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Thursday, May 25, 2023

Ed Ames Dies: TV, Stage Star And Hitmaking Singer Was 95 by Bruce Haring

Ed Ames, whose long career included hit recordings, TV stardom, and Broadway roles, died May 21 in Los Angeles at 95. No cause was given. Ames began his career in the 1950s as part of the si…

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Barbara Bryne Dies: Actress in Sondheim’s ‘Sunday In The Park With George’ Was 94 by Bruce Haring

Barbara Bryne, a British actress who worked in stage, television, and film during a decades-long career, died Tuesday at age 94. Her death was confirmed by the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis…

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Saturday, April 1, 2023

Maude Apatow Hit The Wall During ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’ Show, But Soldiered On by Bruce Haring

Maude Apatow has been accused of getting ahead because of her famous name. But a wall in her “Little Shop of Horrors” theater put a halt to that – at least, the head part. Apatow, the …

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Thursday, March 23, 2023

Andrew Lloyd Webber Updates Son’s Grave Condition, Says He’s ‘Bravely Fighting’ by Bruce Haring

Andrew Lloyd Webber is thanking fans for their outpouring of support in the wake of his eldest son’s diagnosis with gastric cancer. The composer issued an Instagram video and revealed th…

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

‘Funny Girl’ Star Lea Michele Will Miss Some Performances Of Broadway Hit by Bruce Haring

Lea Michele will miss upcoming performances of Funny Girl because of an unspecified “scary health issue” affecting her 2-year-old son, Ever Leo Reich. The news was announced Wednesday by…

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Thursday, March 9, 2023

Chaim Topol Dies: ‘Tevye’ In Stage And Film Versions Of ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ Was 87 by Bruce Haring

Chaim Topol, an Israeli actor best known for his role as Tevye in the film version of Fiddler on the Roof, died Thursday at age 87 in Tel Aviv after a multi-year battle with Alzheimer’s. T…

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Sunday, February 5, 2023

Charles Kimbrough Dies: Tony And Emmy Nominated Actor And Anchorman On ‘Murphy Brown’ Was 86 by Bruce Haring

Charles Kimbrough, best known for his portrayal of network anchorman Jim Dial on the CBS sitcom Murphy Brown, died Jan. 11 in Culver City, Calif. No cause was given by his son, who confirmed…

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Friday, February 3, 2023

George Santos Again Spinning A Tangled Web On His Claimed Role In Broadway’s ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark’ by Bruce Haring

It has been said that success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan. Evidently, Congressman George Santos didn’t understand the memo. He once claimed he was a producer on the troubled…

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

‘Riverdance’ And ‘Lord Of The Dance’ Star Michael Flatley Has An Aggressive Form Of Cancer by Bruce Haring

Riverdance star Michael Flatley is now at home recovering from surgery after a cancer diagnosis, his team announced Wednesday. “Dear friends, we have something personal to share, Michael …

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Broadway’s ‘Death Of A Saleman’ Stopped By Disruptive Woman, Cops Escort Her Out Of Theater by Bruce Haring

An unhinged and disruptive woman stopped Broadway’s “Death of a Saleman” Tuesday night, finally being escorted from the theater by police. It’s safe to say she was not well-liked by …

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Sunday, November 27, 2022

Nicole Kidman Steps Up At Charity Auction With Whopping Bid For Hugh Jackman’s ‘The Music Man’ Hat by Bruce Haring

They were passing the hat on Broadway, but Nicole Kidman wasn’t passing on the opportunity to do some good. At a charity fundraiser held on Saturday for the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AI…

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

‘Glee’ Costar Chris Colfer Loves Broadway, But No Plans To Catch His Former Castmate’s Show by Bruce Haring

Chris Colfer isn’t going out of his way to catch former Glee castmate Lea Michele’s appearance in Broadway’s Funny Girl. Speaking on Tuesday’s The Michelle Collins Show podcast, Col…

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

Lea Michele Cancels ‘Funny Girl’ Performances, Cites Symptoms Of Covid-19 by Bruce Haring

Lea Michele is canceling some of her Funny Girl performances, citing early signs and symptoms of Covid-19. The Broadway star just started as Fanny Brice, the Funny Girl lead, on Sept. 6, tak…

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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Pat Carroll Dies: Veteran Actress Of Stage, TV, Film And Voice Of Ursula In ‘The Little Mermaid’ Was 95 by Bruce Haring

Comedian and actress Pat Carroll, a television pioneer and an Emmy, Drama Desk and Grammy winner, died at her home on Cape Cod, Massachusetts on July 30, while recovering from pnuemonia. A f…

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Saturday, May 14, 2022

‘ER’ Star Anthony Edwards Joins Tony-Nominated ‘Girl From The North Country’ On Broadway by Bruce Haring

Calling Dr. Mark Greene. Please report to the Broadway stage. ER star Anthony Edwards made his Broadway musical debut Friday night as “Dr. Walker” in the Tony-nominated Girl From The Nor…

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Saturday, April 2, 2022

Daniel Craig Contracts Covid-19, Cancels ‘Macbeth’ Performances On Broadway by Bruce Haring

There will be no Daniel Craig appearances in the latest Broadway staging of Shakepeare’s Macbeth for a while. The Longacre Theater announced that the actor has tested postive for Covid-19 …

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Taron Egerton Drops Out Of London Play ‘Cock’ After Short Run In Starring Role by Bruce Haring

The ill-fated run of Rocketman and Kingsman star Taron Egerton in the London play Cock has apparently come to an end. Show producers announced that Egerton has withdrawn from the starring ro…

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Sunday, February 27, 2022

Patti LuPone Tests Positive For Covid-19, Out Until March From Broadway’s ‘Company’ by Bruce Haring

Veteran actress Patti LuPone tested positive for Covid-19 before Saturday’s Broadway matinee of Company, triggering increased testing protocols for the rest of the performers and staff. L…

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Friday, January 28, 2022

Broadway Icon Chita Rivera Signs With HarperCollins For Her Memoir by Bruce Haring

From West Side Story through Bye Bye Birdie, from Chicago to Kiss of the Spider Woman, one actor has been a constant – Chita Rivera. Now, the two-time Tony winners is recapping her Broadwa…

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Friday, December 24, 2021

‘Music Man’ Broadway Revival Cancels Christmas Day And Dec. 26 Performances Because Of Covid-19 by Bruce Haring

They won’t be singing “Ya Got Trouble” at the Hugh Jackman Music Man revival. At least, not on the scheduled Christmas Day and Dec. 26 shows, which have been officially canceled becaus…

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Saturday, December 11, 2021

Rita Moreno Talks Turning 90: “I’m Older And Deeply Grateful For Still Being Here”; ‘One Day At A Time’ Co-Stars Latest To Pay Tribute by Bruce Haring

It’s a happy 90th birthday to iconic actress Rita Moreno, celebrating today the renewal of interest in one of her most famous roles, that of Anita in the 1961 version of West Side Story (s…

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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Geoffrey Johnson Dies: Tony Award-Winning Casting Director For ‘Cats’ And ‘Les Miserables’ Was 91 by Bruce Haring

Geoffrey Johnson, whose Johnson-Liff Casting was behind the roles for Cats, Les Miserables, and Phantom of the Opera, Broadway’s three longest-running shows, died Friday, Nov. 26. He was…

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Friday, November 26, 2021

Stephen Sondheim Saluted By The Entertainment Community For His Giant Footprint On The Arts by Bruce Haring

The unexpected death today of songwriter Stephen Sondheim at his Connecticut home will no doubt catch many by surprise, given his relatively robust persona, even at age 91. But while his pas…

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Stephen Sondheim Dies: Broadway Songwriting Titan For ‘Sweeney Todd’ And ‘A Little Night Music’ Was 91 by Bruce Haring

Stephen Sondheim, one of the giants of Broadway songwriting, died early Friday at his home in Roxbury, Conn. He was 91. Attorney F. Richard Pappas, announced the death, which he described as…

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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Betty Lynn Dies: Thelma Lou, Barney Fife’s Girlfriend On ‘The Andy Griffith Show, Was 95 by Bruce Haring

Betty Lynn, a veteran actress who was best known as the girlfriend of bumbling sheriff’s deputy Barney Fife on television classic The Andy Griffith Show, has died at age 95. She passed on …

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda Welcomes Back ‘Hamilton’ Audience With Indoor And Outdoor Speeches – Video by Bruce Haring

Mark Lin-Manuel Miranda as grateful for Broadway’s return. The creator of smash-hit musical Hamilton went all-out to welcome the returning audience, singing outside the theater and then ma…

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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Alanis Morissette Claims She Was Raped By Multiple Men In New HBO Documentary, Washington Post Reports by Bruce Haring

Singer/actress Alanis Morissette said she was raped by multiple men when she was a 15-year-old Canadian pop star in a new documentary for HBO, reports the Washington Post. “It took me year…

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Friday, August 6, 2021

Man Charged In Hit-And-Run Death Of ‘Gone Girl’ Actress Lisa Banes Was Almost Released Without Bail by Bruce Haring

UPDATE: Confusion among prosecutors almost led to the release of the man charged in the New York hit-and-run death of actress Lisa Banes, who appeared in the films Gone Girl and Cocktail, as…

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Sunday, June 6, 2021

Clarence Williams III Dies: ‘Linc’ On ‘The Mod Squad’ Star Was 81 by Bruce Haring

Clarence Williams III, who was a Black power icon in the 1960s and 1970s as the cool detective “Linc Hayes” on television’s The Mod Squad, has died. Williams died in Los Angeles on Fri…

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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Rita Wilson Says Scott Rudin Made Her Feel “Worthless, Unvaluable and Replaceable” by Bruce Haring

Actress/singer Rita Wilson has joined the outcry against producer Scott Rudin, claiming he tried to find a way to legally fire her from a Broadway show when she was diagnosed with breast can…

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Saturday, April 24, 2021

Scott Rudin Will Resign From The Broadway League Trade Association by Bruce Haring

In the wake of a Thursday protest march that called for the Broadway League to take action, producer Scott Rudin has said he will resign from the trade organization. Broadway actors and Acto…

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