Petition to Save the Baronet


Submitted by:*

Maire Martello

189 Rumson Road

Little Silver, NJ  07739


The following people have responded to Jim Keady’s e-mail flyer reminding interested parties that Asbury Partners is asking the City Council to condemn the Baronet by eminent domain on Wednesday, July 19th, 2006. 


The names listed below protest this demolition and ask the City Council to do everything within its power to save this historic and beautifully restored building.


1.                 Sharen Benenson, Chairwoman of the NY Horticultural Society & Mercantile Library, NYC.

2.                 Dr. Robert Brustein, Founding Director of the Yale Repertory Theatre and the American Repertory Theatre; theatric critic for “The New Republic,” playwright:  “Are You Now, Or Have you Ever Been?” NYC.

3.                 Rufus Collins, Broadway actor and playwright, Brooklyn, NY.

4.                 Brian Drutman, Senior Director of Decca Broadway Records, NYC.

5.                 Neil Eddinger, baritone with the New York City Opera, NYC.

6.                 George Elmer, Tony award-winning Broadway producer, NYC.

7.                 Bruce Goldstein, Director of Repertory Programming, Film Forum, NYC.

8.                 Ben Harney, Tony award-winning performer (“Dreamgirls”) and co-founder of BAMSS Theatre Works, Brooklyn, NY.

9.                 Olive Harney, co-founder of BAMSS Theatre Works, musician & educator, Brooklyn, NY.

10.            Lisa Hayes, actress and theatre arts teacher, Washington, D.C.

11.            Margot Hentoff, Journalist, NYC

12.            Nat Hentoff, columnist for The Village Voice, First Amendment Advocate, author of “Free For Me, But Not for Thee”, NYC.

13.            Foster Hirsch, film critic and author of several books on Film Noir and “The Boys from Syracuse:  The Shubert’s Theatrical Empire,”  NYC.

14.            Simon Langton, London West End theatre producer; film director of the 1995 film “Pride & Prejudice,” Television Director, “Upstairs, Downstairs,” and “Smiley’s People,” Henley-on-Thames, U.K.

15.            Ted Manekin, Broadway and off-Broadway producer, film expert, Washington, D.C.

16.            Joyce Maynard, New York Times columnist, NPR contributor and author of the best-selling memoir “At Home in the World,” Mill Valley, California.

17.            Sherrill Milnes, International opera star.  Most of his career was with The Met, he currently teaches at Northwestern University;  Florida and Chicago.

18.            Jim Mulholland, writer for “The David Letterman Show,” screenwriter for the 1995 hit movie “Bad Boys,” Encino, California.

19.            Johnnie Planco, Theatrical Manager, NYC.

20.            Lois Planco, Casting Agent, NYC.

21.            Shelley Rogers, actress, NYC.

22.            Dominic Romano, Senior Researcher, Revlon, Parsippany, NJ

23.            Michelle Romano, recent college graduate, bachelor of arts in English Lit, Parsippany, NJ.

24.            Renzo Spirit Buffalo, cinematographer (for Adrian Lynn), photographer, member of the Oglala Lakota Nation, NYC.

25.            Patrick Tull, film, television and commercial voice-over actor, NYC.

26.            Ann E. Vellis, 2nd Vice President of the Players, the oldest theatrical club in the country, NYC.

27.            Dr. Richard Weidlich, baritone, currently on the music faculty of Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut.

28.            Nancy Weber, prolific novelist and chef, NYC.

29.            Maria Zouves, mezzo-soprano, recording artist, co-founder of Voice Experience, an intensive course study for young opera singers at Disney World, Florida.

30.            Sidney Zion, New York Daily News columnist, NYC.



*The Hentoffs and Sidney Zion responded by phone.