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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!

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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.

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The Met's 100th Anniversary Production of Puccini's Fanciulla; Stocking Stuffer Books; Leslie Uggams Out West; Hoffman through the Hollerdays; King Tut Soon Returns Home; More by Ellis Nassour

Puccini's La Fanciulla del West or The Girl of the Golden West has returned to the Met for a series of performances commemorating the 100th anniversary of the opera's 1910 world prem there.

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Feature: 25 Special Holiday Memories by Ellis Nassour

Over two dozen celebrities, including Nick Adams, Lorna Luft, Donna Murphy, Brad Oscar, Lea Salonga, and Karen Ziemba, share their recollections of the season.

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The Holidays Are Upon Us! The Rockettes and Christmas; Kennedy Center Honors on CBS; Theater Hall of Fame; Stocking Stuffers; Karen Ziemba; Brenda Blethyn; The Met Telecasts Girl of the Golden West; More by Ellis Nassour

The fabled Rockettes, Santa Claus, a 3-D trip from the North Pole to Sixth Avenue and 50th Street, ice skaters, a young ballerina, dancing bears, lavishly-dressed Kings from the East, and a …

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Feature: Sinking Their Teeth Into Dracula by Ellis Nassour

Michel Altieri, George Hearn, and Jake Silbermann discuss the new Off-Broadway production of the classic vampire story.

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Feature: 15 Celebrity New Year's Resolutions by Ellis Nassour

From doing their taxes to swearing less to sleeping more, the stars share their goals for 2011!

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More Broadway for the Buck; Sondra Radvanovsky, Exquisite in Tosca Debut in Exciting Night at the Met; Marc Kudisch/Ron Raines Sing; A Must-See Earnest; More by Ellis Nassour

In these hard times, everyone can welcome sales. And who can resist a half-price sale on Bway tickets? Hey, that's 50% off! For the first time ever, January 24 - February 10, Bway'll be ge…

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Remembering Ellen Stewart, La MaMa Etc. Founder by Ellis Nassour

Off Off and Off Bway pioneer and champion Ellen Stewart, 91 and the founder/director of La MaMa E.T.C., the theatre that began in 1961 and became a major multicultural force of performance a…

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Encores!: Weill/Anderson's Lost in the Stars; Nightlife Awards; Opera Treasure Trove from the Met; Licia Albanese; More by Ellis Nassour

Kurt Weill's last completed work before his death, the musical Lost in the Stars, written with Maxwell Anderson, lyricist, will be the second Encores! production of the City Center season. T…

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Broadway by the Year Season Opener a Valentine to 1921; All-Star Cast Party! Benefits BC/EFA; Linda Lavin Sings; Dangerous Beauty Prems in Pasadena; Song Therapy; New to DVD by Ellis Nassour

Celebrate Valentine's Day in memorable fashion as Town Hall and Scott Siegel begin Broadway by the Year's 11th season February 14 at 8 P.M. with Broadway Musicals of 1921. "And it's going to…

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The Red Carpet Rolls Out for Oscar; Poster Art and Musical Legends; Harry Connick Returns; Jones and Schmidt Salute; More Classic Film Scores by Ellis Nassour

The 83nd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honor 10 nom'd "best" from 2010 on Sunday 8 P.M. [with red carpet arrivals], telecast on…

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Feature: Maxwell Caulfield Is Back in Bloom by Ellis Nassour

The veteran actor returns to the stage in the Off-Broadway revival of Cactus Flower.

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Veteran Actresses Loni Ackerman and Lorraine Serabian Return "with a Vengeance" - and in Rep; Encores! Presents Where's Charley?; Celebrating Placido Domingo; Carmen Joins the 3-D Craze; New Directors/New Films; More by Ellis Nassour

For their inaugural season, Lenny Leibowitz and Amy Estes' Marvell Rep took a giant leap by becoming NY's only professional theater company producing new and classic plays in rotating repert…

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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

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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

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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