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2010-10-06 22:54:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In a groundbreaking deal for a Broadway show, Graham King's GK Films has acquired feature film rights to the smash hit musical stage play "Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons." King and Tim Headington will produce the film to be written by stage play scribes Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio will executive produce the film. "Jersey Boys is one of the most electrifying stage shows any of...

2010-03-15 15:10:00

NEW YORK, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Decca Broadway is proud to announce the official release of the forthcoming Original Cast Recording from The Addams Family. The new musical is based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, and will open Thursday, April 8, 2010 at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, with previews underway now. The disc will be available everywhere in June 2010. Starring two-time Tony Award-winners Nathan Lane and...

2009-07-23 12:34:59

The Addams Family, a new stage musical starring Bebe Neuwirth and Nathan Lane, is scheduled to open on Broadway next April, show representatives said. Based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams, the musical is set to open April 8 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in Manhattan. Previews are to begin March 4, following a pre-Broadway engagement at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre in Chicago, which begins Nov. 13. Neuwirth and...

2008-07-22 09:00:47

Jukebox musicals get no respect. Maybe it's because they're so hard to bring off. In fact, you can count on two fingers the Broadway shows that have successfully combined dialogue with existing rock-oriented pop songbooks to tell a story: "Mamma Mia!," the film version of which opened nationwide on Friday, and "Jersey Boys." Over the last 40 years, the gap between musical theater and pop music has gotten progressively wider. A few recent shows _ such as the last two Tony Award-winning...

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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).