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  • WATCH: Broadway Stars Lead Tribute To Gun Victims At DNC

    07/28/2016 9:40:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies ^ | July 28, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Dozens of Broadway’s biggest stars joined together onstage at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday to perform the classic tune “What the World Needs Now Is Love” in tribute to victims of gun violence.
  • Hamilton adds a Hillary Clinton fundraiser performance

    06/25/2016 5:44:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | June 25, 2016 | Nick Romano
    Hillary Clinton is about to get a boost of Tony-winning star power. According to an email sent to subscribers on Saturday, the Clinton campaign announced an extra performance of Broadway’s Hamilton has been added as a fundraiser to support the presumed democratic presidential nominee. Set up by the Hillary Victory Fund, the performance will be a Tuesday matinee on July 12 at the Richard Rodgers Theater in New York City. Tickets start at $2,700 for general seating and go all the way up to “event chair” seating at $100,000, which includes “two Premium Seats and Wrap Party with Hillary and...
  • Hamilton cast 'will not use prop guns in Tony Awards performance' in the wake of Orlando...

    06/12/2016 2:32:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies ^ | June 12, 2016 | CLAIRE RUTTER
    Tonight at the Tony Awards, the Hamilton cast will not be using their prop firearms when they take to the stage, according to a new report. The cast have consciously decided not to use the musket props during their highly-anticipated performance following the tragic mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando in the early hours of Sunday morning that left 50 people dead."Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those affected. The Tony Awards dedicate tonight's ceremony to them."
  • A Curious Murder Spectacle: New York's longest running play goes mostly unnoticed.

    05/25/2016 9:05:36 AM PDT · by OddLane · 12 replies
    Splice Today ^ | May 25, 2016 | Clay Waters
    The psychological thriller Perfect Crime has been strangely shunted out of Manhattan's cultural memory. It hit its astonishing 29th anniversary last month having failed to wear a groove in the city's psyche. Tourists lured from the relatively close Times Square discount tickets booth dominate the audience; the natives seem to treat the pleasant fourth floor space on 50th St. and Broadway like an anthrax factory, or the local Conservative club. On a recent sunny Wednesday afternoon there were no more than two dozen theatregoers in a space that could’ve held 10 times that many. Yet in a ruthlessly competitive cultural...
  • Anne Jackson, Stage Star With Her Husband, Eli Wallach, Dies at 90

    04/14/2016 10:02:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 13, 2016 | Robert D. McFadden
    Anne Jackson, a distinguished star of the stage who was half of one of America’s best-known acting couples, sharing much of a long and distinguished career with her husband, Eli Wallach, died on Tuesday at her home in Manhattan. She was 90. Her death was confirmed by her daughter Katherine Wallach. If not quite on the same level of stardom as Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne or Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, Ms. Jackson and Mr. Wallach came close. From the early 1950s to 2000, when they starred Off Broadway in Anne Meara’s comedy “Down the Garden Paths,” they captivated...
  • Broadway hit Hamilton under fire after casting call for 'non-white' actors

    03/31/2016 5:01:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | March 31, 2016 | Nigel M Smith
    Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s award-winning Broadway musical, has faced criticism for an open casting call seeking only “non-white” actors. The hip-hop musical, which has been praised by Michelle Obama and which won a Grammy, features a diverse cast that reimagines the origin story of founding father Alexander Hamilton. The majority of the cast is multiethnic as well: African Americans play Aaron Burr, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, while a Chinese American portrays Hamilton’s wife, Eliza. Miranda, the show’s creator, is of Puerto Rican ancestry.
  • Nat Shilkret & Orchestra "The Woman In The Shoe" 1930 (Arthur Freed & Nacio Brown)

    12/27/2015 10:18:38 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 3 replies ^ | Published on December 27, 2015 | Tim Gracyk Private You Tube Account
    Nat Shilkret & The Victor Orchestra play "The Woman In The Shoe" on Victor 22337, recorded on February 6, 1930.
  • What Broadway means to New York

    11/30/2015 9:20:21 PM PST · by TBP · 13 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 29, 2015 | John Podhoretz
    Michael Riedel, who has covered Broadway for this paper for nearly 20 years, is a friend of mine; in fact, I hired him to do the job back in 1998. So you are free to dismiss me when I tell you that his book “Razzle Dazzle” is not only one of the best histories of American show business ever published, but one of the great New York City books as well. But don’t dismiss me. I’m telling you about “Razzle Dazzle” because it tells a story people really need to hear right now — a story about how what the...
  • Daddy Long Legs Musical Will Be Live-Streamed Free Online

    11/30/2015 9:14:54 PM PST · by TBP · 1 replies
    Playbill ^ | 30 Nov 2015 | Olivia Clement
    The Off-Broadway musical Daddy Long Legs has announced that it will be the first-ever Off-Broadway performance to be broadcast online to the world for free on Dec. 10 at 8 PM ET. Following the live broadcast, the performance will be replayed in the respective times in Los Angeles (8 PM PT), London (8 PM GMT) and Tokyo (JST). To register for the live stream, visit the website here. The two-actor production officially opened at the Davenport Theatre Sept. 28. The new musical, about a romance that spans several years and is developed through letters, features music and lyrics by Tony...
  • The Wiz Live! and 5 Broadway Shows Set to Perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    11/05/2015 8:39:16 PM PST · by TBP · 10 replies
    Playbill ^ | 02 Nov 2015 | Adam Hetrick
    Cast members from The Wiz Live!, as well as Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland, The King and I, On Your Feet! and Something Rotten! will perform in 89th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which will be broadcast live on NBC Nov. 26 at 9 AM ET. In addition to the five musicals announced to perform during the first hour of the special, the cast of School of Rock will also make an appearance on their own float during the parade. - See more at:
  • Obama takes to a Broadway stage to trash GOP presidential candidates

    11/03/2015 2:27:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/03/15 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    'If you can't handle a bunch of CNBC moderators, I don't think the Russians are going to be too worried!' Obama takes to a Broadway stage to trash GOP presidential candidates President Barack Obama launched a no-holds barred attack on the Republican field of presidential candidates on Monday night - and reduced a Broadway theater packed with Democratic donors to fits of laughter with his barbs. The President has so far refrained from commenting on the field of 15 candidates, but he appeared unable to resist giving his opinion after the much-criticized CNBC debate last week that saw the GOP...
  • One Last Halloween Item: The Transylvania Mania

    10/31/2015 9:29:15 PM PDT · by TBP · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2010 | Mel Brooks
    (Monster roars) Igor: Forget about the foxtrot, and roll away the waltz, take away the two step and all that other shmalz (Monster roars) Are you ready for what's been going on (Monster roars) It's a doozie makes you woozie it's the new phenomenon Igor: Have you heard about the mania If not then let me explain t'ya Yes sir, It's the transylvania mania. Whether you're in ruritania Or a dance hall in albania Yes sir, It's the transylvania mania. Everybody who's been viewing it can't resist it's appeal. Everybody's out there doing it, millionaire and schlemiel. So join the...
  • Al Sharpton’s Daughter Sues City for $5M after Spraining Ankle

    05/16/2015 11:20:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 17, 2015 | Kathianne Boniello
    She learned at the feet of a master. Shakedown artist Al Sharpton’s eldest child wants $5 million from city taxpayers after she fell in the street and sprained her ankle, court rec­ords show. Dominique Sharpton, 28, says she was “severely injured, bruised and wounded” when she stumbled over uneven pavement at the corner of Broome Street and Broadway downtown last year, according to a lawsuit
  • ‘Doctor Zhivago’ Siberia-Bound In Latest Broadway Closing

    05/05/2015 8:34:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | May 5, 2015 | Jeremy Gerard
    The critically lambasted musical from composer Lucy Simon, lyricists Michael Korie and Amy Powers and book writer Michael Weller, will shutter Sunday, May 10 at the Shubert-owned Broadway Theatre, having played 26 preview and 23 regular performances. The show is staged by Tony winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, The Who’s Tommy) and choreographed by Kelly Devine.
  • Richard Dysart, the Patriarchal Senior Partner of 'L.A. Law,' Dies at 86

    04/09/2015 2:49:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 9, 2015 | Mike Barnes , Duane Byrge
    Richard Dysart, the Emmy-winning actor who portrayed the cranky senior partner Leland McKenzie in the slick, long-running NBC drama L.A. Law, has died. He was 86.Dysart, who also played Coach in the original 1972 Broadway production of Jason Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning That Championship Season, died Sunday at home in Santa Monica after a long illness, his wife, artist Kathryn Jacobi, told The Hollywood Reporter ...He ... was the bad guy who battled Clint Eastwood in Pale Rider ...
  • Gene Saks, Tony-Winning Director of Neil Simon Hits, Dies at 93

    03/29/2015 8:18:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 29, 2015 | Bruce Weber
    Gene Saks, an actor who switched to stage and film directing in midcareer, winning three Tony Awards and becoming the leading interpreter of the plays of Neil Simon, died on Saturday at his home in East Hampton, N.Y. He was 93.
  • Actress-Singer Mary Healy, Who Starred Opposite Orson Welles, Dies At 96

    02/05/2015 6:47:45 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    AP via CBS Los Angeles ^ | February 4, 2015
    Mary Healy, a versatile actress and singer who starred with Orson Welles on Broadway and opposite her husband Peter Lind Hayes for nearly 60 years on stage, screen and radio, has died. She was 96.
  • Bazinga! 'Big Bang Theory' star Jim Parsons to star as G-d in mocking play on Broadway

    02/04/2015 9:56:45 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 45 replies ^ | 2/1/2015 | Tim Graham
    Patrick Healy at The New York Times quipped “Jim Parsons is God – and not just to fans of his character, Sheldon Cooper” on the CBS comedy hit The Big Bang Theory. “No, Mr. Parsons is actually going to play the Almighty on Broadway beginning May 5 in the new comedy An Act of God by David Javerbaum, a former head writer and executive producer of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, the play’s producer announced on Thursday. The 90-minute production is based on Mr. Javerbaum’s 2011 book The Last Testament: A Memoir By God, a swirl of satirical riffs...
  • PALIN THE MUSICAL Comes to the Laurie Beechman Tonight

    11/17/2014 4:02:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Broadway World ^ | November 13, 2014 | Staff
    Where Saturday Night Live meets Forbidden Broadway, Erica Vlahinos and Benjamin Simpson present PALiN: the Live Televised Musical Campaign (, an outrageous new one-act comedy hit that follows Sarah Palin as she embarks on a one-night only, live televised event to set the record straight and announce her candidacy in the 2016 Presidential Election. A fast-paced, witty book paired with show tune parodies, PALiN sharply satires both musical theatre and politics in this laugh-out-loud musical-comedy campaign. So pack your bags, because we're about to have a Tea Party! Erica Vlahinos is a promising new writer, performer, and comedian thrilled to...
  • What passes for theater and theater reviews amongst New York’s self-styled finest

    09/14/2014 6:10:24 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies ^ | 9-14-2014 | Bookworm
    AmericaÂ’s upper classes are now and have always been insecure. Lacking a hereditary nobility, social strivers have had to work hard to distinguish themselves from the masses when the only distinguishing feature, really, is cash. In the 19th Century, worried rich people formed "the Four Hundred" to distinguish the social "in-crowd" from the hoi polloi. America's nervous upper class, distinguished now, as it was then, by money, not heredity, is still trying desperately to distinguish itself from those gun and God lovin' American masses upon whom Obama heaped such scorn.Our social "betters" go to Ivy League schools where earnest (and...
  • Elaine Stritch, Tart-Tongued Broadway Actress and Singer, Is Dead at 89

    07/17/2014 10:15:22 AM PDT · by Borges · 20 replies
    NYT ^ | 7/17/2014 | ROBERT BERKVIST and BRUCE WEBER
    Elaine Stritch, the brassy, tart-tongued Broadway actress and singer who became a living emblem of show business durability and perhaps the leading interpreter of Stephen Sondheim’s wryly acrid musings on aging, died on Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich. She was 89.
  • In Audiences on Broadway, Fewer Guys Among the Dolls

    04/01/2014 10:43:56 AM PDT · by Borges · 39 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/29/2014 | PATRICK HEALY
    More men are steering clear of Broadway, and not even this spring’s ultimate bro show — “Rocky,” the new musical about the beloved boxing underdog — has found a way to fill seats with them. While men have been hanging back for years, their current scarcity, at a time when overall Broadway attendance is down, is particularly stark. Only 32 percent of audience members last year were men, or 3.7 million, compared with 42 percent (or 4.2 million) in 1980. This season is not providing any relief. Yankees fans skipped the baseball-themed “Bronx Bombers,” which flopped fast. John Grisham guys...
  • Mitch Leigh, ‘Man of La Mancha’ Composer, Dies at 86

    03/16/2014 4:09:20 PM PDT · by Borges · 21 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/16/2014 | Anita Gates
    One day in 1964, a New York advertising-jingle composer in his early 30s received an unlikely job offer. The composer, Mitch Leigh, the Brooklyn-born son of a Jewish furrier from Ukraine, had no theater experience to speak of. All he had ever done was compose incidental music for a couple of short-lived Broadway comedies — “Too True to Be Good” (1963) and “Never Live Over a Pretzel Factory” (1964). Now he was being asked to write the music for a new show that was going to try out at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. A few numbers...
  • Camelot (Mark Steyn on the Musical and the Making of the Myth)

    11/18/2013 10:40:37 AM PST · by mojito · 33 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 11/17/2013 | Mark Steyn
    Later this week, the where-were-you-when-you-first-heard crowd will be putting on a full court press for the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F Kennedy. As the years go by I grow less and less interested in grassy knolls and all the rest, but I am struck by one genuine, non-conspiracy-theorist feature of the event: It's the only assassination with a musical score. Garfield doesn't have one, nor does Lincoln, although he was shot at a theatre. I twice had the misfortune of sitting through tryouts for something called JFK The Musical. Aside from any other problems, the concept suffered...
  • Really? The Gospel According to Britney Spears?

    11/03/2013 3:52:02 PM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 6 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | November 3, 2013 | JP
    Patrick Blute is no Andrew Lloyd Webber. Webber was 23-years old when he famously staged the rock musical “Jesus Christ Superstar,” which debuted on Broadway in 1971. Blute, a 23-year-old Columbia University grad, is the creator of “Spears The Musical – The Gospel According to Britney,” for which there is a funders preview this week. “Jesus Christ Superstar” was fairly faithful to the Gospel account of the last week in the earthly life of Christ before He went to be with the Father. It featured such notable songs as “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” “Gethsemane,” and, of course,...
  • Julie Harris, Celebrated Actress of Range and Intensity, Dies at 87

    Julie Harris, the unprepossessing anti-diva who, in the guises of Joan of Arc, Mary Todd Lincoln, Emily Dickinson and many other characters both fictional and real, became the most decorated performer in the history of Broadway, died on Saturday at her home in Chatham, Mass. She was 87. The cause was not immediately known, said Francesca James, a longtime friend who was with her when she died. Ms. Harris had a lengthy, overstuffed résumé as an actress, with dozens of movie and television credits, including the 1955 film adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel of brotherly rivalry, “East of Eden,” in...
  • Julie Harris, Broadway star, dies at 87

    08/24/2013 7:58:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    AP ^ | August 24, 2013 | Mark Kennedy
    Julie Harris, one of Broadway's most honored performers, whose roles ranged from the flamboyant Sally Bowles in "I Am a Camera" to the reclusive Emily Dickinson in "The Belle of Amherst," died Saturday. She was 87.
  • A Profane Virgin Mary Christians Won’t Recognize

    04/26/2013 10:14:23 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 20 replies
    “Full of grace and compassion,” praised USA Today. “Spellbinding & exquisitely emotional,” gushed Entertainment Weekly. “Likely to be a force in Tony races this season,” predicted the New York Times. So on what Broadway production were those publications heaping such plaudits? “The Testament of Mary,” which opened this week on the so-called “Great White Way.” Here’s what you would never know from reading the reviews appearing in the mainstream media: The one-woman play is one of the most patently offensive takes on the mother of Christ since Chris Ofili’s 1996 painting, titled “The Holy Virgin Mary,” in which the artist...
  • Milo O’Shea, an Actor of the Stage and Screen, Dies at 86

    04/04/2013 11:33:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 3, 2013 | Douglas Martin
    Milo O’Shea, an Irish character actor — recognizable by his black bushy eyebrows, tumble of white hair and impish smile — whose films included “Ulysses,” “Barbarella” and “The Verdict,” died on Tuesday in Manhattan. He was 86.
  • Audience member vomits over balcony at Paul Rudd play

    11/16/2012 3:43:52 PM PST · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 16, 2012 | Page Six
    There was real-life drama at Paul Rudd’s Broadway play “Grace” when an audience member who appeared drunk threw up over a mezzanine railing onto theatergoers below.
  • (Video) Obama's "blackmailable" Appointees

    11/13/2012 9:34:22 AM PST · by publius321 · 11 replies
    This begs the question of what Obama knew about Petraeus and his "lifestyle" when he appointed him. The Soviet style of this regime makes me wonder about John Roberts. This is just pure speculation about a public figure, not an accusation. But my first reaction to the inexplicable Roberts decision is "what the hell does Obama have over this guy?". Obama didn't appoint Roberts of course but I'd bet he, Axelrod and the Chicago gang know everything there is to know about his personal life and are adroit when in comes to influencing behavior.
  • The Most Famous Woman You've Never Met

    10/12/2012 6:03:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 12, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    The hottest ticket on Broadway continues to be "The Book of Mormon," a musical that pokes fun at the Mormon faith in particular and Christianity in general. It is also full of profanity and blasphemy. If there was a show called "The Book of Muhammad," the Eugene O'Neill Theatre probably would have been burned down by now. New Yorkers are selective when picking their targets. Now there's a new musical called "Scandalous," about a colorful, some would say corrupt, evangelist named Aimee Semple McPherson, founder of the Foursquare Church. In the early part of the 20th century, Aimee was more...
  • 'Babylon 5' star Michael O'Hare dies at 60

    09/29/2012 12:56:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    WXIA Channel 11 Atlanta | September 28, 2012 | Michael King
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  • Hillary Cheered Broadway's 'Book of Mormon', Condemns 'Innocence of Muslims'

    09/17/2012 2:42:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/17/12 | Jack Cashill
    Hillary Cheered Broadway's Book of Mormon, Condemns Innocence of MuslimsBy Jack Cashill September 17, 2012 On Thursday of last week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the video project Innocence of Muslims, the one that may or may not have provoked riots worldwide, "disgusting and reprehensible." **SNIP** Apparently, Secretary Clinton has flexible standards. The Associated Press reported soon after The Book of Mormon's opening that "[t]he show has been greeted not by protests but rhapsodic reviews and standing ovations from crowds that have included celebrities as diverse as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, actor Jack Nicholson and composer Stephen...
  • Oscar-winning actress Celeste Holm dies at 95

    07/15/2012 12:24:34 PM PDT · by John W · 46 replies
    AP via CBS ^ | July 15, 2012 | AP
    NEW YORK - Celeste Holm, a versatile, bright-eyed blonde who soared to Broadway fame in "Oklahoma!" and won an Oscar in "Gentleman's Agreement" but whose last years were filled with financial difficulty and estrangement from her sons, died Sunday, a relative said. She was 95. In a career that spanned more than half a century, Holm played everyone from Ado Annie — the girl who just can't say no in "Oklahoma!"- to a worldly theatrical agent in the 1991 comedy "I Hate Hamlet" to guest star turns on TV shows such as "Fantasy Island" and "Love Boat II" to Bette...
  • Composer, lyricist Richard Adler dies at 90 in NY

    06/23/2012 7:37:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    AP via Google ^ | June 22, 2012 | Mark Kennedy
    Composer and lyricist Richard Adler, who won Tony Awards for co-writing snappy and infectious, songs for such hit Broadway musicals as "The Pajama Game" and "Damn Yankees" and who staged and produced President John F. Kennedy's birthday celebration featuring a breathy Marilyn Monroe, has died. He was 90.
  • Mike Tyson Eyes Broadway With One-Man Show

    03/20/2012 3:07:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    My Fox DC ^ | 03/20/2012
    The Baddest Man on the Planet is dreaming about Broadway. Before his one-man show has even opened in Las Vegas, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is already looking to take it to New York, according to TMZ. He will perform "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth -- Live on Stage" at MGM Grand's Hollywood Theatre in Las Vegas from April 13-18, and is waiting to see how ticket sales go before planning a tour. If a tour does go ahead, the Big Apple would be the main stop. According to the report, Tyson has "always wanted to do a show on Broadway,...
  • South Park and the Broadway send up episode - three articles

    10/28/2011 2:39:59 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 41 replies
    various | October 27, 2011
    Entertainment Weekly: 'South Park' skewers Broadway: Too late or right on the money? Los Angeles Times: 'South Park' recap: A profane love letter to Broadway musicals The Washington Post: Stephen Sondheim, Elton John featured in ‘South Park’ love letter to Broadway
  • All New South Park! Episode 1511 "Broadway Bro Down"

    10/26/2011 3:35:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies · 1+ views
    South Park Studios ^ | October 26, 2011 | Trey Parker and Matt Stone
    Randy has a new appreciation for Broadway musicals in an all-new "South Park"on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 P.M. on Comedy Central Randy's co-workers show him what's great about Broadway Musicals in an all-new episode of "South Park" titled "Broadway Bro Down" premiering on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. Sharon is thrilled that Randy is making an effort to do more things that she enjoys. But, after he takes her to see a hit musical in Denver, Randy becomes Broadway's biggest fan. Sharon is whisked away to New York and treated to every musical on...
  • Broadway thesp Peggy Lloyd dies at 98: Actress was married to actor Norman Lloyd

    08/31/2011 9:13:24 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Variety ^ | August 30, 2011 | Variety Staff
    Peggy Craven Lloyd, a prominent Broadway actress who was married to actor Norman Lloyd, died Aug 30 at age 98. The Lloyds, who appeared together in the theater starting in the 1930s, had been married for 75 years.
  • Obama hits Broadway looking for campaign cash

    06/23/2011 9:59:58 PM PDT · by quantim · 14 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Jun 24, 12:23 AM EDT a | JULIE PACE
    NEW YORK (AP) -- President Barack Obama turned to the bright lights of Broadway and celebrity backers Thursday night to raise money for his re-election bid. The presidential motorcade crisscrossed Manhattan as Obama worked his way through three events that raised money for the Democratic Party and his 2012 campaign. Key Obama fundraisers have been asked to raise $60 million for that effort by the end of June. The fundraisers included an event on a Broadway stage, where Obama spoke to supporters who bought tickets, starting at $100, to watch a performance of the musical "Sister Act." The fundraisers were...
  • 'Book of Mormon' wins big at the Tony Awards

    06/12/2011 9:21:49 PM PDT · by Borges · 152 replies
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 06/12/11 | MARK KENNEDY
    The profane and hysterical "The Book of Mormon" took home nine Tony Awards on Sunday including the prize for best musical, a considerable achievement for a pair of first-time Broadway playwrights known more for their raunchy cartoons featuring potty-mouthed kids. Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of the Emmy Award-winning "South Park," found a kindred soul in Robert Lopez, who co-wrote the Tony-winning "Avenue Q," and all three found themselves with plenty of awards when they collaborated to gently mock Mormons and send-up Broadway itself. Collecting the best musical prize, a subdued Parker, who tied Josh Logan of "South Pacific"...
  • Marine with flair for dramatic proposes to girlfriend onstage at Broadway show

    05/29/2011 3:43:07 AM PDT · by jocon307 · 4 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 05/29 | Clare Trapasso & Rich Shaprio
    Moments after the curtain dropped at a matinee performance of "Anything Goes," actors called up Capt. Zubah Koweh and his girlfriend, Ensign Amy Sullivan, under the guise of honoring them for Fleet Week. Instead, Koweh grabbed the microphone and professed his love to his stunned gal pal.
  • The cast of "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" perform "Brotherhood of Man."

    05/23/2011 8:29:56 PM PDT · by iowamark · 15 replies
    CBS, youtube ^ | 05/19/2011
    Daniel Radcliffe, John Larroquette and the cast of "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" perform on the CBS Late Show last Thursday. ""Brotherhood of Man." Now, you may join the Elks, my friend, And I may join the Shriners; And other men may carry cards As members of the Diners. Still others wear a golden key Or small Greek letter pin; But I have learned there's one great club That all of us are in. There is a Brotherhood of Man, A Benevolent Brotherhood of Man, A noble tie that binds All human hearts and minds Into one...
  • Broadway Flop IN MY LIFE's Oscar-winning Composer Brooks Commits Suicide

    05/22/2011 2:48:19 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 48 replies
    Broadway Flop IN MY LIFE's Oscar-winning Composer Brooks Commits Suicide Sunday, May 22, 2011; Posted: 02:05 PM - by BWW News Desk Oscar-winning songwriter Joseph Brooks, famous for writing "You Light Up My Life," who has been awaiting trial on sex assault charges for two rapes, a sodomy case and two sexual assaults has committed suicide, reports the Associated Press. The wire service reports that he was found in his Manhattan apartment and that "Police say Brooks was found Sunday with a plastic dry-cleaning bag around his head and a towel wrapped around his neck. There also was a helium...
  • I Saw Spider-Man The Musical, It Is Awesome, And It Will Be A Huge Hit (Yes, even with accidents)

    02/08/2011 12:43:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/08/2011 | Kamelia Angelova
    Everyone seems to be taking a stab at reviewing Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, and it ain't pretty. The theater critics seems to have had it with the production, which has postponed the opening of the musical several times, and they are lashing out their reviews today basically slamming the show. We are no experts in the musical theater field, but we have seen the show (twice) and we disagree with the opinions of the much hailed theater connoisseurs. We loved the show, and here is why we think people will see it: • Flying is awesome. There are aerial...
  • “Lombardi:” Broadway dares to present an “American” play

    01/23/2011 9:27:04 PM PST · by statestreet · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | January 23, 2010 | David Pietrusza
    It is an unlikely piece of modern stagecraft. Contemporary drama strives to be not so much dramatic as to be shocking, not to present the truth but to wallow in clichéd, politically-correct truisms. “Lombardi: A New American Play,” at New York’s Circle in the Square Theater, breaks the mold of permanently adolescent modernity to narrate a tale of mature sensibilities superficially disguised in a story that might conceivably lack any sensibilities whatsoever: a narrative of a long-dead middle-aged football coach in a nondescript Midwestern city a time zone removed from Broadway. The play, however, is aided by the fact that...
  • Michelle Obama and friends see 'Fela!' on Broadway

    11/19/2010 8:49:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | November 20, 2010
    NEW YORK (AP) — An audience at "Fela!" on Broadway this week got an extra thrill when an unannounced guest arrived — the first lady. Michelle Obama joined six girlfriends at Thursday evening's performance of the Tony Award-winning musical about Fela Kuti, the Afrobeat artist and Nigerian political activist.....
  • BEYOND THE MARGIN OF LAWYER (Transcript of Mark Steyn on Hugh Hewitt's radio show)

    10/28/2010 10:25:32 PM PDT · by JLS · 7 replies ^ | 28 October 2010 | Mark Steyn/Hugh Hewitt
    HH: It’s Thursday. We’re so happy to have back not quite in America, Columnist to the World, Mark Steyn. Mark Steyn, welcome back, it’s great to talk to you. MS: (laughing) You’re breaking out the West Side Story. You must be in a party mood. HH: Well, there’s so much important to talk about, but I have to begin, I’ve been thinking about you since last Saturday night, because I took the Fetching Mrs. Hewitt to see West Side Story in New York when I was back there. And imagine my surprise when I sat down and I heard this...
  • TV actor Tom Bosley dead at 83

    10/19/2010 1:13:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 1+ views
    United Press International ^ | Oct.ober 19, 2010
    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Television actor Tom Bosley has died of heart failure at his Palm Springs, Calif., home, his agent confirmed Tuesday. He was 83. Bosley had been battling lung cancer, his agent Sheryl Abrams told The Chicago native is best known for his work on "Happy Days," "Murder, She Wrote" and "Father Dowling Mysteries," as well as in the Broadway production of "Beauty & the Beast.""We were a make-believe family for 10 years, and like a real family for over 30. He will be so, so missed," Bosley's former "Happy Days" co-star Henry Winkler told...