Friday, March 24, 2023

Revivals, Recreations or Revisals... by JK

I'm old enough to remember a time when revivals of classic shows were near exact duplicates of the original. Think Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly! re-staged every few years to match Gower Ch…

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Friday, March 17, 2023


Angela Lansbury as the Countess Aurelia in “Dear World” (1969). Photo by Friedman-Abeles.March 17, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler “I was terribly spoiled,” Jerry …

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Monday, March 13, 2023


Ethel Shutta belting out “Broadway Baby” in “Follies” (1971).March 13, 2013: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler When the musical Follies opened on Broadway in 1971, a show …

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Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Pippin, Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, and More Combine in New Trailer for Schmigadoon Season 2 by Logan Culwell-Block

Venture into the dark and twisted world of Schmicago with Tituss Burgess, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:59AM
Monday, February 6, 2023

Original Broadway Cast of Pippin Reunites for 50th Anniversary Concerts February 6-7 by Andrew Gans

The February 7 concert will also be streamed live from New York's 54 Below.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:00AM
Friday, January 27, 2023

PIPPIN, THE CHINESE LADY & More - Check Out This Week's Top Stage Mags

Take a look at this week's top Stage Mags including productions from Capital Stage, Gaslight Theatre, and more.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:53PM
Friday, January 20, 2023

REVIEW: & Juliet by JK

Review of the Sunday evening performance on January 15, 2023 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City. Starring Lorna Courtney, Paulo Szot, Betsy Wolfe, Stark Sands, Matt Raffy, Mela…

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Saturday, January 14, 2023

Pippin Original Broadway Cast Reunion Concert Will Live Stream by Meg Masseron, Andrew Gans

The 50th anniversary concert, directed by original company member Walter Willison, will feature Tony winner John Rubinstein.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:06PM
Friday, January 13, 2023

Original Broadway Cast of PIPPIN To Reunite For 50th Anniversary Concert At 54 Below

Pippin: The 50th Anniversary Original Broadway Cast Reunion Concert will stream live on February 7th at 7:00pm ET. In addition to the live- streamed option, there will also be four in-person…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 07:03PM

Did You Know 'Nothing' Was Almost Cut From A Chorus Line? by Seth Rudetsky

Seth remembers his friend, legendary Broadway conductor Donald Pippin, and shares an important message from Mary Lee Marson Aloia.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:58PM
Tuesday, January 10, 2023


January 10, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler Though the Tony Awards have been handed out since 1948, the citing of nominees didn’t enter the mix until 1956. Since then, a…

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Original Broadway Cast of Pippin Will Reunite for 50th Anniversary Concerts by Andrew Gans

Walter Willison, who was part of the original company, will produce and direct the February 2023 concerts.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:42AM
Monday, December 19, 2022

‘Pippin’ in the Belly of the Beast by American Theatre Editors

In this excerpt from a new book about the making of the iconic 1970s musical, the show collides with some real-life drama and danger in the nation's capital.

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Saturday, December 10, 2022


As an inveterate theatergoer since the age of twelve, I’ve chronicled in these columns and elsewhere about the days when I saw shows on a weekly basis in the late 60s and early 70s. I’ve…

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Tony Award winner Patina Miller performing "Simple Joys" from Pippin by American Repertory Theater

A clip of "Simple Joys" from the original A.R.T. production of Pippin, which played at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University from December 5, 2012 to January 20, 2013. More i…

SOURCE: YouTube at 11:48AM
Thursday, November 24, 2022

Special Episode: Elysa Gardner on the Magic and Mayhem in the Creation of ‘Pippin’ by Matt Tamanini

On today’s episode, Matt is in conversation with theater and music critic and journalist Elysa Gardner. Her new book “Magic to Do: Pippin’s Fantastic, Fraught Journey to Broadway and B…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 07:55AM
Thursday, November 3, 2022

My Variety Review: Broadway Musical Based On 'Almost Famous' by Frank Rizzo

Writer-director Cameron Crowe’s Oscar-winning screenplay about a teen rock journalist’s coming-of-age in the ’70s, “Almost Famous,” lands pretty much intact in Broadway’s latest …

SOURCE: ShowRiz at 11:03PM
Monday, October 31, 2022

Godspell review – good tunes can’t save a deeply uncool musical by Cassie Tongue

Hayes Theatre, SydneyThis new take on the famously earnest biblical musical spends so much time apologising for its religious elements, it falls flat Get our weekend culture and lifestyle em…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:42PM

Chet Walker's Impact Remembered by Broadway's Most Influential Dancers and Choreographers

Dancer/choreographer/teacher Chet Walker - a Fosse dancer who later co-conceived FOSSE and choreographed the 2013 PIPPIN revival - died on October 21 from a glioblastoma tumor. Here, his leg…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:50AM
Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Charlotte d’Amboise & Ryan Silverman Set Return to Broadway's Chicago by Caitlin Moynihan

The razzle dazzle continues! Charlotte d’Amboise and Ryan Silverman will again return to Broadway's Chicago as Roxie Hart and Billy Flynn. They will begin performances at the Ambassador T…

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Monday, October 24, 2022

Chet Walker, Tony-Nominated Choreographer and Co-Creator of Fosse, Dies at 68 by

Broadway alum Chet Walker died on October 21 at his home in Cornelius, North Carolina from a glioblastoma tumor. He was 68. Gail Mae Ferguson, Chet Walker & Elieen Casey in "Dancin'" …

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Chet Walker, Cocreator of Fosse and Choreographer of Pippin Revival, Dies at 68

Walker had recently been diagnosed with a glioblastoma brain tumor.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 07:49AM
Friday, October 21, 2022

50th Anniversary of Pippin by Sandi Durell

The next broadcast of Rob Morrison’s Musical Theatre Melodies will pay tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Steven Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson’s Tony Award winning musical PIPPIN,…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 06:03AM
Tuesday, October 18, 2022

#73 – Carl Moellenberg: The Path to Survival by Automatic Episode Import

“All of a sudden,” says Moellenberg. “While I was sitting there, I literally heard for about 15 - 20 minutes a deep, male voice, which I assumed was a higher being, telling me that I h…

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Thursday, October 13, 2022


By Ron Fassler Angela Lansbury as Rose in “Gypsy” (1974).In yesterday’s column, I chronicled the late Angela Lansbury’s first twenty years as a film, television and stage actress (…

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Book News/Preview: Elysa Gardner’s “Magic to Do” Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of “Pippin” Opening (Releases in November 2022) by David Roberts

Applause Books is proud to announce the November 2022 release of Magic to Do (192 pages • 978-1-4930-6435-9• Hardback) by Elysa Gardner. In Magic to Do, which celebrates the 50th anniver…

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

#122 – Rachel Bay Jones by Automatic Episode Import

Rachel Bay Jones and host, Eli Tokash, get to connect for the first time in years after playing mother and son in Pippin on Broadway! With a few more years of experience and wisdom, they rev…

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Tovah Feldshuh on Celebrating 50 Years on Broadway & Bringing Rosie Brice Home in Funny Girl by Caitlin Moynihan

In 1973, Tovah Feldshuh made her Broadway debut in Cyrano. She went on to appear in eight more productions and earn Tony nominations for Yentl (1976), Saravá (1979), Lend Me a Tenor (…

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Jagged Little Pill | North American Tour Preview by Broadwaysf

JAGGED LITTLE PILL is coming to the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco from October 11–November 6, 2022. Some Shows You See. This Show You Feel. Joy, love, heartache, strength, wisdom,…

SOURCE: YouTube at 07:58PM
Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Jagged Little Pill in San Francisco by Broadwaysf

JAGGED LITTLE PILL is coming to the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco from October 11–November 6, 2022. Some Shows You See. This Show You Feel. Joy, love, heartache, strength, wisdom,…

SOURCE: YouTube at 02:11PM
Monday, September 12, 2022

#41 – Tony-winning producer Carl Moellenberg by Automatic Episode Import

Carl Moellenberg has produced more than 70 shows worldwide and won 13 Tony awards. Just a few of his Broadway credits includes Spring Awakening, Hair, Death of a Salesman, Pippin, All the Wa…

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