The Sunday Giveaway: Two tickets to Piece of My Heart Off Broadway!

I’m officially a married man!

But before I head off for my honeymoon . . . we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away.

One piece of marriage advice my wife (!) and I keep hearing is to give each other our hearts.  And this week’s giveaway is appropriately titled Piece of My Heart.

Want to win two tickets to see this Bert Berns themed Off Broadway musical?  Comment below with your best marriage advice for a pair of newlyweds.

Tracy and I will pick our favorite.  And now, let the honeymoon begin!


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  • Andy Gordanier says:

    Always think of yourselves as “best friends” and not only “husband and wife”.

  • sheila schwartz says:

    Don’t expect your spouse to magically know what you want or what you are thinking. Let them know in a positive way.

  • Aaron Deitsch says:

    Marriage is like a bank account. You can only take out as much as you put in.

  • Karen Campbell says:

    The sex is in the heel
    so just embrace it….

    no, seriously:

    Hold me In your heart till you understand.
    Hold me In your heart just the way that I am
    With all your faults I love you
    I need you to love me that way too

  • Tom B says:

    A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

  • Sue Cohen says:

    Here it is…..

    Most married couples argue about three things: money, sex and children.

    The key to a happy marriage is to be sure you disagree on only one of these topics at a time!





  • Sarah P. says:

    Well, as a perpetually single person I dunno if I’m the best qualified to offer marriage advice 🙂 but I do know that the key to all healthy relationships has to be communication…be honest, be kind, trust and open up to each other, even about the little problems, before they grow to big ones! And always, always listen. Plus don’t be afraid to try new things together, and enjoy all of life’s adventures!

  • May it be that both of your are compelled by the belief that love is the quintessentially mutual endeavor!

  • Amber says:

    Laugh, laugh, laugh! The more you laugh together, the more you love together and can handle anything life throws at you! Congratulations to you and Tracy!! 🙂

  • Already a WINNER!!! says:

    CONGRATS Ken & Beloved!! My only advice is to never take each other for granted, cause Marriage is like a long-running musical, if it gets stale it’ll fail but if the cast & crew treats each succeeding show like “opening night” it’ll run forever!!

  • Connie carpenter says:


  • Michael L. says:

    Congrats on your nuptials! The best advice I can give is what my folks said to us when we married 8 years ago: if you approach conflict with the knowledge that you’re in the relationship for the long haul (i.e., a lifetime), then you WILL find a way to work things out. There’s peace in knowing the relationship itself is never at risk. BTW, my folks recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.

  • eva says:

    No advice just want the opportunity to wish you Mazel Tov. I’m so happy for both of you.

  • Kathy Hochberg says:

    That the love you feel for each other will always be young enough to stand the times and old fashioned enough to last forever <3 <3

  • Deborah says:

    Congratulations to you and Tracy! My best marriage advice came from my parents, and echoes some of what has been offered already. 1) Marry your best friend. If you can’t marry your best friend, then at least treat your spouse as though they are your best friend. and 2) You’re going to have some (ahem) “lively discussions” but never, never part in anger. Always put the love first.

  • Anne Reeves says:

    Listen, compromise, communicate!

  • Larry & Sherri Segall, Married 31 Years, Together For 38 Exciting Never Dull Years says:

    Ken, saw your wedding journey in today’s NY Times, all of the best. Look, Listen, Love, Learn, Live In The Moment And For Tomorrow, Affirm Your Other And Be Comfortable In Expressing Agreements And Disagreements, Marriage Is A Journey… Larry & Sherri

  • David says:

    I did see a reading of this show a while back, and really thoroughly enjoyed it, though critics don’t seem to have been so charmed. As for marriage advice, may be too late, but if you are a person totally into theater, you hopefully have joined with someone with the same passion…otherwise could make for much tension. But if you share the passion, share it all together, and life should be sweet.

  • Wishing you and Tracy every heavenly blessing! Congratulations on your wedding!

  • lorraine treanor says:

    When we married,Tim told me there had never been a divorce in his family; that he would love me forever. Last week, after 19 years that brought many changes, I finally believe him. Our marriage is one long running comedy.

  • Corinne Burns says:

    Congratulations and warm wishes for many happy years!

    My advice: “Say what you mean, mean what you say, BUT never say it mean!”

  • Marina Barry says:

    From someone who has been married for 16 (yikes!) years……… when the glow settles down and real life happens, think of the big picture and don’t get hung up on the little stuff. Stick up for yourselves but remember you are on the same team!
    Congrats to you both!!!

  • A.J. Muhammad says:

    Congrats Ken and whenever things get tough, “Try a little tenderness.” Also, the wife is always right. Period!

  • sggroner says:

    Date night. No.Matter.What. Even when you have kids!

  • jennifer terstenyak says:

    Be on the same team. And live at least an hour away from your inlaws that way they have to call before visits

  • You know how in “Barefoot in the Park” after being married for like a month they’re already talking about how they can’t handle it and maybe they should just get divorced? Yes, that kind of thing really does happen . Don’t worry. You’ll get through it. Nothing can completely prepare you for marriage. Nothing. Just take a deep breath and push through it. And remember, the most important person in your life is no longer you. It’s her. Accept that. Embrace that. Make her happy. Once you do that, you will be happy, too.

  • Ginger Dayle says:

    Marriage, like all relationships, is not always 50/50. Some days you will wake up and may have to give 90% and your spouse will give 10%. Other days you may wake up and give 25% and your wife will have to put in the 75%. I never thought of this until recently, but it is so true.

    Also NEVER fight over money… because there’s never enough to go around anyway, LOL!

    And work on a show together. Anything, big or small., Off-Broadway or on, even just a reading in your house together with friends. If you share your heart with someone then you should share your art as well. Makes it that much more meaningful and special.

  • Richy says:

    Always remain friends, the rest will come naturally…….

  • Jeryl M. says:

    Don’t try to guess what is on each other’s minds. Talk about things.

  • Our wedding song was I Love You Just The Way You Are by Billy Joel.

    we are 33 years later and 2 fantastic sons..

    Take a listen

  • Brian says:

    Appreciate each other every day.

  • Alexa says:

    Marriage is a lifetime of improv and the same rules apply…
    1. you never know what is going to be thrown at you, but you always have to acknowledge it.
    2. asking too many questions is boring and makes you look weak…have a spine, make some choices, live your role.
    3. trust your partner above all else.
    4. to whatever the other person suggests, your response should be some variation of “yes, and…”

  • Joyce Joseph says:

    Remember your goofy sides. Try to use humor and laugh through all the good and challenging times. Best of luck!

  • Ed from CT says:

    Congratulations, again, Ken & Tracy!
    After 26 years of marriage (yes, it is to the same person) I have learned a few things:
    1- If your spouse is happy, you are happy.
    2- It is better to be- and do- good then to be right all the time (as “right” can be subjective)
    3- As in producing, there may be shows (and days) that flop, but remember what you tell your investors who have been with you for years: if you believe in each other and are in it for the long haul then you will enjoy the journey and the rewards of that longevity. And going through the good times- together- will outweigh the bad.
    All best wishes!

  • Amanda says:

    Be honest, be present, be thankful.

  • Sabrina says:

    Give it 100% and it will give you the best return you can think of – a lifetime of happiness, memories, and partnership.

  • My sister is getting married next month, and I am getting the experience of walking her down the aisle. My advice is what I want to say to her, as well as to anybody–and it comes from the song we will be dancing to for the “father-daughter” dance in lieu of our father’s long-since departure.

    It’s a simple one.

    “Shower the people you love with love;
    Show them the way you feel”

    Congrats in finding happiness in one another’s arms.

  • Frank Guenther says:

    Show respect for you in-laws. Remember they knew your spouse first.

  • Tony P says:

    Encourage each other’s creative outlets. Cheer for each other. Then take the time to celebrate together.

  • Carl says:

    The lead male actor in Piece of My Heart looks like you.

    My advice is you don’t need any advice.


  • Lissa Levin says:

    Separate bathrooms.

    And never forget what made you propose, and her accept.

    Many congratulations, Ken.

  • Melinda says:

    First of all CONGRATULATIONS on your marriage! Here’s my advice with regard to arguments. NEVER ever use the words “never” and “always” in an argument, as in, “You NEVER help me” or “You ALWAYS help your friends first.” These always and never statements are usually not true and do nothing to help conflict resolution. Respond to an angry statement with love and in a voice an octave lower than the angry voice. Raising your voice above the other voice just encites more anger. And, each of you have feelings, so if you are vulnerable in sharing those feelings, the other one should validate those feelings with love and respect and not dismiss them as “stupid” or “ridiculous.”

  • Ellen Orchid says:

    Congratulations Ken and Tracy on your marriage. This is a tremendous accomplishment and I wish you both every happiness.
    I’ve been reading through all the above advice and it is all very wise and useful. So, first, I would say to you both, read through all these comments and use all of this terrific advice. The one that touched me the most (I’m paraphrasing) was “Accept me as I am with all my faults as I accept you, with all your faults”. We are all human, and our traits are well-established by the time we meet and marry, so whatever traits you find in each other that might be a source of conflict, I would suggest a posture of “radical acceptance”. Accept them in a big heartfelt gesture. Do not think you will make changes in the other person as time goes on. This is not impossible, but it is not a very common occurrence. The concept of “Radical Acceptance” comes from a kind of psychotherapy called DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) wherein folks with painful pasts are helped by just radically accepting all of the stuff that they experienced, so they can move forward. It takes away the painful and draining wobble of hoping to re-do or change the past, which is not possible. This concept frees one to move on.
    There is so much love in a couple there already, so my add-on advice would be, just love, celebrate, and enjoy the love and harmony you already are so fortunate to have found in this challenging world, and be prepared to “radically accept” everything else – every single darn little thing – in the other that one might want to change. Give up on changing it and save yourself a lot of “agita”, time, and mental energy. Again, congratulations.

  • Alex says:

    Never fight over money. Sit down and plan, budget and especially dream, but no fights. Good advice for a producer, yes?!

  • Words written in the final scene were from my own heart and experience…

    “That’s the way it goes when you find true love. There are good times and bad times and often it is somewhere in-between. But at the end of the day, when we accept our imperfections, see beyond the habits of our eyes and open up our hearts to each other, true and lasting love will prevail! And so it will be, forever and ever!

    Congratulations Ken and Tracy…you will find your path together….in your own way! 🙂

  • Terry Nardozzi says:

    Keep your friendships strong – keep your individuality intact. It will make you more interesting people to each other.

  • Pam Steadman says:

    First of all, congratulations on your marriage!
    Secondly, as advice, just keep on laughing together…find humor in EVERY situation.

  • Karma says:

    Remember to make each other feel ALIVE (yes, this a company reference)

  • Zanne Hall says:

    Congrats to you & Tracy! Hope your marriage is as happy (most of the time) and lengthy as my spouse Greg & I of 22 years.

  • ken says:

    honesty, communication, openness, all those things.

    and importantly, a deep hug right before you sleep, and when you first wake up.

    its works!

  • Theresa says:


  • Abby C says:

    Always offer your lady the last bite of dessert! 🙂

  • Cydney Halpin says:

    Remember to B-R-E-A-T-H!!!

  • Candace says:

    Never go to bed angry at each other!

  • Karl P says:

    The wife is always right!

  • Keni Fine says:

    Mazel Tov to you & Tracy!
    My best advice comes from Swami Pajamananda, who says,
    “No matter how your day goes, in the Bronx or the Bahamas, always make sure to keep the Peace in your Pajamas!” … and
    “When the times get tough and you’re crashing into bed, speak from the heart and not from the head.”
    #yogahoneymoon @swamipj p~j~

  • Ronald Kustina says:

    My wife and I just celebrated 39 years in August. Our first date was to a broadway show seeing Robert Preston and Mary Martin in I Do I Do. Through the decades that show no matter what the ups and downs are has shown that one thing binds a marriage and that is commitment. Good luck and my cup runneth over with love for you both.

  • nancy says:

    A good marriage is two people for each other, not against the world, but for the world with love to share.

  • Alexa B. says:

    ALWAYS have a planned trip coming up. So right after you have a great trip together, plan another one, no matter how far out. That way you always have something to look forward to that’s planned just for you guys to have fun.

  • Diane says:

    Don’t go to bed or leave for the day angry. Call a time out to at least agree to talk more later to settle a disagreement.

  • Paula says:

    Communication is crucial, and there is a saying, “Happy Wife, Happy Life”.
    I know from personal experience. I left after 23 years.
    It’s not just “My Way” but “Our Way”.

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