Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Margaret Irving: From “The Follies” to “Aunt Gus” by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Margaret Irving (1898-1988). Those Baby Boomers who remember Irving as an old lady on television will be astonished to know that she started out as a Broadway Beauty…

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Photo Coverage: A Visit with the Cast of Signature Theatre's TITANIC by Walter McBride

Signature Theatrepresents Titanic, directed bySignature TheatreArtistic DirectorEric SchaefferBroadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet, now playing thru January 29.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Broadway Actors Set for Ziegfeld Follies of the Air by Andrew Gans

The New 1934 Live from Broadway Broadcast Revue will be held at Birdland.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

The legends Broadway lost in 2016 by Michael Riedel

Broadway will be dimming its lights a lot in the coming weeks. Dick Latessa, who won a Tony for “Hairspray,” died Dec. 19. Soon after, the theater lost Willa Kim, who designed the stylis…

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Willa Kim, Designer of Fanciful Costumes, Dies at 99 by Anita Gates

Ms. Kim won Tony Awards for her designs in “Sophisticated Ladies” and “The Will Rogers Follies,” and worked in dance and opera as well.

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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Remembers the Legends We Lost in 2016 with Kevin Daly by Behind The Curtain

On this very special episode of Behind The Curtain Broadway's Living Legends, Rob and Kevin take a look back at some of the great artists who made their final exit in 2016. From FOLLIES'John…

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Willa Kim Dies; Tony Winning ‘Will Rogers Follies’ Costume Designer Was 99 by Jeremy Gerard

Willa Kim, a two-time Tony winning costume designer who crowned chorines with longhorns and draped Duke Ellington’s hoofers in ermine and feather boas, has died in Los Angeles. She was…

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Friday, December 23, 2016

National Theatre’s Follies Casts Its Carlotta by Andrew Gans

The Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical will be presented in fall 2017.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Remembering Broadway’s Dick Latessa by Michael Riedel

When Harvey Fierstein slipped on a housecoat to play Edna in “Hairspray,” his co-star, Dick Latessa, told him he wasn’t the first to do a musical in drag: “We did a number in the out…

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Dick Latessa, Winner of a Tony for ‘Hairspray,’ Dies at 87 by Richard Sandomir

Mr. Latessa appeared in several Broadway shows — like “Follies,” “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “Damn Yankees” — as well as on television and in films.

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‘Hairspray’ Tony Award-winner Dick Latessa dies at 87 by Mark Kennedy | ap

A veteran Broadway actor who was in the original productions of “Follies,” ‘’Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “The Will Rogers Follies” and who won a Tony Award playing Harvey Fiers…

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Photo Flash: All Aboard! First Look at Signature Theatre's 360-Degree Staging of TITANIC by BroadwayWorld

Signature Theatre presents Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet, now playing thru January 29.The show feat…

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Tony Winning Actor Dick Latessa Dies at 87 by Robert Viagas

His 50-year career included roles in Will Rogers Follies, Philemon, and Hairspray.

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Dick Latessa, a Broadway Veteran & Tony Winner for Hairspray, Dies at 87 by Ryan McPhee

Dick Latessa, who won a Tony Award in 2003 for his performance in Hairspray, has died at the age of 87. Hairspray composer and co-lyricist Marc Shaiman shared the news on Facebook, writing &…

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STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of Signature Theatre's TITANIC by Stage Tube

Signature Theatrepresents Titanic, directed bySignature TheatreArtistic DirectorEric SchaefferBroadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet, now playing thru January 29.

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Poll: Which musical are you most looking forward to in 2017? by The Stage

Next year promises a number of high-profile musical theatre openings including the highlighting anticipated Hamilton and a revival of Follies starring Imelda

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Olivier Winner Janie Dee & More Tapped for Penelope Skinner's Linda Off-Broadway; Full Cast & New Dates Announced by Lindsey Sullivan

Two-time Olivier Award winner Janie Dee is set to play the title role in off-Broadway's Linda, which marks playwright Penelope Skinner's Manhattan Theatre Club return following her p…

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Odds & Ends: Tony Yazbeck & Laura Osnes Set for Crazy for You, Alex Timbers Circling Disney's Cruella & More by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Tony Yazbeck & Laura Osnes Set for Crazy for You Tony Yazbeck (Finding Neverland) and the Broadway-bound Laura Osnes (Ba…

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Signature Theatre's 360-Degree Staging of TITANIC Sets Sail Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Signature TheatrepresentsTitanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet, tonight,December 13, throughJanuary 29, 201…

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

This Monday: A Talk at the Morbid Anatomy Museum by Trav S.D.

Monday, December 12, 7pm: “W.C. Fields: From Dime Museums to the Jazz Age” an illustrated talk by Trav S.D., sponsored by Zelda Magazine  A look at screen comedian W.C. Fields&#…

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Great White Way Dates Set for Harold Prince's Prince of Broadway by Imogen Lloyd Webber

We now have dates for the previously reported Main Stem premiere of Prince of Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club. The long-in-the-works musical, which celebrates the career of the 21-time T…

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

STAGE TUBE: Get Ready for Signature's 360-Degree Send-Off with 'Godspeed Titanic' Music Video by Stage Tube

Signature Theatre'sTitanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet,will run from December 13 - January 29, 2017, feat…

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Donna Migliaccio Stars in SILVER BELLES World Premiere, Starting Tonight at Signature Theatre by BroadwayWorld

Signature Theatrepresents theworld premiere production of a new holiday musical, Silver Belles. Directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer Broadway's Follies, Million Dol…

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Friends Set up GoFundMe Page for Terri White’s Medical Expenses by Andrew Gans

The singing actor, last on Broadway in the revival of Follies, is undergoing chemotherapy.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Stars of Vaudeville #1012: Norma Terris by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Norma Terris (Norma Allison, 1904-1989). Originally from Kansas, Terris started out in vaudeville performing singing celebrity impressions, an act that sounds not un…

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Follies Stars Reunite for I'll Be Seeing You: A World War II Love Story Tonight by Andrew Gans

The American Pops Orchestra season, which also includes a tribute to Barbra Streisand, kicks off tonight.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

People You Should Know . . . Arpita Mukherjee by Zack Calhoon

Arpita Mukherjee is an writer, director, producer and choreographer with over a decade of experience in professional theatre. After working for Washington Shakespeare Company and S…

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All Aboard for Signature Theatre's 360-Degree Staging of TITANIC; Cast Announced! by BroadwayWorld

Signature Theatre has announcedthe full cast and creative team forTitanic, directed bySignature Theatre Artistic Director Eric SchaefferBroadway'sGigi,Follies,Million Dollar Quartet. Signatu…

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Chita Rivera, Adam Pascal, Kate Baldwin, More Perform Classics on Broadway on the High Seas 7

Playbill\u2019s Broadway on the High Seas 7 sailed the Italian Riviera from September 21-30. On board the cruise were Faith Prince, Lindsay Mendez, Andr\u00E9a Burns, Adam Pascal, Brenda Bra…

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

The Art of Making Art in "Sunday in the Park with George" and "Tick,Tick...Boom!" by Broadway & Me

In 1984, Stephen Sondheim had already created the game-changing shows Company and Follies but, feeling disillusioned by the failure of Merrily We Roll Along, he was thinking about leaving th…

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Chita Rivera, Adam Pascal, Judy Kuhn, Tommy Tune, Perform Classics on Broadway on the High Seas 7

Playbill\u2019s Broadway on the High Seas 7 sailed the Italian Riviera from September 21-30. On board the cruise were Faith Prince, Lindsay Mendez, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Andr\u00E9a Burns, …

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