The Love Song of Sidney J. Stein One Night Only in Newburgh - Daily Hudson Valley News

The Love Song of Sidney J. Stein One Night Only in Newburgh

Aug 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Entertainment

“A Gay Relationship Story for the New Millenium”
By Brian C. Petti

One Night Only! Local playright’s NYC hit comes to Newburgh

Revived as part of historic Ritz Theater Newburgh’s centennial year!

After completing a successful and acclaimed run at The Fresh Fruit Festival in NYC, Hudson Valley playwright Brian C. Petti’s original play will come to Newburgh for one night only with an all-local cast. THE LOVE SONG OF SIDNEY J. STEIN, which concerns a former male prostitute attempting to guide a troubled young streetwalker, is a powerful and touching comedy/drama about trust, honesty, and second chances. The play will be staged at The Lobby for one night only, at 7:30PM on Friday, August 23rd.

The original piece is being revived in Newburgh as part of the historic Ritz Theater’s centennial year, in collaboration with Hatmaker’s Attic Productions, Inc., a local nonprofit theater company partnering with Safe Harbors of the Hudson on several projects throughout 2013 and beyond. This production is an exciting addition to the Lobby calendar this year, and a powerful glimpse into subjects such as street life, prostitution, and trust, and struggles of homosexuality. Reviews of the NYC production said: “…Petti has delivered these actors a complicated and multilayered script… a touching and sometimes terrifying glimpse into places loneliness abides just waiting for the dayspring of dawn of renewal and hope.” Additional information:

Safe Harbors of the Hudson, which operates The Lobby at The Ritz, The Cornerstone Residence, and the Ann Street Gallery, is a nonprofit committed to transforming lives and  building communities through housing and the arts. The Lobby’s mission is to create a vibrant professional performing arts venue in the city of Newburgh that revitalizes the local economy, enriches the education of youth, and enhances community pride. For more information please visit

Hatmaker’s Attic Productions is honored to be a part of Safe Harbors of the Hudson’s ongoing efforts to restore The Ritz. Founded last year by brothers Edward and William Gibbons-Brown, Hatmaker’s Attic is committed to creating positive environments where anybody can find a home in Art.  This joint production will be the sixth project for Hatmaker’s Attic, and the third of five scheduled this year at The Lobby. Please visit for more information on upcoming events.

With humor and pathos, THE LOVE SONG OF SIDNEY J. STEIN explores the struggle to truly connect with another human being. Audiences will not want to miss this very special evening at The Lobby.
The Love Song of Sidney J. Stein will play at The Lobby at The Ritz
(107 Broadway, Newburgh, NY).

ONE NIGHT ONLY: Friday, August 23rd — 7:30PM
Tickets are $15.00 ($10/students) and can be pre-ordered online at


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