Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The Karate Kid - The Musical Sets Pre-Broadway Bow in St. Louis by Caitlin Moynihan

Wax on, wax off! The Karate Kid, a new musical based on the 1984 martial arts drama which spawned three sequels and legions of fans, will have its world premiere at Stages St. Louis next ye…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 08:12AM

Born 100 years Ago Today: Monty Hall, Host of “Let’s Make a Deal” by Trav S.D.

Born 100 years ago today: Monte Halparin, a.k.a. Monty Hall. Hall is best known and loved as the longtime host and producer of the TV game show Let’s Make a Deal, which ran from 1963-1977,…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 07:24AM
Saturday, July 31, 2021

People You Should Know . . . Peter Gray by Zack Calhoon

Peter Gray (Playwright) has studied Buddhism on a North Carolina goat farm, philosophy in the ruins of Socrates' jail cell, and fairy tales in Copenhagen. His most recent play Salem: Post-Mo…

SOURCE: Visible Soul at 09:24PM
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Odds & Ends: Snowpiercer, Starring Tony Winner Daveed Diggs, Renewed for Fourth Season by Caitlin Moynihan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently. Snowpiercer, Starring Daveed Diggs, Picked Up for Fourth Season Snowpiercer, the popular TNT series based on the 2013 film …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 07:03PM
Friday, July 2, 2021

Review Roundup: ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE at Park Avenue Armory

Park Avenue Armory has debuted its fourth commissioned work in its Social Distance Hall series: the world premiere of Enemy of the People, written by Henrik Ibsen and adapted by the groun…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:17PM
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Salt-Water Moon by Mirvish Productions

DAVID FRENCH’S SALT-WATER MOON premiered at Tarragon Theatre in 1984 as part of the semi-autobiographical Mercer Family Cycle . Although written over a decade after the first Mercer play, …

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:42PM
Monday, June 28, 2021

17 The Making of “La Cage Aux Folles” by Automatic Episode Import

A look at the making of the 1984 Tony Award-winning musical, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES based on the movie o

SOURCE: broadwaypodcastnetwork.com at 12:03AM
Saturday, June 26, 2021

June Preisser: The Other Babe in Arms by Trav S.D.

Like her frequent co-stars in the movies Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, June Presser (1920-1984) had a background in vaudeville. Hailing from New Orleans, June formed an act called The Prei…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 12:12PM
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

BEST BOOKS FOR SUMMER by Robert Shuman

Great reads for summer 2021, represented by Marit Literary Agency: REAGAN’S COWBOYS: INSIDE THE 1984 REELECTION CAMPAIGN’S SECRET OPERATION AGAINST GERALDINE FERRARO  by John B. Roberts…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 05:30PM
Friday, May 28, 2021

Review: Mikhail Baryshnikov Plays the Steve Jobs of Modern Drama in ChekhovOS /an experimental game/

Forget 1984. Arlekin Players Theatre is taking us back to 1894.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 11:42AM
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

The Muppets Take Manhattan: an irresistible tribute to Broadway dreamers by Chris Wiegand

Our series on films about theatre ends with Kermit staging a musical spectacular with the help of some famous friends The stage on screen: read the full series Two classic New York musicals …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:18AM
Sunday, May 9, 2021

Happy 75th Birthday to Candice Bergen by Trav S.D.

We have two excellent reasons for celebrating Candice Bergen on her 75th birthday. One is that she is the daughter of the great vaudeville, screen and radio star, ventriloquist Edgar Bergen,…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 05:42PM
Monday, May 3, 2021

Jack La Rue: Went West by Trav S.D.

Our main interest in actor Jack La Rue (Gaspare Biondolillo, 1902-1984) is in his association with Mae West. He was in Mae’s historic Broadway production Diamond LIl (1928) which later bec…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 12:24PM
Sunday, May 2, 2021

Jayde Kirchert on MARA KORPER by Gabi Bergman

For decades, audiences have been fascinated by the concept of Dystopia. From The Handmaid’s Tale to 1984, Brave New World

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 07:00PM

Celebrate 37 Years of Sunday in the Park With George With Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters by Playbill Staff

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical opened at the Booth Theatre May 2, 1984.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Friday, April 30, 2021

Finn Wittrock to Star in HBO Max's Forthcoming Green Lantern Series by Lindsey Sullivan

Stage and screen favorite Finn Wittrock has got a super new project lined up. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he will play Guy Gardner, one of the key characters in the Green Lantern un…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 08:24PM
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: April 6 - 12 by JK

This Week in Broadway History: March 30 - April 5 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭   April 6, 2017: Titans of the cosmetics world faced off in the musical War Paint at the Nederlander Theatre …

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:42AM

Love on the Ground: the intimate illusions of Jacques Rivette’s chateau mystery by Chris Wiegand

Jane Birkin and Geraldine Chaplin star in the French director’s enthralling and perplexing drama about rehearsals for a one-off performance The stage on screen: more films about theatre A…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:24AM
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Sunday in the Park with George, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Annaleigh Ashford, Postpones in London Again by Lindsey Sullivan

The London transfer of Sunday in the Park with George, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford, has been postponed again. The production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Puli…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:06PM
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Stream the Stage with Paris Opera Ballet in "Swan Lake" by Joycetheater

Originally choreographed by Rudolf Nureyev for Paris Opera Ballet in 1984, this irrefutably “Freudian” version of Swan Lake became an instant classic and crown jewel of the esteemed comp…

SOURCE: YouTube at 10:49AM
Thursday, March 11, 2021

Experience the artistry of Paris Opera Ballet in "Swan Lake" | Streaming Mar 11-24 by Joycetheater

Originally choreographed by Rudolf Nureyev for Paris Opera Ballet in 1984, this irrefutably “Freudian” version of Swan Lake became an instant classic and crown jewel of the esteemed comp…

SOURCE: YouTube at 03:45PM
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Bill C. Davis Dies: ‘Mass Appeal’ Playwright/Screenwriter Was 69 by Greg Evans

Bill C. Davis, whose 1981 Broadway hit play Mass Appeal was adapted for a 1984 feature film starring Jack Lemmon and Željko Ivanek, died Feb. 26 following a brief illness, his family has an…

SOURCE: Deadline at 12:26PM
Friday, February 26, 2021

Broadway Games: Which Leading Lady...? by JK

 Broadway Games: Which Leading Lady...? A. Laura Benanti      B. Victoria Clark     C. Patti LuPone D. Audra McDonald     E. Jessie Mueller      F. Donna Murphy     G. …

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 12:06PM
Friday, February 19, 2021

#480 – Tony Telecasts (1984 – Baby, La Cage aux Folles, Sunday in the Park with George, The Tap Dance Kid) Part 2 by Elizabeth Wheless

The 38th Annual Tony Awards was hosted by Julie Andrews and Robert Preston on June 3, 1984. Presented at the Gershwin Theatre, current home of the long-running Wicked, the show featured thre…

SOURCE: broadwaypodcastnetwork.com at 08:58AM
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

VIDEO: Bette Midler Talks About Her Johnny Carson Audition

Bette talks about getting vaccinated, keeping busy during quarantine, her daughter getting married, being married by an Elvis impersonator in Vegas in 1984, her new children’s book “The …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:30AM
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

#477 – Tony Telecasts (1984 – Baby, La Cage aux Folles, Sunday in the Park with George, The Tap Dance Kid) Part 1 by Elizabeth Wheless

The 38th Annual Tony Awards was hosted by Julie Andrews and Robert Preston on June 3, 1984. Presented at the Gershwin Theatre, current home of the long-running Wicked, the show featured thre…

SOURCE: broadwaypodcastnetwork.com at 01:34PM
Monday, February 15, 2021

VIDEO: On This Day, February 15- Celebrating Ethel Merman

On this day in 1984, Ethel Merman, a Broadway institution known as the 'undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage, passed away at the age of 76.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:02AM
Tuesday, February 9, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: February 9 - 15 by JK

This Week in  Broadway History: February 9 - 15 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭 Chita Rivera (center) in The Rink February 9, 1984: Chita Rivera and Liza Minnelli open in The Rink at the Mart…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 08:06AM
Monday, February 8, 2021

Black History Month Dreamcast: An All-Black Revival of La Cage Aux Folles

Continuing our Black History Month Dreamcast Series for 2021, we look at the Jerry Herman musical which in 1984 won 6 Tony Awards - the spectacular La Cage aux Folles.

SOURCE: BroadwayBox at 01:40PM
Thursday, January 21, 2021

Trump, Trump, Trump Along The Broadway: Part 2 by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter January 21, 2021: (This is the second of a two-part essay on the presence of ex-President Trump in New York theatre during his tenure. It picks up where the other le…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 07:39AM
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

1984 Stage Play to Become Five-Part Limited TV Series by Caitlin Moynihan

Big brother is watching you. Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s stage adaptation of George Orwell's 1984 is being turned into a five-part limited series, according to Deadline. The indepe…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:48PM

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