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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Laurel Griggs Dies: Broadway Actress Who Played Ivanka In ‘Once’ Was 13 by Bruce Haring

Teenage actress Laurel Griggs, who made her Broadway debut at age 6 next to Scarlett Johansson and appeared on Saturday Night Live, has died, according to reports and an online obituary. She…

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Bernard Slade Dies: Creator Of TV’s ‘The Partridge Family’ And Broadway’s ‘Same Time, Next Year’ Was 89 by Bruce Haring

Bernard Slade, a versatile writer who created one of Broadway’s most successful plays and several hit TV shows, has died. He passed Wednesday at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. at age 89…

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ Zings Upcoming Democratic Presidential Debate by Bruce Haring

The Late Show host Stephen Colbert was “Doin’ It Donkey Style” tonight, focusing on the Oct. 15 Democratic presidential debate in Westerville, Ohio. Colbert ran down the list of candid…

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Jo-An Anderson Fox Dies: Marketing Guru For County And Pop Stars Was 68 by Bruce Haring

Jo-An Anderson Fox, the Nashville-based talent, marketing and television development executive whose client list included Bobby Vinton, Perry Como, Jerry Vale, Engelbert Humperdink, Marty Ra…

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Stewart Talent Adds Ellen Drantch-Billet, Daniel Ortega As Theatrical Agents by Bruce Haring

Stewart Talent has added two new agents in its Los Angeles office, as Ellen Drantch-Billet and Daniel Ortega have joined the theatrical department. Drantch-Billet, a 30-year veteran, has wor…

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Martin Charnin Dies: ‘Annie’ Creator, Director And Lyricist Was 84 by Bruce Haring

Martin Charnin, best known for creating and directing the Broadway musical Annie, has died at 84. The Tony-winning lyricist, writer and librettist suffered a heart attack on Wednesday, accor…

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda And ‘In The Heights’ Crew Surprise High School Musical by Bruce Haring

Lin-Manuel Miranda and the In the Heights movie crew surprised on Friday by turning out for a high school performance of the play at New York’s George Washington High. Crazy Rich Asians‘…

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Wallenda Family Members Will Attempt Times Square Highwire Walk For ABC by Bruce Haring

Nik Wallenda and his sister, Lijana, seventh-generation members of the Wallenda family highwire act, will attempt a walk of approximately 1,300 feet long and 25 stories above street level ac…

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

‘Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus’ Sets New Open Date, Adds Julie White by Bruce Haring

The world premiere of Taylor Mac's new comedy Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus has moved its opening night and found a replacement for injured lead Andrea Martin. The new opening night wil…

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

David Foster Signs With ICM Partners, Expanding To Broadway by Bruce Haring

David Foster, a 16-time Grammy-winning musician, songwriter, composer, arranger, producer and recording artist, has signed with ICM Partners, which will make touring its top priority. The ag…

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Verna Bloom Dies: Versatile TV, Film, Broadway Actress Was 80 by Bruce Haring

Verna Bloom, whose memorable turn as Marion Wormer in the 1979 comedy classic Animal House saw her immortalize cucumber innuendo, has died. She passed Wednesday in Bar Harbor, Maine from dem…

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Ethel Ayler Dies: Actress For Stage, Film And TV’s ‘Cosby Show’ Was 88 by Bruce Haring

Ethel Ayler, whose career spanned prominent Broadway, film and TV roles for five decades, died at age 88 on Nov. 18 in Loma Linda, Calif., according to her family. The cause of death was not…

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Donald Moffat Dies: Prolific Actor For Broadway, TV And Film Was 87 by Bruce Haring

Donald Moffat, a character actor who appeared on Broadway, television and film, died Thursday in Sleepy Hollow, New York. He was 87 and passed from complications of a recent stroke, accordin…

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Broadway League: Audience Getting Younger, More Kids And Teens Attending Shows – Report by Bruce Haring

Broadway used to be the province of the blue hairs. But lately, the blue hairs attending shows are as likely to be kids and teens as they are the ladies who lunch. The Broadway League's annu…

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Neil Simon Dies: Popular Playwright Of Numerous Broadway Hits Was 91 by Bruce Haring

Neil Simon, the creator of such Pulitzer and Tony award-winning plays as The Odd Couple, Barefoot in the Park and Lost in Yonkers, has died at 91. He died last night at New York-Presbyteria…

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Chazz Palminteri Joins Cast Of Broadway’s ‘A Bronx Tale’ Musical by Bruce Haring

Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri will join the cast of his Broadway musical A Bronx Tale in the role of Sonny beginning May 24. Written by Palminteri, A Bronx Tale features music b…

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Tim O’Connor Dies: Actor Best Known For ‘Peyton Place’ Was 90 by Bruce Haring

Character actor Tim O’Connor, best known for his role as Elliot Carson in 1960s prime time soap Peyton Place, has died. He passed in his sleep on April 5 in his longtime home of Nevada…

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

President Trump Calls Michael Moore Play “Total Bomb” Via Twitter by Bruce Haring

An early Saturday evening tweetstorm from President Donald Trump focused on director and nemesis Michael Moore, characterizing the filmmaker’s now-shuttered Broadway play as “a T…

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