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2008-08-20 00:00:00

A quartet of plays from the 1960s starts tonight at the New Theatre, Last year, the Creative Cow company had a big success with Peter Shaffer's one-act plays, The Private Ear and The Public Eye, and this spring with Harold Pinter's comedy The Lover.

2008-07-08 15:00:33

By ERIN CARLSON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jerry Herman, eyes welling with tears, could hardly believe what he was hearing as he watched the new animated blockbuster "WALL-E." The composer of the Tony-winning musical "Hello, Dolly!" had licensed songs from the 1964 show to Pixar Walt Disney Co.'s computer animation arm but he had no idea that his music and lyrics would factor so prominently in the story of the sci-fi robot romance.

2008-07-06 00:00:15

By Erin Carlson NEW YORK -- Jerry Herman, eyes welling with tears, could hardly believe what he was hearing as he watched the new animated blockbuster "WALL-E." The composer of the Tony-winning musical "Hello, Dolly!" had licensed songs from the 1964 show to Pixar -- The Walt Disney Co.'s computer-animation arm -- but he had no idea that his music and lyrics would factor so prominently in the story line of the sci-fi robot romance.

2008-06-27 12:02:44

By Mal Vincent, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jun. 27--THE FIRST THING we see is a panorama of stars -- tiny pinpoints of light that suggest infinity, points of wonder even in a world in which so much has been explained.

2006-01-10 01:59:31

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Phantom of the Opera" became the longest-running show in Broadway history on Monday night with a gala 7,486th performance of the hit musical, which included appearances by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and the original phantom, Michael Crawford.

2006-01-08 12:20:59

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - "The Phantom of the Opera" strikes yet again. The romantic melodrama set to lush music by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber captures the title of longest-running show in Broadway history when the curtain goes up for performance No. 7,486 on Monday night.


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