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  • “Spiderman” spine-tingling for all the wrong reasons

    By Melanie Chartoff

    January 6, 2011 | 10:47 am

    As “Spiderman” the Spectacle careens toward its opening, despite costly delays, a cacophony of controversies, serious human and technical mishaps and injuries, it looks likely to be a critic proof hit, in terms of paying off its producers and insurance premiums. Perhaps the... read on

  • A Latke Lament

    By Melanie Chartoff

    December 3, 2010 | 11:41 pm

            A LATKE LAMENT by Melanie Chartoff

    As a child, I was reared near the Lender family, heirs to the bagel empire spawned in my hometown, New Haven, Connecticut. Not satisfied with the a$toni$hing $ucce$$ of their local bakeries, the wonders of their split level ranch... read on

  • Time traveling via Ratner’s recipes

    By Melanie Chartoff

    October 25, 2010 | 4:46 pm

    Once upon a time in a kitchen far, far away, I spent a cuddly childhood being babysat by my grandma in our fairy tale of a family deli downtown New Haven, Ct. I could have done worse. She, a sorceress of superb taste, made ruggelach fresh daily, with me assisting, eating fistfuls of... read on

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  • Suddenly Soundheim

    By Melanie Chartoff

    April 24, 2010 | 4:29 pm

    The most beautiful sounds I ever heard early in my life were always associated in some fashion with Stephen Sondheim, now in his eighth decade, his fifth of wringing singers out.

    My first coming to musical consciousness struck one day, hearing the score from “Westside Story,” with... read on

  • Suddenly Soundheim

    By Melanie Chartoff

    April 24, 2010 | 4:29 pm

    The most beautiful sounds I ever heard early in my life were always associated in some fashion with Stephen Sondheim, now in his eighth decade, his fifth of wringing singers out.

    My first coming to musical consciousness struck one wonderful day, hearing the score from “Westside... read on

  • Seder by the Sea

    By Melanie Chartoff

    March 29, 2010 | 12:44 pm

    Decades ago, as a fledgling (broke) New York stage actress, I had the good fortune to be befriended by the film producer Robert Chartoff (”Raging Bull,”  “The Right Stuff,”  “Rocky,” and the “Rocky’s, 2, 3,  4, 5, & 6”). We met on the basis of our identical surnames and... read on

  • Peacenik Einstein and the Nuke Fluke

    By Melanie Chartoff

    March 22, 2010 | 9:15 pm

    “Peacenik Einstein and the Nuke Fluke”  by Melanie Chartoff

    As a fledging playwright always sniffing around for juicy moral dilemmas, one great paradox in one great man’s life has always attracted me.

    A pacifist/physicist’s knowledge that the atom would soon be split for purposes... read on

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