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At this stage the JTNY is looking into the possibility of replacing her with another actress, but they do not know if such will be found in due time. "For the moment, though, we announce that performances scheduled for this week are canceled and that no tickets will be available for sale. As for future performances, we'll notify the public in the event that we are successful in finding replacement." told us, Isi Tenenbom, an official spokeswoman of JTNY. KABBALAH garnered some of the most intriguing reviews so far from local and international critics, and many New Yorkers have been trying to get tickets, for this sold out play. "We have done our best to comply with theatergoers' wishes and have extended the show till the end of January. But, regretfully, at this moment we simply cannot have the show on the stage; we do hope that theatergoers will understand and appreciate.", added Tenenbom. The JTNY is one of the most exciting and unusual theater companies and venues in New York City, created and managed by Tuvia Tenenbom, a remarkable theater visionary, who has been called "genius" by the World Jewish News Agency.
Paulette Attie's New Song
Photo: The magnificent Paulette Attie.
Stunning Diva, award-winning author, columnist, singer-songwriter, actress, Paulette Attie recorded her song “Give It the Best Ya Got” for the upcoming indie film, The Drum Beats Twice. Here’s what she had to say about the experience. “I like the theme of the movie. It’s a crime thriller that exposes the world of good and evil, retaliation and forgiveness. Redemption wins out at the end of the day which, of course, appeals to me. It was a joy to work with Paul Bailey, the film’s Music Director. He pays attention to every aspect of what makes for good sound in a movie. That in itself is a pleasure. I got to see why he’s tops in his field when we recorded the tracks at his studio. He’s fast, efficient, positive in dealing with talent, and gets the work done. Bailey has strong feelings about what’s available today for the buyers. Almost as if giving a prepared statement, he said, "The music business has met its lowest common denominator and has been that way for about a decade or more. Meanwhile, the pent up demand by the most musically centered generation ever to hit the planet, the Baby Boomer kids of the 60's and 70's, is at its peak. That demand has been here all along, ignored by an industry, too blinded by short sightedness, old paradigms, and instant gratification. It’s time for 'New music, just like you remember it'!" Bailey provides some of that “New music,” having contributed the entire score for The Drum Beats Twice, other than my song. He has his own original take on early 70’s rock music, the period in which the film takes place. My song is for the flashback scene, where the leading man, a badly maimed police officer, recalls how encouraging his father was to him when he was a teenager. For that, I created a 40’s type song with a swinging beat, a bit like the Andrew Sister’s “The Bugle Boy of Company B.” To back up the strong bond between father and son, “Give It the Best Ya Got,” includes lyrics like: “I’ll stand behind you, even remind you, “Give It the Best Ya Got.” The Drum Beats Twice is Producer Kenneth Del Vecchio's fourth film. For each of his films, he has gathered an outstanding cast, and for this one, there are several award winning players: Eileen Fulton (2004 Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award), Justin Deas (Winner of 6 Emmys) and Richard Barclay (Academy Award winner). Other stand outs in the cast include Robert Clohessy (popular actor in Oz), Lisa Peluso (of Another World and Loving) and Willie DeMeo (Analyze That and Searching for Bobby D). The DVD will be out soon, and hopefully the soundtrack, available on CD, will soon follow.
THE STUNNING AND AMAZING PAULETTE ATTIE
PAULETTE ATTIE, (Left), the multi faceted performer and Award winning actress, singer, and songwriter, continues to surprise us with her new areas of endeavor. In the works is a review she wrote called "Collaborators." It’s about composer Harold Arlen, and 4 of his brilliant lyricists: Ira Gershwin, “Yip” Harburg, Ted Koehler and Johnny Mercer. "Collaborators" will be directed by five time Emmy Award winner Francesca James. A star studded cast will join Paulette in singing the praises of these great songwriters. Paulette personally interviewed Arlen, Harburg and Mercer on her radio show, Paulette Attie’s Musical Playbill. She’ll be singing at the Friars Club for a Frank Sinatra birthday tribute, produced by TV talk show host, Bill Boggs, who did some seminal interviews of Sinatra on TV. Paulette won the ASCAP Plus Songwriter Award, for the 6th year in a row. She is set to record her new song, “Star Quest,” for which she shares lyric credits with Bernard Lee. Then there are Paulette’s numerous concert appearances and playing the “better” half to Chris Gampell’s “worst” half in “Itch,” two person comedy by Elyse Nass. PAULETTE ATTIE your fearless writer, has sung for members of the military at army and air force bases in the U.S., and a navy base in Japan.