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2009-09-08 11:37:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Fashion Week in New York, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is unveiling the network's 15 Favorite Fashion Trendsetting Films. Movies have long had a pivotal role in setting new fashion trends, while also serving as inspirations to legions of designers. To assemble its list, TCM's experts used guidance from two great contemporary designers, Manolo Blahnik and Todd Oldham. TCM - which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year - chose a...

2009-06-08 11:27:25

Angela Lansbury, star of the Broadway revival of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, picked up her fifth Tony Award in New York Sunday night. Lansbury won the award for best featured actress in a play and earned a standing ovation when her name was called, People.com reported. This is amazing, the 83-year-old actress said upon collecting her prize. Who would have thought? Who knew at this time of my life that I would be presented with this lovely, lovely award. I can't believe I am standing here.

2009-04-27 13:00:36

WE tv said Monday it is planning two special nights of programming to honor U.S. actress Bea Arthur, who died during the weekend at the age of 86. WE Remember Bea will feature marathons of episodes of Arthur's 1980s sit-com The Golden Girls Monday afternoon and Thursday night. The acclaimed actress, known for her quick wit and willingness to embrace controversial issues was the centerpiece of the comedic series, which won more than 38 awards during its run, WE said in a news release. 'WE...

2009-04-25 20:10:00

Bea Arthur, who went from supporting roles on Broadway to stardom in two groundbreaking TV sitcoms died Saturday in Los Angeles, a family spokesman said. Arthur was 86, spokesman, Dan Watt, told The New York Times. He said she had cancer. Born Bernice Frankel, Arthur dreamed as a girl in Cambridge, Md, of going on the stage. She changed her name to Beatrice because she thought it would look impressive on a theater marquee, the Times said. Her Broadway musical roles included Lucy Brown in Kurt...

2009-03-15 15:18:16

Octogenarian British actress Angela Lansbury is retaking the stage in a Broadway revival of the comedy Blithe Spirit. The four-time Tony winner plays psychic Madame Arcati, Playbill reported. The Noel Coward comedy begins regular performances at the Shubert Theatre starting Sunday night. Other notable stars in the production, which began previews Feb. 26, include two-time Tony winner Christine Ebersole and Hollywood actor Rupert Everett. The stage production will represent the Broadway debut...

2008-10-30 18:00:19

Natasha Richardson, Christine Baranski and Vanessa Redgrave have signed on to perform at a benefit concert reading of "A Little Night Music" in New York. Also slated to take part in the Roundabout Theatre Company's Jan. 12 gala fundraiser, featuring a reading of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning musical with a 27-member orchestra, are Victor Garber, Laura Benanti, Marc Kudisch and Steven Pasquale. Additional cast members will be announced shortly, the company said....

2008-10-17 15:00:15

The Actors Fund Friday said it will present an all-star benefit reading of "All About Eve" on Broadway in November. Slated to appear in the one-night-only performance of the classic backstage drama are Brian Bedford, Peter Gallagher, Angela Lansbury, Cynthia Nixon, John Slattery and Annette Bening. John Erman will direct the reading Nov. 10 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. Additional casting, including the role of Eve, will be announced soon, the organization said.

2008-10-06 15:00:23

By David Steinberg Journal Staff Writer Jerry Herman is not as famous as the music he composed for Broadway. But many of Herman's tunes -- he often wrote music and lyrics -- are very famous. He wrote the scores for such musical blockbusters as "Hello Dolly!,""Mame" and "La Cage aux Folles." Several Herman songs have become pop standards -- the title song of "Hello Dolly!" and the ballads "If He Walked Into My Life" from "Mame" and "I Am What I Am" from "La Cage aux Folles." Now...

2008-07-10 03:00:20

By Alice T. Carter, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 10--art:mame (2 pics in local) Auntie Mame is an iconic fictional character. Whether you first met her in the book, the movie or the musical, she's someone you love for her flamboyance, her self-assurance, her principles and her zest for living life to the fullest. Unfortunately, Michele Lee, who plays her in the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera production running through Sunday, exhibits none of those attributes. Blame it on...

2008-07-03 03:00:19

By Alice T. Carter, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 3--For actress Michele Lee, one night as Auntie Mame was not enough. On Aug. 1, 2004, the television and stage actress appeared at the Hollywood Bowl in a fully staged production of "Mame" -- for one night only. "It was a fun part for me. She is just so out there," says Lee of the free-spirited and eccentric Mame Dennis. "It has scene-to-scene-to-scene fabulous costumes and one of the best musical scores ever." Tuesday evening,...

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