Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

I wish all of you a wonderful and successful 2013. I'm really curious about the next year. There will be many changes for me. Let's see how they will turn out.

I know my fandom/fangirl attention moved strongly to Norman Reedus and The Walking Dead over the last months. But Kathryn is still in my heart and mind and I'll update about her work. Let's all cross our fingers for Blood of a Stoner and hopefully a new stage project. There will be also one more SVU episode with Alex Eames - an exciting future.

But fulfilling a Lovely Kathryn Blog tradition, a view back on Kathryn's 2012.



  • 01.: Talkback after the Yosemite play with Daniel Talbott and cast.
  • ??.: interview with Matthew Blank.
  • 08.: Talkback after the Yosemite play with Daniel Talbott and cast.
  • 10.: Talkshow - O&M Co
  • 02.-04.: Mother's House at 5th Annual Big Easy International Film & Music Festival at New Orleans [03rd Mar.]
  • 04.: Tribes Opening Night at the Barrow Street Theatre
  • 05.: Atlantic Theater Company Gala at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers - 6:30 pm
  • 02.: 32nd Annual Parties of Your Choice Gala of Women's Campaign Fund
  • 05.-07.: Mother's House at 9th Annual Davis Film Festival at Davis California
  • 13.: Steppenwolf Auxiliary Council’s Red or White Ball
  • 13.-19.: Mother's House at Athens International Film and Video Festival [15th Apr.] 
  • 16.: NIDA’s Addiction Performance Project - Reading Mary of Tyrone of Act III of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago - 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. and 5:30-7:00 p.m. 
  • 17.: Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation 2012 Tom Ridge Homeland Security Awards, Grand Hyatt, 109 East 42nd Street New York, New York - 6:00 p.m. 
  • 19.: Clybourne Park Broadway Opening Night at Walter Kerr Theater
  • 18.-20.: Mother's House at Going Green Film Festival at Pacific Theaters at the Grove LA
  • 22.: 'The Pirates! Band of Misfits' New York screening at AMC Empire 25 theater
  • 26.-03.: Mother's House and The Love Guide at Newport Beach Film Festival at Newport Beach California [01st May | 28th Apr., 1st May]
  • 08.: Reading Ode of Joy Cherry Lane Theatre 38 Commerce Street - 2 pm
  • 14.: Ensemble Studio Theatre honnors Lois Smith and G.H. "Denny" Denniston, Jr with its 2012 Distinguished Member Award at a "Fun-Raiser" benefit celebration - SIR Stage 37, 508 West 37th Street, 6:45 pm
  • 11.: Storefront Church Premiere at the Linda Gross Theater
  • 13.: The Love Guide/Sunny Side Up screening at Energy Up! End of Year Party - The Helen Mills Theatre, NYC @ 7:00 pm
  • 19.: The Love Guide/Sunny Side Up theater release
  • 19: Boston premiere of The Love Guide/Sunny Side Up, cocktail party at the Revere Hotel and after-party at the Cashmans’ Back Bay 
  • 25.: SparkHampton: The Wickapogue Plays - Southampton @ 7:30 pm
  • 26.: Criminal Intent Season 7 DVD release (US)
  • 27.: The Vanishing City at Reidy Friendship Hall, 7pm 
  • 28.: CINO NIGHTS Book Reading
  • 03.: The Vanishing City at The Anthology, 6pm
  • 03.: The Vanishing City at Picture the Homeless workshop, Bronx, 5pm to 8pm
  • 10.: Auditions for Checkers at Chelsea Studios
  • 26.: The Vanishing City at Macaulay Honors College, 6pm
  • 27.: The Cinema Society & Rent the Runway host a screening of Samuel Goldwyn Films' "Robot & Frank"
  • 14.: The Vanishing City at Judson Memorial Church, 7pm
  • 18.: The Vanishing City at Tribeca Grand Hotel Cinema, 7pm
  • 05.-14.: Filming SVU "Acceptable Loss"
  • 07.: The Vanishing City at Village Zendo, 7:30pm
  • 10. Rehearsal Start of Checkers at Vineyard Theater 
  • 11.: Cantor Fitzgerald & BGC Partners Host Annual Charity Day On 9/11 To Benefit Over 100 Charities Worldwide
  • 12.10.-02.12: Playing Pat Nixon at Checkers - Vineyard Theater
  • 14.: Kathryn at NBC Today
  • 16.: Internet Radio Interview with @BuzzWorthyRadio
  • 17.: Guest Appearance at L&O: Special Victims Unit (episode 4) as Alexandra Eames
  • 19.: Taping Theater Talk
  • 23.: Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 8 on DVD
  • 24.: The Vanishing City at The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 7pm
  • 17.: DogCatemy Rescue Awards, Waldorf Astoria at 301 Park Avenue in New York City, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Blood from a Stoner Funding

Merry Christmas to all of my Lovely Kathryn Blog readers.
I hope you had a wonderful relaxing time with your family and friends.

What did you get for Christmas? Much love I hope, but maybe you have a few dollars left to make yourself another gift. Help Jeanne Dorsey the producer of Blood from a Stoner to finance her short movie. Kathryn Erbe has a main part and I so want to see this little gem get ready to show it the world.

So get yourself a coffee at indiegogo. I'll order one for myself as well. There are four days left ;o)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

North Shore Animal League 2012 Awards Gala

 Here are a few Kathryn with Lilah & Tallulah photos of the North Shore Animal League 2012 Awards Gala at The Waldorf Astoria which took place: New York City, NY, United States When: 17 Dec 2012.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Blood from a Stoner

The newest short movie of Kathryn was filmed a few weeks ago.

Set in Greenwich Village, the short film Blood from a Stoner is about a challenging meeting between Sally, a struggling artist, and her aging, pot smoking father, Bernard. These roles are beautifully portrayed by Kathryn Erbe and Larry Bryggman; Lou Liberatore rounds out the cast as Jiri, the waiter who eventually contributes a touch of stability to their shaky connection. And that’s the essence of Blood from a Stoner: a father and daughter trying to connect. It’s about overcoming disappointment, letting go of familial expectations and accepting what is. 

Now the producer Jeanne Dorsey is collecting money to finish the project.

Blood from a Stoner starring Kathryn Erbe, Larry Bryggman and Lou Liberatore, written, directed and produced by Jeanne Dorsey, is in the can!  We shot it several weeks ago over four days.  We have beautiful footage and now we are raising funds for post production.  Please click on the video above and have a look at a rough cut of the opening sequence.

Watch the beautiful clip and visit indigogo to help funding the movie. There are 13 more days left to reach the goal.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Theater Talk: Checkers

Published on Dec 10, 2012
We take a look at one of the most significant political events of the 20th century -- Richard Nixon's notorious "Checkers speech." It is the subject of the new play by Douglas McGrath, "Checkers," now at the Vineyard Theatre. Our guests are playwright McGrath, the show's director Terry Kinney, plus actors Anthony LaPaglia and Kathryn Erbe, who play Richard and Pat Nixon respectively in this drama based on the events surrounding Nixon's 1952 televised address to the nation. In it, Nixon not only defended his reputation, but more importantly, pioneered the use of television as an effective political tool.

Taped: 10-19-12

Theater Talk is a series devoted to the world of the stage. It began on New York television in 1993 and is co-hosted by Michael Riedel (Broadway columnist for the New York Post) and series producer Susan Haskins.

The program is one of the few independent productions on PBS and now airs weekly on Thirteen/WNET in New York and WGBH in Boston. Now, CUNY TV offers New York City viewers additional opportunities to catch each week's show. (Of course, Theater Talk is no stranger to CUNY TV, since the show is taped here each week before its first airing on Thirteen/WNET.)

The series is produced by Theater Talk Productions, a not-for-profit corporation and is funded by contributions from private foundations and individuals, as well as The New York State Council on the Arts.

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Vineyard Theatre 30th Anniversary Campaign

I saw this photo of Richard Nixon's sign change on tumblr today.
I send a note with the pic to Vineyard Theater via twitter that I thought of them and Checkers in the second I saw the sings. I also asked, if there is a chance that they recorded the play once so everyone could get a chance to watch Kathryn on stage as Pat Nixon.
Unfortunately they didn't do this, but they pointed on their 30th Anniversary Video. The Checkers participants have also contributed in the campaign. There are also tiny parts of Kathryn and Anthony acting on stage. Enjoy!

Published on Dec 7, 2012
Vineyard Theatre artists Colman Domingo, Nicky Silver, Judy Kuhn, Anthony LaPaglia, Kathryn Erbe, Douglas McGrath, Terry Kinney, Rajiv Joseph, Erika Sheffer and John Kander share their experiences working at the theatre.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Law & Order: Criminal Intent: The Final Year

To pre order on DVD now - Release Date: March 12, 2013

I miss season 9 on DVD, oh no I don't really miss this season.

2-disc set with the final 8 episodes will be available in the first half of March

Shout! Factory has scheduled a March 12th street date for Law & Order: Criminal Intent - The Final Year, the 10th and last season of the Dick Wolf-produced show. These final 8 episodes star Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio and Jay O. Sanders, with Julia Ormond in seven of them. Guest stars include Jay Mohr, Neal McDonough, Jeri Ryan, Rosalind Chao, Cynthia Nixon, Tovah Feldshuh, and James Van Der Beek.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cobble thrill

Kathryn Erbe’s Brooklyn pad is dramatic in many ways

  • Last Updated: 4:21 AM, December 13, 2012
  • Posted: 10:13 PM, December 12, 2012
‘I really love having friends over. Eating and drinking and having kids around,” actress Kathryn Erbe, 47, says of the sprawling 3,000-square-foot Cobble Hill penthouse that she shares with her two children: Maeve, 17, and Carson, 9.
Erbe also opened up her Brooklyn condo to the castmates and crew of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” on which she starred as hard-boiled detective Alexandra Eames for a decade, until last year. During the WGA writer’s strike in 2007, when production ground to a halt (and just a few months after she’d purchased the place), Erbe had more than 40 of the cast and crew members over for a meal.
“I like just putting a big pot on the stove. Easy stuff. I don’t have lofty aspirations as far as cooking goes. It was awesome,” Erbe remembers. “Plus, we had just moved in so there wasn’t that much stuff around.”
Previously, she lived in a Park Slope townhouse with her ex-husband, actor/director Terry Kinney. She’d wanted to stay in the neighborhood, but “finding a three-bedroom that was affordable, relatively speaking, in that neighborhood was very difficult,” she says.
Erbe had been in contract to buy an apartment, on Seventh Avenue and St. Marks Avenue, and was in the middle of a bidding war but had to walk away from it when she learned the owners built an extension disregarding the historic preservation laws. “It had a little thing on top with a private deck where we could see the water,” she says. “They had to take it off. When I saw that, I walked away.”
It became clear Erbe would have to extend her search, and that’s when she discovered Cobble Hill. “There was a tornado in Brooklyn five years ago, and Maeve and I went apartment-hunting on that day. This was the first place we looked at, and we looked at each other and said, ‘Oh, this is it.’ ”
Housed in a former church, the space is dramatic. From the three-story master suite, whose ceiling soars a whopping 75 feet, to the large, stained-glass window in the loft-like living room, the three-bedroom, 2 1/2-bathroom triplex feels more like a country house than an urban dwelling. This feeling is accentuated by Elena Madden’s lush waterscapes (five oil paintings and two digital prints), which hang in the living room amid cozy antique furniture. Her great-grandmother’s couch, which has been passed down through generations and survived a flight from Nazi occupation, sits in her office on the second floor.
Much of the city can be seen from the top floor of the master suite, which offers 360-degree views. The vistas include Governors Island, lower Manhattan, Staten Island and both the Brooklyn and Verrazano bridges, but the water has a particular draw for Erbe.
“I love water, and I love looking at water,” says the Boston-area native. “When I thought about trying to find a place that’s my own with my kids, one of the things I really wanted was to be able to see water. I didn’t know how I would accomplish that in New York.”
The water reminds her of childhood summers spent on Goat Island, a small island in Newport, RI. “The one place I like to go doesn’t take dogs though, so I don’t go anymore.”
Erbe is quite attached to her two dogs, Lilah and Tallulah, rescues from the North Shore Animal League. She even takes them to work, which most recently was Union Square’s Vineyard Theater, where Erbe played Pat Nixon in Douglas McGrath’s acutely observed drama, “Checkers.” (The play, which also starred Anthony LaPaglia as a dead-on Richard Nixon, just finished its run.)
Erbe was so comfortable in the first-lady costume, she wore the extensive getup outside the theater. “I walked the dogs in my costume, wig and everything,” she says. (And the acting bug even rubbed off on Lilah, who has become the poster dog for North Shore, promoting the virtues of shelter dogs.)
And while Erbe and her kids were initially reluctant to leave Park Slope, they have embraced Cobble Hill.
“It reminds me of the way it used to be in the Meatpacking District,” an area where Erbe spent a lot of time acting in plays pre-“Law & Order.”
“I love doing theater more than any other acting because it’s so instant, so hard and so fleeting.,” she says. “The things that make it difficult almost make it more worthwhile.”

  • Her children’s artwork
  • Her family photos
  • The 360-degree views
  • The couch that once belonged to her great-grandmother
  • A Wedgwood Wellesley china set
Oh yeah, we get a tiny view behind the curtain. So cool that Kathryn invited the press to her home. I really enjoyed my Brooklyn visit in 2010 and would love to enjoy this 360° view. I'm overwhelmed, 3000 ft² are 280 m²!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Good Morning America Co-Anchors to Host 2012 DogCatemy Rescue Awards

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As co-anchors on Good Morning America they brighten each workday for TV viewers, and on December 17th Lara Spencer, Josh Elliott and Sam Champion will help to shine a spotlight on a renowned non-profit that brings the promise of a brighter tomorrow to orphan pets.
The three GMA co-hosts will share co-hosting duties at the 2012 DogCatemy Rescue Awards, a star-studded soiree benefiting North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization which provides comfort and care for approximately 20,000 animals annually.
Taking place at the elegant Big Apple eatery Bridgewaters, the gala will offer attendees the chance to star gaze for a good cause, with glitterati guests including Cesar Millan; NCIS: Los Angeles star Renee Felice Smith; Beth Stern; Law and Order: Criminal Intent star Kathryn Erbe; Josh Flitter from Disney Channel’s Santa Buddies; Pix11 News anchor Jodi Applegate and YES Network broadcaster Michael Kay.
Tickets for the red carpet event, which range from $350 for regular admission to $500 for gold (preferred) seating, can be purchased online.

When: December 17, 2012 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: Waldorf Astoria at 301 Park Avenue in New York City
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