Boston Lyric Opera's (BLO) production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's classic The Marriage of Figaro, opens April 28 for a five-performance run through May 7 at the John Hancock Hall at the Back Bay Events Center. Reuniting the artistic team that helmed BLO's acclaimed 2016 La Bohème (Rosetta Cucchi directing, BLO Artistic Advisor John Conklin designing, and David Angusconducting) the production recounts the antics and schemes of Count Almaviva as he attempts to upend Figaro's wedding day. Cucchi and Conklin took inspiration for this new production from the style and feel of the romantic Billy Wilder 1954 comedy “Sabrina” starring Audrey Hepburn; it takes place in an imagined glamorous villa located in a prototypical European city. (more...)
Actor Tom Lister is best known for playing Carl King on Emmerdale, but he's also amassed a number of stage credits, including Legally Blonde, Calamity Jane and Water Babies. He's currently starring in the West End revival of 42nd Street, alongside Sheena Easton, Clare Halse and Stuart Neal. The show begins previews on 20 March. (more...)
The iconic 1940 film by Charles Lederer, starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, is hitting the Toronto stage in a new adaptation by Craig Dix. This classic screwball comedy tells the tale of Walter Burns (Sean Jacklin), a hard-boiled newspaper editor who learns that his ex-wife, 'newspaper man' Hildy Johnson (Cass Van Wyck), is going to give-up reporting to marry a bland insurance salesman (Steve Hobbs) from Albany. Determined to sabotage these plans and keep Hildy with the paper - and himself - Burns convinces her to cover one last story. Things quickly spiral out of control and Burns and Hildy find themselves tangled up in the case, and each other's lives. A hilarious look at identity, and the struggle to balance life and love. (more...)
Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Warner Bros. Entertainment are bringing North by Northwest to select cinemas nationwide for a special event, which also includes an introduction from a TCM host. The Ridgefield Playhouse and Craig's Fine Jewelry Live in HD Series will bring North by Northwest back to the big screen on Wednesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. Cary Grant stars as an innocent man mistaken for a spy in one of director Alfred Hitchcock's greatest thrillers. While leaving New York's Plaza Hotel, advertising executive Roger Thornhill (Grant) has the misfortune of standing just as the name 'George Kaplan' is paged, starting a lethal case of mistaken identity and a nonstop game of cat and mouse as he is pursued across North America by espionage agents trying to kill him--and by police who suspect him of murder. The classic film stars Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Martin Landau. (more...)
Producer Scott Rudin announced today that The Front Page recouped its entire $4.875 million capitalization during the week ending Sunday, January 1, making official the show's much discussed smash-hit status. (more...)
Debbie Reynolds is, of course, most fondly remembered as a star of musicals on stage and screen - but Reynolds did much more for Hollywood beyond standing in front of its shining lights. She is responsible for saving many of the items we today consider priceless historical artifacts, including an iconic pair of Dorothy's ruby slippers. (more...)
One of the world's most glamorous movie stars shares personal and professional stories from her prolific international career when The Grand 1894 Opera House presents An Evening with Sophia Loren, Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)
Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room, the restaurant/supper club that has become an instant success in Keswick Village in Glenside, PA, has music and special surprises planned throughout the holiday season. (more...)
Film and TV actress Morgan Fairchild needs no introduction. She has been working for the past 40+ years, always recognizable as the glamorous blonde vixen from such series as Flamingo Road, Paper Dolls and Falcon Crest, as well as the soap Search For Tomorrow. Now about ready to start rehearsals for the Lythgoe Family's Christmas Panto, called A Cinderella Christmas at the Pasadena Playhouse, bowing December 8, Fairchild took time out of her busy schedule to chat with us about the role she is playing and her career. Has she been happy or does she long to change her sexy image? (more...)
The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business, just had its official opening last week at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)
The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business, just had its official opening performance at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the curtain call below! (more...)
The national music treasure, award-winning Marilyn Maye, will grace the stage and delight audiences at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room today, October 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. for a Hollywood style Black Tie Gala Weekend. (more...)
Read all about it! The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business, will have its official opening performance tonight at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street). Along with the slew of expected boldfaced names from the worlds of theater, film, television, and media, the opening night audience will also include the top thirty theater critics from around the country. (more...)
Joseph Kesselring's Arsenic and Old Lace, a genteel and sometimes beguiling 'suspense comedy,' is a favorite among the nation's various and sundry community theater companies. And for good reason: It's slyly amusing, despite its age, and it features some genuinely engaging (if somewhat despicable, depending upon your perspective) characters who have entertained audiences for 75 years (it bowed on Broadway in 1941). (more...)
The national music treasure, award-winning Marilyn Maye, will grace the stage and delight audiences at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. for a Hollywood style Black Tie Gala Weekend. (more...)
Growing up in Canada in the 1950s, Rich Little never dreamed that he would eventually turn his love of movies and storytelling into a career in show business. His ability to impersonate celebrities led to a career that has lasted more than five decades, and he continues to perform. He describes how he got into show business and shares stories about the many people he impersonated along the way in a new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.
Relayed as if it's just a story, 'Little by Little (People I've Known and Been)' shares Little's early days from imitating his teachers as a teenager to a successful record spoofing Canada's prime minister to hit shows in Vegas and everything in between. One highlight was his appearance on 'The Judy Garland Show,' his second U.S. television appearance. Little went on to work with - and imitate - hundreds of celebrities.
A short list of stars appearing in his behind-the-scenes stories includes George Burns, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Stewart, Jack Benny, John Wayne, Cary Grant, Burt Lancaster, Ed Sullivan, Carol Channing, Howard Cosell, Paul Lynde and Orson Welles. Politicians also weren't immune from his act: George H.W. Bush, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton all have been immortalized by his impressions.
Little also shares memories of his loving family both growing up and his wives, children and grandchildren. Dozens of photos with celebrity friends and colleagues as well as family shots complete this compelling look at Little's incredible career and passion.
This is the first book for Little, known as the 'Man of 200 Voices,' who has appeared on television and stage for more than five decades and is one of only a few entertainers to have stars on all four Walks of Fame: Hollywood, Las Vegas, Canada and Palm Springs, Calif. Rich, who was born in Ottawa, Canada, is performing 'Rich Little Live!' in Las Vegas and touring around the country. Little also is launching his new self-written show 'Little by Little,' which takes the audience on a trip down memory lane - a show he hopes to take to Broadway.
For additional information, please visit www.LittleBookByLittle.com
'Little by Little (People I've Known and Been)'
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-4439-2 252 pages $24.95 US
Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.
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