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Zap2ItAfter "I Love Lucy" ended, Lucille Ball returned to series television and had another healthy run on CBS, as verified by this second of the six years of this sitcom. She's back in the company of Vivian Vance, as they play two women who share housing...
Tags: DVDs, Gale Gordon, Lucille Ball, Entertainment, DVDs and Movies
The Theater LoopTHEATER REVIEW: "Annie Get Your Gun" at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, starring Patti LuPone.The last time Patti LuPone took on an Ethel Merman role at the Ravinia Festival, âGypsyâ took a turn for Broadway and LuPone went on to......
I went to the theater Sunday afternoon, and, as is my custom, took the Playbill to my office afterward and added it to a shelf in my bookcase that has been housing a steadily growing family of Playbills for the past 50-some years. They pretty much chart...
Tags: Mike Nichols, Music Industry, Family, Rex Harrison, Theater
"Broadway Grand Rapids and JW Marriott Morning News Sweepstakes" Official Rules | FOX 17 WXMI 1. TO ENTER: You must be 18 years of age or older and a legal resident of Michigan to enter. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes runs from 5:00AM EST on Tuesday,...
The Theater LoopAmerican composer Stephen Sondheim, left, converses with Gary Griffin, associate artistic director at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, on stage at the Harris Theater Thursday night. Tailoring Broadway anecdotes for a hometown crowd, Chicago director Gary...
Hollywood used to make Oscar-winning movies out of Tony Award-topping tuners like "My Fair Lady" and " The Sound of Music." Nowadays, however, Broadway borrows from studio vaults, turning both celluloid hits and misses into stage shows. This year at...
Tags: Movies, Evita (musical), Mary Martin, Theater, Music Theater
Tribune theater criticMemo to Gerard Alessandrini, Venerable Satirist & Producer of "Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit": Chicago loves the idea of your closing that Midtown Manhattan dump you work in at 47th and whatever every spring and heading for the much cleaner...
Tribune Newspapers: NewsdayCaryl Flinn's biography of Ethel Merman is as much an admiration of a voice as it is a story of a life. The author is quick to describe the "mesmerizing force" with "its homegrown Astoria accent" filling up auditoriums before amplifiers and microphones...
Zap2It.comActress June Allyson, the perky blond with the husky voice who was one of Hollywood's most beloved stars in the 1940s and 1950s, has died. She was 88. Allyson died Saturday at her home in Ojai of pulmonary respiratory failure and acute bronchitis after a...
Staff WriterRose is "one of the few really great roles in musical theater, Arthur Laurents said of the character who sits squarely at the center of "Gypsy, the musical being revived -- yet again -- on Broadway. Having written the show's libretto, the outspoken 85-...
Sun Theater CriticNEW YORK - If Margo Lion hadn't come down with a head cold three years ago, none of this would have happened. She was in bed, nursing the sniffles and watching videos, when it hit her: Hairspray, the 1988 movie by counterculture filmmaker John Waters,...
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