Monday, May 10, 2021

10 Kander and Ebb II by Elizabeth Wheless

Part two of our conversation with John Kander and Fred Ebb, songwriters for such Broadway shows as WOMAN OF THE YEAR, 70, GIRLS, 70, THE RINK, THE HAPPY TIME, and ZORBA. They talk about thei…

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Monday, April 19, 2021

07 Joseph Stein by Bpn Admin As

The legendary book writer of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and THE BAKER’S WIFE, Joseph Stein, shares his writing process and his insights into what contributes to a good book of a musical. Together…

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Santino Fontana | "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?" | R&H Goes Pop! (Official Audio) by Rodgers & Hammerstein

Santino Fontana | "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?" | R&H Goes Pop! (Official Audio) Don’t miss a song! Subscribe today! The R&H GOES POP! series…

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Track By Track: Zorba (New Broadway Cast Recording) by JK

I was looking through my vinyl collection the other day, and came across my copy of the 1983 "New Broadway Cast recording" of Zorba. I had seen the show during its national tour, which starr…

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: January 10 - 16 by JK

 This Week in Broadway History: January 10 - 16 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭 January 10, 1947: Finian's Rainbow, the Lane/Harburg classic opened at the 46th Street Theatre, going on to w…

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Musical of the Month: Curtains: The Creative Team by JK

March's Musical of the Month, Curtains had a top-notch creative team. Each one has an impressive resume of credits and awards. For some, this show marked another step on their continuing cr…

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

MUSICAL OF THE MONTH: Applause: The Creatives by JK

In this final installment of January's Musical of the Month series, we take a look back at the creative team behind Applause.  The writing and design teams are chock full of Broadway royal…

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Conference Call: "Over Here!" at The Triad: Will Nunziata, Blake Allen, Debbie Gravitte, Jessica Hendy, and Haley Swindal by Adam Rothenberg

I love shows that celebrate the people who help keep us safe from the Army to the Navy to everything in between. One show that has not been revived since it’s Broadway run is Over Here! an…

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Remembering Steel Pier by Mark Robinson

The composing team of Kander and Ebb were often attracted to properties that allowed them to tell a show-within-a-show story, often using the show or entertainment style within to provide …

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Monday, August 5, 2019

How a 15-Year-Old Rita Rudner Was Cast in Zorba by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares backstage stories from Rita Rudner’s Broadway days, plus memories of the late Hal Prince.

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Harold Prince Details the Work and Research Behind 1968’s Zorba by Harold Prince

From conversations with Kander and Ebb to a research trip to Crete, Prince shared diary entries from his year-long journey with Zorba for the March 1969 issue of Playbill.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Remembering The Happy Time by Mark Robinson

The composing team of Kander and Ebb are typically first remembered as the creators of the edgy, flashy, razzle-dazzle music of such shows as Cabaret  and Chicago. It would be wrong, how…

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Jana Robbins and Haley Swindal to Perform We Just Move On!—The Songs of Kander and Ebb by Adam Hetrick

The veterans of Zorba and Cabaret will join forces for the February concerts at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Around the World in 80 Musicals: Part III: The Rest of Europe by JK

Get those theatrical passports ready, theater fans! Our world tour continues throughout Europe, with stops in 12 countries. This week's adventure covers 15 more musicals - some huge hits, ot…

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

BWW Review: Israeli Star Sasson Gabay Revisits His Film Role in Broadway's THE BAND'S VISIT by Michael Dale

The last time an actor appeared in a Broadway musical playing a role he had previously essayed on film, it was 1983, when Anthony Quinn opened in the revival of ZORBA. Sharing that unusual d…

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony Winner Debbie Gravitte by Behind The Curtain

The musical theatre goddess that is Debbie Gravitte swings by Shetler Studios to tell Rob and Kevin about her amazing career that got started doing Annie Get Your Gun with Gower Champion all…

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Friday, August 3, 2018

The Friday 5: 5 Kander and Ebb Shows in Need of Revival by JK

Broadway history is full of great writing teams - Rodgers and Hart, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Menken and Ashman, Pasek and Paul - all great, all with seminal works. But there is one pair whos…

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Episode 542: The Forgotten Musicals of Kander and Ebb from Z to A by MusicalTalk

Dom and Robert are let off the lead by Nick and are allowed to talk to their heart's content about the more un-known shows of Kander and Ebb including The Rink, The Visit, Zorba and Woman of…

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

REVIEW: The Band's Visit by JK

Review of the Saturday, February 24, 2018 matinee performance at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York City.  Starring Katrina Lenk, Tony Shalhoub, John Cariani,  Ari'el Stachel,…

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

‘COME HEAR THE MUSIC PLAY:’ Memories of My Twenty Years as Agent For John Kander by Richard Seff: Part Three: ’70 Girls 70,’ ‘Chicago,’ by Richard Seff

ACT TWO. Two years later, in 1970, I once again tried to put together a package of my clients – in the show that became 70 Girls 70 – for I’d enjoyed looking after Chita Ri…

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

‘COME HEAR THE MUSIC PLAY:’ Memories of My Twenty Years as Agent For John Kander by Richard Seff: Part Two: ‘The Curtain Rises’: ‘Flora, the by Richard Seff

John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Richard Seff at a dinner honoring Harold Prince. Photo courtesy of Richard Seff. THE CURTAIN RISES One of the properties for which I tried to get this new team hir…

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

VIDEO: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Michael C. Bernardi Reveals Five Things He Learned From His Father, Herschel Bernardi by Michael Dale

Though Herschel Bernardi's name was above the title on the opening nights of Broadway's BAJOUR and ZORBA, the musical theatre role he's most known for is one where he came in as a replacemen…

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

The World Goes Round review – Kander and Ebb's greatest (feminist) hits by Alfred Hickling

Stephen Joseph theatre, Scarborough The musicals of John Kander and Fred Ebb have brought us showstopping songs and great characters, from bored housewives to ageing shoplifters – all of w…

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Off-Broadway Review: Out of the Mouths of Babes by Lauren Yarger

Image: Judith Ivey and Estelle Parsons. Photo: Carol RoseggWhat Happens When Four Women Who Loved the Same Man Get Together? Not What You Might ExpectBy Lauren YargerJust throw out reality f…

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons & Cast of Off-Broadway's OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES Meets the Press by Walter McBride

OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES -- a new comedy by Israel Horovitz MY OLD LADY, with a cast starring Oscar winner and 5-time Tony nominee ESTELLE PARSONS, two-time Tony winner JUDITH IVEY, along …

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Travels With My Aunt review – calypsos and cannabis in Graham Greene musical by Michael Billington

Minerva, ChichesterPatricia Hodge is superb as a madcap aunt, whisking her buttoned-up nephew on a world tour, in a perfectly pleasant show that lacks the novel’s ambiguitiesGraham Greene…

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Want to See Something Wonderful? The King and I's Marin Mazzie & Daniel Dae Kim Get to Know the Press by Lindsey Sullivan

A new King of Siam and Broadway queen shall dance in the stunning Lincoln Center revival of The King and I beginning on May 3. Lost alum Daniel Dae Kim will make his Great White Way debut in…

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Oscar Winner Estelle Parsons & Tony Winner Judith Ivey Will Lead Out of the Mouths of Babes Off-Broadway by

Oscar winner and five-time Tony nominee Estelle Parsons, two-time Tony winner Judith Ivey and more will star in the world premiere of Out of the Mouths of Babes. Directed by Barnet Kellman, …

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The King and I Will Welcome Tony Nominee & Cancer Survivor Marin Mazzie Back to Broadway by Ryan McPhee

A Broadway veteran will whistle a happy tune for her return to the stage. Tony nominee Marin Mazzie will step into The King and I on Broadway, replacing Tony winner Kelli O’Hara as Ann…

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Djuki Mala review – playful Yolngu dance numbers from cheeky YouTube stars by Brigid Delaney

Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, Sydney festivalArnhem Land troupe formerly known as the Chooky Dancers turn tradition on its head with thrilling interpretations of Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and…

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Chita Rivera to Open Cafe Carlyle's Winter Season by BroadwayWorld

Cafe Carlyle will welcome Broadway legend Chita Rivera for a two-week engagement, January 12-23. An accomplished and versatile actresssingerdancer, Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Be…

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