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Friday, August 1, 2014

On Aug. 16, an Emmy family affair in Bedford by Peter D. Kramer

Bedford filmmaker Dori Berinstein’s love letter to a lost friend, “Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love,” is up for a 2014 Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or series when …

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Bill T. Jones: A medal, then a wedding by Peter D. Kramer

If Bill T. Jones wore all his honorary ribbons and medals at one time, the choreographer—who seems to glide rather than walk—would likely walk hunched over. Jones’ ceremoni…

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Make the acquaintance of ‘Most Happy Fella’ by Peter D. Kramer

For 44 summers, Rose Cremonese Norton and her happy band of co-conspirators have taken to the stage at Westlake High School to put on a show. This summer’s 44th production, Frank Loess…

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

‘Two Gents,’ one tent, one Boscobel for HV Shakes by Peter D. Kramer

Director Eric Tucker likes his Shakespeare pared down, putting an emphasis on the ensemble. Theatergoers at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, in its 28th season on a bluff overlooking …

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Barbara Cook: Here and now by Peter D. Kramer

Long before she wowed Broadway audiences as an Iowa librarian who falls in love with a traveling salesman, Tony-winner Barbara Cook played for an audience of one. One traveling salesman. Her…

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Miss the Tonys ‘Memoriam’? You’re not alone by Peter D. Kramer

I guess giving Clint Eastwood’s 4 minutes of hemming and hawing and inability to read the TelePrompTer prompted Tonys producers to do the unthinkable: Omitting the “In Memoriam&#…

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Hudson Valley Shakespeare turns a page by Peter D. Kramer

Every year, the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival re-creates itself. The season is chosen, the directors hired, the shows cast. Then the tent goes up at Boscobel and theater lovers from acr…

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2014 Metros: Vocal Performance #lohudmetros by Peter D. Kramer

The 2014 Metros nominees for Outstanding Vocal Performance are: Bergen County Academies: “Bat Boy,” Caitlin Connolly (Meredith Parker) Clarkstown South: “The Mystery of Edw…

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Metros 2014: Life, it turns out, is a cabaret by Peter D. Kramer

Life, it turns out, is a cabaret. Fair Lawn High School’s production of “Cabaret” won three honors — including the coveted outstanding overall production award —…

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2014 Metros: Actress in a Supporting Role #lohudmetros by Peter D. Kramer

The 2014 Metros nominees for Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role are: Academy of the Holy Angels: “Seussical the Musical,” Sheena Santos (Jojo) Archbishop Stepinac: “M…

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2014 Metros: Actress in a Leading Role #lohudmetros by Peter D. Kramer

The 2014 Metros nominees for Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role are: Alexander Hamilton: “All Shook Up,” Heather Rubin Cabrera (Natalie) Archbishop Stepinac: “Mary Poppi…

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2014 Metros: Overall Production #lohudmetros by Peter D. Kramer

The final award of the evening. The 2014 Metros nominees for Outstanding Overall Production are: Outstanding Overall Production Archbishop Stepinac: “Mary Poppins” Don Bosco: …

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2014 Metros: Direction #lohudmetros by Peter D. Kramer

The 2014 Metros nominees for Outstanding Direction are: Archbishop Stepinac: “Mary Poppins,” Frank Portanova Hackensack: “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,…

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2014 Metros: Choreography #lohudmetros by Peter D. Kramer

The 2014 Metros nominees for Outstanding Choreography are: Archbishop Stepinac: “Mary Poppins,” Charlotte Newman Don Bosco: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,&#…

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2014 Metros: Actor in a Leading Role #lohudmetros by Peter D. Kramer

The 2014 Metros nominees for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role are: Fair Lawn: “Cabaret,” Matthew Mucha (Emcee) Pascack Valley: “Cabaret,” Calvin …

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2014 Metros: Actor in a Supporting Role #lohudmetros by Peter D. Kramer

The 2014 Metros nominees for Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role are: Archbishop Stepinac: “Mary Poppins,” Chris Guzman (George Banks) Don Bosco: “Joseph and the Amazing…

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2014 Metros: Student Orchestra #lohudmetros by Peter D. Kramer

The 2014 Metros nominees for Outstanding Student Orchestra are: Bergen County Academies: “Bat Boy: The Musical” Fair Lawn: “Cabaret” North Rockland: “Cats”…

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2014 Metros: Pleasantville performs #lohudmetros by Peter D. Kramer

The Seabees of Pleasantville start their medley with “Bloody Mary,” prompting Bloody Mary herself to appear. She makes a deal then leaves. Then Luther Billis and the boys sing &#…

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2014 Metros: T-minus 2 hours 10 minutes #lohudmetros by Peter D. Kramer

Harrison is on stage rehearsing their medley from A CHORUS LINE, following Harrison’s from SOUTH PACIFIC. Next up is Spring Valley, rehearsing IN THE HEIGHTS.The post 2014 Metros: T-mi…

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Monday’s Metro Awards: Order of show #lohudmetros by Peter D. Kramer

Here’s a look at the order of show for Monday night’s Metro Awards, which we’ll bring you LIVE from Archbishop Stepinac High School—at www.lohud.com. We’ll star…

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Monday’s Metros: A chat with emcee John Treacy Egan by Peter D. Kramer

There’s a reason Broadway’s John Treacy Egan will be stepping up to the mic on Monday night at Stepinac High School to host the 2014 Metropolitan High School Theater Awards. R…

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Video: The 2014 Metro nominees are announced by Peter D. Kramer

Thanks to speedy Pete Carr and Matt Brown for turning around the announcement video so quickly. And to Danielle Rudess for coming over from Rockland. And to Chris Vaughan for his fleet finge…

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2014 Metros nominees: Technical Merit (teachers nominate) by Peter D. Kramer

The Technical Merit nominees for the 2014 Metro Awards were nominated by teachers who submit a portfolio of student work. (Pictured: Rockland Country Day’s “Little Shop of Horror…

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Who’s up for a 2014 Metro? by Peter D. Kramer

Seven productions are in the running for outstanding overall production at the 2014 Metro Awards honoring achievements in high-school musicals from Rockland, Westchester and Bergen counties.…

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2014 Metros: By the numbers by Peter D. Kramer

Here’s a look at Monday’s announcement of the nominees for the 2014 Metros, by the numbers. Pictured above are Stepinac’s Christine Turturro, Avery Avellino and Dahlia Whit…

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2014 Metros: The nominees are… by Peter D. Kramer

Here are the nominees for the 2014 Metropolitan High School Theater Awards. The honors will be handed out at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains on June 2. Pictured above, Harris…

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

2014 Metros: Participating schools by Peter D. Kramer

Nominees for the 2014 Metropolitan High School Theater Awards will be announced Monday, May 12 at 7 p.m. in a live lohud.com webcast from The Journal News studio in White Plains. There are 3…

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Metro Awards move to Stepinac by Peter D. Kramer

The Metros are moving. After several years at Peekskill’s Paramount Hudson Valley, the Metro Awards—honoring the best in participating musicals at high schools from Rockland, Wes…

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Look back at the ’13 Metros and ahead to June 2 by Peter D. Kramer

OK, there’s just one show remaining on the high-school-musical calendar, the final weekend of Stepinac’s “Mary Poppins,” so the attention shifts to a little event on …

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Running Lines: Stepinac’s ‘Mary Poppins’ by Peter D. Kramer

Christine Turturro lives in Croton-on-Hudson and attends Croton-Harmon High School, but for months, she has been a fixture at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, rehearsing to p…

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Running Lines: Walter Panas’ ‘Oliver!’ by Peter D. Kramer

Sometimes, size matters. Last spring, diminutive Walter Panas sophomore Elizabeth Trifone was cast as Marta von Trapp in “The Sound of Music,” answering to her father’s whi…

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