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Thursday, September 13, 2018



Story By: James Edstrom

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

We have done a lot of research. Having been a New Yorker all my life, I know the Cuomo family from many years of attending parties with them and photographing them. I like some of Cynthia Nixon's talk, but we just do not think she can do the walk. We also like Andrew Cuomo's talk and we know he can do the walk.

Andrew Cuomo's dad Mario Cuomo was a gentleman and a very smart man. The guy had class. Andrew's mom Miltilda Cuomo was truly New York's first lady. She always sent me thank you letters that she wrote herself and I had many conversations with her and Mario over the years. They are a good family. But this is not why I think we need to vote Andrew Cuomo back in office.

We have a crazy man AKA Donald Trump in the White House, a man who I have known personally for 30 years. Trump is after New York City even know it is his home town. We need protection from this maniac.  Cynthia Nixon is not a seasoned politician and this is what we need in this day and age of Donald Trump. She has ideas, some of them good, but she will just not know how to implement them nor will she know her way around the political arena in New York State or Washington DC.

 Andrew Cuomo knows his way around. Andrew Cuomo knows how to fight for New Yorker's. In this day and age, we need protection from Donald Trump and his policies. I understand the talk of this deal and that deal from the politicians up in Albany. But no matter what deals are going on, weather bad or good, Andrew Cuomo is a fighter, Andrew Cuomo when push comes to shove will not let New Yorker's down. I know this. I have known this family for years.

I considered Cynthia Nixon. I like the idea of new blood in Albany and in Washington DC. But watching Cynthia being supported by the same old political losers like Jimmy Van Bramer was not what I was looking for and many residents in my neighborhood were sickened by watching her and Van Bramer work the political circuit together. Jimmy Van Bramer only cares for media attention and watching Cynthia and him together made many of us sick. Cynthia Nixon even hosted Jimmy Van Bramers Birthday bash here in Hunters Point South. Considering we can not even get garbage cans or a red light from Jimmy Van Bramer, by Nixon surrounding herself with this man only makes the residents around here very uneasy that she will not be able to deliver.

Nothing for nothing, Andrew Cuomo is a New Yorker and for New Yorker's. Andrew Cuomo knows how to handle someone like Donald Trump and knows how to protect New York. Right now is not the time for a change. Vote today. These days our elections are more important than ever.


I do not know Zephyr Teachout, but I know Tish James. I know Cuomo supports Tish James, but I do not and here's why.

I contacted Tish James Office when she was Public Advocate about the abuse I was getting from landlord St Nicks Alliance. I complained about discrimination because I was white and I was gay and had AIDS. I complained about the drug operations that were being run out of my building at 19 Maujer Street in Brooklyn and she did nothing. I finally had to go  to the Brooklyn DA and they ended up busting a Heroin Cartell run by St Nicks Alliance Property Manager Haydee Cordero. It was a huge operation running drugs all over Brooklyn, but Tish James had the heads up on this first and did nothing. To this day, Tish James has done nothing about the city awarding contracts to convicted felons like Joseph Robles President Of St Nicks Alliance. Tish James not only did nothing about my complaints about St Nicks Alliance and the drug operations, I wonder how many people died until the Brooklyn DA busted them all. Meanwhile St Nicks Alliance continues to get contract after contract, even know they are run by a convicted felon, even know their property manager was busted for running a drug ring. Tish James is not good for New York, Tish James only cares for her landlord friends in Brooklyn. Tish James will not fight for New Yorkers.

I have done my research on Zephyr Teachout. The New York Times endorses her, but that is not the reason I choose her. Zephyr Rain Teachout is an attorney, author, and Associate Professor of Law at Fordham. She is one smart cookie. She will fight for securing tenants’ rights and voting rights and pursuing criminal justice reform. She will also fight Donald Trump who charities and companies need to be taken to task for the way they operate. Ms. Teachout is not surrounded by political cronies and in this day and age, we need someone like her. No one is better suited for this job than Zephyr Teachout. 

Tish James will be the same old thing. We need old blood in the Governors office like Andrew Cuomo to fight Donald Trump, and new blood in the Attorney General's office to fight corruption. This will be a great balance in New York.

Saturday, June 23, 2018


Cynthia Nixon On The View

New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon weighs in on Trump signing an executive order to keep migrant families together: "I am glad he has signed this executive order against himself, protecting them from him. I wish he would sign some more executive orders protecting us from him."

She calls to abolish ICE, saying the federal agency has "strayed so far from the interests of the American people and the interests of humanity — we need to abolish it."

She reacts the press' difficulties getting access to child detention centers, and compares it to coverage of the Vietnam War: "When you show people what's really happening, and the brutality and the injustice ... it's very hard to defend this kind of a policy."

"The problems that we have start at the top," she says of why she's running for governor, and discusses taking on Gov. Andrew Cuomo. "We're a Democratic state here ... but we've got a governor who hands over power to the Republicans and who has governed like a Republican."

Nixon shares her plan for education reform, saying "we need to invest in schools, not jails!"
Her plan includes fully funding K-12 education "without regard to the zip code, the property values in those areas and the skin color of the children who attend those schools."

Nixon talks the role her Sex and the City fame plays in her candidacy: "If the comparison is to Donald Trump, there's almost no overlap... I don't think celebrity is necessarily a bad thing in politics — it gives you a platform and it depends on what you do with that platform!"

She responds to those calling her qualifications into question: "When women run for office, celebrity or not, immediately their qualifications ... their motivations are questioned."

"We see women running for office across this country because they believe what I believe," she says. "If you really wanna bring change, we have to be the ones who are gonna bring it!"

Courtesy of: ABC / Disney

Monday, June 11, 2018


Cynthia Nixon Talks To Teen Vogue

Calling all Sex And The City fans (and people who care about a more equitable world): In this special edition of Teen Vogue (Side) Take, we caught up with Cynthia Nixon at the Teen Vogue Summit in NYC; everything from ABC's cancellation of Roseanne to how legalizing weed in the state could level racial dynamics.

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Monday, January 15, 2018


In The Body Of The World

At New York City Center – Stage I

Cynthia Nixon Joins Beyond the Stage Talkback Series

Performances begin tomorrow – Tuesday, January 16 – for Manhattan Theatre Club’s New York premiere of the American Repertory Theater production of In The Body of The World, written and performed by Tony Award winner Eve Ensler and directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus. Opening night is set for Tuesday, February 6 at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street).

The Tony Award-winning author, performer and activist Eve Ensler, whose The Vagina Monologues is an international sensation, comes to MTC with a powerful new play based on her critically acclaimed memoir. While working with women suffering from the ravages of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ensler was stunned by a life-threatening diagnosis. Told with her signature brand of humor, Ensler’s personal journey uncovers surprising connections between her body and the earth and how illness can be both transformative and transcendent. Directing this bold, unflinching and inspiring piece is Tony award winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin).

Following select performances of In The Body of The World, audience members are invited to attend ‘Beyond the Stage’, a series of curated post-show discussions led by a group of artists, medical professionals, scholars and activists in support of the play. Special Guest Speakers include Cynthia Nixon (Tony Award-winning Actress, Activist), Christine “Mama C” Schuler Deschryver (Director of City of Joy and V-Day Congo), Mayo Clinic Oncologists, Valisia LeKae (Broadway Performer, Motown The Musical), and more. The discussions are free of charge and are open to anyone attending that performance. The schedule, which is subject to change, can be found at MTC thanks Jan Warner, who is supporting the Beyond the Stage talkback series in memory of her husband, Arthur Warner.

The creative team for In The Body of The World includes Myung Hee Cho (scenic and costume design), Jen Schriever (lighting design), M.L. Dogg and Sam Lerner (sound design), Finn Ross (projections), and Jill Johnson (movement).

Manhattan Theatre Club, under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. Over the past four and a half decades, MTC productions have earned numerous awards including six Pulitzer Prizes and 23 Tony Awards. MTC has a Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and two Off-Broadway theatres at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street). Renowned MTC productions include Prince of Broadway; Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes; August Wilson’s Jitney; Heisenberg by Simon Stephens; The Father by Florian Zeller with translation by Christopher Hampton; Fool For Love by Sam Shepard; Airline Highway by Lisa D’Amour; Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein; Outside Mullingar and Doubt by John Patrick Shanley; The Commons of Pensacola by Amanda Peet; Murder Ballad by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash; Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney; The Assembled Parties by Richard Greenberg; Wit by Margaret Edson; Venus in Fur by David Ives; Good People and Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire; The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez; Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies; Ruined by Lynn Nottage; Proof by David Auburn; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife by Charles Busch; Love! Valour! Compassion! by Terrence McNally; The Piano Lesson by August Wilson; Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley; and Ain’t Misbehavin’, the Fats Waller musical. For more information on MTC, please visit


Tickets for In The Body of The World can be purchased online at, by calling CityTix at 212-581-1212, or by visiting the New York City Center box office (131 West 55th Street). New and renewing subscribers can join MTC’s 2017-2018 season by calling The MTC Clubline at 212-399-3050.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017



Cynthia Nixon

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club’s new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes, which begins rehearsals today under the direction of Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan.

As previously announced, Laura Linney (Time Stands Still, Sight Unseen) and Cynthia Nixon (Rabbit Hole, Wit), will alternate playing the roles of Regina and Birdie, appearing opposite each other at every performance.

Linney and Nixon are joined by Darren Goldstein (The Madrid at MTC, “The Affair"), Michael McKean (All The Way, “Better Call Saul”), Richard Thomas (An Enemy of the People at MTC, “The Americans”), David Alford (Broadway debut, “Nashville”), Michael Benz (The Importance of Being Earnest in the West End, “Downton Abbey”), Caroline Stefanie Clay (Doubt, The Royal Family at MTC), Lyla Porter-Follows (Broadway debut, Netflix’s “Frontier”), and Charles Turner (The Trip to Bountiful, Orphans Home Cycle).

The limited engagement of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes will begin previews on Wednesday, March 29 and open Wednesday, April 19 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

Laura Linney

Two extraordinary actresses return to Manhattan Theatre Club in a vibrant new production of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes. In a thrilling coup, MTC will present three-time Tony Award nominee Laura Linney (Time Stands Still, Sight Unseen) and Tony winner Cynthia Nixon (Rabbit Hole, Wit), who will alternate playing the roles of Regina and Birdie, appearing opposite each other at each performance. Lillian Hellman’s legendary play about greed and ambition is set in Alabama in 1900, and follows Regina Giddens and her ruthless clan, including her sister-in-law Birdie, as they clash in often brutal ways in an effort to strike the deal of their lives. Far from a sentimental look at a bygone era, the play has a surprisingly timely resonance with important issues facing our country today. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Rabbit Hole) will direct.

Sullivan, a frequent MTC collaborator, has directed Linney to Tony nominations in both MTC’s Broadway premiere of Sight Unseen and MTC’s New York premiere of Time Stands Still. Sullivan directed Nixon to a Tony Award in MTC’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Rabbit Hole.

The creative team for Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes includes: Scott Pask (scenic design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Justin Townsend (lighting design), Fitz Patton (sound design), Tom Watson (hair and wig design), Tommy Kurzman (make-up design), Thomas Schall (fight director), Deborah Hecht (dialect coach).

The schedule for Linney and Nixon alternating in the two roles will be announced shortly.


Tickets are available to purchase by calling 212-239-6200 or visiting, or by visiting the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Box Office (261 West 47th Street). Ticket prices are $70-$150.


Note: The schedule for Linney and Nixon alternating in the two roles of Regina Hubbard Giddens and Birdie Hubbard will be announced at a later date.

· WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29 – SUNDAY, APRIL 2 (6 PERFORMANCES): Wednesday and Sunday at 7 PM; Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinee on Sunday at 2 PM. There will be no Saturday matinee this week.

· MONDAY, APRIL 3 – SUNDAY, APRIL 9 (7 PERFORMANCES): Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday at 7 PM; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinee on Sunday at 2 PM. There will be no Saturday matinee this week.

· MONDAY, APRIL 10 – SUNDAY, APRIL 16: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM; Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.

· MONDAY, APRIL 17 – SUNDAY, APRIL 23 (WEEK OF OPENING): Tuesday and Sunday at 7 PM; Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. The Wednesday, April 19 opening night curtain time will be announced at a later date.

· MONDAY, APRIL 24 – SUNDAY, APRIL 30: Tuesday at 7 PM; Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. There are only seven performances on sale to the general public this week.

· MONDAY, MAY 1 – SUNDAY, JUNE 18: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM; Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.


LILLIAN HELLMAN (Playwright) was born in New Orleans, grew up in New Orleans and New York City, and attended New York University and Columbia. Her career as a playwright began in 1934 with The Children’s Hour, the first of several plays that would bring her international attention and praise; among them The Little Foxes, Watch On The Rhine, Another Part Of The Forest, The Autumn Garden, and Toys In The Attic. Hellman was twice the recipient of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for the Best Play (for Watch On The Rhine and Toys In The Attic). She was also awarded the Gold Medal for Drama from the National Institute of Arts and Letters. In 1972, a definitive edition of all her work for the theatre was published as The Collected Plays. Hellman received the National Book Award for An Unfinished Woman in 1969. She subsequently wrote two additional volumes of autobiography, Pentimento, and Scoundrel Time. In the decades before her death in 1984, Hellman divided her time between New York and Martha’s Vineyard.

DANIEL SULLIVAN is currently directing If I Forget at Roundabout and most recently directed Sylvia on Broadway. His previous productions for Manhattan Theatre Club on Broadway include The Country House, The Snow Geese, The Columnist, Good People, Time Stands Still, Accent on Youth, Rabbit Hole, After the Night and the Music, Brooklyn Boy, Sight Unseen, and Proof. Sullivan’s other Broadway credits include Glengarry Glen Ross, Orphans, The Merchant of Venice, The Homecoming, Prelude to a Kiss, Julius Caesar, I’m Not Rappaport, Morning’s at Seven, the 2000 production of A Moon for the Misbegotten, Ah, Wilderness!, The Sisters Rosensweig, Conversations with my Father, and The Heidi Chronicles. Among his Off-Broadway credits are Lost Lake (MTC), In Real Life (MTC), Third, Ten Unknowns, The Night Watcher, Intimate Apparel, Far East, Spinning into Butter, Dinner with Friends, Stuff Happens, and The Substance of Fire. For NYSF, Sullivan directed Cymbeline, King Lear, Comedy of Errors, As You Like It, All’s Well That Ends Well, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stuff Happens and The Merry Wives of Windsor. From 1981 to 1997, he served as artistic director of Seattle Repertory Theatre. Sullivan is the Swanlund Professor of Theatre at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

LAURA LINNEY (alternating in the roles of Regina and Birdie) is an American actress who works in film, television and theatre.

Linney can most recently be seen in The Dinner, directed by Oren Moverman with Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, and Rebecca Hall. The Dinner premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 10 and will premiere in the U.S. on May 5. She will also be seen in “Ozark,” a Netflix original series where she plays Wendy Byrde opposite Jason Bateman and Julia Garner, slated to debut in 2017.

Her recent film work includes Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, where she played Anne Sutton – Amy Adams’ mother. While Linney’s performance lasts only three minutes and 15 seconds, it was deemed “a one-scene wonder” by Entertainment Weekly. Other recent film credits include Sully, Genius, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, You Can Count On Me, Kinsey, The Savages, The Fifth Estate, Hyde Park On Hudson, The Squid And The Whale, Mystic River, Absolute Power, The Truman Show, Primal Fear, The Mothman Prophecies, Love Actually, P.S., The House Of Mirth, The Details, and Congo, among many others.

Linney starred in and produced the Showtime Series “The Big C” for four seasons for which she won a few awards. She also won multiple awards for her portrayal of Abigail Adams in the HBO miniseries “John Adams” directed by Tom Hooper. Early in her career, she starred as Mary Ann Singleton in Armistead Maupin’s “Tales Of The City” series, a job for which she continues to be most grateful and proud. She appeared as Kelsey Grammer’s final girlfriend in the last six episodes of “Frasier,” was directed by Stanley Donen in “Love Letters,” and starred opposite Joanne Woodward in “Blind Spot.”

She has also appeared in many Broadway productions, most notably Time Stands Still and Sight Unseen, both directed by Daniel Sullivan and written by Donald Margulies. Additional credits include Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, directed by Richard Eyre opposite Liam Neeson; Six Degrees of Separation; Honour; Uncle Vanya; Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Holiday; and The Seagull.

Linney has been nominated three times for an Academy Award, three times for a Tony Award, once for a BAFTA Award, and five times for a Golden Globe. She has won a SAG Award, one National Board of Review Award, two Golden Globes, and four Emmy Awards. She holds two honorary doctorates from her alma maters, Brown University and The Julliard School.

CYNTHIA NIXON (alternating in the roles of Regina and Birdie), Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winner, made her film debut at 12 in Little Darlings, and her Broadway debut at 14 in The Philadelphia Story, for which she won a Theatre World Award.

She was last seen starring in the film adaptation of Bill O’Reilly’s book Killing Reagan for National Geographic Channel, which premiered in October 2016. Nixon plays First Lady Nancy Reagan opposite Tim Matheson as President Ronald Reagan. Nixon’s performance earned her a Critics’ Choice Award nomination.

In April 2017, she will be seen in Terence Davies’ Emily Dickinson biopic A Quiet Passion, where she stars as the legendary reclusive poet herself. The film had its world debut at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival, for which she garnered critical acclaim for her role. Richard Brody from The New Yorker stated that “while the entire cast moves and speaks with a sense of inner purpose, Nixon’s performance is special,” adding that he would “eat the pixels” if she is not nominated next awards season for this performance. The film had its North American premiere at The Toronto International Film Festival and its UK premiere at The London Film Festival.

Nixon recently wrapped production of Stephen Moyer’s film The Parting Glass opposite Anna Paquin, Ed Asner, Rhys Ifans, Melissa Leo and Dennis O’Hare. The dark comedy follows a family reeling with their sister’s death. In embarking on a journey to collect the remnants of her life, the family members delve into past memories to piece together a portrait of the woman they lost.

On television, Nixon recently guest-starred on Showtime’s hit “The Affair” opposite Dominic West and Maura Tierney, as well as in the third season of Comedy Central’s hit show “Broad City,” alongside stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, in the season’s most standout episode, as it also featured presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

In November 2015, Nixon co-starred in Josh Mond's James White opposite Christopher Abbott, a film that won The Best of Next Audience Award at Sundance 2015 and earned Nixon an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her portrayal as a mother dying of cancer. In his review for The New York Times, Stephen Holden stated that, “Ms. Nixon gives one of the year’s most heart-rending screen performances.” Other recent film credits include Pamala Romanowsky’s The Adderall Diaries, opposite James Franco, and Richard Loncraine’s 5 Flights Up, opposite Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton.

Nixon also starred in Nikole Beckwith’s Stockholm, Pennsylvania, a drama bought by Lifetime out of Sundance in 2014. For this project, Cynthia received a Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Limited Series.

Last year, Nixon had a run of simultaneously directing two New York City plays. The first was New Group’s Steve, which made its world premiere in late November, starring Mario Cantone. Steve, follows Steven, a failed Broadway chorus boy turned stay-at-home dad. The other show was MotherStruck!, a one woman play starring Staceyann Chin at The Culture Project. MotherStruck! set forth Chin’s personal journey to motherhood as a single gay woman with limited resources who was herself abandoned at birth by both of her parents. 

In Fall 2014 she appeared on Broadway in Sam Gold's production of The Real Thing playing the mother of the character she created on Broadway thirty years ago. In Winter 2014, Cynthia made her directorial debut at The New Group with Joel Johnson's Rasheeda Speaking at The New Group. Rasheeda Speaking received Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations and cast member Tonya Pinkins won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play and Musical. Rasheeda Speaking was chosen to be broadcast on Channel Thirteen as part of their Theatre Close Up series.

In 1984 she famously juggled two roles on Broadway - in the first act of David Rabe's Hurlyburly and in the second act of Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, both directed by Mike Nichols. Also around that time, she appeared as Mozart's terrified maid-turned-informant in the Oscar-winning film Amadeus.

Nixon has appeared in plays and films by such varied and distinguished directors as Sidney Lumet, Alan J Pakula, Milos Forman and Robert Altman. Beginning in 1998, Cynthia starred as Miranda Hobbes in HBO's celebrated series “Sex And The City,” a role that garnered her the first of her two Emmy Awards. She then went on to co-star in the two wildly successful “Sex And The City” films.

Nixon earned her first of her three Tony Award nominations for her work in Indiscretions in 1995. She has appeared in over 40 plays, 10 on Broadway. Roles include Harper in Tony Kushner's Angels in America, Mary Haines in the Roundabout's revival of The Women (directed by Scott Elliott) and Becca in David Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole, for which she won a Tony Award. In 2012 she played John Donne scholar Vivian Bearing in Margaret Edson's Wit, for which she was again Tony-nominated. Cynthia was awarded the 2009 Best Spoken Word Grammy for her recording of Al Gore's “An Inconvenient Truth.”

Nixon currently resides in New York City, with her wife, Christine Marinoni. They have three children: Sam, Charlie and Max.

DARREN GOLDSTEIN (Oscar). Broadway: Bloody, Bloody, Andrew Jackson. Off-Broadway: The Madrid (Manhattan Theatre Club); Rasheeda Speaking, The Good Mother, Abigail's Party for which he received a Lortel nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Mouth to Mouth, Terrorism (all at The New Group); Oohrah! (Atlantic Theater); Mary Rose (The Vineyard); Gutenberg! The Musical (Actor's Playhouse); An Upset (EST '08 Marathon); and Creature (New Georges/P73 Prod.); Bad Jazz (Play Company). Regional: The Forgotten Woman (Bay Street. Theater), Beyond Therapy (Williamstown/Bay Street Theatre). Film: The Girl on the Train, Limitless, All is Bright. Television: Oscar Hodges on “The Affair,” “American Odyssey,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Nurse Jackie,” "Blue Bloods," "Damages,” “Person of Interest." MFA from NYU's Graduate Acting Program.

MICHAEL McKEAN (Ben) is a multitalented actor, writer, and director associated with some of pop culture’s most iconic films and television shows of the last three decades. He has appeared in hundreds of movies and television shows.

McKean studied acting at Carnegie Mellon University and at NYU (with Olympia Dukakis) before heading out to LA, where he joined Harry Shearer and David L. Lander in the satirical squad the Credibility Gap. In 1976, McKean and Lander became notorious as Lenny and Squiggy of the TV series “Laverne & Shirley.”

McKean’s film credits include Steven Spielberg’s 1941, Used Cars, Young Doctors in Love, and Rob Reiner’s This is Spinal Tap, on which McKean shared starring,​screenwriting, and composing credits. Other films include: Clue, Light of Day, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Coneheads, The Brady Bunch Movie, Jack, True Crime, and about 70 others, including Christopher Guest’s The Big Picture (also co-wrote), Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, Whatever Works, and The Meddler.

McKean has appeared as a series ​regular on “Saturday Night Live,” “Dream On,” “Sessions,” “Family Tree,” “​Tracey Takes On,” Martin Short’s “Primetime Glick,” “Family Tree,” and currently on “Better Call Saul” (AMC).

His many television guest appearances include: “Friends,” “Murphy Brown,” “The Simpsons,” “The X-Files,” “Law & Order,” “Smallville,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “The Unit,” “Off the Map,” “Homeland,” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and many others.​

In 1999, McKean had the good sense to marry actress Annette O’Toole, with whom he wrote the Oscar-nominated song, “A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow” for A Mighty Wind. He also collaborated with Guest and Eugene Levy on the title song (“A Mighty Wind”) of the eponymous film, which won a Grammy Award.

McKean made his Broadway debut in 1990 with Rupert Holmes’ Accomplice, which netted him a Theater World Award. After this, McKean made his Broadway musical debut in Hairspray, followed by Woody Allen’s original stage production A Secondhand Memory, and a Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Tom Stoppard’s On the Razzle. McKean then appeared in the successful Broadway revival of The Pajama Game before starring on London’s West End in a new comedy, Love Song. McKean originated​ the role of Arthur Przybyszewski in Tracy Letts’ Superior Donuts at Chicago’s famed Steppenwolf Theatre and he later went on to Broadway. McKean starred in the Barrow Street Theatre production of Our Town; Randy Newman's musical Harps and Angels at LA’s Mark Taper Forum; and Yes, Prime Minister at L.A.’s Geffen Playhouse.

Most recently, McKean starred on Broadway in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, and appeared in the Tony Award–winning Broadway production of All the Way with Bryan Cranston, and the L.A. production of Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts I, II & III. ​

For the past two seasons, Michael has explored age-old adages, fascinating food mysteries, and myths baked inside everything we eat as the host of Cooking Channel's “Food: Fact or Fiction?” as well as starting work on Season 3 of “Better Call Saul.”

RICHARD THOMAS (Horace) entered the public’s heart starring in “The Waltons,” for which he won an Emmy Award for Best Actor in a dramatic series.

His stage career began in 1958’s Sunrise at Campobello, on Broadway and has continued with such shows as Fifth of July, The Seagull, The Front Page, Tiny Alice, Peer Gynt, Richard II, Richard III, Hamlet, and The Stendhal Syndrome. Recent credits include the Broadway production of David Mamet's Race, the Public Theater’s production of Timon of Athens, Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, the MTC Broadway revival of An Enemy of the People, the Broadway revival of You Can’t Take It with You, and the Signature Theatre’s production of Incident at Vichy, for which he received a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play.

Most recently, Thomas was seen on the first four seasons of the hit FX series “The Americans.” His other starring performances on series were on "Just Cause," "It's a Miracle," and the British series, "Swiss Family Robinson."

Thomas’s film credits include “The Wonder Boys,” “Battle Beyond the Stars,” “The Todd Killings,” “Last Summer,” “Winning,” "Red Sky at Morning," “Taking Woodstock,” and “Anesthesia.”

DAVID ALFORD (Mr. Marshall) attended Austin Peay State University and the Juilliard School for Drama. For the last four seasons he has appeared in the recurring role of Bucky Dawes in the ABC Television series “Nashville.” Other screen credits include The Second Chance, The Last Castle, “A Death in the Family,” Blue Like Jazz, and Stoker. Recent stage credits include Othello (for Arkansas Shakespeare, which he also directed), God Of Carnage, and the title role in the regional premiere of David Auburn’s The Columnist (both for Tennessee Rep), and A Christmas Memory. Most recently he played Billy in the workshop production of Donald Margulies’ Long Lost, directed by Daniel Sullivan at the Illinois Theatre.

Other projects include writing and directing the plays Spirit: The Authentic Story of the Bell Witch of Tennessee, his musical Smoke, and the documentary theatre piece Boycott: Pulaski, Tennessee and the Legacy of the Ku Klux Klan. Screenwriting credits include On Music Row (MTV Networks), and the independent releases Prisoner, Adrenaline, and Deadbox.

David has directed for numerous organizations such as The Arkansas Shakespeare Festival, The Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Tennessee Repertory Theatre, and others. He and his wife Kahle now split their time living and working in Nashville and New York City.

MICHAEL BENZ (Leo) Broadway debut. West End credits include The Importance of Being Earnest with David Suchet, The Tempest with Ralph Fiennes, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. London and regional credits include the title role in Hamlet (Shakespeare’s Globe), Twelfth Night (Sheffield Theatre/ETT), As You Like It, and The Winter's Tale (Shakespeare's Globe), and Romeo and Juliet (Royal Shakespeare Company). Television and film credits include “Downton Abbey” (ITV/PBS), “Time After Time” (ABC), Oliver Stone’s Snowden, and The Wife with Glenn Close. He is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London.

CAROLINE STEFANIE CLAY (Addie). MTC: The Little Foxes; The Royal Family; Doubt; Come Back, Little Sheba; and Drowning Crow. Broadway and Off-Broadway: Doubt (Broadway and the National Tour) Winner of Helen Hayes: Best Supporting Actress 2007, Signature Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, Atlantic Theatre Regional: La Jolla, Yale Rep, McCarter, Goodman, Long Wharf Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Folger Theatre. Film and television: “Law & Order” (“SVU” and “Criminal Intent”), “House of Cards,” “The Knick,” Morning Glory, and The Heights.

LYLA PORTER-FOLLOWS (Alexandra) was born into a family of actors, writers, and directors. Her mother is well known actor Megan Follows and her father is cinematographer Christopher Porter. Lyla grew up acting with her family in the film Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story starring her mother and on stage in The Originals written by her aunt, directed by her uncle, and starring her grandparents Dawn Greenhalgh and Ted Follows. This lineage, and these early experiences instilled in her a natural inclination towards performance and creation. After modeling for Elite in L.A. from the age of 14 to 17, Lyla decided to attend Vassar, from which she recently graduated with honors. While at Vassar, Lyla co-founded the Britomartis Devised Theatre Ensemble where she performed in, wrote and directed six original plays. She acted in productions such as: Jean Genet’s The Maids (Solange); Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie (Laura); Henrik Ibsen’s Little Eyolf (Rita) and David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow (Karen). Well traveled and having studied abroad, Lyla speaks conversational French and is fluent in Spanish. She has studied modern dance and enjoys teaching scene work, dance, and improvisation to middle and high school aged kids. Following in the footsteps of her family, and currently based in L.A., Lyla is now working in film and television. Returning to the highly-anticipated adventure drama, “Frontier,” from the Discovery Network and Netflix; Lyla also recurs on The CW’s hit “Reign;” and will be seen in the upcoming controversial series from Global, “Mary Kills People.” Lyla is currently shooting the second season of “Frontier,” on location in St. John’s Newfoundland.

CHARLES TURNER (Cal). A native of Harlem and the Bronx, is appearing in his tenth Broadway show. Most recently, he was understudy to James Earl Jones in The Gin Game and You Can't Take it With You. Others include The Trip to Bountiful; Dividing the Estate (Michael Wilson, Director), On Golden Pond with Leslie Uggams; Twelfth Night (LCT). Off-Broadway: Played The Man opposite Marian Seldes in The Play About the Baby; The epic H. Foote's, Orphans Home Cycle (Signature) - Drama Desk Award). Regional and Abroad: King Lear(Yale Rep); Fences (Long Wharf); The Oedipus Plays (DC Shakespeare and Athens Festival/ Michael Kahn, Director). He has directed at the NYSF, Long Wharf and headed the SUNY -Old Westbury Theatre Dept , taught on faculty at NYU Tisch and has done his one man show on Frederick Douglas and Scott Joplin in Europe. On television: “The Dave Chapelle Show,” “Law & Order” and recently on “Madame Secretary.” He has an MFA from Yale School of Drama, studied at RADA and dedicates work to sisters Deborah and Nancy and Mary Tahmin. Happy to be working with Lynne and Dan again. 

Monday, July 11, 2016


Cynthia Nixon

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah and Cynthia Nixon were snapped arriving to the 'Ice Age: Collision Course' New York Screeing at Walter Reade Theater in New York City.

Saturday, September 28, 2013


Cynthia Nixon

New York State Senate Health Committee Chair Kemp Hannon and Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano will join Sex and the City Star and breast cancer survivor Cynthia Nixon as well as over 500 breast cancer survivors, support groups, and health officials on Monday, September 30, 2013 at the Third Annual Breast Cancer Summit. Cynthia Nixon will be speaking about her personal experience and battle with breast cancer. They will be honoring her with a lifetime achievement award for her advocacy and dedication to raising awareness. The event will begin at 11:00 am at The Coral House on 70 Milburn Avenue in Baldwin. Speakers will outline the latest innovations, treatments and services for women with breast cancer, specifically focusing on patient education. Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States.

Rates of breast cancer on Long Island are among the highest in the state of New York, with an average annual incidence of 116.9 per 100,000 women (compared to the statewide average of 104.1 per 100,000 women). There are 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States.

The following breast cancer advocacy and support groups from the New York Metro Area will be participating in the Summit: 1 in 9 Hewlett House, Adelphi Breast Cancer Hotline, American Cancer Society, Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition, Beyond Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Coalition, Breast Cancer Help, Inc., Brentwood/Bayshore Breast Cancer Coalition, Cancer Care, Casting for Recovery, FACT Foundation, Friends for Life, Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition, Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition, Lean On Me Breast Cancer Network, Manhasset's Breast Coalition Against Cancer, The Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education, North Shore Neighbors Breast Cancer Coalition, SHARE: Self-Help for Women With Breast or Ovarian Cancer, Sisters of Greater Long Island, Strength for Life, West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition and Witness Project of Long Island.


Sunday, January 29, 2012



Bald Cynthia Nixon

Michael Countryman

Zachary Spicer

Carra Patterson

Jessica Dickey

Suzanne Bertish

Greg Keller

Pun Bandhu

Chike Johnson

Margaret Edson With Cynthia Nixon And Lynne Meadow

Margaret Edson along with Cynthia Nixon, Chike Johnson, Carra Patterson, Jessica Dickey , Greg Keller, Pun Bandhu, Lynne Meadow and others, attended the after party for Manhattan Theatre Club's 'WIT' at B.B. Kings in New York City.

Photos By: Walter McBride / WM Photography / Retna Ltd.

Thursday, December 15, 2011



Cynthia Nixon

Greg Keller

Carra Patterson

Suzanne Bertish

Michael Countryman

Director Lynne Meadow And Cynthia Nixon

Chike Johnson With Jessica Dickey, Pun Bandhu And Zachary Spicer

Chike Johnson along with Jessica Dickey, Cynthia Nixon, Carra Patterson, Pun Bandhu and Zachary Spicer attended the Manhattan Theatre Club Meet & Greet for 'Wit' at the MTC Rehearsal Studios in New York City.

Photos By: Walter McBride / WM Photography / Retna Ltd.

Friday, September 04, 2009


Patricia Field

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker And Cynthia Nixon

Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon were snapped on the set of "Sex and the City 2" in New York City today. Also spotted was famed designer Patricia Field, who is a Big Apple icon in her own right.
Photos By: RD / Jim McKenzie / Retna Digital

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell

Cynthia Nixon

Governor David Paterson

Gavin Creel

Kristin Davis

Gavin Creel along with Gavin Creel, Kristin Davis, Governor David Paterson, Cynthia Nixon, Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell and Mayor Mike Bloomberg attended the Broadway Impact Marriage Equality rally on the streets of Manhattan today.
Photos By: RD / Dziekan / Retna Digital

Sunday, April 19, 2009



Jane Alexander

Cynthia Nixon

Angela Lansbury

Jane Alexander, Bill Irwin, Angela Lansbury,
Geoffrey Rush And Cynthia Nixon

Broadway and Television stars Jane Alexander, Bill Irwin, Angela Lansbury, Geoffrey Rush and Cynthia Nixon attended the taping of "Working In The Theatre" which will air on May 10, 2009 on CUNY TV. The series celebrates 30 Years of The American Theatre Wing's televised show.
Photos By: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Thursday, March 05, 2009


Blythe Danner

Cynthia Nixon

Matthew Gumley

Cynthia Nixon and Matthew Gumley attended the Opening Night After Party for the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of " DISTRACTED " at the Laura Pels Theatre in New York City last night. Blythe Danner was also there and all smiles.
Photos By: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Josh Stamberg With Cynthia Nixon And Matthew Gumley

Josh Stamberg, Cynthia Nixon & Matthew Gumley attended the Roundabout Theatre Company's Production of DISTRACTED Meet & Greet the cast at their rehearsal studios in New York City today.
Photo By: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008


Cynthia Nixon And Laura Linney

Hollywood stars Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney attended the 28th Annual Muse Awards at the Waldorf-Astoria today in New York City. The Sex And The City star was all smiles for the cameras at one of New York's best known hotels.
Photo By: RD / Leon / Retna Digital

Monday, September 08, 2008


Samantha With Mom Cynthia Nixon

'Sex and the City' actress Cynthia Nixon, like any parent with a child in the city, walks her daughter Samantha, born in 1996, to school today in New York City. Samantha is from Cynthia's relationship with Danny Mozes, an English professor at Lehman College in New York City. Cynthia now lives with girlfriend Christine Marinoni.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Actress Cynthia Nixon got her big acting break starring in two Broadway shows at the same time.The Sex And The City Star, was still in college when she landed roles in two big New York City productions and tirelessly dashed between the different theatres every night. She say's "As an 18-year-old, I got parts simultaneously with two Broadway shows. In Hurlyburly, I played a waif in the first act with Chris Walken, Harvey Keitel and Jerry Stiller. Then I zoomed two blocks, changed clothes and played Jeremy Irons’ daughter in the very British The Real Thing.Then I ran back to Hurlyburly where I was transformed into the slutty character my waif had then become." But Nixon eventually resigned because her hectic schedule left no time for college work: "I finally quit because school had to come first."

Thursday, May 08, 2008


Cynthia Nixon's Sex And The City co-star Kristin Davis knew all about the actress’ secret breast cancer battle, because the two friends were together when the diagnosis was revealed. Davis kept Nixon’s secret from everyone, including co-stars Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker, allowing her pal to fight the disease in private, as she planned. Now cancer-free, Nixon revealed all about her health crisis recently, insisting only a few close friends knew about the diagnosis. And now she admits Davis was among them - because the actress was at her home when she first learned she had cancer. Nixon says, "I told Kristin because she happened to be at my house."She stood up in her chair. I couldn’t get her down until I told her everything I was doing and assured her everything was going to be OK." Nixon is currently celebrating a year of being cancer free after a lumpectomy and radiation treatment in 2006.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Sex And The City star Cynthia Nixon is planning to marry her partner Christine Marinoni after beating breast cancer.The actress 42, underwent surgery and six-and-a-half weeks of daily radiation treatment after she was diagnosed with the horrible disease in 2006 and the experience has prompted out and about lesbian Nixon to want to tie her union to Marinoni with an official declaration of the couple’s commitment to one another. A source tells the National Enquirer, "Cynthia and Chris want a quiet autumn ceremony in Vermont under the red leaves."It’s supposed to be a very low-key gathering, just for close friends and family." Nixon met Marinoni in 2004, just seven months after ending her 15-year relationship with former lover Danny Mozes, the father of the actress’ two children.

Thursday, March 06, 2008


Television star Cynthia Nixon is praising her friends and family for helping her children accept her lesbian relationship.The actress, who plays Miranda Hobbes in the hit television show 'Sex And The City', ended her 15-year relationship with the father of her two children, Danny Mozes, in 2003. That same year she began dating education activist Christine Marinoni, who has helped Nixon raise Samantha, 11, and Charles, six.The 41-year-old tells the New York Daily News, "I’m in a fantastic relationship. It’s been about four years. I’m in love with (Christine) because she’s her. If she were a man, would I be in love with her? I don’t know. We shop and cook and raise children - we both pitch in."They were fine (with me coming out). My son was very little (when it happened), but my daughter has a gay uncle (and her godmothers) are lesbians."