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2010-09-01 06:17:00

SANTA FE, N.M., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood and Broadway legends Kaye Ballard, Donna McKechnie and Liliane Montevecchi will star in a one-night-only gala performance "From Broadway with Love" at the historic Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Broadway performance will benefit Animal Protection of New Mexico, a non-profit organization that has been challenging historic and widespread animal cruelty in New Mexico for more than 30 years. Hilary Knight,...

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2009-08-03 11:38:17

New York's Roundabout Theatre Company has announced plans for a star-studded tribute to composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who turns 80 next year. In honor of Sondheim's milestone birthday March 22, the Roundabout said it is orchestrating a dinner and evening of performances called 2010 Spring Gala: Sondheim 80. All proceeds from the event are to benefit Roundabout Theatre Company's Musical Theatre Fund. The location and additional details of the event are to be announced shortly....

2008-10-09 06:00:27

By Elysa Gardner It wasn't Stephen Sondheim's idea to name the new box set commemorating his career The Story So Far ... "I didn't really think about it," says Sondheim, who at 78 has been writing words and music for more than a half-century. "But now that you mention it, it makes me extremely self-conscious. I guess people expect me to write more." And musical theater's greatest living artist is accommodating them. Preview performances of his new musical, Road Show, begin Oct. 28...

2008-10-09 06:00:27

By Elysa Gardner No one has earned more acclaim for his contributions to Broadway than Stephen Sondheim. But the composer/lyricist's new musical, Road Show, is making its New York premiere downtown instead -- and he feels very much at home there. "Commercial theater has become very unwelcoming to new work," Sondheim says. "It's welcoming to jukebox musicals and to titles that have already been sold to the public, but not to young writers. On the other hand, regional and off-Broadway and...

2008-10-08 09:00:29

OCTOBER 17 will see the anticipated return of The Foyle Follies, Derry's very own cabaret act, to The Playhouse for another few nights of musical comedy. After selling out all their previous dates, the 'girls' return to The Little Theatre for a three-night run with a whole new show and a few of their signature acts will be thrown in for good measure. The Foyle Follies, Fifi Fontaine, Candy Love and Heidi Chic, have been performing together since 2006. Their ever-expanding repertoire...

2008-09-12 12:00:22

By IRIS FANGER THEATER REVIEW Stephen Sondheim's 1971 musical "Follies" is a show for those in love with the ghosts of theater past - those who sometimes look back at what might have been. Sondheim, and book writer, James Goldman, created a large, messy, wet kiss of an evening, one of my all-time favorites, despite the structural problems. The Lyric Stage Company's revival of "Follies," its most ambitious undertaking to date, highlights the strengths of Sondheim's achievement, enhanced...

2008-09-02 21:00:14

By Colin Dabkowski If Facebook is still around in 30 years, there's no doubt the 25- year-olds of today will still log on to click through pictures of themselves lounging on the beach or drunk at a party, doing who- knows-what with I-can't-remember-whom. It will be a digital version of the trap that everyone eventually falls into headfirst: nostalgia. And in 30 years, hopefully, we'll have another musical like "Follies" to tell us just how moronically we're acting. The Shaw Festival,...

2008-08-31 21:00:17

By Pat Craig With "Will Rogers Follies," try to think more "Follies" than "Will Rogers." Sure, you'll pick up plenty about the American humorist who charmed America in the '20s and '30s until his untimely death in a 1935 Alaska plane crash. But since this is a musical, Diablo Light Opera Company put emphasis on the "Follies" part with its production of the splashy 1991 Broadway musical (which featured the voice of Gregory Peck as the offstage voice of Florenz Ziegfeld). The Diablo Light...

2008-08-07 15:00:36

BRUNSWICK - Ron Raines, best known to daytime audiences as "Guiding Light's" Alan Spaulding, will regale Maine State Music Theatre audiences Monday, Aug. 11, with his repertoire of Broadway favorites. The one-night only show, "Ron Raines and Friends," will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Pickard Theater on the Bowdoin College campus. Daytime audiences will recognize Raines as Alan Spaulding from the CBS daytime drama "Guiding Light" since 1994, a role that has earned him three Emmy Award and...


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