In Northport, a star is reborn

In Northport, a star is reborn

There are 36 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 12, 2007, titled In Northport, a star is reborn. In it, Newsday reports that:

Mary Ann McGee dodges into Manhattan every couple of weeks to catch a Broadway musical - recently, it was "The Pirate Queen" - or to check out a dance troupe at the Joyce Theater in Chelsea.

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foodie

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#23 Jun 14, 2007
Bob wrote:
Napper Tandys is a delightful little locale with delicious food and a friendly staff.
if you like fattening,greasy, bar food like potato skins, and buffalo wings with a cold frosty one. havent eaten that since high school, ill stick to the adult food elsewhere, thanks.
Marilyn

United States

#24 Jun 14, 2007
I wish them well, but I'll keep going to the City. This season I saw Tony nominees and winners like David Hyde Pierce, Frank Langella, Vanessa Redgrave, Liev Schrieber, Angela Lansbury, Audra MacDonald and Christine Ebersole with discounted tickets that averaged $55. Of course I had to travel and park, but the top-flight talent was worth the inconvenience. Northport isn't that easy to get to if you live further east on the LIE anyway.
North Shore guy

Freeport, NY

#25 Jun 28, 2007
Northport is a quaint town that is one of the few towns on the North Shore that has not been overcome by commercialism. The restaurants are not upscale except for one or two and even those are questionable. Still the town is charming and the theater will add to that charm. "They are joking" must be joking himself because I've lived in Locust Valley where I went to school and Cold Spring Harbor (two towns west of Northport "with the rest of us") and have found Northport to be my favorite. Unfortunately, 10 years from now Northport will be just like CSH, with boring shops/food/people and no character. As for success? I find my 3 mil. home on the water to be just fine.
phoney

Brooklyn, NY

#26 Jun 29, 2007
North Shore guy wrote:
Northport is a quaint town that is one of the few towns on the North Shore that has not been overcome by commercialism. The restaurants are not upscale except for one or two and even those are questionable. Still the town is charming and the theater will add to that charm. "They are joking" must be joking himself because I've lived in Locust Valley where I went to school and Cold Spring Harbor (two towns west of Northport "with the rest of us") and have found Northport to be my favorite. Unfortunately, 10 years from now Northport will be just like CSH, with boring shops/food/people and no character. As for success? I find my 3 mil. home on the water to be just fine.
i didnt realize greenlawn went all the way to the water? isnt that called centerport? my house is over 3 mil and not on the water. where can i get one of those cheaper ones like yours?
Richard Philips

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#27 Jul 2, 2007
I was fortunate to have attended a performance of "Smokey Joe's Cafe" at the John W. Engelman theatre in Northport, over the weekend and was surprised and most pleased by the beauty of the theatre and the professionalism of the production. Long Island desperately needs an outlet for the arts as it is impossible to trudge into Manhattan on a regular basis. Although, there is currently theatre on the Island, it is non-professional community theatre, which at times can be wonderful but not of a professional calibre. Long Island deserves better. Perhaps we have the making of a major regional theatre in Northport.
Vicki Landers

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#28 Jul 2, 2007
I love the elitism of some who think that named actors and actresses have cornered the market on talent. I have been going to Broadway as well as regional theater for years and I find that the enthusiasm of young professional actors trying to make it in a difficult industry more exciting than over paid actors who are so impressed with their celebrity that they could phone in their performances. Don't believe all the hype you hear.
please

Brooklyn, NY

#29 Jul 2, 2007
Richard Philips wrote:
I was fortunate to have attended a performance of "Smokey Joe's Cafe" at the John W. Engelman theatre in Northport, over the weekend and was surprised and most pleased by the beauty of the theatre and the professionalism of the production. Long Island desperately needs an outlet for the arts as it is impossible to trudge into Manhattan on a regular basis. Although, there is currently theatre on the Island, it is non-professional community theatre, which at times can be wonderful but not of a professional calibre. Long Island deserves better. Perhaps we have the making of a major regional theatre in Northport.
why is it impossible to"trudge" into manhattan? i have two kids under 6 and do it all the time!
Vicki Rae

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#30 Jul 3, 2007
Jane wrote:
It would have been nice if they published a phone number so you could call for Tickets?
I tried to send you the box office phone number but this site won't allow it. But you can go to their website at www.engemantheater.com and get all the information you need. You will love it - as we did!! There is valet parking, and the piano bar is open two hours before the show and after the show - and you can bring your drink to your seat as they have cup holders at every seat. What could be better than that?
Richard Philips

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#31 Jul 3, 2007
please wrote:
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why is it impossible to"trudge" into manhattan? i have two kids under 6 and do it all the time!
If you have time to trudge into Manhattan on a regular basis you are very lucky. Most of us don't have that luxury and to think that Manhattan is the only theater venue in the world is very narrow minded.
someone who KNOWS

Bronx, NY

#32 Aug 10, 2007
right on wrote:
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Exactly! They forget to advise people that they have to try and get a spot in one of those overcrowded lots way down the street.
I love how all these people with absolutely no idea of what has actually been done are leaping down the throat of the idea of this project... feeling threatened by something?

as far as food goes, have you tried Moroni's? or the bistro? or any of the other dining spots? OR are you just making assumptions as you are about the parking.

The theatre provides free valet service to answer your question,
Mitch McGuire

United States

#33 Mar 22, 2008
Very informative and especially useful for me since I am anticipating working at this theatre in Other People's Money!
GEORGE LOPEZ

Mesquite, NV

#34 Apr 1, 2008
WHAT A RIPP OFF !
NorthShore Gal

West New York, NJ

#35 May 4, 2008
I work and play in NYC, and love the energy of the city. I see plenty of Broadway shows there but it is delightful to just go into the town of Northport and enjoy one of their plays. I have seen several, including the children's matinee and I LOVED all of them. They have a beautiful piano bar where they have passed around free hors'doevers and serve an array of fine cocktails.

How can anyone say anything negative about this theater??????? It's wonderful! I even buy tickets as birthday gifts for family & friends.

As for food, Go eat at Maroni's. A great Italian restaurant. Or the Ritz or the new Japanese restaurant. Skipper's is fun for burgers and other fun food.
Big Guy

Nesconset, NY

#36 Jan 14, 2009
I have seen two shows at the Engeman, Lend Me a Tenor, and Man of La Mancha. Both productions were GREAT. The sets were beautiful. The cast as good as you would see on Broadway.

I have just ordered tickets for my third show The Foreigner, and expect to be a season subscriber the next time this option is available.

The renovation of the theater was wonderful, great sight lines in the stadium style seating. Ample seats, wide aisles and great acoustics. The bar is lively, the valet parking convenient, and the whole theater experience enjoyable.

I still go into the city, but its great to have this quality of shows so closely available.
janice northport ny

Port Jefferson, NY

#37 Sep 5, 2009
they are joking wrote:
who in their right mind would pay $55 for a night in Northport? perhaps these long islanders should go into the city more for some culture, or i guess they just want to go out in the husbands sweats and sneakers as usual.
Sorry you feel that way, I guess you havent seen the class of people living in Northport. I sorry the $55.00 is so much for you but I guess you haven't been to NYC to realize that a show is about 120.00. Sorry you live such a shallow life.
OMG

Brooklyn, NY

#38 Sep 5, 2009
janice northport ny wrote:
<quoted text> Sorry you feel that way, I guess you havent seen the class of people living in Northport. I sorry the $55.00 is so much for you but I guess you haven't been to NYC to realize that a show is about 120.00. Sorry you live such a shallow life.
Hey Janice
Are you kidding me.
Do you realize you just responded to a comment written on June 12, 2007. That person could be dead by now. You gotta respond much quicker on here and don't wait over 2 years.

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