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“The Sandman,” Netflix’s new series, based on Neil Gaiman’s award-winning comic books, adapted by Gaiman, David S. Goyer and Allan Heinberg, premiered Friday, August 5. The show asks the question about how important are our dreams and nightmares?

Here we learn the tale of Dream ( the haunting and fabulous Tom Sturridge). Dream is also known by Morpheus, Master of Dreams and  The Sandman. He is one of the seven beings known as The Endless. The other six are Death (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), Desire (Mason Alexander Park), Destiny also Dr. John Dee (David Thewlis), Despair (Donna Preston), Destruction and Delirium. We do not meet the last of these in year 1.

Mason Alexander Park

In episode 1, Dream states that mortals insist on calling the waking world the real world, yet more than half of their existence is spent dreaming and he is in charge of keeping it in order. Dream not only creates, but controls both dreams and nightmares. With that being said, Roderick Burgess (Charles Dance), a wealthy man who is on the same level as Alistair Crawley, seeks to conquer Death and force her to bring his dead son back to life. The spell goes awry and instead of death he gets Dream. Dream stays silent for a century when Roderick imprisons him. The Corinthian (Boyd Holbrook), a nightmare who wants free reign,  helps to keep him there. Since there is balance in the world the consequence is a sleeping sickness which effects many around the world.

Boyd Holbrook

As the episodes continue we meet Lucienne (Vivienne Acheampong), Lucifer (Gwendoline Christie), Constantine (Jenna Coleman), Ethel Cripps (Joely Richardson), Dr. John Dee (David Thewlis), Matthew the Raven (Patton Oswalt), Cain and Abel (Sanjeev Bhaskar and Asim Chaudhry), Lyta Hall (Razane Jammal), Merv Pumpkinhead (Mark Hamill), Hal Carter (John Cameron Mitchell) and Rose Walker (Vanesu Samunyai), who is a game changer.

Gwendoline Christie

As we learn who this ambiguous Lord is, in a sense so does he. As we all do, Morpheus has a role to play. He cautions Hob Gadling (Ferdinand Kingsley),a man who gets to live forever, that the slave trade is imprisonment and to stay clear, yet punishes a nightmare (Ann Ogbomo) for wanting to change. He seeks as we all do the meaning and reason for existence. The best episode is episode 6 “The Sound of Her Wings,” Morpheus is visited by his sister, Death. He accompanies her as she escorts the deceased to the afterlife. Death attempts to show Morpheus the possibility of finding purpose and fulfillment in his duties as ruler of the Dreaming. We also see how Morpheus meets Hob Gadling. Hob and Morpheus meet every 100 years as Hob insists he still does not wish for death. Hob states they meet because Morpheus, is lonely and friendless, which offends him. Due to Morpheus’s capture by Burgess, he was unable to attend his regular meeting with Hob. When their usual location is sold, Hob chooses a new tavern a block away, hoping that Morpheus will find him. The two reunite and Morpheus declares they are friends.

Vivienne Acheampong

Many want Morpheus gone and out of their way. Not one of his family rescued him when he was imprisoned and abandoned.

Expect a lot of gender bending, fluid relationships as Gaiman has expressed his desire to make this show as inclusive as possible.

There is terrific acting and a storyline that is compelling. Each episode made me want to watch the next so that I watched all 10 in one sitting.

“The Sandman” season 1 premiered Friday, August 5 on Netflix.

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, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents Foster Hirsch On Hollywood and Television

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“Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents”, is filmed from the Hotel Edison.

In this episode T2C’s publisher and owner Suzanna Bowling talks with Foster Hirsch. Hirsch is a professor, film historian, and interviewer A graduate from Stanford University (class of 65) he received an M.F.A. in Film from Columbia University and an M.F.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia in English. He joined the Department of English at Brooklyn College in 1967 and moved over to the college’s newly-formed Film Department in 1973 and has been there ever since.

He is the author of numerous books on both film and theater, including The Dark Side of the Screen: Film Noir; Detours and Lost Highways: a Map of Neo-Noir; The Hollywood Epic; Acting Hollywood Style; A Method to Their Madness: the History of the Actors Studio; Love, Sex, Death, and the Meaning of Life: the Films of Woody Allen; Otto Preminger: The Man Who Would Be King; Kurt Weill from Berlin To Broadway; Harold Prince and the American Musical Theater; Laurence Olivier on Screen; Who’s Afraid of Edward Albee?; Joseph Losey; George Kelly.

His newest book is Hollywood and the Movies of the Fifties: the Collapse of the Studio System, the Thrill of Cinerama, and the Invasion of the Ultimate Body Snatcher – Television.

Hirsch is a frequent host/moderator at numerous venues, theaters, and festivals including the Lambs Club, the Coffee House Club, Film Forum, the American Cinematheque, the AFI Silver in Silver Springs, Maryland, the Music Box in Chicago, the Brattle Theater in Cambridge, the National Arts Club, the USA Film Festival in Dallas, the RiverRun Film Festival in Winston-Salem, the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival, the Cleveland Cinematheque.

His numerous interviews with celebrities and authors – including those with Carroll Baker, Bobby Rydell, Todd Fisher, Juliet Mills, Piper Laurie, Harry Belafonte, among many others – are available online. He appears in documentaries about Rita Hayworth, Sidney Poiter, and Jack Garfein, and has recorded commentaries for many DVDs including IMITATION OF LIFE and AMERICA, AMERICA, which happen to be two of his favorite films. For the State Department, he lectured on American films throughout India and has spoken about American films in England, France, New Zealand, Russia, Israel, Germany, China, and Dubai.

He is now at work on a follow-up volume to his history of Hollywood in the fifties called Hollywood and the Movies of the Sixties: Wild In The Streets.

I am so grateful to my guest Foster Hirsch.

Suzanna, Foster and Rommel

Thank-you Magda Katz for videoing and creating the content to go live, Rommel Gopez and The Hotel Edison for their kindness and hospitality.

We are so proud and thrilled that Variety Entertainment News just named us one of Summer’s Best Picks in the category of Best Television, Radio, PodcastsThe company we are in, has made us so humbled, grateful and motivated to continue.

The Daily Geek Report” has also named host Suzanna Bowling on the list of Most Engaging Hosts. Thank-you so much for recognizing us and thank-you Eileen Shapiro who has helped us get noticed, we are so grateful.

You can catch us on the following platforms:

Pandora:

https://www.pandora.com/podcast/live-from-the-edison-hotel-times-square-chronicles-presents/PC:1001084740

Stitcher:

https://www.stitcher.com/show/1084740

Spotify:

Amazon:

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Apple Podcasts:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/live-from-the-edison-hotel-times-square-chronicles-presents/id1731059092

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Times Square Chronicles Presents The Hamptons

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Since “Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents” is so popular, we decided to do a summer edition called “Times Square Chronicles Presents The Hamptons”. We started with the Bay Street Theatre  Gala because it is what we know.,,,,,theatre. The Gala honored Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, and Dr. Georgette Grier-Key.

In this episode you can see Richard Kind, Marc Kudisch, Scott Schwartz, Tovah Feldshuh, Lena Hall, Tracy Mitchell, Rose Caiola, Stewart F Lane, Lliana Guibert, Kate Edelman Johnson, Steve Leber and Bonnie Lautenberg and Riki Kane Larimer.

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Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents Allison Eden

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We are so pleased to announce our guest this week is Allison Eden. Allison is the visionary artist who is creating the look at Serendipity 3, which will be opening this year on 47th Street, in Times Square 

A stained glass and mirror mural at the Mohegan Sun resort and casino in Connecticut

Originally from San Diego she moved to New York. Soon after, she got a call for her first commercial job—creating a Brazilian Wave mosaic on the floor of a Burger King in Times Square as well as other New York establishments.

ESPN zone- Times Square

Burger King 46th Street

Margaritaville in Times Square

Sugar and Plumm- candy and ice cream mosaic tile
Manhattan, NY

ESPN zone- Times Square

Allison Eden has her own studios, founded in 1993 by this talented artist. She pushes the boundaries of mosaic artistry, bringing a touch of magic to every project. Allison is a visionary glass mosaicist renowned for her breathtaking creations. Her journey into the world of mosaic art began in 1993 when she fell in love with the medium while studying fashion design at The Fashion Institute of Design in NYC. Inspired by her passion for art and design, Allison embarked on an entrepreneurial journey, starting her own company while still in college. Today, she stands as a pioneer in the design world, captivating audiences worldwide with her innovative glass and stone mosaic masterpieces. 

Baha Mar- Custom Linear Mirror Mosaic Tiles
Nassau, Bahamas

www. AllisonEden.com

Instagram: @AllisonEdenStudios

We are so proud and thrilled that Variety Entertainment News named us one of Summer’s Best Picks in the category of Best Television, Radio, Podcasts.

Host Suzanna Bowling was also just named Most Engaging Hosts on TV, Radio and Podcasts on “The Daily Geek Report.” We are so grateful.

“Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents ”, is a show filmed at the iconic Hotel Edison, before a live audience. To see our past episodes; First episode click here second episode click here,  third episode click here, fourth episode click here, fifth episode click here, sixth episode here, seventh episode here, eighth episode here, ninth episode here, tenth episode here, eleventh episode here, our twelfth episode here, thirteenth episode here, fourteenth here, fifteenth here , 16th here, 17th here, 18th here, 19th here, 20th here, 21st here and 22nd here.

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Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents His Highness Dr. Mag. Prince Mario-Max zu Schaumburg-Lippe of Germany, MAS, LL.M

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“Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents”, is filmed live every Wednesday from the Hotel Edison.

In this episode T2C’s publisher and owner Suzanna Bowling talks with Prince Mario-Max zu Schaumburg-Lippe. Prince Mario-Max is an Award winning actor, event and TV-host, Bertelsmann Randomhouse author, public speaker and philanthropist.

We are so proud because the show and our guests are now featured on the TV screens in the lobby and the hotel rooms. We were also gifted a poster in the lobby.

I am so grateful to my guest Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe.

Suzanna Bowling, HH Prince Mario Max and Rommel Gopez Picture by Craig Horsley

Thank-you Magda Katz for videoing and creating the content to go live, Rommel Gopez and The Hotel Edison for their kindness and hospitality.

We are so proud and thrilled that Variety Entertainment News just named us one of Summer’s Best Picks in the category of Best Television, Radio, PodcastsThe company we are in, has made us so humbled, grateful and motivated to continue.

The Daily Geek Report” has also named host Suzanna Bowling on the list of Most Engaging Hosts. Thank-you so much for recognizing us and thank-you Eileen Shapiro who has helped us get noticed, we are so grateful.

You can catch us on the following platforms:

Pandora:

https://www.pandora.com/podcast/live-from-the-edison-hotel-times-square-chronicles-presents/PC:1001084740

Stitcher:

https://www.stitcher.com/show/1084740

Spotify:

Amazon:

https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/e3ac5922-ada8-4868-b531-12d06e0576d3

Apple Podcasts:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/live-from-the-edison-hotel-times-square-chronicles-presents/id1731059092

**Tomorrow tune in for The Prince’s first column on The Royals.

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Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents Charles Armstrong and Son

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We are so pleased to announce our guest this week are Charles E. Armstrong and his son to discuss the rebirth of Wonderama and The Wonder Game. Wonderama was the number one show for kids for over two decades,” and the first syndicated television show to bring popular culture to kids. The magic of Wonderama reignited in fall 2016 featuring celebrities, music, games, news and sports. Wonderama gives kids – their world, their way – through a totally interactive and immersive experience, and offers the foundation for an expansive kids media brand, with a growing library of content. This July Wonderama will be presenting the Wonder Games in Times Square

Charles is considered a visionary in TV programming and media strategy, is the Managing Member of Wonderama Entertainment Holdings, LLC. With a distinguished career spanning over 39 years, Armstrong has been instrumental in shaping the landscape of entertainment, media, and the Internet. He has been nominated for 38 Emmy Awards and has won seven. Armstrong’s unique perspective and extensive experience make him a formidable leader in the industry.

He was named Internet Week’s “Media and Services E-commerce Executive of the Year,” Mr. Armstrong brings his unique perspective and more than 39 years of experience in media. Wonderama is entering its Eighth (8th) season in national syndication the program received both a National Daytime EMMY nomination for Host David Osmond, and received 12 nominations (the most of any program) for the Cynopsis Kids Imagination Awards – taking home two trophies. And the U.S. platform creates the setting for the launch of a largescale, global kids media brand and are ready to leverage the accelerating momentum to grow our global audience, expand digital content to augment the television program, and rapidly expand revenues through advertisers and sponsors.

Prior to Wonderama, Mr. Armstrong relaunched the television series Community Auditions and Star of the Day. They aired for 10 seasons throughout New England and New York City.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Armstrong served in numerous strategic roles at AMFM Inc., AMFM was the largest radio broadcast entity in the world, with 450 stations and 66 million listeners.

Wonderama Chuckie is a dynamic personality who brings stories to Wonderama from around the globe. He co-hosts the annual 18-hour Wonderama New Year’s Eve Live from Times Square alongside Alisa. In addition to his role as a co-host, Wonderama Chuckie serves as the host for the Wonderama U Educational Content Platform, which provides free resources to schools across the country.

A student at Regis High School in Manhattan, Wonderama Chuckie has been recognized for his outstanding contributions to the community. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the prestigious 2023 United States Congressional Award for Service to the Community. This award honors initiative, service, and achievement in America’s youth and is the highest honor for youth civilians.

We are so proud and thrilled that Variety Entertainment News named us one of Summer’s Best Picks in the category of Best Television, Radio, Podcasts.

Host Suzanna Bowling was also just named Most Engaging Hosts on TV, Radio and Podcasts on “The Daily Geek Report.” We are so grateful.

“Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents ”, is a show filmed at the iconic Hotel Edison, before a live audience. To see our past episodes; First episode click here second episode click here,  third episode click here, fourth episode click here, fifth episode click here, sixth episode here, seventh episode here, eighth episode here, ninth episode here, tenth episode here, eleventh episode here, our twelfth episode here, thirteenth episode here, fourteenth here, fifteenth here , 16th here, 17th here, 18th here, 19th here and 20th here.

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