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When Edward Gorey Created Set Designs & Tony Award-Winning Costumes for a Broadway Production of Dracula (1977) Edward Gorey and Halloween go together as well as Dracula and Halloween. Bring the three together (well, it’s almost Halloween), and you’ve got a triumvirate of classic, wicked, scary fun. The alignment of these dark stars first occurred, , when a Gorey-designed production of Dracula “premiered on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theater on October 20th, 1977, just in time for Halloween.” Starring Frank Langella in the title role, “the production w...
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How a Bollywood Film Inspired Baz Luhrmann to Bring ‘Moulin Rouge’ to Broadway

When director Baz Luhrmann visited India to conduct research for his 1993 opera “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” he unexpectedly fell in love with the first Bollywood film he’e ever seen. “What was incredible about that experience was…there were 2,000 people at a cinema, but that form — it could have quite serious drama, then wild […]
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NewFest Film Festival: Ryan Spahn on Shooting His Play on Zoom

As an openly gay actor, Ryan Spahn was determined to tell his story. “Nora Highland” was originally developed to be an Off-Broadway play, but when the pandemic forced a shutdown, Spahn had to rethink. The story explores the casting process surrounding an iconic gay character in a new Broadway revival. A fundraising event with actors […]
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How “The Lion King” Became A $9 Billion Blockbuster On Stage

“The musical, estimated at $20 million—at the time, likely the most expensive in Broadway history—opened at the Palace Theatre. The critics dismissed it as a theme park show. The Broadway crowd snubbed it too, giving the 1994 Tony for best musical to Stephen Sondheim’s short-lived Passion. But the family audience flocked to it. It became a blockbuster.” – Vanity Fair
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How Baz Luhrmann and His Tony-Nominated Team Brought ‘Moulin Rouge!’ to Broadway

After “Moulin Rouge!” on Broadway, could “Romeo + Juliet” be the next Baz Luhrmann film to get the stage treatment? Listen to this week’s “Stagecraft” podcast below: Maybe, according to Luhrmann himself, speaking at a special “Variety Streaming Room” event for “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” (and presented in audio form as part of the “Stagecraft” podcast). “Almost […]
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Radio fans aren’t losing LA Oldies, but there’s an overnight change on the way

Changes are coming to LA Oldies K-Surf (1260 AM; 105.1HD2) – at least to the AM portion of the simulcast. Beginning Friday, Nov. 13th at 8 p.m., the station will feature Music ’Til Dawn, which will play classical music all night long until 6 a.m. I am sure you’re already wondering: Classical? On AM? On a station that has been building a small but fiercely loyal audience playing primarily pop and rock from the 1960s and ‘70s? Station owner Saul Levine explained the thought process to me in a seri...
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The ABC's of Broadway Musicals: A Civilian's Guide

After thinking of myself as a director first, and a writer second, for my entire adult life (and that's quite a while, at this point), the Great Pandemic of 2020 has forced me to strike that and reverse it. For now -- for a while -- I'm a writer first, and a once and future director second.So I've been brainstorming writing projects to take up my time while I can't make theatre.If you're a regular reader of my blog, you know that I've already published my first two pandemic projects, my antholo...
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Edward Gorey's sets for the 1977 Broadway production of Dracula

Boing Boing contributor Mark Dery (author of the magnificent and definitive Gorey biography, Born to Be Posthumous) posted yesterday on social media. It's a piece on the website CrimeReads detailing the 1970s run of Dracula on Broadway with incredible (award-winning) sets and costume designs by Gorey. — Read the rest
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The Dodger: Political Cartoons

In this file photo, Maria Navarro of Lake Elsinore takes a rest on a palm tree that fell over from erosion at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 during high tides. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) At least 6 trees were recently removed along Broadway west of Cherry in Long Beach. Only stumps and no parking signs remain. Long Beach January 23, 2018. Photo by Brittany Murray, Press Telegram/SCNG Sound The gallery will resume in seconds...
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Two Broadway Actors Tie The Knot At The Coolest Brooklyn Venue!

Inspired by their travel, this Broadway couple chose to say I Do at the Greenpoint Loft, an industrial Brooklyn venue with the coolest vibe! "Raw and untamed, married with soft and romantic," was how wedding planner Callista & Co. described their day and we couldn't have said it better! With a large installation of stunning greenery by Kristen Griffith-VanderYacht, the bride and groom tied the knot and danced the night away! Check out all of Rebecca Yale Photography's magical photos (as always) ...
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Bruce Springsteen Sends a ‘Letter to You’

“The artists who hold our attention have something eating away at them, and they never quite define it, but it’s always there.”—Bruce SpringsteenThe Atlantic article by David Brooks The one thing I’ve done that Bruce Springsteen never did was work in a factory. In fact, he confessed on Springsteen on Broadway that he never had […]
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Marge Champion, Dancer, Actor and Model for ‘Snow White,’ Dies at 101

Marge Champion, a dancer and actor who served as the real-life model for Disney’s 1937 animated classic “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” died on Wednesday in Los Angeles, according to The New York Times. She was 101. Champion and her husband, Gower Champion, also had great success as dance partners and choreographers for Broadway […]
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The Prom Teaser Trailer Previews Netflix’s Star-Studded Musical Film

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Prom Teaser Trailer Previews Netflix’s Star-Studded Musical Film Netflix has released The Prom teaser trailer for Emmy winning-creator Ryan Murphy’s upcoming film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical comedy, providing us with a preview of film’s extravagant musical numbers and star-studded cast led by Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman. Also starring newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman, the film will be available for streaming on December 11 and will also arrive in ...
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‘The Prom’ Trailer: Ryan Murphy Has a Full Blown Glitzy and Glamorous Musical Here

It’s been a little while since we had a full-blown musical on the big screen. Unfortunately, with studios still hesitant to send movie to theaters due to the coronavirus, that will probably be the case for a little while longer. But Netflix will help remedy that by sending Ryan Murphy‘s big adaptation of the Broadway musical The Prom to limited theaters and their streaming library on the same day in December, and the first trailer has just arrived. Prepare for a lot of glitz and glamour, folks....
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Wicked Feature Adaptation Loses Director Stephen Daldry

Wicked feature adaptation loses director Stephen Daldry It’s been over a year since we last heard word about the film adaptation of the acclaimed Broadway play Wicked and now it’s been revealed that Golden Globe and Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Stephen Daldry (The Crown) has exited the director chair, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Alan Arkin Exits The Kominsky Method Ahead of the Final Season PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandA...
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‘Wicked’ Loses Another Director as Stephen Daldry Exits the Universal Adaptation

Wicked is having a tough time taking off. Universal’s long-awaited feature film adaptation of the hit musical just lost another director with Stephen Daldry (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close), who has exited the project after being attached to the film for a year. Deadline reports that Stephen Daldry has exited Universal’s Wicked, more than a year after the Billy Elliot director was announced to be helming the film. The outlet reports that Daldry parted ways amicably with the production aft...
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‘Hamilton’ Cast Members to Perform at Arthur Miller Foundation Honors

Some of the original Broadway cast members of “Hamilton” will perform at the third annual Arthur Miller Foundation Honors. Tony Award nominee Phillipa Soo, who portrayed Eliza Hamilton, will perform with fellow actor and husband Steven Pasquale. Javier Muñoz, who took over the role of Alexander Hamilton from creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, will be featured alongside […]
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Broadway comes to TV with 'American Utopia' and 'What the Constitution Means to Me'

With Broadway marquees dark, this weekend brings a welcome double dose of the New York stage to TV screens: "American Utopia," David Byrne's free-spirited concert, directed by Spike Lee for HBO; and "What the Constitution Means to Me," Heidi Schreck's not-quite one-woman show, a searing political commentary that finds an at-home forum via Amazon.
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Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, Battered By Pandemic, May Have To Rework Its Entire Business Model

“Until its COVID-forced closure in March, the Kimmel was earning 93% of its income,” mainly from touring Broadway shows and rent from its resident groups, “leaving just the small remainder to be made up in donations — an unusually lopsided ratio among nonprofits. Now, though, with ticket sales gone, the Kimmel cannot lean on a list of loyal donors to the extent that some other groups can.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer
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Out-of-work Broadway actors can eat now and pay later (or never) at 2 Manhattan restaurants

Walter McBride/Getty Images Manhattan restaurants Marseille and Nizza are offering an "eat now, pay later" scheme for out-of-work Broadway actors. Actors can enjoy a meal and pay their bill "as slowly or as quickly as possible, if at all," the restaurants said.  All Broadway shows have been suspended until May 30, 2021. "Your success has been our success," the restaurants told actors.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Out-of-work Broadway actors can now eat at two New Y...
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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom trailer: Netflix gets Chadwick Boseman’s final film

The adaptation of the award-winning Broadway play arrives in Decembe
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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Trailer Starring Viola Davis & Chadwick Boseman

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Trailer Starring Viola Davis & Chadwick Boseman Netflix has released the official trailer for Chadwick Boseman’s final film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the feature adaptation of Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s Tony Award-nominated play. Debuting on Netflix on December 18, you can check out the trailer for the movie now in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAu...
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Rhonda Fleming, A Princess In King Arthur’s Court And A Gambler At The O.K. Corral, 97

Fleming, like Maureen O’Hara, “was sometimes referred to as the Queen of Technicolor; both actresses had glamorous red hair, green eyes and fair skin. But in later years, she looked back on that as a drawback.” She worked in film, on Broadway, and on TV until, as she said, she just decided to work less. – The New York Times
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Broadway actress Doreen Montalvo dead at 56

Montalvo died on Saturday "surrounded by her husband Michael Mann and her family after a recent sudden ailment," her manager said.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda mourns 'In the Heights,' 'West Side Story' actress Doreen Montalvo

Broadway actress Doreen Montalvo, who is set to appear in upcoming film adaptations of musicals "In the Heights" and "West Side Story," died at 56.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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Broadway musical actor Doreen Montalvo dies at 56

Montalvo is known for her performance in the Broadway musical "In the Heights."
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‘In the Heights’ Actor Doreen Montalvo Dies at 56

Doreen Montalvo, stage and screen actor known for her performance in the Broadway musical “In the Heights,” died on Saturday afternoon after a sudden ailment, Variety has confirmed. She was 56. Montalvo recently reprised her role of bolero singer in Jon M. Chu’s adaptation of “In the Heights” and as an ensemble member in Steven […]
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Actress Rhonda Fleming, dubbed ‘Queen of Technicolor,’ dies at 97

SANTA MONICA — Hollywood was mourning the loss of another star from its Golden Age Saturday with the death of actress Rhonda Fleming at age 97. Fleming died Wednesday in Santa Monica. The striking redhead was dubbed the “Queen of Technicolor” for her work in films such as the 1948 musical “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.” But she made a mark in black and white as well, in classics such as 1947’s film noir “Out of The Past,” Alfred Hitchcock’s 1945 “Spellbound” and 1957’s “While the ...
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27 small gifts and gestures for friends or family members who are having a hard time self-isolating or social distancing

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. As the novel coronavirus progresses, many are continuing to practice social distancing, self-isolating when exposed, and quarantined in some cases.The situation can feel overwhelming and isolating, but sending someone you love a small gift during a difficult time can be a meaningful expression of kindness. While those who are quarantined and not feeling well should never open a door to accept deliveries, m...
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See who's nominated for a Tony Award

Broadway may be dark for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the show will go on for the Tony Awards.
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