UPDATE: Candlelight Vigil For Theater Journalist Randy Gener Set for Sunday
BroadwayWorld.com has learned that while details are currently scarce, theater journalist Randy Gener is currently recovering in the ICU from brain surgery.
Gener was reportedly assaulted on January 17th, shortly before 4am after leaving a party in midtown, and was found in the vicinity of 7th Avenue near 54th/55th Street. He is said to have suffered severe head trauma, from which he is currently recovering in the Neuro ICU.
There will be a candlelight vigil to support Randy tomorrow, Sunday, January 26. It will take place at 6pm at 53rd Street and 7th Avenue. Bring your own candles, bundle up, and be prepared to march a few blocks. More details HERE.
Police are asking anyone with more information to come forward, and the active case file is #485, under Detective Enis at the 18th Precinct at (212) 767-8400.
BroadwayWorld will update this story as more information becomes available via his friends and family, and in the meantime, extend our thoughts and prayers. Visit Randy's Facebook page to show your support here.
Randy is an editor, social media expert, accomplished writer and critical thinker with 10 years of experience leading, directing, managing and editing news, features and narrative content for print publications, new media and interactive digital projects. He has reported and written for National Public Radio, New York Times, Star Ledger, Village Voice, New York Daily News, Crain's New York Business, International Herald Tribune, Time Out New York, New York Magazine, Film Society of Lincoln Center, and others in Asia and Europe. He is also a lecturer on American studies, U.S. politics and foreign affairs, cultural diplomacy and international relations, journalism and criticism, design and performance, arts and entertainment, and the impact of new technology on narrative architectures.