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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Robin Wagner: A Career Designed to Impress « Stage Directions by Ellis Nassour

Without a doubt, it’s fair to say Wagner is one of contemporary American theater’s most successful and respected scenic designers. He has over 55 solo Broadway credits (since 1966’s sh…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 03:05PM
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Cherry Jones on Doubt, Why Watching Herself in The Heiress Was ‘Ghastly,’ and Sticking With Theatre by Ellis Nassour

In this wide-ranging 2004 interview, the star looks back at her career and forward to what would become her second Tony-winning role in Doubt.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:05AM
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Here Comes Lea DeLaria in On the Town—Born to Make People Laugh by Ellis Nassour

DeLaria spoke to Playbill about her show-stopping turn—opposite Jesse Tyler Ferguson—in the 1998 revival.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:04AM
Sunday, April 16, 2017

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Stockard Channing on Defying Her Family to Become a Star by Ellis Nassour

In this 1997 interview, the Tony and Emmy winner talks her uphill climb to success, finding her strength onstage, and living without regret.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Monday, May 25, 2015

The New Season; Broadway/Cabaret Festival; Elaine Stritch/Tommy Tune Honors; White House Salutes Broadway; Shakespeare's Globe; by Ellis Nassour

Marilyn Maye's Everywhere; Mario Fratti One Acts; Trevor Project Fundraiser; A Poe Tale; Boo!

SOURCE: BroadwayStars at 05:58PM

Richard Dreyfuss Retired from Acting; Encores! Rings in New Season; Arresting Dramas; Harry Potter, the Beginning of the End; More by Ellis Nassour

Director Jen Bender, talks with Lauren Class Schneider about her experiences with Lion King, Broadway in South Africa and her recent NYMF show, Trails.

SOURCE: BroadwayStars at 05:58PM
Monday, January 5, 2015

Interview with Elizabeth Ashley: Part 1 by Ellis Nassour

Tony-winner Elizabeth Ashley, Co-starring in You Can't Take It with You: A Life Not Always Well-Lived but She Wouldn't Change a Thing - Part 1

SOURCE: theaterlife at 10:19AM
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Larry Kramer's Landmark The Normal Heart is HBO Special Event May 25 by Ellis Nassour

Larry Kramer's Landmark The Normal Heart is HBO Special Event May 25

SOURCE: theaterlife at 10:41AM
Friday, April 4, 2014

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber Together Again for 50-City Tour of Their Landmark Rock Opera Jesus Christ Superstar by Ellis Nassour

In 1970, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber burst onto the worldwide stage with the concept album of a musical about the last days of Jesus, the landmark rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, whi…

SOURCE: BroadwayStars at 10:50AM
Friday, March 21, 2014

The Met's Production of Puccini's Tosca Airs Sunday; New Production of Verdi's Falstaff on April 10 by Ellis Nassour

Don't mess with a classic was the message Swiss director Luc Bondy received on this new production, but Patricia Racette and Roberto Alagna soar on the passionate arias.

SOURCE: theaterlife at 12:09PM
Friday, February 28, 2014

Liza, Lorna, and Joey to Introduce Oscar Salute to The Wizard of Oz on its 75th Anniversary and Mom Judy Garland by Ellis Nassour

In a rare reunion of the three Garland/ Minnelli/Luft siblings, Liza, Lorna, and Joey will introduce the Oscar segment.saluting their mom and the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz.

SOURCE: theaterlife at 10:51AM
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ellen DeGeneres to Host the 86th Annual Academy Awards on March 2 by Ellis Nassour

And the winner is? Only the Envelope knows! At this point in awards fatigue, it'll be anticlimatic. Ellen'll be at top of her game, 75th Av of The Wizard of Oz and Judy Garland will be cele…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 10:02AM
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Remembering James Dean: From Method Actor to Screen Idol by Ellis Nassour

In the month that James Dean would have turned 83: a looks back at his "exceptional imagination" and the NY mecca where he honed it: the Actor's Studio.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 12:15PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ringling Bros. Circus Offers Extravaganza, Laughs, and a Look Back at Legends by Ellis Nassour

Ringling's not at the Garden any longer. First of four metro engagements opens at Barclays. Lots of new faces, not to mention a mix of lions and tigers, but most of the acts are tried and tr…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 12:55PM
Friday, February 14, 2014

Moss Hart's Act One: On Broadway and in Bookstores by Ellis Nassour

To celebrate LCT’s adaptation by James Lapine of Hart’s autobiography, beginning previews March 20, St. Martin’s Press has reissued the book. Stars of the play appear Tuesday at B&N/82…

SOURCE: City Guide NY at 03:33PM
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Onstage & On Screen, Love Is in the Air for Valentine's Day by Ellis Nassour

From After Midnight-Wicked and with the cineplexes filled with Valentine "candy"--it's a love feast out there.

SOURCE: City Guide NY at 05:20PM
Friday, February 7, 2014

Beyond the Glitz: Entertaining Reads About the World of Broadway by Ellis Nassour

Nothing Like a Dame: Conversations with the Great Women of Musical Theatre; Anything Goes: A History of American Musical Theatre; and more. Upcoming live appearances, plus a rare one 2/17 by…

SOURCE: City Guide NY at 11:21AM
Monday, February 3, 2014

Quinn Lemley Headlines Sizzling Revue Burlesque to Broadway, February 5-8 by Ellis Nassour

The art of the tease used to be so titillating until everything around us became titillating. Singer/dancer Quinn Lemley, harks back to an actually more innocent time in her colorful and hig…

SOURCE: City Guide NY at 02:31PM
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Film Society of Lincoln Center & Dance Films Present 'Dance on Camera' by Ellis Nassour

This is DOC's 7th consecutive season at FSLC, January 31 - February 4. Screenings, with many premieres and guests, reflect the trend toward unusual collaborations (dance and skating, dance a…

SOURCE: City Guide NY at 04:43PM

PBS's Great Performances Presents Christopher Plummer in William Luce's Barrymore by Ellis Nassour

Plummer recreates his Tony- and Drama Desk-winning role as the stage/screen legend in this almost-one-man-show (1997) January 31 at 9pm.

SOURCE: City Guide NY at 09:16AM
Monday, January 27, 2014

First Star-Studded Gala of the Year: Drama League Celebrates Broadway and Neil Patrick Harris by Ellis Nassour

February 3's A Musical Celebration of Broadway honors Golden Globe nominee, Emmy winner, mega TV star, and the Tony’s host-with-the-most.

SOURCE: City Guide NY at 03:00PM

Theatergoers Bonanza Time: Huge Discounts for Broadway and Off by Ellis Nassour

Bargain prices for shows you want to see and see again. Plus possible free dinner!

SOURCE: City Guide NY at 12:32PM
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Broadway to Welcome Super Bowl Fans by Ellis Nassour

XLVIII will be played in NJ, but The Apple is the place for NFL fun, but Broadway will score a few touchdowns with Bryant Park concert by the casts of Broadway shows.

SOURCE: City Guide NY at 03:28PM
Monday, January 20, 2014

American Masters Launches 28th season Tuesday with J. D. Salinger Documentary by Ellis Nassour

The two-hour doc at 9 P.M. is director Shane Salerno's cut with additional footage never seen; based on his biography with David Shields on the intriguing and very private life of the author.

SOURCE: theaterlife at 11:44AM
Monday, January 13, 2014

The Show Will Go On! 12th Annual Nightlife Awards January 27th, Town Hall by Ellis Nassour

Scott Siegel rejoiced, "The show will go on," hosted by Emmy-winning Bruce Vilanch, "thanks to the dedicated efforts of our sponsors and donors!" Dee Dee Bridgewater to receive Legend Award.

SOURCE: theaterlife at 11:54AM
Saturday, January 11, 2014

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey Return to Host Sunday's Golden Globes by Ellis Nassour

The Hollywood Press Association's "Party of the year" honors film and TV.

SOURCE: theaterlife at 11:21AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards