"Batman, Robin & The End of the World" should be a 1940s serial. Instead, it's my upcoming weekend.
Well, maybe not THE Batman and Robin, but Bateman and Robbins, which is weirdly close. Tim Robbins and Jason Bateman, along with Operation Truth's Paul Rieckhoff, will be the guests of Janeane Garofalo and Sam Seder on The Majority Report tonight.
Why is that my weekend? Because Air America is broadcasting live from The Tank on our penultimate night on 42nd Street.
Doors open at 6pm. Live radio show from 7-10pm Yes, they really will be there.
But we won't be there for long...and that's the bigger story.
Our universe ends soon. The universe of West 42nd Street. Two Off-Broadway Theaters I've known for 2 decades apiece. Basement studio spaces I performed in for 8 months 4 years ago. The diner I've been going to since I was little has already moved.
And, of course, the upstart Tank, the block's relative newcomer, which stormed forth to barrel over mountains is soon to be overturned by bulldozers. Not on Saturday, despite the sound of our ominously named WRECKING BALL farewell party, but soon enough.
Saturday is our final public event. The band that played our opening, Bishop Allen, headlines for us once again. Another Tank fave, We Are Scientists -- who recently signed with a label -- join us. And so do a few hundred friends, we hope.
So join us. For the end of the universe. Unless the dynamic duo of Bateman and Robbins somehow save the day.