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1910: Entertainer Fanny Brice made her official debut with The Ziegfeld Follies. 1947: Benjamin ''Bugsy'' Siegel was shot dead at the Beverly Hills, Calif., mansion of his girlfriend, Virginia Hill, apparently at the order of mob associates. 1957:...
Orlando Theater BlogMorgan Rose, 27, grew up in Lake Mary and earned a bachelor’s degree in music theater from Florida State (“Go ’Noles!” she exclaims). In the fall of 2008, she made her New York City debut as dance captain of the off-Broadway show...
The teenagers who inspired the hit Fox series "Glee" had another winning performance last weekend, bringing two shows to a packed auditorium at Burroughs High School. It was the fifth annual "Burroughs on Broadway" extravaganza, and despite some technical...
Aberdeen Community Theatre will play host to the Troupe America Inc. and Curt Wollan production of Church Basement Ladies: A Second Helping May 4-8 at the Capitol Theatre, 415 S. Main St. The show is described as a celebration of the church basement...
Tags: Tammy Wynette, Arts and Culture, Music Theater, Theater, Music
Zap2ItA boxer in training races up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and holds his arms aloft in triumph when he reaches the top. And the soundtrack swells with the song "Gonna Fly Now." The tune is legendary now, but at the time -- 1976 -- it served...
KTLA NewsLOS ANGELES -- Larry Gelbart, the award-winning comedy writer best known for developing the landmark TV series " MASH," co-writing the book for the hit Broadway musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and co-writing the classic movie...
Religion EditorMaxine Schackman grew up with Jewish music always in her home in Brooklyn. When her parents died, she inherited perhaps 75 Jewish records. And she threw them out. "I thought of it as trash," Schackman says ruefully. "I was an American, and I wanted to...
Special to The TimesIn "Hollywood Dreams" an aspiring actress seeks stardom, finding rejection, romance, publicity and personal epiphanies along the way. It's the Hollywood fantasy seen through the eyes of writer-director Henry Jaglom, and it's a very mixed bag. When it's...
Tags: Justin Kirk, Melissa Leo, Movies, Entertainment
Associated Press"She is a bright, talented actress," Noel Coward once wrote of Julie Andrews, "and quite attractive since she dealt with her monstrous English overbite." Pure Coward—except that it isn't. Banged out on an old Olympia typewriter in 1991, this...
The winter feast of movie fools is upon us again, that silly time of the year when we seek order and reason in the Oscar nominations. One might just as well try to make sense of the strange jumble of produce that is growing moss in the fridge. All...
Times Staff WriterThe revival of the pain-stakingly restored "Funny Girl" is important for a number of reasons. First of all, the musical biography of comedian Fanny Brice emerges as a true classic, as enthralling as the day it was released in 1968. It is a superb...
Tribune theater criticThe key to "Funny Girl" is the role of Ziegfeld Follies headliner Fanny Brice, a demanding showcase role that nonetheless breaks down along pretty simple lines: Act 1 high jinks, followed by Act 2 glamor and torch songs and heartbreak. The musical lives...
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