Wednesday, July 20, 2016

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ to Close on Broadway on December 31, 2016 by Shelby Behrman

Fiddler on the Roof, the award-winning revival of the beloved musical about the Russian-Jewish milkman Tevye and his five daughters, will close at the Broadway theater on December 31, 2016. …

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

John McMartin, Follies’ Original Benjamin Stone, Dead at 86 by Rick Pender

  John McMartin, an actor with a flair for patrician roles, died on July 6, 2016. According to the New York Times, the cause was cancer. He was 86. McMartin, whose stage career began in…

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Broadway Dims Lights Tonight in Memory of Actor John McMartin by Robert Viagas

The star of Follies and Sweet Charity died July 6.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Broadway artists to star at the Rep by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

'Follies' opens the 2016-2017 season

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Broadway Theaters Will Dim Their Lights to Honor the Late John McMartin by Ryan McPhee

Broadway theaters will their lights in honor of John McMartin, the Tony-nominated actor and original Follies star who died at the age of 86 earlier this month. Marquees will go dark on July …

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Broadway Will Dim Its Lights in Memory of John McMartin by Robert Viagas

The star of Follies and Sweet Charity died July 6.

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Obituary: John McMartin / Versatile, gentlemanly Tony Award-nominated Broadway actor by Mark Kennedy / Associated Press

John McMartin, the versatile, gentlemanly Tony Award-nominated actor who starred on Broadway in such shows as “Follies” and “Sweet Charity,” has died, according to his manager. McMar…

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Must-Watch John McMartin FOLLIES Tribute

It's been a depressing week overall, and I think we're going on a 'regular news' blackout for the weekend here. Amongst this week's sad theatre news was was word that, aw…

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Video Flash: Flashback Friday: Remembering John McMartin's "Road You Didn't Take" From Follies

Celebrate the life of this veteran actor with his signature tune.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

John McMartin Dies: Broadway Veteran Of ‘Follies’ & ‘Sweet Charity’ Fame Was 86 by Patrick Hipes

John McMartin, the longtime Broadway staple and film and TV charactor actor who was part of the original cast of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies and starred in Sweet Charity on both the sta…

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Five-Time Tony Nominee John McMartin, Star of Follies, Sweet Charity & More, Dies at 86 by

John McMartin, Tony Award-nominated actor of stage and screen, has died at the age of 86 following a battle with cancer. A death notice for the performer appeared in the New York Times on Ju…

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Follies Star John McMartin Dead at 86 by Robert Viagas

He was also the original Oscar in Sweet Charity.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Emily Skinner Among Broadway Stars Set for St. Louis Follies by Robert Viagas

She'll play Phyllis with Christiane Noll as Sally.

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Emily Skinner, Christiane Noll & More Will Star in Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' FOLLIES by BroadwayWorld

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis The Rep will kick off its 50th anniversary season with an all-star cast performing in Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece Follies. Directed by Rob Ruggiero, thi…

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Two Museums Put On Good Stage Shows by Broadway & Me

Spring's incessant flow of show openings slows to a trickle in the summer so theater junkies like me have to look elsewhere for our fixes. I recently found some solace in theater-related exh…

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Stars of Vaudeville #994: Bernard “Bunny” Granville by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Bernard “Bunny” Granville (1886-1936). Granville was a comedian in vaudeville; he played the Palace in the very first year of its existence, and again, a…

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Friday, July 1, 2016

This Month in Theatre History (July 2016) by American Theatre Editors

From the last Ziegfeld Follies to At the Foot of the Mountain's rise to national prominence, July had many theatrical events of note.

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Interview: Kyle Riabko on ‘Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined’ and Why Burt Is Like a Punk Rocker by Jose Solis

In Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined, Kyle Riabko takes the catalogue of one of the world’s most beloved composers, and turns it into something that’s both new and classic. His stripped…

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Much Ado About Nothing review – shades of The Prisoner in surreal comedy by Alfred Hickling

Theatr Clwyd, Mold With a chequerboard lawn, Italianate follies and an audience on garden chairs, Shakespeare’s play is given a Portmeirion-style designTamara Harvey has stated that she wa…

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Deluxe Edition of Barbra Streisand's ENCORE Includes Solos From FOLLIES, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, BALLROOM, TOO MANY GIRLS by Michael Dale

Fans who purchase Barbra Streisand's newest album, 'Encore Movie Partners Sing Broadway' from Target, will receive a Deluxe Edition including four additional tracks.

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Spotlight On...Ran Levy by Michael Block

Name: Ran LevyHometown: Grew up both in San Diego and Israel. By the time I was twenty I had moved so often that it’s hard to think about a place I can truly call my “hometown”.Educati…

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Shannon McDowell on Dressing Rafiki, Going on 'Vocal Rest' & The Lion King Song She Cannot Escape by Beth Stevens

Shannon McDowell became a dresser on the Great White Way when she worked on Ragtime in 1998. Since then she has worked on 42nd Street, Follies, Spamalot, Hair, Spider-Man, Turn off the Dark …

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/16/16- Danny Burstein by Stage Tube

Happy Birthday, Danny Burstein On Broadway, Burstein's appearances have included A Little Hotel on the Side 1992, Yakov in The Seagull 1992-93, in Saint Joan and Three Men on a Horse both in…

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Review: She Loves Me (2016 Broadway Cast Recording) by Andrew Kendall

“Thank you, madam. Please call again. Do call again, madam,” is the rejoinder the staff at Maraczek’s Parfumerie sings each time a customer exits the shop. The line charmingly, simply,…

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Cady Huffman & Jonathan Randell Silver Will Join Shear Madness Off-Broadway; Comedy Moves to a New Venue by Ryan McPhee

Tony winner Cady Huffman will step into Shear Madness off-Broadway beginning June 20. She’ll assume the role of Mrs. Shubert, currently played by Lynne Wintersteller. On that same day,…

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Show Showdown's Tony Picks (Not All of Which Are "Hamilton") by Elizabeth Wollman

If you are a reader of this blog, then we probably don't have to tell you that early June means the annual Tony awards. Even if you are not a reader of this blog, we also probably don't have…

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Interview: Justin Sayre on Judy, Comedy and Kindness by Jose Solis

As chairman of the International Order of Sodomites – the renowned entity that regulates the proper behavior, etiquette and culture of the gay community – one would think that Ju…

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The Humans Family Steps Out to Celebrate Tony Nominees Jayne Houdyshell & Reed Birney's Sardi's Portraits by Lindsey Sullivan

With six Tony Award nominations, The Humans' cast and creative team have much to celebrate. The stars, scribe Stephen Karam and director Joe Montello recently assembled at Sardi's Re…

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Tony Conrad’s Open-Ended Oeuvre by Craig Hubert

Ahead of a retrospective of his work at Anthology Film Archives in 2005, the artist and musician Tony Conrad, in conversation with Whitney Museum curator Jay Sanders for Bomb Magazine, spoke…

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Hot Clip of the Day: This Follies Foursome Makes You Love Today

This fierce quartet slays Sondheim's Follies number.

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