Friday, October 17, 2003 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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"The Boy From Oz":

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We'd like to mention a birthday for the Broadway and HollywoodStar, RICHARD CONNEMA! Don't do anything today that Hugh Jackman wouldn't do!

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And as for the Yankee game tonight -- "Bucky Dent". That's all I have to say!

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Not THE BOY NEXT DOOR by: Robert Kent

Hugh Jackman's name may be above the title, but the real star of The Boy from Oz is the late, great-and flamboyant-singer/songwriter Peter Allen.
Thanks to Robert for the link!

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PLAYBILL ON-LINE'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER with Kristine Nielsen

They eat. They drinka lot. They talkeven more. They meet a terrorist. They dance while the world burns and bombs fall.

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Photo File by: Joseph Marzullo and Michael Portantiere

The Boy From Oz opens, the Biltmore Theatre reopens, Jerry Herman celebrates the publication of his lyrics in book form...and much more!

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Willkommen: Cabaret Gets a New Sally and Ernst, Oct. 27

Katrina Yaukey and Martin Moran will assume the roles of Sally Bowles and Ernst Ludwig in the current Broadway revival of Cabaret Oct. 27 when Susan Egan and Peter Benson exit the John Kander and Fred Ebb musical at Studio 54.

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Unfeeling Touch

Review by Andy Propst

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Tunes, Tomes, & Videos

In celebration of Arthur Miller's 88th birthday today, we offer a review of Martin Gottfried's new book on America's greatest living playwright.

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CDs: C'est La Vie by Ken Mandelbaum

I'm hearing that Gretchen Mol will be the final Sally Bowles in the Broadway Cabaret.
CD: SEVENTH HEAVEN (Decca Broadway)
CD: BARBARA COOK: COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS (DRG)

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STARS GALORE FROM MOVIE MUSICALS GOLDEN ERA AND BROADWAY WILL BE ON HAND FOR GOTTA DANCE!, CAREER TRANSITIONS' DANCE TRIBUTE TO HOLLYWOOD

by ELLIS NASSOUR
More stars than there are in the heavens will be there! No, not on an M-G-M soundstage for the making of a megamusical, but City Centers stage and Career Transition For Dancers 9th annual gala benefit, Gotta Dance! A Dance Tribute to Hollywood, Monday, October 27th, at 7 P.M. Director, choreographer Randy Skinner of 42nd Street fame guarantees a very special evening. He says, Not only are we going to have these movie musical greats together onstage Cyd Charisse, Esther Williams, Jane Powell, Marge Champion, Fayard Nicholas, George Chakiris, Russ Tamblyn, Arlene Dahl as well as such stars as Mary Tyler Moore, Lynn Redgrave, Cythia Gregory, Marni Nixon [the singing voice of so many stellar stars in film musicals], Rosie Perez and Leslie Browne - but also musical numbers saluting the films.

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Hugh Jackman's Wolverine in Sequins by Roger Friedman

Last night a lot of celebrities came to the Imperial Theatre to see if Jackman -- whose publicist, Im told, banned press from the after-party -- could pull off this odd career turn in The …

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'Oz': A Mess Instead of a Myth by Peter Marks

If the producers had wanted to level with the public, they'd have come up with a more appropriate title, something on the order of "Hugh Jackman's Chest Hair! The Musical."

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We honestly love Hugh by Howard Kissel

As a show, "The Boy From Oz" sometimes seems like an expanded drag act, but Jackman's performance is so dazzling he transforms it into great Broadway entertainment.

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'OZ' ALL ABOUT HUGH by CLIVE BARNES

LET'S make this simple: The show's plus is its superstar. The show's minus is the show itself.

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THEATER REVIEW | 'BOY FROM OZ'

Flash of 70's Sequins by BEN BRANTLEY
Hugh Jackman's own rejuvenating life force saves the indisputedly bogus, bathetic musical biography of Australian songwriter Peter Allen.

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Hugh Jackman Can't Save 'Boy From Oz' by MICHAEL KUCHWARA, AP Drama Critic

In the end, "The Boy From Oz" is a show filled with aimless energy rather than inspiration, leaving theatergoers exhausted rather than entertained.

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Allen would love Jackman in musical bio BY MICHAEL SOMMERS

Anyone who loved Allen and his songs is likely to enjoy the lightweight new musical that sailed into the Imperial last night. As for people who never heard of the guy, "The Boy from Oz" may …

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The Boy From Oz

Review by Matthew Murray
While pretending to celebrate pop icon Peter Allen and the wonderful star playing him, Hugh Jackman, the show succeeds at doing little more than paying tribute to the accepted mediocrity so prevalent on today's Broadway stages.

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Theater Review: the Boy from Oz by Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

Initial business should be brisk for this lavish musical, both because of Jackman's star power and the inherent appeal of the subject matter to a large segment of the theatergoing public. Ho…

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The Boy From Oz

Reviewed By: David Finkle

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DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE by MICHAEL RIEDEL

ROSIE O'Donnell is bringing in a show doctor.

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ON STAGE AND OFF

What's Next? Skyboxes? by JASON ZINOMAN
The elegantly renovated Biltmore Theater offers wide camel-colored chairs with high wood backs and an exclusive Patron's Lounge.

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Getting their goat by Mary Carole McCauley

The man in the audience wearing the blue sweater had had enough.
He had forked over $25 to hear Edward Albee talk - or, some might say, refuse to talk - at the University of Maryland, College Park, and he did not attempt to hide his irritation when he finally got a chance to pose a question to the playwright.

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Huntington sets sales records

The Huntington Theatre Company announced record-breaking ticket sales for "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Butley," the first two shows of its 2003-04 season.

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LIZ SMITH

Jerry Herman; Bill Irwin.

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Once again, Farrow lets fear be her fuel by Catherine Foster

Mia Farrow is a bit scared. But then she always is -- about work, anyway.

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Peter Filichia's Diary

Filichia checks his e-mail to see what readers have had to say about his recent columns.

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Some serious child's play by Gregory M. Lamb

Major regional theaters are taking children's theater seriously, as plays for young audiences win awards and appear on Broadway.
Thanks to American Theater Web for the link!

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'BEAST' HAS CORPSE BUT NO BODY by DONALD LYONS

IN "The Middle Beast," three Lebanese men - one Jewish, one Muslim, one Christian - compete for the same piece of land.

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POP REVIEW | 'SINATRA'

A Reincarnation of Sinatra Under Radio City's Big Top by STEPHEN HOLDEN
The Las Vegas-ready celebration of Frank Sinatra at Radio City Music Hall suggests a wacky, hyperbolic A&E "Biography."

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Sinatra's Special Effect by Rafer Guzmn

The voice outshines the shows razzle-dazzle

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CABARET REVIEW | FRAN LANDESMAN

Light Verses With a Bittersweet Side by STEPHEN HOLDEN
The cult lyricist interspersed pithy light verses with songs at Joe's Pub on Saturday and Sunday.

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CABARET REVIEW | MICHAEL FEINSTEIN AND JIMMY WEBB

A Pair of Romantics at Heart by STEPHEN HOLDEN
The kindred spirits of Michael Feinstein and Jimmy Webb came together at Feinstein's at Regency on Tuesday to provide an enlightening musical dialogue.

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