Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Musical of the Month: Hairspray: The Creatives by JK

Last week's Musical of the Month column focused on what has become of the original cast of Hairspray since they took Broadway by storm during the summer of 2002. This week, we'll take a loo…

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Musical of the Month: Hairspray: The Cast by JK

We started off this month's Musical of the Month, Hairspray with a look back at the origins and facts behind the original Broadway production. This week, we take a closer look at that cas…

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Thursday, September 17, 2020
Friday, August 21, 2020

Act One Finales: 15 Powerful "I Am What I Am"'s from Jerry Herman's Breathtaking La Cage aux Folles

La Cage aux Folles tap danced on to the Palace Theatre stage with beautiful feathers and spangles 37 years ago on August 21st. Let's have a look at 15 incredible covers of the Jerry Herman a…

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

VIDEO: On This Day, July 14- Remembering Arthur Laurents

Arthur Laurents was best known for his work as librettist on Gypsy and West Side Story, but was also well known as a playwright, having won a Tony Award® for Hallelujah, Baby! in 1968. Lat…

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Celebrate Jerry Herman With a Look Back at His Broadway Shows by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist, known for Hello, Dolly!, La Cage Aux Folles, and more, was born July 10, 1931.

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Film Composer Ennio Morricone, 91 by Artsjournal

Mr. Morricone scored many popular films of the past 40 years: Édouard Molinaro’s “La Cage aux Folles” (1978), Mr. Carpenter’s “The Thing” (1982), Mr. De Palma’s “The Untouch…

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Rainbow Proud: 10 LGBTQ Moments in Musical Theater       by Matthew Wexler

The Broadway Blog celebrates Pride with highlights from "Rent," "La Cage aux Folles," "The Prom," "A Strange Loop" and much more! The post Rainbow Proud: 10 LGBTQ Moments in Musical Theater…

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: 15 Favorite New Musicals Based on Films by JK

Love 'em or hate 'em, musicals based on films have been on Broadway for decades. There have been some great ones (Grand Hotel, Sunset Boulevard), and some not so great ones (you know what we…

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

92Y LYRICS & LYRICISTS Announces Limited Online Release of JERRY HERMAN: YOU I LIKE

From Hello, Dolly! and Mame to La Cage aux Folles, no one has written 'showtunes' with as much exuberance as Jerry Herman whose musicals offer an optimistic approach to the human condition, …

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Friday, May 15, 2020
Sunday, April 26, 2020

Video Flashback: Jamison Stern Sings 'I Am What I Am' From Goodspeed Musicals LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

Goodspeed Musicals has released a flashback video to its 2015 production of La Cage Aux Folles.

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Saturday, April 25, 2020
Saturday, April 18, 2020

Feathers, Fringe, and Les Cagelles Returned to Broadway in 2010 by Ruth Leon

Stars Douglas Hodge and Kelsey Grammer spoke about bringing La Cage Aux Folles to the Longacre, where it opened April 18, 2010.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Musical of the Month: The Drowsy Chaperone : The Cast by JK

This charming little musical was all the more charming because of its thoroughly stellar cast. The talent on this roster of the original Broadway cast is mind-boggling. Not just chock full o…

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Veteran Broadway Actor Merwin Foard Dies at 59 by Andy Lefkowitz

Merwin Foard, a multi-talented stage actor who accrued more than a dozen Broadway credits throughout his career, died on March 9 in his home state of North Carolina, according to a close fri…

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Call Answered: Jamison Stern: "AFTER FOREVER" on Amazon Prime by Adam Rothenberg

I first came to know the talents of Jamison Stern when Season 1 of the 5-time Daytime Emmy winning series AFTER FOREVER premiered on Amazon Prime in 2018. Then later that same year, I got to…

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Jerry Herman: You I Like by Chris Barlow

By Linda Amiel Burns   Since Jerry Herman passed away on December 26, 2019, I have attended many wonderful tributes for this legendary man of music who is considered one of Broadway’s gre…

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Kate Baldwin, Cady Huffman, More Set for The Best of Times: The Musical Wisdom of Jerry Herman by Andrew Gans

The salute to the late composer-lyricist of Mame, La Cage aux Folles, and Hello, Dolly! will be presented March 12 at Feinstein's/54 Below.

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Monday, February 24, 2020

‘Irreverent, silly, satirical & fun, fun, fun’: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES [THE PLAY] – Park Theatre by Shanine Salmon

Based on Simon Callow’s English translation, this version of La Cage aux Folles stays true to the original French text. Callow’s edits and new dialogue has given us a fresh interpretatio…

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Mack & Mabel by Sheila Kogan

The latest offering in New York City Center Encores! concert series was the Jerry Herman musical, "Mack & Mabel." Originally on Broadway during the 1974 season, it received disappointing…

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Review: La Cage aux Folles [The Play], Park Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Review: La Cage aux Folles [The Play], Park Theatre4.0starsIn our politically turbulent times, in which the country was more or less split down the middle in the 2016 EU referendum, and arou…

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Read Reviews for the La Cage Aux Folles [The Play] in London by Dan Meyer

The world premiere of Simon Callow's English-language adaptation opened at Park Theatre February 19.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Musical of the Month: Disney's Beauty and the Beast: The Cast by JK

The original cast of Disney's Beauty and the Beast was full of newbies, seasoned players, up-and-coming stars, future Tony Award winners and even a bona fide Broadway/TV legend! What, if …

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La Cage aux Folles (The Play) review at Park Theatre, London – ‘Simon Callow’s adaptation of the French farce’ by Paul Vale

Originally produced in 1973, Jean Poiret’s play La Cage aux Folles has long been overshadowed by Jerry Herman’s 1983 musical version. However

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REVIEW: La Cage Aux Folles, Park Theatre London ✭✭✭ by Ray Rackham

By Ray Rackham Ray Rackham reviews Simon Callow's adaptation of the French farce La Cage Aux Folles now playing at the Park Theatre London. This post REVIEW: La Cage Aux Folles, Park Theatre…

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La Cage aux Folles [The Play], Park Theatre review - half-cock farce by David Nice

Embarrassing period piece needs a lift from better comic timing than this Not the musical then, worst luck. How timely it would have been to mark Jerry Herman's passing with a celebration of…

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The English-Language World Premiere of La Cage aux Folles [The Play] Opens February 19 in London by Dan Meyer

The Jean Poiret play, translated by Simon Callow, runs at Park Theatre.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

London Theatre News Today: Monday 17 February by Hira Desai

In today's news we've got a sneak peek at La Cage Aux Folles The Play, Derek Bond's Dragons and Mythical Beasts and more! The post London Theatre News Today: Monday 17 February appeared firs…

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Michael Feinstein & Co. Celebrate Jerry Herman by Sandi Durell

    by Alix Cohen   “It Only Takes a Moment” (Hello, Dolly) Michael Feinstein croons. Vocal is fleecy, music, a waltz. Life is a celebration “With You On My Arm,” he continues jau…

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Broadway Pays Tribute to Master Hit Maker Jerry Herman by Andrew Gans

What you missed when a bevy of musical theatre greats turned out February 3 to honor the late composer of Mame, La Cage aux Folles, Hello, Dolly!, and more.

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