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Friday, August 18, 2023

Johaar Mosaval, S. African ballet star who challenged apartheid, dies at 95 by Brian Murphy

Mr. Mosaval rose to became a principal dancer in Britain’s Royal Ballet after facing discrimination at home because of his heritage and skin color.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:55PM
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Tom Jones, co-creator of stage landmark ‘The Fantasticks,’ dies at 95 by Brian Murphy

“The Fantasticks” was the longest-running musical in U.S. theater history, with more than 17,160 performances.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 05:07PM
Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Pamela Blair, original performer of ‘Chorus Line’ comedic gem, dies at 73 by Brian Murphy

Ms. Blair's own story of coming to New York from a small Vermont town became part of her character in "A Chorus Line."

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:33PM
Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Paxton Whitehead, actor who found comedy in stuffy roles, dies at 85 by Brian Murphy

In films and stage over more than five decades, the British-born Mr. Whitehead mined the comic potential of pompous boors.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:07PM
Sunday, February 26, 2023

Rena Gluck, modern dancer who reshaped Israeli stage, dies at 89 by Brian Murphy

Ms. Gluck, who move to Israel in 1954, built links between Israeli dancers and her former teacher, the famed choreographer Martha Graham.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 11:02AM
Saturday, January 28, 2023

Sylvia Syms, star of British film and stage, dies at 89 by Brian Murphy

Ms. Syms appeared in notable British dramas such as “Victim” and “Ice Cold in Alex.”

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:00PM
Saturday, November 5, 2022

Douglas McGrath, wide-ranging film director and playwright, dies at 64 by Brian Murphy

Mr. McGrath opened a one-man autobiographical show, "Everything's Fine," in New York last month.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 04:54PM
Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Stephanie Dabney, acclaimed ballerina who inspired Black dancers, dies at 64 by Brian Murphy

She gained international renown for her role in the Dance Theater of Harlem's modern take of "The Firebird" by Igor Stravinsky.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 06:43PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards