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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. SONDHEIM: BWW Reviews the DVD of EVENING PRIMROSEHAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. SONDHEIM: BWW Reviews the DVD of EVENING PRIMROSE
March 22, 2011

Is Stephen Sondheim's birthday over yet ???? The truth of the matter is ... 'We hope not.' It's been an amazing year of tributes, appearances, honors, galas, productions, concerts, interviews, discussions, a theatre named after him and on and on and on .... Including even an appearance on Comedy Central with Stephen Colbert.
BroadwayWorld.com's Last Minute Special Gift Guide - Click to Buy!BroadwayWorld.com's Last Minute Special Gift Guide - Click to Buy!
December 21, 2010

Since Oprah Winfrey just had her final 'Favorite Things' show (twice), I thought that I'd take an opportunity for those of you who have waited until the last minute to make suggestions for last minute gifts, which you can still get with a full range of prices for your budget. These are MY Top 10 favorite gift for this holiday season and please note that they are in no particular order, but BroadwayWorld.com has done all the research for quick, click-on shopping to make it easier for you.
BOOK SPOTLIGHT - THEATER GEEK: The Real Life Drama of a Summer at Stagedoor Manor, the Famous Performing Arts Camp BOOK SPOTLIGHT - THEATER GEEK: The Real Life Drama of a Summer at Stagedoor Manor, the Famous Performing Arts Camp
July 19, 2010

After the TONY AWARDS (the official end-of-season) I finally had the time to pay attention to all the books for review on my desk. With the record-breaking heat this summer, staying inside, in air-conditioned comfort, and reading has been a fantastic way to spend the days. The SUMMER Book Report will be coming out in a matter of days, but I thought ONE book in particular should be our SPOTLIGHT, as it has particulare summer appeal and quite an interesting, rich and comical history.
Books, CDs & DVDs Winter RoundupBooks, CDs & DVDs Winter Roundup
December 23, 2009

It's 'crunch-time' for gift giving and it's never too late to get a gift certificate from Amazon.com, who I wholeheartedly support, because I have yet to find better pricing on everything that my colleagues and I write about and review here at BroadwayWorld.com ... No, this is not a paid endorsement.
DVR 'Red-Hot' Alert: Latin Music USA on PBSDVR 'Red-Hot' Alert: Latin Music USA on PBS
October 11, 2009

I can't remember ANY music documentary starting with so much passion .. and maintaining the fever throughout. We re NOT in Ken Burns Territory here less textbook - all visceral! I was getting "chills" and "moved to tears" in just the first 15 minutes. This is, without a doubt, MUST-SEE TV no matter if you are Latin or not! What is going on here is ASTONISHING - History, interviews, glamorous footage from the past .. and SO WELL DONE!
BWW's Mid-Summer CD Review Roundup Special!BWW's Mid-Summer CD Review Roundup Special!
August 8, 2009

We're now well into summer and the last Broadway season brought many new recordings for us to listen to and own. Also, some specialty recordings and solo entries.
TIVO RED ALERT: CHESS Premieres on PBS Wednesday, June 17thTIVO RED ALERT: CHESS Premieres on PBS Wednesday, June 17th
June 16, 2009

PBS' Great Performances will air a spectacular London concert version of Benny Andersson and Bjrn Ulvaeus' 1986 cult musical CHESS as CHESS IN CONCERT on tomorrow night, Wednesday, June 17th at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings).
TIVO RED ALERT: IN THE HEIGHTS Special on PBS Great Performances May 27TIVO RED ALERT: IN THE HEIGHTS Special on PBS Great Performances May 27
May 26, 2009

On Wednesday, May 27th at 8pm (check local listings for details), Great Performances on PBS presents a dazzling documentary 'In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams'. This special will go down as the greatest commercial of all time for a Broadway musical, that took an enormous risk, moving from Off-Broadway to Broadway and running off with the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical.
TIVO RED ALERT! BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE Debuts on Logo TV May 26
May 24, 2009

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE debuts on Logo on May 26th. This is the 'freshest' comedy series to come out of the UK since ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS. So not miss it. Guaranteed to entertain and FULL of showtunes and fantastic characters, based on the childhood of Simon Doonan.
Weighing in on the Original Broadway Cast Recording of 'next to normal'Weighing in on the Original Broadway Cast Recording of 'next to normal'
May 21, 2009

I usually do CD reviews in 'roundups' but wanted to feature this one in particular because of the care that clearly went into 'putting it together' - no pun intended. Here is my review:
TIVO RED ALERT!!! JEROME ROBBINS: Something to Dance About Airs Tonight in NYCTIVO RED ALERT!!! JEROME ROBBINS: Something to Dance About Airs Tonight in NYC
February 18, 2009

Jerome Robbins had an extraordinary career and a reputation to go with it....
TIVO RED ALERT!!! JEROME ROBBINS: Something to Dance About Airs Tomorrow Night in NYCTIVO RED ALERT!!! JEROME ROBBINS: Something to Dance About Airs Tomorrow Night in NYC
February 17, 2009

Jerome Robbins had an extraordinary career and a reputation to go with it....
Holiday Specials - Shopping with BC/EFA... 'Attention All Shoppers!!!'Holiday Specials - Shopping with BC/EFA... 'Attention All Shoppers!!!'
November 29, 2008

We wanted to bring your attention to this year's Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS Holiday Catalog and web site.
BWW's Holiday CD Roundup Part 1: The ShowsBWW's Holiday CD Roundup Part 1: The Shows
November 20, 2008

Happy Holidays Everyone! Well ... here it is ... our BIGGEST CD coverage EVER and just in time for some last minute 'stocking-stuffer' inspiration ... even though a few of these are better used as coal, if you know what I mean.
BWW 'Code Pink' DVR Alert: Lifetime's 'Living Proof' Airs Saturday NightBWW 'Code Pink' DVR Alert: Lifetime's 'Living Proof' Airs Saturday Night
October 16, 2008

O.K. Gang! Get out the pink ribbons, grab a box of tissues and pull up a chair. I haven't done this much crying since the old days, when ABC used to air what we called 'disease of the week' movies! Zadan and Meron really know how to throw a cast together ... and this film is NO exception.
BWW 'Code Red' DVR Alert: Mitzi Gaynor Explodes on TV!BWW 'Code Red' DVR Alert: Mitzi Gaynor Explodes on TV!
October 9, 2008

O.K. Everyone .. THIS IS A WARNING! DO NOT MISS THIS PBS WORLD PREMIERE on Saturday night - if you live in the TRI-STATE area. The rest of the country has to wait 'til December to see this very special SPECIAL.
BroadwayWorld End-of-Season Book ReportBroadwayWorld End-of-Season Book Report
July 4, 2008

I don't think that we've ever given out so many four and five star reviews and there's a lot of exciting reading and buying of books, as well as gift-giving ahead...
Two Of Broadway's Original CATS Score 'Big-Time' With Their New CDs
February 15, 2008

Winter doldrums and Valentine's Day have bestowed upon us two unique and original CDs by unique contemporary artists with major Broadway 'roots' and credentials. Those two stars are Betty Buckley, with her latest release, QUINTESSENCE (with Kenny Werner) and Ken Page, with his debut Double CD, called PAGE BY PAGE.
Disney Gives Good Book!
February 15, 2008

To say the words 'Disney' and 'Broadway' in the same breath, you invite the kind of passionate discussions usually reserved for politics or religion. But no matter what any of us thinks, one thing is clear ? Disney is here to stay and taste is a very personal thing.
'Weighing In' on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade'Weighing In' on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
November 25, 2007

It is with a heavy heart that I reflect on yesterday's Thanksgiving Day Parade, here in New York...


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