Is it Sunday or Monday? Ask Bono


Jim Caruso
Bono with Billy Stritch




My View written by Stephen Sorokoff


Jim & Billy broke a promise.  Their gig at Bemelman’s Bar at The Carlyle Hotel was going to be so different than Mondays Cast Party at Birdland.  It was for a while.  The creative piano playing of Billy Stritch, the romantic vocals, Jim’s sophisticated upper East Side song list and witty repartee.  But then— some guy from a rock group got up and joined Billy in the Great American Songbook.  In all fairness to Jim, it wasn’t his fault.  He didn’t announce as he does at Birdland “and now some of the best singers on the planet”   But all of a sudden…it happened as Bono joined Billy Stritch in “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.”  As Billy said after the duet.  “Did this really happen?”

It did and I’m going back next week to see what’s gonna happen.


The Writer Outside The Carlyle





Photos: Stephen Sorokoff

About The Author

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: [email protected]

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