with family, watching this actor play NYC ad exec Don Draper. – Who is John Hamm?
  4. In Manhattan in the 70s, a stretch of 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues was known as this, the title and setting of a Maggie Gyllenhaal HBO show. Note the 2 in 42nd Street. – What is The Deuce?
  5. On Netflix & in NYC, Natasha Lyonne dies over & over again on this series. – What is Russian Doll?

I got three correct this time.  How did you do?

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

How Well Do You Know Broadway?

July 28, 2019

One of the categories on a recent Jeopardy! episode was “Broadway Musicals by Songs.”  Here are the answers; just come up with the correct question for each.  I’ll give those questions in a future post:

  1. “Maria” & “I Feel Pretty.”
  2. “I am Africa” & “Joseph Smith American Moses.”
  3. Opened on Broadway in 2016:  “Someone Gets Hurt” & “Meet the Plastics.”
  4. “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” & “If I Were a Rich Man.”
  5. “Mama I’m a Big Girl Now” & “You Can’t Stop the Beat.”

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

How Well Do You Know New York?

July 20, 2019

One of the categories on a recent Jeopardy! episode was “NY TV.”  Here are the answers; just come up with the correct question for each.  I’ll give those questions in a future post:

  1. Did the rich prep school kid kill that guy?  Cops like Jerry Orbach said, Yeah, probably, on this NBC show.
  2. He plays detective Jake Peralta on Brooklyn 99.
  3. Think back…back to a simpler time, a time spent with family, watching this actor play NYC ad exec Don Draper.
  4. In Manhattan in the 70s, a stretch of 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues was known as this, the title and setting of a Maggie Gyllenhaal HBO show. Note the 2 in 42nd Street.
  5. On Netflix & in NYC, Natasha Lyonne dies over & over again on this series.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale


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