Friday, March 24, 2017

Fifth Annual St. Louis Theater Circle Awards • Skip Viragh Center for the Arts by Andrea

The fifth anniversary of the St. Louis Theater Circle Awards is in the books, and as always, the number of talented individuals and companies in town never cease to amaze.Congratulations to …

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Photo Flash: Laughing for a Great Cause! VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Hosts NYCLU Benefit with Kathleen Turner and More by BroadwayWorld

Audience-favorite Villain DeBlanks returned to Feinstein's54 Below with an all-star benefit,featuring Oscar and two-time Tony nominee KATHLEEN TURNER War of the Roses, Serial Mom, Olivier Aw…

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Yale Rep Tackles Sondheim's Dark Musical 'Assassins' by Christopher Arnott

Stephen Sondheim has given us the warm nostalgia of "Follies," the contemporary relationship foibles of "Company," the summer magic of "A Little Night Music" and the passion of "Passion." He…

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Elaine Stritch obituary by Mark Lawson

Feisty, quick-witted actor and singer acclaimed as the 'first lady of Broadway'• From Sondheim to 30 Rock: Stritch's career in clips• Stritch interview: 'I'm a do-it-myself kind of broad…

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Review: Freedom Fighters Past and Present by Michael Block

By Ed MalinBarbara Kahn’s new play Ghost Light Now & Then is playing at Theater for the New City.  This is a time-fluid story which takes place in the Greenwich Village Theater, o…

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Linda Star Janie Dee on Having It All, Getting Ready for London's Follies & More by

Prolific performer Janie Dee on why her role in MTC's Linda is so important to her, getting ready to play Phyllis in London's Follies and why she refuses to be typecast.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Break an egg! A theatre critic reviews Leon’s singing staff by Lyn Gardner

Employees at the West End branch of the restaurant now sing showtunes for customers. Will it lead to empty chairs at empty tables?Charlotte Chalkey and Aaron Rahn have only recently graduate…

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Friday, March 10, 2017

New Jersey’s Stephanie Maehr Wins PLAYBILLder Contest by Olivia Clement

Bridgewater Raritan High School will receive over a thousand free Playbills for its production of The Will Rogers Follies.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Marie Wallace: From the Follies to the Film Colony by Trav S.D.

A few tidbits on Marie Wallace (1895-1961),whom I came across in Marjorie Farnsworth’s Ziegfeld Follies book. She was born in Massachusetts to parents who’d emigrated from Irela…

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Christine Pedi Will Salute Lyricist Betty Comden on Centenary of Her Birth by Robert Viagas

Comden wrote lyrics to Peter Pan, On the Town, On the 20th Century, and Will Rogers Follies.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Author and Actor Ron Fassler by Behind The Curtain

Imagine taking the proceeds from your paper route, training into NYC by yourself, and, for only 2, seeing the original1776, COMPANY, FOLLIES, PIPPIN, and 196 other shows. And, at your tender…

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Boris Aronson: Vision and Execution by Rick Pender

In an extraordinary six-year period, Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince brought four landmark musicals to Broadway: Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973) and Pacific Ov…

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Spotlight On...Max Vernon by Michael Block

Name: Max VernonHometown: New York CityEducation: NYU BA for Gender & Sexuality studies (Gallatin), MFA in Musical Theatre Writing (Tisch)Select Credits: The View UpStairs, KPOP (Ars Nov…

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Go-Go's Musical Has Got the Beat! Tom Kitt, Spencer Liff & More Participate in Reading for Gwyneth Paltrow-Produced Head Over Heels by Lindsey Sullivan

Our lips aren't sealed on this news! As previously announced, Head Over Heels, a musical featuring the songs of 1980s girl group the Go-Go’s, is in the works; Gwyneth Paltrow is pr…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Ziegfeld Follies of the Air by Sandi Durell

  Theatrical history in broad, entertaining strokes   By Joel Benjamin     Just how charismatic and talented were the many artists who Florenz Ziegfeld chose to populate …

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Spotlight On...Dan Dinero by Michael Block

Name: Dan DineroHometown: Rochester, NYEducation: BA from Yale University, MA and PhD in Performance Studies from NYU/TischFavorite Credits: I’m still really fond of one of the first shows…

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Stars of Slapstick #225: Elise Cavanna by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Elise Cavanna (Elise Seeds, 1902-1963). Originally from Philadelphia, Cavanna took art classes at the Pennsylvania Academy before studying dance with Isadora Duncan.…

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Broadway Actors Take Part in Jan. 30 Ziegfeld Follies of the Air by Andrew Gans

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

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The National Theatre's new season is a staggering dereliction of duty by Michael Billington

The NT usually manages a balance between revivals and new work. Now, classic plays are disappearing from its stages – and from regional reps tooDavid Hare has made the headlines with a dam…

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Theatre News: Cast joining Imelda Staunton in Follies at the National announced

Tracie Bennett and Peter Forbes are among the additions to the cast

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Mary Mulhern: Jack Pickford’s Last and Least-Known Wife by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Mary Mulhern (1908-1925). Originally from Newark, NJ, Mulhern was the daughter of Irish immigrants, her father a traveling salesman. When she was only 17 years old,…

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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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