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Friday, April 30, 2021

Revisit the Short-Lived Revival of Cole Porter's Can-Can With This Feature From the Playbill Archives by Louis Botto

Starring Zizi Jeanmaire, the heavily revised production opened April 30, 1981, at the MInskoff Theatre.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

How Howard Ashman and Alan Menken Created the Iconic Little Shop of Horrors by Louis Botto

On the anniversary of the acclaimed musical's Off-Broadway debut at the Orpheum Theatre, we look back at a 1982 feature in which the show's creators explain how they came to write …

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Go Inside the Creation of the Tony-Winning Musical Nine by Louis Botto

In this 1982 interview, Maury Yeston reveals how Fellini’s autobiographical film 8½ inspired his Tony-winning musical Nine.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Stage and Screen Icon Ann Miller on Sugar Babies, Co-Star Feuds, and Those Wigs by Louis Botto

This 1981 interview, which took place in Miller’s Broadway dressing room, captures an era when star personas loomed large on and off-stage.

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Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre