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Photo Coverage: Legends' Collins and Evans in Toronto

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James Kirkwood's claw-baring comedy Legends, featuring "Dynasty" co-stars Joan Collins and Linda Evans, launched at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre on September 12th; it will paly through October 22nd.  The show will play 17 more cities, including Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Cleveland, Fort Worth and Raleigh.

The show "centers on two fading and somewhat desperate movie stars named Sylvia (Collins) and Leatrice (Evans). Both actresses are courted by an unscrupulous young producer to star together in a Broadway show, despite the fact that they have hated each other for decades. He convinces both ladies to go along by misleading them into believing that they will be starring in the show with Paul Newman. This hilarious set-up provides the background for the full-blown comic confrontation between these two somewhat desperate and waning movie stars and the surprising and hilarious resolution," state press notes on the shows, which was previously announced as being possibly New York-bound.  John Bowab directs.

In addition to Collins and Evans, Legends features Joe Farrell as Martin Klemmer, Tonye Patano as Aretha, Will Holman as Boom-Boom and Ethan Matthews as the Cop.  The show is famous to theatre fans for having been a showcase for Carol Channing and Mary Martin, and for serving as basis for Kirkwood's (A Chorus Line) book Diary of a Mad Playwright.

Visit www.legendsthecomedy.com for tickets and more information.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.


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Linda Evans


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Joan Collins and fans


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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


 
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