12/8/00
Today's birthdays include: Sammy Davis Jr., David Carradine, John Rubinstein, Malcolm Gets, Teri Hatcher and Kim Basinger.

This was somehow overlooked in the Times birthday list this morning. Today is Bruce Kimmel's birthday. He is 29. Please send him a birthday message. In honor of this occasion, NYC has suspended the Alternate Side of the Street Cleaning Rules.

Making the Spirit Go A-Leaping

'Old Money': Social Lions and Losers by Ben Brantley

James Barbour

The Secret Garden Looks to the West End

Broadway Les Miz cuts - part 1 (as of 7 December)

Final Curtains: Last Chance To See Several B'way Blockbusters in the Coming Weeks

How Were the Reviews?: Old Money

Disney Plans January Carnival Reading

Little Shop of Horrors To Take Root on Broadway?

There seems to be a new Theatre.com columnist named Michael Buckley. He is writing under the banner "Past and Present". Welcome Michael!

James Barbour and Jane Eyre by Michael Buckley

Marcia Lewis and Chicago by Michael Buckley

Hoffman Eyes 'Seagull' Nest. Thesp to join Streep, Kline in Checkov stage play

William Ivey Long Gets Award From Nat'l Theatre Conference

Disney Mulling a Ride on Merrill-Stewart’s Carnival

Tour Expected for OB’s In-the-Black Unexpected Man

Atlanta's Actor's Express Cancels Dec. 7 Benefit for Critic Hulbert

12/7/00
Today's birthdays include: Eli Wallach and Ellen Burstyn.

'Forbidden Broadway': Broadway Meat, Cut for a Skewer by Ben Brantley

Short Films Coming Soon to a Hand-Held Device Near You

TV Notes: Philbin Defends 'Millionaire'

New Bacharach/David Musical at the Roundabout?

Theatreworks Raises Salaries

Little Shop on Broadway?

Would-Be Stars and Others by Ken Mandelbaum

Poor John Barrowman and Jack Wagner: NBC pulls the plug on "Titans"
Sorry Ginger.

Dracula, Camille Claudel, Havana Next Up for B'way's Frank Wildhorn

John Cullum Stars in Wendy Wasserstein's Old Money Dec. 7

How Were the Reviews? Forbidden Broadway 2001: A Spoof Odyssey

Broadway Plans a Dramatic Spring

Report: Downey's Hamlet Still On Despite Drug Arrest

"Krebsman's" Great Idea by Peter FIlichia

Psycho/Dramas On Stage by Peter Filichia

SH-K-BOOM and IDINA MENZEL by Forrest Mallard

Revised R&H? by Sean Patrick Flahaven

Little Women Heads South by Sean Patrick Flahaven

Seussical and Bright Eyed Joy to the Studio by Sean Patrick Flahaven

IT'S HIGH NOON IN WHOVILLE. Critical boos greet Seuss tuner

PRODUCERS PLAN NEW OFF B'WAY COMPLEX. $15 mil project to be finished in 2002

STRANDS: LANGE 'DAY'S' RAVES. Producer now thinking Broadway

EISNER: DISNEY NEEDS TUNE-UP. 'Not getting out' of Net division, topper insists

Broadway Stars Saluting Lansbury at Kennedy Center Honors to Air on CBS Dec. 27

Volume of Theatre Criticism by Gordon Rogoff Released on Yale Press

De Lys' Threepenny Opera Cast Reunites for Actors Fund Benefit, at Lortel, Dec. 18

NYC's Lark Reads Pera Palas Playwright Unel's Latest, Tolstoy’s Den, Dec. 14-15

Idina Menzel Goes Into the Sh-K-Boom Room Dec. 7

Residual Angst: SAG Fires Bow Shot After Meeting w/Motion Pix Alliance

Selleck’s Thousand Clowns Will Wait Till July for Bway Launch

Lane/Moorehouse Play If It Was Easy to Reach NYC in February

Producers Say Tom Sawyer Will Still Play New Haven’s Shubert Before Bway

Gypsy of the Year Raises Nearly $2.1 for BC/EFA; Lion King, Miss Saigon Win

SFX Locks In Coca-Cola for North American Marketing Alliance, Dec. 4

Musical Time and Again Taps David McCallum to Play Mysterious Government Man

12/5/00
On this day in 1791, Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died in Vienna, Austria, at age 35. Today's birthdays include: Walt Disney.

A Burst of Energy in the Regional Theater
There is a current burst of energy in regional theaters, many of which have taken advantage of a strong economy, a growing companionability with commercial producers, and their own institutional maturity to present riskier and more expansive work than they did five years ago.

Madame Tussaud's DOESN'T give its regards to B'way

Patrick Stewart, Mercedes Ruehl Cast in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Producers Postpone Selleck's B'way Thousand Clowns

Richard Thomas, Laila Robins Star in Second Stage Tiny Alice Revival, Dec. 5

"Musicals Tonight!" Series Revives Foxy, Dec. 5

Elizabeth Franz Feeling Fine After Backstage Collapse in Boston Death of a Salesman

Original Cast Gathers for Dec. 18 Threepenny Opera Reunion and Show

Off-Broadway Greets Robert Louis Stevenson Musical Children's Garden, Dec. 5

The Funniest Comedy You Didn't See by Peter Filichia

B'Way Receipts Drop; 'Best' Bucks Trend. 'Search' also up though White Way stumbles.

'Clowns' Folds Up Tent On B'Way Revival. Selleck headliner to open in North Carolina May 15.

Godspeed Tunes Up Names Change. Opera House takes on Musicals moniker, to bow in April.
That is actually how Variety spelled "Goodspeed". It is unfortunate. Remember when Variety used to care about Broadway? I know that this is simply a typo, but Variety's coverage of Broadway is pretty poor considering what it used to be.

CIE Inks Ad Deal With Terra Lycos. Similar accords sought in Argentina, Brazil, Spain.
CIE seems to be like a Livent - Mexico.

Goodspeed Operation Renames Itself Goodspeed Musicals

Equity Plans to Bird Dog Troika’s Sound of Music With Pickets in Ohio

SAG and AFTRA Members Approve Commercial Contract

Dec. 4 TDF Dance Workshop Launches "Dance Project"

Broadway Grosses: November 27 - December 3 - Part 1

PHOTO CALL: Pete 'n' Keely 'n' Betty 'n' Mackie 'n' Reddy
I always find it strange when a "Photo Call" has no photo... but maybe it will show up later in the day...

Roundabout Conducts Post-Show Talk with Gussow, After Dec. 9 Betrayal

Stage Directors and Choreographers Go One-on-One With Albee, Dec. 5

Ricky Ian Gordon Album, Featuring McDonald, Due in Stories Feb. 20

OB’s Second Stage Puts Albee’s Alice in the Hands of Thomas and Robins, Dec. 5

Must get caught up on The Toronto Star reviews:

ShowMag.com, an online entertainment magazine based on the left coast, has a nice little feature on our own little crush: Lisa Richard.

I hear Lea Delaria got a record deal with one of the big music companies...

Ron Bohmer is The Scarlet Pimpernel on the National Tour. Ron joins the company with his first performance in Denver on Dec. 12th. This tour is actually a different version than P3 that Ron performed on Broadway, so he will need a week to rehearse with the company in Tempe.

I can't believe how many of you were still coming to this website through jamesmarino.com... until I killed the site this weekend. So bookmark BroadwayStars! The other site will probably not be back for a long time.

12/4/00
On this day in 1875, William Marcy Tweed, the ''Boss'' of New York City's Tammany Hall political organization, escaped from jail and fled the country. (Hey that would make a great musical! Nevermind.) Today's birthdays include: Wink Martindale and Marisa Tomei.

The Goodman Theater: Sleek Digs for a Grande Dame

'The Last of the Thorntons': Wry Smiles Temper the Anguish of Old Age

Win Free tickets to PETE 'N' KEELY!

Ruth Wallis Musical Revue B(.)(.)BS! Workshops OB, Dec. 5
You hardly ever get to see a show with a tenor named Kilty. (And an excellent former Plaid he is!)

Kaufman and Hart -- and Marlowe by Peter Filichia

Showgirl of 52nd Street Next on York Theatre's New Musicals Series, Dec. 4

Used Piano with Rich Broadway History ... Needs Home by Forrest Mallard

Giving Thanks by Sean Patrick Flahaven

Poor Horton by Sean Patrick Flahaven

Variety's Oscar Site Now Open For Biz. Searchable pic screenings, in-depth coverage offered.

Kevin Chamberlin

National Theatre Workshop of the Handicapped Presents Brel Cabaret Dec. 6-9 in NYC

African-American Exploration, Hambone Gets World Preem in Chi Jan. 19-Feb. 25, 2001

Cosby, Baldwin Celebrate 35th Anniversary of NYU’s Tisch School, Dec. 4

McLaughlin's Days and Nights Within Read Dec. 4 in 2000 FL Series

Gypsy in the Palace: 12th Annual Show & BC/EFA Benefit Held Dec. 4-5

It is good to see that Broadway.com works on Sundays...

12/3/00
On this day in 1947, The Tennessee Williams play "A Streetcar Named Desire" opened on Broadway. Today's birthdays include: Andy Williams.

Joining a Rich Tradition of Comedies About Money by Wendy Wasserstein

We're All Trapped, but Let's Laugh

Bocelli Seeks Legitimacy (And Bucks) in 'Bohème'
How long can it be before Bocelli comes to Broadway?

All-Girl Rock Band Betty Performs at Holiday Concerts, Starting Dec. 3

Remembering Camelot by Peter Filichia

Taking the Wheel Showcases 3hree Composer, Dec. 3

Mister Cellophane by Ken Mandelbaum

Lifegame's OB Lifespan Ends Dec. 3

Fountain Theatre Launches 2001 Season on Jan. 18, 2001

Tomorrow's Broadway.com Datebook (on their front page) lists BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year at The New Amsterdam. It is of course at The Palace. Just didn't want anyone showing up at the wrong theatre.

Sunday, December 3rd, 2000 -- 9:00PM-11:00PM
This Sunday on EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN features the music of Bobby Darin. Some of the songs from his career that will be broadcast are: "Splish Splash", "Beyond The Sea" from 1959 Capitol Release That's All. Rodgers and Hammerstein's "I Have Dreamed" recorded live at The Copa "If I Were A Carpenter" (Tim Hardin) and, of course, "Mack The Knife" written by Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht and Marc Blitzstein.

We will hear four renditions of Frank Loesser's Academy Award Winning Song, "Baby, It's Cold Outside" with performances by: Ray Charles and Betty Carter, Nancy Lamott and Michael Feinstein, Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester and Ricardo Montalban and Esther Williams from Neptune's Daughter.

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN can be heard every Sunday 9-11 PM (EST) over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at: www.wbai.org, www.wbaifree.org or www.pacifica.org.

12/2/00
Today's birthdays include: Maria Callas, Britney Spears, Adolph Green, Julie Harris, Gianni Versace, Charles Ringling and Georges Seurat.

Three-Ring Thrills Distilled to One. Barnum's Kaleidoscape, the big-time one-ring circus filled with superb acts that has pitched its red-and-white spired tent in Bryant Park, is no watered-down version of tradition.

Angela Lansbury Among Kennedy Center Honorees Dec. 2-3

Tommy Tunes Out Las Vegas EFX

SCENE AND HEARD: Horton Hears a Party

Hadary To Host "Gypsy of the Year" Competition Dec. 4-5

Box Office Opens Dec. 3 for B'way The Producers

Son of Moose by Peter Filichia

The BEST OF BROADWAY... On The Block by Forrest Mallard

Long Day of Battle

Seussical by Ken Mandelbaum

Marshall Takes Chicago To Hollywood

Pete 'n' Keely, Musical Showbiz Satire, Begins Swingin' Previews Dec. 2 in NYC

Chatterbox Rudetsky Gets His Own Show to Shine, Dec. 2-30 at OOB’s HERE

Actors’ Fund Launches Web-Based “Auction of 1000 Stars.” Dec. 1

Danny Zolli's CD... I spoke with Danny the other day about his CD. It is 12 tracks, of which 7 are ready to be mixed. He really has no deadline for the CD, other than sometime soon, so perhaps we will see it in the spring. (At least he has not been working on his CD as long as Stokes has.) He only has one tune from a show. Of course it is Gethsemene, which Danny sings better than *anyone* who has ever walked this earth. The rest of it is definitely rock and roll. I am looking forward to hearing it. Danny is a wonderful talent.

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