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Rosie to buy the Helen Hayes?

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Rosie to buy the Helen Hayes?#0
Posted: 2/16/06 at 8:47am
On Rosie O'Donnell's blog today there is a very ambiguous post that seems to imply she's purchasing the Helen Hayes theater?

Is this true?

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Updated On: 2/16/06 at 08:47 AM
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re: Rosie to buy the Helen Hayes?#1
Posted: 2/16/06 at 8:54am
The one in NYack?
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re: Rosie to buy the Helen Hayes?#2
Posted: 2/16/06 at 8:56am
whoa, her blog is confusing... but her jumble of words sort of does imply that
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re: Rosie to buy the Helen Hayes?#3
Posted: 2/16/06 at 10:05am
She says it was sold last week so she must be the buyer. In her blog a couple of weeks ago she was talking about doing a weekly Variety Show. She has the funds and now she has a venue, sweet...
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re: Rosie to buy the Helen Hayes?#4
Posted: 2/16/06 at 10:14am
She's talking about the one in Nyack that was recently sold. If she did I think it would do wonders. The children's theatre there put on some fabulous productions.
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Posted: 2/16/06 at 10:31am
A weekly variety show? I'm intrigued. This has potential.

Rosie's bringin' back VAUDEVILLE!
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re: Rosie to buy the Helen Hayes?#6
Posted: 2/16/06 at 10:53am
Vaudeville or Lesbian Burlesque?
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re: Rosie to buy the Helen Hayes?#7
Posted: 2/16/06 at 10:55am
That doesn't imply that Rosie bought the theatre at all - and her words aren't all that ambiguous.

She lives in Helen Hayes' house, that's what the first reference is to.

The theatre was sold - she was not the buyer. She, and other town people are obviously worried about what's to become of the theatre with the new buyers, and she doesn't want to see the theatre get run down, so she said she will buy it and make it work if that's what it will take to keep theatre in Nyack.
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Posted: 2/16/06 at 11:05am
That was a nice theatre, a little cramped, but a nice theatre. The same owners that just sold it also own the new theatre in White Plains, no?
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Posted: 2/16/06 at 11:32am
wheres nyack?
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re: Rosie to buy the Helen Hayes?#10
Posted: 2/16/06 at 11:35am
About and hour north of the city, in Rockland County.
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re: Rosie to buy the Helen Hayes?#11
Posted: 2/16/06 at 11:35am
North of the city.
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re: Rosie to buy the Helen Hayes?#12
Posted: 2/16/06 at 11:38am
oh i see
i thought you guys were talking about the helen hayes where bridge and tunnel is playing...
gotcha re: Rosie to buy the Helen Hayes?
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re: Rosie to buy the Helen Hayes?#13
Posted: 2/16/06 at 5:07pm
Well, there was an article in the paper this morning about the new landlord of Helen Hayes plans to lower the rent cost for the theatre to help ensure it can meet its costs and stay open, so that's a good sign. Helen Hayes' Youth Theatre program was moved to Rockland Community College for the summer, and I hope they continue their high school theatre awards, though it really could use some revamping.
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re: Rosie to buy the Helen Hayes?#14
Posted: 2/16/06 at 6:29pm
Yeah there was an article in the Journal News (Rockland County newspaper) about this. I think she would be wonderful with running this theater. I hope she is able to bring it out of the hard times it went through and bring back the quality productions the theater used to put on.

And just a little nitpicky thing-Rosie used to live in "Pretty Penny", Helen Hayes's old house, but sold it a few years ago and now lives somewhere else in Nyack
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re: Rosie to buy the Helen Hayes?#15
Posted: 2/16/06 at 8:12pm
And she left out the best part of that story about Helen Hayes and her husband. When they met, he gave her that handful of peanuts and said, "I wish they were emeralds" as he was a struggling playwright. At their 50th anniversary party (or maybe 40th, I'm not sure...a lot of happy years later), he gave her a handful of emeralds and said, "I wish they were peanuts."

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